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Nov. 1, 2013 -- The cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor (rosuvastatin) was the nation's most prescribed drug in the past 12 months, according to a new report from research firm IMS Health. New "...
Crestor Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- What are the possible side effects of rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- How should I take rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Crestor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Crestor)?
- What should I avoid while taking rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- What other drugs will affect rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Crestor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Crestor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends, and do not take it within 2 hours after taking rosuvastatin. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb rosuvastatin.
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Rosuvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.
What other drugs will affect rosuvastatin (Crestor)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- birth control pills;
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- spironolactone (Aldactone, Aldactazide);
- niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo Niacin, and others); or
- any other "statin" medication such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev), pravastatin (Pravachol), or simvastatin (Zocor, Vytorin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with rosuvastatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rosuvastatin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Crestor Information
- Crestor Drug Interactions Center: rosuvastatin oral
- Crestor Side Effects Center
- Crestor Overview including Precautions
- Crestor FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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