Crestor 20 MG Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) levels. This medicine works by blocking the production of unhealthy fats in your body and prevents the risk of heart problems and stroke (a condition that causes reduced oxygen supply to the brain).
Crestor 20 MG Tablet has some side effects like nausea, weakness, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc. These side effects are mild and may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if these side effects last for a long time or worsen.
Crestor 20 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take the dose as directed by your doctor. Take it regularly at the same time for the ease of remembering. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose. Your doctor may suggest tests to regularly monitor your lipid profiles (fat levels in the blood) to make sure the medicine is working properly.
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have liver problems. Use this medicine with caution if you have diabetes, hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone in the body), or kidney problems. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicine as they may interact with this medicine and cause undesired effects.
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age as the safety and efficacy data is not available. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Crestor 20 MG Tablet
Bestor 20 MG Tablet
Consivas 20 MG Tablet
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Rolistat 20 MG Tablet
Roseday 20 MG Tablet
Rovio 20 MG Tablet
Major & minor side effects for Crestor 20 MG Tablet
Difficulty or painful urination
Dark coloured urine
Uses of Crestor 20 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hyperlipidaemia refers to a high level of bad cholesterol and triglycerides (type of fats) in your blood. Crestor 20 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia.
Prevention of heart Attack
A high level of fats circulating in your blood may deposit in your blood vessels and increase the risk of heart problems. Hence, Crestor 20 MG Tablet is used to prevent the risk of a heart attack.
Prevention of stroke
Stoke is a condition that occurs due to insufficient blood supply to your brain. Deposition of unwanted fats may cause narrowing of the blood vessels carrying the blood to your brain. This may cause obstruction in blood flow and increase the risk of stroke. Hence, Crestor 20 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of stroke by reducing the cholesterol level in your blood.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Crestor 20 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Active liver disease
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is broken down in your liver. Hence, this medicine is not recommended if you have pre-existing liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of Crestor 20 MG Tablet in your blood and increase the risk of side effects. It may also cause further liver damage.
Severe kidney impairment
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have severely impaired kidneys as a damaged kidney will not filter the medicine completely out of your body, leading to toxicity.
Warnings for special population
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it can harm your foetus.
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may pass into breastmilk. Hence, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Use in children
Crestor 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age as the safety and efficacy data is not available.
Hypothyroidism refers to a low level of thyroid hormone in your blood. Hypothyroidism may be associated with rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle tissue). Hence, Crestor 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have hypothyroidism as this medicine may further increase the risk of muscle damage.
Crestor 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may worsen your health condition. A high dose of this medicine used for a prolonged time may increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to regularly monitor your kidney function while you are taking this medicine.
Crestor 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have cognitive impairment (a condition that causes a decline in mental abilities like memory and thinking skills). This medicine may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. However, these side effects are not serious and resolve after discontinuation of this medicine.
Try not to skip a dose of Crestor 20 MG Tablet. In case you missed a dose, take it immediately. However, if the delay is more than 12 hours, skip the dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of Crestor 20 MG Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Crestor 20 MG Tablet as it may lead to liver damage and other undesired effects.
Interaction with Medicine
Antacids containing calcium/magnesium/aluminum
Crestor 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter the blood sugar levels. Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.
Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition caused by the breakdown of muscle tissues. It may lead to complications such as kidney damage. Crestor 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may further worsen your condition. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual muscle pain, tenderness or weakness.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Crestor 20 MG Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Take a low salt and low-fat diet and exercise regularly for better results.
Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms like unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness.
Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects.