Crestor, also known as rosuvastatin calcium, is a cholesterol medication designed to help lower LDL (or “bad”) levels. Crestor is intended to be part of a treatment plan that includes a healthy diet.
Crestor Coupon (Discount Card)
Present the following information to your pharmacist to get your discount on Crestor.
You may be eligible for a savings card when you visit the manufacturer’s website and fill out the online form. The savings card allows qualified users to pay $3 for a 30, 60, or 90-day supply. Certain restrictions apply, and the card expires 14 months from the date of your first use.
Crestor is part of a class of drugs called statins. Statins lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by helping to reduce how much cholesterol your liver produces. By lowering your LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol levels, it works to improve your HDL (or “good”) levels.
When used with a healthy diet and exercise plan, Crestor may help maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and reduce the risk of and prevent heart disease and strokes. Children who are seven years of age or older and adults may benefit from Crestor.
Dosage and Strength Options
Crestor is available in a tablet form, and the strengths are 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. The recommended dose is anywhere from 5 to 40 mg once a day. The maximum dosage is 40 mg and should only be prescribed if individuals are not reaching a healthy LDL level with a 20 mg dose.
Adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), which is a genetic condition of high levels of cholesterol from both sides of the family, should start with a daily dose of 20 mg.
Children with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH), which is a genetic condition of high levels of cholesterol from one parent, should take 5 to 10 mg a day (if age is 7 to 9) and 5 to 20 mg for ages 10 to 17. Children, ages 7 to 17, with HoFH should start with a 20 mg daily dose.
Depending on the age and dosage of the Crestor user, the side effects may vary. Always discuss possible side effects with your doctor and keep track of anything that feels out of the ordinary. Some of the most common side effects (with over three percent incidence rate) include:
Before you use Crestor, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any medications, OTC products, and even herbal supplements you take on a regular basis. Sometimes, statins will negatively react to another drug.
Some drugs are okay to take with Crestor, but your doctor may need to limit your dosage. Some medications to avoid when taking Crestor include, but are not limited to:
If you take any of the following medications that we listed above you should avoid taking Crestor unless your doctor recommends the drug. Children under the age of seven and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Crestor.
The Asian population and anyone who has severe renal failure should talk with their doctor about starting at a low dose of Crestor. If you have a history of alcoholism, liver or kidney disease, let your doctor know before taking rosuvastatin.
Keep Crestor out of reach of children and store in a dry place between 68ºF to 77º F (20ºC to 25º C). Properly dispose of any medication that has expired or if you no longer need to take Crestor.
Rosuvastatin is the generic form of Crestor. There are other statins available that may treat some of the similar symptoms, but it’s best to make an appointment with your doctor and discuss the best options for you. Some of the drugs related to Crestor include, but are not limited to: