- Are Crestor and Zetia the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Crestor?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zetia?
- What is Crestor?
- What is Zetia?
- What drugs interact with Crestor?
- What drugs interact with Zetia?
- How Should Crestor Be Taken?
- How Should Zetia Be Taken?
What Drugs Interact With Crestor?
What Drugs Interact With Zetia?
Zetia may interact with blood thinners.
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 Zetia Be Taken?
- Take Zetia once a day, with or without food. It may be easier to remember to take your dose if you do it at the same time every day, such as with breakfast, dinner, or at bedtime. If you also take another medicine to reduce your cholesterol, ask your doctor if you can take them at the same time.
- If you forget to take Zetia, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take more than one dose of Zetia a day.
- Continue to follow a cholesterol-lowering diet while taking Zetia. Ask your doctor if you need diet information.
- Keep taking Zetia unless your doctor tells you to stop. It is important that you keep taking Zetia even if you do not feel sick.
- See your doctor regularly to check your cholesterol level and to check for side effects. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking Zetia with a statin and during treatment.
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RxList. Crestor Medication Guide.
RxList. Zetia Medication Guide.