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Crestor is the most popular brand name for Rosuvastatin which functions to lower the cholesterol level of a patient. Aside from removing the excess cholesterol, Crestor also removes other fat-like substances from the blood. With such numerous uses, this drug can solve medical problems that are related to excessive clogging of the blood vessels
Crestor is an oral medicine that works by blocking enzymes that produces cholesterol. While cholesterol is normally a good substance to balance ones health, trends have shown that even minute food intake can result to excessive cholesterol levels. Crestor help alleviate this concern.
Things You Should Know Before Taking Crestor
Like any other medicines, Crestor also carries a battery of side effects that can harm a person’s health if one is not careful with it. It is important that your doctor knows any reference to any allergies that you have. Crestor may produce mild to severe allergic reactions that is why doctors are careful in prescribing this drug.
Being pregnant also increases the probability of contracting a side effect with this drug. Cholesterol is a very important component for a developing fetus. In this case, pregnant women cannot take Crestor as it stops the cholesterol producing enzymes from helping the baby. Similarly, nursing mothers should not breast feed their baby while taking Crestor. Otherwise Crestor has not shown any damaging
effects on any other age group.
Interaction with other conditions
The presence of other disorders may affect the use of Crestor. If you have alcohol problems, or any history of liver problems, using this medicine might worsen your condition. Interestingly, patients with an East Asian ancestry should not take Crestor as it can permanently increase the level of rosuvastatin in the body. If a patient has nervous damage such as convulsions or occasional seizures, he may not take Crestor. Likewise, people with sever infection, current blood disorders or patients coming off a major surgery or an accident cannot use Crestor.
Crestor can produce side effects that are generally minor and won’t need medical attention. The more common side effects of Crestor are body aches or pain, congestion, cough, headache, runny nose, and changes in voices.
The less common side effects are various which range from accumulating pus to itching, chills, and depression. It is important to notify your doctor once the minor side effects persist. This way, the doctor can opt for alternative medicine or
modify your current dosage.