Crestor

Crestor belongs to a group of medicines called statins and it’s used to correct the levels of fatty substances in the blood called lipids, the most common of which is cholesterol.

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Tablets

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Tablets 5mg

£49.97
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£99.97
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Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Tablets 10mg

£54.97
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£109.97
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Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Tablets 20mg

£79.97
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£149.97
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Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Tablets 40mg

£89.97
includes free private prescription
£159.97
includes free private prescription

What's Crestor

Crestor belongs to a group of medicines called statins and it’s used to correct the levels of fatty substances in the blood called lipids, the most common of which is cholesterol.

There are different types of cholesterol found in the blood – ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL-C) and ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL-C).

  • Crestor can reduce the ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase the ‘good’ cholesterol.
  • It works by helping to block your body’s production of ‘bad’ cholesterol.

For most people, high cholesterol does not affect the way they feel because it does not produce any symptoms. However, if it is left untreated, fatty deposits can build up in the walls of your blood vessels causing them to narrow.

Swallow each tablet whole with a drink of water. Take Crestor once daily. You can take it at any time of the day with or without food.
Try to take your tablet at the same time every day to help you to remember it.

Regular cholesterol checks. It is important to go back to your doctor for regular cholesterol checks, to make sure your cholesterol has reached and is staying at the correct level.
Your doctor may decide to increase your dose so that you are taking the amount of Crestor that is right for you.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

It is important that you are aware of what these side effects may be. They are usually mild and disappear after a short time.

Stop taking CRESTOR and seek medical help immediately if you have any of the following allergic reactions:

  • Difficulty in breathing, with or without swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat, which may cause difficulty in swallowing
  • Severe itching of the skin (with raised lumps).

Also, stop taking CRESTOR and talk to your doctor immediately if you have any unusual aches or pains in your muscles which go on for longer than you might expect.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking CRESTOR.

  • If you have problems with your kidneys.
  • If you have problems with your liver.
  • If you have had repeated or unexplained muscle aches or pains, a personal or family history of muscle problems, or a previous history of muscle problems when taking other cholesterol-lowering medicines. Tell your doctor immediately if you have unexplained muscle aches or pains especially if you feel unwell or have a fever. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a muscle weakness that is constant.
  • If you regularly drink large amounts of alcohol.
  • If your thyroid gland is not working properly.
  • If you take other medicines called fibrates to lower your cholesterol. Please read this leaflet carefully, even if you have taken other medicines for high cholesterol before.
  • If you take medicines used to treat the HIV infection e.g. ritonavir with lopinavir and/or atazanavir, please see Other medicines and CRESTOR.

Medical Advice

Please refer to the articles below to find out more information, medical guidance and advice from our doctors on how to best treat the condition.
Learn about available treatments, symptoms, side effects and what you can do to prevent it.

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