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PLEASE NOTE: This treatment is not available through our online pharmacy service. This page is for information only. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to the condition(s) this medication treats, we strongly recommend that you see your GP in person.

Crestor (Rosuvastatin)

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You can pay for your order using credit, debit card and bank transfer.

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Treatment Information

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Patient Reviews: How Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Has Made a Difference

What is Crestor?

Crestor is a brand of Rosuvastatin from AstraZeneca. Rosuvastatin is part of a group of medicines called statins.

Rosuvastatin works to reduce high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

With our private online prescription service, you can renew your prescription for Rosuvastatin in just a few clicks.

How can I buy Crestor online?

You can buy Crestor tablets online from Prescription Doctor following a free medical consultation.

Our registered prescribers are on hand to issue a prescription of Crestor.

What is high cholesterol?

High cholesterol levels in the blood occur when the body makes too much cholesterol, which is a type of fat produced in the liver from the fatty foods we eat.

If left untreated, high cholesterol levels can cause a blockage in the blood vessels, increasing the risk of circulatory problems like heart diseases and stroke.

To avoid raising cholesterol, it's important to eat a balanced diet and make conscious decisions on the kinds of foods you eat.

Consuming more foods rich in HDL cholesterol, such as fish, nuts and fibrous foods like whole grains, can help to reduce the amount of cholesterol in your blood.

Moderate physical activity, such as running, can help to lower your cholesterol levels.

If you are over the age of 40, have diabetes or have a family history of cardiovascular disease, it's vital to get your cholesterol levels checked.

With Prescription Doctor, you can buy cholesterol level tests online. Our rapid test kits can give you an indication of your cholesterol level in just a few minutes.

If the signs of high cholesterol are spotted early, adjustments can be made to your lifestyle to combat your raised cholesterol levels, or cholesterol lowering drugs - such as Rosuvastatin - can be prescribed by your doctor to lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.

How does Crestor work?

There are two types of cholesterol produced by the liver - LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’ and HDL or ‘good cholesterol’.

The build-up of ‘bad cholesterol’ in the blood vessels can increase your risk of having heart and circulatory problems.

Rosuvastatin, the active ingredient in Crestor, works by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver that produces LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’.

By preventing the liver from producing LDL cholesterol, Rosuvastatin reduces the risk of developing heart disease and other complications attributed to high cholesterol, such as stroke and arteriosclerosis.

How do I take Crestor?

The typical prescribed dose for Crestor is to swallow 1 tablet whole with a glass of water each day. Crestor tablets can be taken with or without food. It is advisable to take Crestor at the same time each day.

Your age, ethnicity, weight and if you already have heart or kidney problems, are some factors that would determine your starting dose of Rosuvastatin.

The starting dose of Crestor is usually 5 mg or 10 mg of Rosuvastatin, but your doctor will check your cholesterol levels regularly and increase the dose if needed, to ensure your cholesterol is at the right level.

Usually, you will need to continue taking Rosuvastatin for life, to ensure that your cholesterol levels don't creep back up over time.

You should always read the patient information leaflet which comes enclosed with your medicine. This leaflet contains crucial information about taking Crestor (Rosuvastatin) safely and what to do in the event that you experience side effects.

Your doctor may prescribe Rosuvastatin alongside a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, such as Ezetimibe.

Side effects of Crestor

Like all medications, Crestor (rosuvastatin) has the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody gets them. Understanding the risks associated with the medicine you are taking is important to your treatment.

Before you start taking Rosuvastatin, you must read the information contained in the patient information leaflet enclosed with your treatment.

Common side effects:

  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling weak
  • Headache
  • Increase of protein in urine
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Rosuvastatin, including a full list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine.

Alternatively, you can view the patient information leaflet online.

If you experience any side effects associated with Rosuvastatin, report them to your doctor as soon as you can.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Rosuvastatin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Rosuvastatin, stop taking the medicine immediately and speak to your doctor.

Women should avoid becoming pregnant while taking Rosuvastatin by using a suitable contraception such as condoms.

If you become pregnant while taking Crestor, inform your doctor right away.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Rosuvastatin online from Prescription Doctor.

When you order Rosuvastatin from us, you will need to inform our doctor of all the medicine you are taking, including those prescribed by your doctor or bought over-the-counter from a pharmacy.

Do not take Rosuvastatin past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of that month.

Never throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medication to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always store medicines out of the sight and reach of children and pets.

Do not share your medicine with anyone else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms as you.

Frequently asked questions about Rosuvastatin

What should I do if I forget to take Rosuvastatin when I should?

If you forget to take Crestor (Rosuvastatin) when you should, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

Do not take more Rosuvastatin to make up for the dose you missed.

What should I do if I take too much Rosuvastatin?

If you have taken more than one dose of Rosuvastatin mistakenly, contact your doctor or the closest hospital for advice.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Rosuvastatin?

You can drink within the normal units of alcohol (14 units weekly) while taking Rosuvastatin, but you should avoid drinking too much as it may cause damage to your liver over time, especially if you are on a high dose of Rosuvastatin (above 40mg).

Will Rosuvastatin impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

While most people have no problems using tools or driving when taking Rosuvastatin, some people have reported feeling dizzy when taking Crestor. If you experience symptoms of dizziness during your treatment with Rosuvastatin, contact your doctor before you resume driving or working with machinery.

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Crestor
  • Manufacturer: AstraZeneca UK
  • Active Ingredient(s): Rosuvastatin calcium
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Film-coated tablet
  • Available Strength: 5mg/10mg/20mg/40mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Application: For people with high cholesterol
  • Dosage: Take 1 tablet daily
  • Drug Class: Statin
  • Alcohol Consumption: Drink in moderation while taking Crestor
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Crestor if you are pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Crestor if you are breastfeeding
  • Price: 34.99 GBP
Click here to view the Crestor (Rosuvastatin) - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 18/11/2019 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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