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|US Brand Name||Crestor|
|Manufacturer||Astra Zeneca, Turkey|
Crestor 10 mg Tablet is widely prescribed to reduce the high cholesterol and fat level in the body. Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the bloodstream or blood vessels, and the excess amount of cholesterol raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Therefore, Crestor tablet is taken to reduce the risk of heart disease. This medicine is safe to use for a long time.
Crestor belongs to a group of medicines called statins. This cholesterol-lowering medicine contains rosuvastatin as its active ingredient that can reduce abnormal cholesterol in the body. It works more effectively when taken along with some changes in your regular diet and lifestyle. This medicine works by interfering with the formation of cholesterol or fat in your body. Cholesterol normally builds up in blood vessels, and gradually it may lead to narrowing of blood vessels, raising the risk of heart diseases. Crestor 10 mg tablet has the potential to slow down the progression of atherosclerosis (narrowing of blood vessels due to excess build-up of fat) and thereby lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems.
Most people living with high cholesterol do not experience any complications at the early stage. Still, medication is recommended to control the condition and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Before taking Crestor 10 mg tablet, go through a proper check-up to know your cholesterol levels and consult your doctor for the next round of check-ups. This medicine requires some dietary and lifestyle-related changes to experience good improvement. Patients with high cholesterol should regularly take a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and stop smoking and alcohol intake. Reducing excessive fats is very important to lower the risk of heart disease, so modify your lifestyle accordingly while undergoing medication.
There are some common as well as serious side effects of Crestor tablets. Its common side effects include:
- Stomach pain / constipation
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Painful urination
- Formation of proteins in the urine
- High blood pressure
Some rare but serious side effects of Crestor medicine are:
- Severe itching of the skin and raised lump
- Thrombocytopenia or reduction of platelets in the blood
- Blistering of skin, mouth, eyes and genital
- Swelling of the face, lip, tongue and throat
- Rash and joint disorders
- Kidney and liver problems