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What is a generic medication?

Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.

Crestor 5mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 5mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 5mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 5mg

Crestor 5mg

Crestor 5mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 5mg

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Rosuvastatin Calcium 5mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 5mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 5mg

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Crestor 5mg is also available in United Kingdom More details

Crestor 5mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 5mg

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  • Prescription Required

Crestor 10mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

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Crestor 10mg

Crestor 10mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

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  • Product of India • Shipped from India
  • Prescription Required
Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 10mg

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Crestor 10mg is also available in United Kingdom and Canada More details

Crestor 10mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

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Crestor 10mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

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Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg is also available in Canada and Canada More details

Rosuvastatin 10mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 10mg

  • Manufactured by Apotex Corporation
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Rosuvastatin Calcium 10mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 10mg

  • Manufactured by Apotex Inc.
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Crestor 20mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 20mg

Crestor 20mg

Crestor 20mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

  • Manufactured by Astra Zeneca
  • Product of Turkey • Shipped from Turkey
  • Prescription Required
Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 20mg

  • Manufactured by An MHRA approved UK Generic Manufacturer
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
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Crestor 20mg is also available in United Kingdom More details

Crestor 20mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

  • Manufactured by Astra Zeneca
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  • Prescription Required
Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg is also available in Canada More details

Rosuvastatin Calcium 20mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 20mg

  • Manufactured by Apotex Corporation
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Crestor 40mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 40mg

Crestor 40mg

Crestor 40mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg

  • Manufactured by Astra Zeneca
  • Product of Turkey • Shipped from Turkey
  • Prescription Required
Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg

Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 40mg

  • Manufactured by An MHRA approved UK Generic Manufacturer
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
  • Prescription Required
Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg is also available in Canada More details

Rosuvastatin Calcium 40mg

Generic Alternative to Crestor 40mg

  • Manufactured by Apotex Inc.
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Crestor Helps Treat the Following Conditions:

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all the cells of the body. While the body produces it naturally, it is also present in certain foods. Cholesterol travels through the body via the arteries, in small packages made of fats and protein.

Though necessary for healthy heart function, high levels of the so-called “bad cholesterol" – triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – and low levels of good cholesterol known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL), increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Generic Alternatives to Crestor

Crestor contains the active ingredient rosuvastatin which belongs to a group of drugs known as statins. Rosuvastatin helps reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.

Patients have a choice of buying brand name Crestor or generic alternatives. A number of safe, affordable generic alternatives to Crestor are available through our international online pharmacy.

Crestor in the News

FDA Approves First Generic Crestor

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the cholesterol drug, Crestor.

Watson Pharmaceuticals received approval to market the generic version of the popular drug. Generic drugs approved by the FDA have the same quality and strength as brand-name drugs.

The so-called “bad cholesterol”, known as high LDL cholesterol, is a risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease. Rosuvastatin, the active ingredient in Crestor, belong to a class of drugs called statins, which stop an enzyme in the body from making cholesterol.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm498373.htm

Rosuvastatin Goes Generic, Major Role Expected

The first generic version of brand name Crestor has been approved, and experts predict a major shift in cardiovascular medicine.

Over time, the price of Crestor is expected to drop due to competition from generic drugs. More people will be able to afford the drug, either in branded or generic form. Up until recently, atorvastatin has been the most widely-prescribed statin.

Atorvastatin was approved in 1996 and has become the best-selling drug in history. It has generated sales of more than $125 billion over 15 years. Prices decreased substantially after the medication’s patent expired when generic alternatives became more readily available.

Experts predict that generic rosuvastatin, the active ingredient in Crestor, will eventually reach similar price levels to those of generic atorvastatin.

Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/cardiobrief/57645

Crestor General Information

Overview

Crestor is prescribed to patients with high cholesterol. When coupled with a proper diet, Crestor can help to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and increase levels of good cholesterol. This lessens the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, giving up smoking and losing weight enhance the effects of this medication in helping to prevent heart disease.

Warnings

The information on this page is not a replacement for a consultation with a physician, qualified to treat this condition and prescribe medication. The information is supplied by a third party, independent from this website and only serves to raise awareness about this condition and point out basic information regarding treatment.

The website cannot take responsibility for the reliability or medical efficacy of the information provided. As mentioned above, patients should seek medical attention to ensure effective and safe treatment.

Not all products are shipped by our contracted Canadian pharmacy. The source country, shipping country, or drug manufacturer may vary depending on availability.

The website also sources from dispensaries around the world. Products can be sourced from a number of countries. Patients should note that different items within an order can be shipped from different jurisdictions, depending on availability and cost at the time an order was placed.

How to Use Crestor

Crestor should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The dosage depends on the patient’s condition, age, race, response to treatment, and any other medications they may be taking. Patients of Asian descent may be directed to start this medication at a lower dose, as they may be more sensitive to its effects.

Most patients are prescribed one daily oral dose.

Patients taking antacids must wait at least two hours after taking Crestor. Absorption is reduced by antacids containing aluminum or magnesium.

It is necessary to use Crestor regularly in order to experience its full benefit. To reduce the risk of forgetting, patients are advised to take the medication at the same time each day. It may take to four weeks for people to experience the full benefit of this medication. Therapy should continue even if people feel well.

Besides taking the medication regularly, patients should follow the doctor’s advice regarding diet and exercise.

Precautions

Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Crestor or its main ingredients. It is also vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially any history of alcohol abuse, liver disease, and kidney disease.

Patients preparing for surgery and certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.

Patients taking this medication should limit alcohol consumption, as daily use may increase the risk of liver problems.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the negative side effects of this medication, especially muscle problems.

Crestor may harm an unborn baby and must not be used during pregnancy. Female patients on this medication need to discuss reliable birth control methods with their doctor, and those who suspect pregnancy must tell their doctor right away.

This medication passes into breast milk, so breastfeeding while taking it is not recommended.

Crestor Missed Dose

Patients who miss a dose of Crestor should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose in order to catch up.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change the way Crestor and its generic alternatives work, increasing the risk of negative side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.

Certain blood thinning medications (such as warfarin) may interact negatively with Crestor. This is also the case with the cholesterol drug gemfibrozil.

Some hepatitis C drugs affect the removal of Crestor from the body, altering the way it works. Examples include ledipasvir, sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir.

Red yeast rice products contain a statin called lovastatin, which can increase the risk of serious muscle and liver problems when taken with Crestor.

Crestor Side Effects

Most patients are able to use Crestor safely and without serious negative side effects.

A small number of patients may experience mild memory problems or confusion. In rare cases, Crestor may cause or worsen diabetes. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of Crestor treatment with their doctor.

Patients should notify their doctor immediately in the event they notice foamy urine. This is a rare but serious side effect.

Crestor may cause muscle problems and, in rare cases, can lead to serious conditions such as rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy. Patients should monitor for symptoms such as muscle pain and weakness, fever, and unusual tiredness. It is important to be aware of changes in the amount of urine, which may signify kidney problems.

A small number of patients may experience liver problems which manifest in symptoms like severe stomach pain, persistent nausea or vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, and darkening of the urine. Patients should immediately notify their doctor in the event of such symptoms.

Serious allergic reactions to Crestor are rare, yet patients should be aware of symptoms including rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Storage

Crestor should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.

Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.

Crestor Drug Information

  • Crestor Overview

    Rosuvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help Crestor work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Talk with your doctor for more details.

  • How to Use Crestor

    Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking rosuvastatin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Crestor by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The Dosage of Crestor is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, race, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are of Asian descent, your doctor may direct you to start with a lower dose because you may be more sensitive to its effects. Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium can reduce the absorption of Crestor. Therefore, if taking this type of antacid, take it at least 2 hours after Crestor. Take Crestor regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking Crestor even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick. It is very important to continue to follow your doctor's advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of Crestor.

  • Crestor Precautions

    Before taking rosuvastatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Crestor, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, kidney disease, alcohol use. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Limit alcoholic beverages. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with rosuvastatin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Crestor, especially muscle problems. Crestor must not be used during pregnancy. Rosuvastatin may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking Crestor. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while taking Crestor. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Crestor passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Crestor is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Crestor Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Crestor, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose (within 12 hours), skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Crestor Interactions

    See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval."blood thinners" (such as warfarin), gemfibrozil. Other medications can affect the removal of rosuvastatin from your body, which may affect how rosuvastatin works. Examples include fostamatinib, ledipasvir, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir, among others. Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking rosuvastatin because some red yeast rice products may also contain a statin called lovastatin. Taking rosuvastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems.

  • Crestor Side Effects

    Remember that your doctor has prescribed Crestor because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Crestor do not have serious side effects. A very small number of people taking rosuvastatin may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your doctor. Rarely, statins may cause or worsen diabetes. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks.foamy urine. Crestor may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy).muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine). Crestor may rarely cause liver problems. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects,yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting. A very serious allergic reaction to Crestor is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

    List of Crestor side effects
  • Crestor Storage

    Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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