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Crestor 10 mg Tablet

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Introduction of Crestor Tablet

Crestor 10 mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to heart attack or stroke.

Crestor 10 mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day, but it is preferable to take it at night. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may put you at a greater risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only one part of a comprehensive treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction.

Common side effects of this medicine include muscle pain, weakness, nausea, headache, and stomach pain. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby.

Uses of Crestor Tablet

Crestor Tablet side effects

  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Crestor Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Crestor 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Crestor Tablet works

Crestor 10 mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required by the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Crestor Tablet related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Crestor 10 mg Tablet Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
Crestor 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Crestor 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Crestor 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Crestor 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Crestor 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Crestor 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Crestor 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Crestor 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Crestor 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Crestor Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Crestor 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Crestor 10 mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • In general, Crestor 10 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Crestor 10 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Crestor 10 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Crestor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Crestor

I m cholesterol patients my age is 38 I m suffering this problem last 4 years now I take medicine every night I took 20mg Crestor pls help me
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Hello PATIENT food habits and life styles as well as stress are the main causes of raised cholesterol. Do regular meditation to relax your mind.Take apple cider vinegar 10ml and ginger juice 5ml and one spoon honey daily two times before food. Before starting these medicines you should check your cholesterol levels and one month of medications again recheck.Thank you to consulting with me.
I am a 26 year male and During my executive checkup two months back my Total cholesterol came 280 , LDL was 180 , HDL 45 and Triglycerides around 150. Sgpt and Sgot were within normal limits. My vitamin B12 was only 60 then .My doctor put me on Crestor 20 mg since I have a genetic high cholesterol . I play lawn tennis regularly though I don't think while eating junk food. Now after two months when I tested again my Total cholesterol came out to be 160 , LDL is 60 , HDL around 40 but my Triglycerides increased to 209 and sgpt to 200 and Sgot to 190. While on Crestor I had chest pain , abdomen pain , anxiety , high BP and I felt very depressed. I am very worried about my health since I used to be very fit . I used to smoke which I have stopped after these results. Now my doctor has stopped medications for a month so that the levels get back to normal. I don't want to rely on medicines to keep my cholesterol in control . My doctor says that I will have to take these medicines for life . Please give me some ayurvedic solution to keep my cholesterol and other body parameters in control.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist your digestion clearTake these medicine at least 2 months
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User Feedback


Q. Does Crestor cause weight gain?

No, there is no evidence that Crestor causes weight gain. If you are taking Crestor and gaining weight, consult your doctor. The doctor may get some investigations done to know the reason for the weight gain.

Q. Does Crestor make you tired?

Yes, Crestor can make you feel tired. Most commonly, it is due to muscle injury. In some patients tiredness may be accompanied by other symptoms like loss of appetite, upper belly pain, yellowing of skin, etc. This may be due to liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor if tiredness persists.

Q. For how long should I take Crestor?

You may need to take Crestor for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The benefits can be felt only for as long as you take it. Stopping Crestor without starting a different treatment may increase your cholesterol levels again. This medicine has only a few side effects and is usually considered safe if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Should Crestor be taken at night?

Crestor is taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day. Doing this will help you remember to take it daily.

Q. What foods should be avoided when taking Crestor?

Crestor is used to decrease your blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, to seek the best results of this medicine, you should avoid foods which are high in calories like chips, burgers, fried food, etc. Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Be sure to follow all the exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietician.

Q. I am still not sure whether I should take Crestor or not. What should I do?

All medicines have side effects, but the benefits of Crestor in reducing cardiovascular risk are proven by a large number of studies. However, if you do have any concerns, then discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor will consider and explain to you the benefits of taking Crestor versus the risks of not taking it at all.

Q. Can Crestor cause memory loss?

Memory loss may occur with Crestor in very rare cases. This is generally non-serious and may occur as early as 1 day or may take years to appear. These symptoms may disappear within about 3 weeks of discontinuing Crestor. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.

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