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Does crestor lower cholesterol?

Along with diet, CRESTOR lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol and slows plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal. You may see results for lowering your bad cholesterol as soon as 2-4 weeks after starting CRESTOR. People can have different responses to the same medicine, so your results may vary.

Will taking Crestor help lower the cholesterol? Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol. In February 2010, the FDA approved the use of AstraZeneca’s statin drug Crestor for preventing first-time heart disease. The approval is for people who meet all of the following conditions: High blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is an indicator of inflammation in the body.

Is Crestor better medication for cholesterol then Lipitor? On some measures, patients taking Crestor did better than those on Lipitor: LDL levels in the Crestor group dropped to an average 62.6 mg/dL, compared with 70.2 mg/dL for patients on Lipitor. Also, more patients taking Crestor (72%) than Lipitor (56%) saw their LDL levels fall below the 70 mg/dL target set for high-risk heart patients.

How safe is Crestor? That’s because CRESTOR, along with diet, is proven to: CRESTOR is also FDA approved to slow plaque buildup in arteries, as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal. It is not known if CRESTOR is safe and effective in people who have Fredrickson Type I and V dyslipidemias.

Is Crestor a good statin? Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol. It’s also available as a generic. Lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats), and raises “good” cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.

Precautions

Precautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Take at the same time every day
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Take at the same time every day
  • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
  • Report unexplained muscle pain/weakness/fever
  • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
  • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

  • For capsule, sprinkle products : May add contents to applesauce. Do not chew.
  • For tablet products : Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.

What are side effects of Crestor?Any warnings while using Crestor?Does Crestor interact with any drugs?Is Crestor contraindicated for any condition?How to use Crestor?What if you missed a dose of Crestor?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?Will taking Crestor help lower the cholesterol? Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol. In February 2010, the FDA approved the use of AstraZeneca’s statin drug Crestor for preventing first-time heart disease. The approval is for people who meet all of the following conditions: High blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is an indicator of inflammation in the body.

Is Crestor better medication for cholesterol then Lipitor? On some measures, patients taking Crestor did better than those on Lipitor: LDL levels in the Crestor group dropped to an average 62.6 mg/dL, compared with 70.2 mg/dL for patients on Lipitor. Also, more patients taking Crestor (72%) than Lipitor (56%) saw their LDL levels fall below the 70 mg/dL target set for high-risk heart patients.

How safe is Crestor? That’s because CRESTOR, along with diet, is proven to: CRESTOR is also FDA approved to slow plaque buildup in arteries, as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal. It is not known if CRESTOR is safe and effective in people who have Fredrickson Type I and V dyslipidemias.

Is Crestor a good statin? Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol. It’s also available as a generic. Lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats), and raises “good” cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.