The instance of stroke, heart attack, and heart disease has risen dramatically in the population due to environmental hazards and modern lifestyle choices. These chronic conditions have been seen in adults and children alike; Crestor is a statin that is used to lower bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can eventually lead to a build-up of plaque in the arteries, which can prevent blood flow to important body parts such as the brain and heart. Otherwise known as Rosuvastatin, it is used to treat abnormal lipid levels and cardiovascular disease; we also recommend dietary changes, a healthy weight loss regiment, and exercise. Patented in 1986 and approved for general medical use in 2003, Crestor has more than 19 million prescriptions in the United States. Statins save lives and significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and other unfortunate cardiovascular events in otherwise healthy people. In a series of 27 trials involving 165,149 people, it was reported that individuals are 21% less likely to suffer a serious vascular event. This includes bypass surgery, stroke, and heart attack.
Side Effects of Crestor
Although side effects are uncommon, every medication does come with a risk of undesirable effects. Serious complications can include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Rhabdomyolysis (muscle damage)
- Muscle pains
- Liver damage
- Kidney failure resulting from Rhabdomyolysis
Make sure to take the medication as directed by your doctor and to get regular health checks while taking this statin. Less serious side effects may include:
- Abdominal muscle pain
- Rash, hives, or swelling
- Joint pain
- Sleep problems, such as nightmares or insomnia
Usual doses range from 5 to 20mg per day and Crestor is available in tablets of 5, 10, 20, and 40mg strengths. This medication can also interact with blood thinners, niacin, other statin medications, birth control pills, cimetidine, and may result in birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. Contact your doctor immediately if you begin to experience any of these side effects. She/he will determine the right course of action based on your symptoms.
Prescription Assistance for Crestor
We strive to qualify as many individuals as we can for prescription assistance programs. These programs help uninsured and under-insured Americans pay for the cost of their prescription medications. At Advocate My Meds, we know how difficult it can be to pay for medications on top of the cost of living. This is why we founded the company: to help our fellow Americans pay for the cost of otherwise-unaffordable medication. If you need help paying for your Crestor prescription, contact Advocate My Meds at (877) 870-0851 or visit our contact page to fill out a form.