Crestor 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
By ASTRAZENECA PHARMA INDIA LTD
30 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S consists of the salt rosuvastatin which belongs to the statin family of medicines. Its uses include decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), in the body.
Uses of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
- High cholesterol levels
- Heart disease
- Stroke and heart attack
Contraindications of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
- Liver diseases
- Kidney problems
- Allergy to this drug and other statins
Side effects of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
- Stomach ache
- Muscle pain
Precautions and Warnings of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or if you are planning a pregnancy. Taking this medicine while pregnant can harm the foetus. Women of childbearing age should use effective contraception while on this medicine.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine does not affect one's ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Excessive consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine can lead to liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have kidney or liver problem, muscle aches or pains or family history of muscle problems, a history of muscular problems during treatment with other cholesterol-lowering medicines, alcohol addiction, are taking or have taken in the last 7 days a medicine called fusidic acid (prescribed for bacterial infection).
Mode of Action of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
How Does It Work?
Cholesterol is made by an enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. The statin composition of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S inhibits this enzyme. As a result, the medicine lowers the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. It also increases the levels of good cholesterol, also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL), in the body.
Directions for Use of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
Take as directed by your doctor. Do not change the prescribed dosage of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S. Do not chew or break this medicine.
Interactions of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
Interactions with other medicines
You should check with your doctor for all possible interactions, as all medicines are known to interact differently for different patients.
Interactions with food items
Avoid intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
Dosage of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
There are no known symptoms of an overdose of Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S. Consult your doctor in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How soon will Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S work?
A: You may see results within 2–4 weeks of starting treatment with this medicine. Results may vary between individuals. Your doctor may adjust your dosage during your treatment to help you reach your cholesterol goal.
Q: What are the precautions to follow while taking this medicine?
A: This medicine is part of a comprehensive program to reduce cholesterol levels; for optimum results, exercise regularly and avoid eating foods with high fat content. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, inform them if you have any liver or kidney ailment.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: Try to take your medicine at the same time every day. Try connecting your medicine with something that is part of your everyday routine, such as brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. This may help you remember to take it. Alternatively, you can keep a daily calendar or set an alarm clock to go off at the time you need to take your medicine.
Q: What lifestyle changes need to be made while taking this medicine?
- Quit smoking
- Eat healthy balanced diet, i.e. fruits, vegetables, wholegrain cereals, lean meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and low-fat dairy products
- Limit saturated and trans fats (mostly found in processed meat, butter, full-fat dairy products and deep-fried foods)
- Limit intake of salt and alcohol
- Lose weight and be physically active atleast for 30 min daily
Q: Can I stop this medicine if I feel better?
A: Only stop taking this medicine after consulting your doctor.
- PubChem. Rosuvastatin.
- Drugs and Lactation Database. Rosuvastatin.
- DailyMed. Label: Rosuvastatin- rosuvastatin calcium tablet, film coated.
- MedlinePlus. Rosuvastatin.
- electronic Medicines Compendium. Package leaflet: information for the patient. Crestor 5mg film-coated tablets. Rosuvastatin.
- DrugBank. Rosuvastatin.
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Crestor 5mg Tab 30'S
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:06 AM (IST)
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