Crestor® Dosage

Patients should not take a larger or smaller dose of Crestor® (rosuvastatin) than that prescribed by his or her doctor. Patients should read the prescribing information listed on the drug label to ensure safe use and should consult a doctor immediately if he or she experiences the following symptoms:

  • Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness (with or without fever)
  • Swelling of the hands, ankles and feet
  • Severe or persistent headache
  • Nausea, vomiting and stomach pains
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Bloody or dark-colored urine; pale stools
  • Rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightening of the chest, swelling of the face, mouth, lips or tongue (signs of severe allergic reaction)

Crestor® Dosage Information

Crestor AttorneyCrestor® is taken as a single dose, once a day. The dose range is 5 to 40 mg orally and can be taken with or without food. It should be taken at approximately the same time every day. The recommended starting dose of Crestor® will vary.

Recommended starting doses for the following conditions and patients include:

  • Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Primary Dysbetalipoproteinemia (Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia)—10 mg
  • Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia—20 mg
  • Asian patients—5 mg
  • Patients taking cyclosporine—5 mg
  • Patients with severe renal impairment—5 to 10 mg

Your doctor might change the dose according to your response to the medication.

Crestor® has been linked to liver problems in some patients. As a result, a patient’s liver enzymes might be tested regularly during treatment.

To achieve the best results, patients should maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet and should exercise regularly.

Things to Avoid While taking Crestor®

If you are taking Crestor® to help lower your cholesterol, there are certain things you should avoid, including:

  • Antacids (talk to your doctor about taking antacids; only take the type recommended by your doctor and do not take it within two hours of taking Crestor®; certain antacids make it difficult for the body to absorb Crestor®)
  • Foods that are high in fat or cholesterol (these include egg yolks, whole-milk products and fatty meats)
  • Alcohol (alcohol can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage)
  • Grapefruit (grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact dangerously with Crestor®)

You should discuss your overall health and diet with your doctor to achieve the best results from any medication. Contact our Crestor® attorneys at (888) 335-6059 to schedule a free case evaluation.