Crestor vs. Livalo

What Drugs Interact With Crestor?

Crestor may interact with alcohol, blood thinners, or other "statin" medications.

Crestor may also interact with birth control pills, cimetidine, spironolactone, or niacin.

What Drugs Interact With Livalo?

Livalo may interact with alcohol, blood thinners, or other "statin" medications.

Livalo may also interact with erythromycin, itraconazole, or rifampin.

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How Should Crestor Be Taken?

Crestor is available in tablets of 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg strengths. Usual dose ranges from 5 to 20 mg per day. Crestor should be taken with water once a day at the same time of day, with or without food. Dosage may be adjusted depending on what medicines the patient is already taking.

  • Take Crestor exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
  • Take Crestor, by mouth, 1 time each day. Swallow the tablet whole.
  • Crestor can be taken at any time of day, with or without food.
  • Do not change your dose or stop Crestor without talking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well.
  • Your doctor may do blood tests to check your cholesterol levels before and during your treatment with Crestor. Your doctor may change your dose of Crestor if needed.
  • Your doctor may start you on a cholesterol lowering diet before giving you Crestor. Stay on this diet when you take Crestor.
  • Wait at least 2 hours after taking Crestor to take an antacid that contains a combination of aluminum and magnesium hydroxide.
  • If you miss a dose of Crestor, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take 2 doses of Crestor within 12 hours of each other.
  • If you take too much Crestor or overdose, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

How Should Livalo Be Taken?

The dose range for Livalo is 1 to 4 mg orally once daily. The recommended starting dose is 2 mg and the maximum dose is 4 mg.

  • Take Lipitor exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change your dose or stop Lipitor without talking to your doctor. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your cholesterol levels during your treatment with Lipitor. Your dose of Lipitor may be changed based on these blood test results.
  • Take Lipitor each day at any time of day at about the same time each day. Lipitor can be taken with or without food.
  • Don't break Lipitor tablets before taking.
  • Your doctor should start you on a low-fat diet before giving you Lipitor. Stay on this low-fat diet when you take Lipitor.
  • If you miss a dose of Lipitor, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take Lipitor if it has been more than 12 hours since you missed your last dose. Wait and take the next dose at your regular time.Do not take 2 doses of Lipitor at the same time.
  • If you take too much Lipitor or overdose, call your doctor or Poison Control Center right away. Or go to the nearest emergency room.

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References
SOURCE:
RxList. Crestor Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/crestor-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Lipitor Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/livalo-drug.htm#medguide

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