Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S

Description
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to regulate cholesterol levels and promote ‘good’ cholesterol in the body
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S contains rosuvastatin 
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children
  • 10 tablets of Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S are packaged and sold together.
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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Rosuvastatin

Composition

Rosuvastatin 10 mg

Brand

AstraZeneca- Imported

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to patients who have a higher level of cholesterol in their body than normal.Cholesterol in excessive amounts can leads to the narrowing of blood vessels as it tends to stick to the walls of the vessel.This behavior in turn increases the likelihood of the patient suffering through a heart attack,stroke and high blood pressure along with various other ailments.

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors).This family of chemicals,work by reducing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver thereby,preventing excessive amounts of cholesterol to narrow/block blood vessels by accumulating at the walls of these vessels.

A tablet per day is prescribed to the patient,the dosage may be altered later on in the treatment depending upon the patient’s response to the drug and any adverse effects experienced by the patient.Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is not safe to be given to children under the age of 7 nor to pregnant and lactating mothers.If the patient conceives while undergoing treatment with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S,it is advised that she immediately consults a doctor.

It may take up to 3-4 weeks to reap the entire benefits of the drug therefore,It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.If this happens very often,try setting an alarm as a reminder.

While undergoing treatment with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S the doctor will periodically prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s liver and kidney functions.Common side effects such as headaches,fatigue and stomach problems tend to resolve on their own in a few days time.If patients are ingesting antacids along with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S it is advised that there be a minimum of a 2 hour gap between the two drugs.

Indications

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Mixed dyslipidemia
  • Familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia 
  • To slow progression of atherosclerosis

How does Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S work

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors).This family of chemicals,work by reducing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver thereby,preventing excess cholesterol to narrow/block blood vessels by accumulating at the walls of these vessels.

How to use Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is commonly,prescribed to be taken orally (by mouth),once daily either with or without food.If the patient is unable to swallow the capsule whole,it is advised that the capsule not be crushed or chewed,rather;the capsule is to be carefully opened and sprinkled upon a spoonful (tablespoon) of applesauce or pudding (any flavor of the patient’s liking) and swallowed whole without chewing.

It may take up to 3-4 weeks to reap the entire benefits of the drug therefore,It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.If you miss a dose of the medication,make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.

If patient is ingesting antacids (used to combat heartburn and indigestion) it is advised that they take their antacids a minimum of 2 hours after swallowing Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S;as certain ingredients present in antacids (such as magnesium and aluminum) may decrease the absorption of Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S by the body.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet a day is prescribed to be taken daily an hour before meal time.Dosage may vary depending upon the patient’s illness.

Child Dosage 

A tablet a day is commonly prescribed to children aged 7 years and older.If a patient is unable to swallow a capsule,then an alternate method of ingesting the drug is explained by the doctor.

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is not prescribed to patients aged 6 and below.

Elderly Dosage

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy use and lactation

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and thus Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • Severe renal (kidney) impairment 
  • Active liver disease (elevated levels of serum transaminases)
  • Myopathy or predisposing to renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • History of hereditary muscle disorders
  • History of muscle toxicity with a statin or fibrate
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Seizures
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S

  • Severe hepatic impairment, 
  • History of liver disease. 
  • Elderly (more than 70 years)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Diabetes

Doctors will periodically monitor the patient’s liver and kidney function;and advise patients to report unexplained muscle weakness or pain while undergoing treatment with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

Interactions with other medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • Gemfibrozil
  • Fibrates
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Cyclosporin (immunosuppressant drug)
  • Azole antifungals
  • Protease inhibitors (antiviral drug)
  • Macrolides 
  • Warfarin (anticoagulant)
  • Antacids
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Ezetimibe 
  • Vit K antagonists
  • Eltrombopag
  • Simeprevir

Adverse effects

Like most medicines,Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Feeling weak or dizziness
  • Headaches 
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Foamy urine
  • Change in amount of urine
  • Muscle weakness
  • Yellowing of skin/eyes
  • Persistent nausea/vomiting
  • Memory loss

How to cope with some of the adverse effects

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Fatigue – Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.Any and all unnecessary activities are advised to be cancelled for a few days so patients can rest.

 KEY FACTS ABOUT Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S

  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is used to lower raised cholesterol levels
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients aged 7 to 70 
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S’s common side effects such as headache,dizziness and fatigue resolve on their own in a few days time
  • Kidney and liver function tests are done periodically during treatment with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S
  • Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant and lactating women
  • Dietary changes along with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is essential to lower cholesterol levels in the body.

FAQS

#1.WHAT IS GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

In the human body there are two different types of cholesterol;HDL (high density lipoprotein) and LDL (low density lipoprotein).HDL is considered good cholesterol as it takes cholesterol to the liver rather than in then allow it to stay in the blood vessels where it can attach to walls of the vessels and narrow the blood vessels causing atherosclerosis.

#2.CAN I TAKE Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No.This medication has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during your pregnancy. Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.

#3.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident,kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person.An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#4.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects.If this happens very often,try setting an alarm as a reminder.

#5.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes.Along with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S it is essential that patients adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high cholesterol levels.These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity (minimum of 30 minutes) in your daily routine.

#6.HOW IS Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is commonly,prescribed to be taken orally (by mouth),once daily either with or without food.If the patient is unable to swallow the capsule whole,it is advised that the capsule not be crushed or chewed,rather;the capsule is to be carefully opened and sprinkled upon a spoonful (tablespoon) of applesauce or pudding (any flavor of the patient’s liking) and swallowed whole without chewing.

#7.HOW DOES Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S WORK?

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors).This family of chemicals,work by reducing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver thereby,preventing excess cholesterol to narrow/block blood vessels by accumulating at the walls of these vessels.

#8.HOW TO STORE Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#9.IS Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 17 years of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to comorbidities that the patient might be suffering through.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Alcohol increases the risk of liver damage and is therefore not advised to be taken during treatment with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

#11.DOES Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#12.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests are advised to be done periodically.As long term treatment with Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S may lead to kidney and liver impairment.

#13.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Crestor- Imported 28s 10mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

  • Feeling weak or dizziness
  • Headaches 
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue