Crestor. 5 mg. 28 tablets

Crestor. 5 mg. 28 tablets
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Crestor is used to adjust the levels of blood fats, lipids, calling, the most abundant of which is cholesterol.
There are different types of cholesterol found in the blood - "bad" cholesterol (LDL-C) and 'good' cholesterol (HDL-C).



Crestor. 5 mg. 28 tablets
 
Crestor WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR ?
Crestor belongs to a group of medicines called statins.
You have been prescribed Crestor because:
You have high cholesterol. This means that you are at risk of heart attack or stroke. We recommend you to take statins because changing your diet and increased physical activity were not enough to correct your cholesterol levels. You should continue with your cholesterol-lowering diet and physical activity while taking Crestor .
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There are other factors that increase the risk of heart attack , stroke or other related health problems. Heart attack, stroke and other problems can be caused by a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is due to the accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries.
Why is it important to keep taking Crestor
Crestor is used to adjust the levels of blood fats , lipids , calling , the most abundant 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 lower "bad" cholesterol and raise "good" cholesterol.
It works by helping to block the formation of your body "bad" cholesterol. Also improves your body's ability to dispose of your blood.
Most people do not feel that their cholesterol is elevated , as it does not cause any symptoms. However, if it remains untreated, accumulate fat can accumulate in the walls of your blood vessels and lead to narrowing them .
Sometimes these narrowed blood vessels can become blocked , which can interrupt blood flow to the heart or brain and cause a heart attack or stroke. By adjusting your cholesterol levels , you can reduce your risk of heart attack , stroke or other related , health problems .
You should continue to take Crestor even if it is reduced to your cholesterol level necessary because it prevents escalation of cholesterol and accumulation of fatty deposits . However, you should stop taking Crestor if your doctor tells you or if you become pregnant .

2 . BEFORE YOU TAKE Crestor
Do not take Crestor :
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to Crestor or any of its ingredients ;
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Crestor , stop taking it and contact your doctor. Women should avoid becoming pregnant while taking Crestor , using adequate contraception ;
If you have liver disease;
If you have severe kidney problems ;
If you have repeated or unexplained muscle pain ;
If you are taking a drug called cyclosporine (used for example after organ transplantation) .
If any of the above things apply to you ( or suspect ) , please go back to your doctor.

Furthermore , do not take Crestor 40 mg ( the highest dose ):
If you have moderate to severe kidney problems (if in doubt, ask your doctor) ;
If your thyroid gland is not functioning properly;
If you had any repeated or unexplained muscle pain, personal or family history of muscle problems , or a previous history of muscle problems when taking other cholesterol-lowering drugs ;
If you regularly drink large amounts of alcohol;
If you are Asian ( Japanese, Chinese , Filipinos , Vietnamese, Koreans and Indians ) ;
If you are taking medicines called fibrates to lower your cholesterol.
If any of the above things apply to you ( or suspect ) , please go back to your doctor.

Take special care with Crestor :
If you have kidney problems ;
If you have liver problems ;
If you have repeated or unexplained muscle pain, personal or family history of muscle problems , or a previous history of muscle problems when taking other cholesterol-lowering drugs. Tell your doctor if you have unexplained muscle pain , especially if you feel unwell or have a fever . Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have muscle weakness that is permanent. May require additional tests and drugs to diagnose and treat it ;
If you regularly drink large amounts of alcohol;
If your thyroid gland is not functioning properly;
If you are taking medicines called fibrates to lower your cholesterol. Please read this leaflet carefully , even if you are taking these medicines before time;
If you take any medicines used to treat HIV infection , eg . ritonavir with lopinavir and / or atazanavir , please see "Taking other medicines" ;
If the patient is under 10 years of age : Crestor should not be given to children under 10 years of age ;
If the patient is under 18 years of age: 40 mg tablet Crestor is not suitable for use in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years ;
If you are over 70 years ( as your doctor has to choose the right starting dose of Crestor ) ;
If you have severe respiratory failure;
If you are of Asian origin - ie Japanese, Chinese , Filipinos , Vietnamese, Koreans and Indians . Your doctor should choose the right starting dose of Crestor .
If any of these applies to you (or not sure) :
Do not take Crestor 40 mg ( the highest dose ), and consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any dose of Crestor .
In a small number of people , statins may affect liver function . This is established by the detection of elevated liver enzymes in the blood. Therefore, the doctor will often perform this blood test ( liver function test ) both before and during treatment with Crestor .
While taking this medicine, your doctor will monitor you closely if you have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes . You're probably at risk for developing diabetes if you have high levels of sugar and fat in your blood if you are overweight and if you have high blood pressure.

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: cyclosporine (used for example after organ transplantation) , warfarin (or any other medicine used to thin the blood ) , fibrates (such as gemfibrozil , fenofibrate ) or any other medicine used to lower cholesterol (such as ezetimibe ) , medicines for heartburn or indigestion (used to neutralize stomach acids) , erythromycin (an antibiotic) , oral contraceptives , hormone replacement therapy with lopinavir or ritonavir and / or atazanavir ( used to treat HIV infection - please see " Take special care with Crestor " ) . Crestor may alter the effect of these drugs or they may alter the effect of Crestor .

Taking Crestor with food and drink
You can take Crestor with or without food.

Pregnancy and lactation
Do not take Crestor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Crestor , stop taking it and contact your doctor.
Women should avoid becoming pregnant while taking Crestor , using appropriate birth control .
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines
Most people can drive a car or operate machinery while using Crestor - it will not affect their ability. However, some people feel dizzy during treatment with Crestor . If you feel dizzy , consult your doctor before attempting to drive or use machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Crestor
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars ( lactose or milk sugar) , contact your doctor before taking Crestor .
For a full list of excipients, please see " Additional Information " below .

3 . HOW TO TAKE Crestor
Always take Crestor exactly as your doctor tells you . If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Typical adult doses
If you are taking Crestor because of high cholesterol
starting dose
Your Crestor treatment should be initiated at a dose of 5 mg or 10 mg, even if you have previously received a higher dose than other statin. Your initial choice of dose will depend on:
Your cholesterol ;
Your risk for heart attack or stroke ;
If you factor that can make you more sensitive to possible side effects .
Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist what starting dose of Crestor will be the most suitable for you.
Your doctor may decide to give you the lowest dose (5 mg), if:
You are Asian ( Japanese, Chinese , Filipinos , Vietnamese, Koreans and Indians ) ;
You are over the age of 70 years ;
You have moderate kidney problems ;
You are at risk of muscle pain ( myopathy ) .
Increasing the dose and maximum daily dose
Your doctor may decide to increase your dose. This is done so that you can take the amount of Crestor , which is suitable for you. If you started with a dose of 5 mg, your doctor may decide to double to 10 mg, then 20 mg and then to 40 mg, if necessary. If you started with 10 mg, your doctor may decide to double to 20 mg, then 40 mg, if necessary. There will be a distance of four weeks between dose received to date and the new adjusted dose.

The maximum daily dose of Crestor is 40 mg. It is only for patients with high levels of cholesterol and increased risk of heart attack or stroke , whose cholesterol levels are not lowered sufficiently with 20 mg.

If you are taking Crestor to lower the risk of heart attack , stroke or other related health problems
The recommended dose is 20 mg daily. However, your doctor may decide to use a lower dose if you have any of the above mentioned factors.

Usual doses in children aged 10-17 years
The usual starting dose is 5 mg. Your doctor may increase your dose to find the right amount Crestor for you. The maximum daily dose of Crestor is 20 mg. Take your dose once a day. 40 mg tablet Crestor should not be used in children.

How to take your tablets
Swallow each tablet whole with liquid or water.

Take Crestor once daily. You can take it anytime of the day. Try to take your tablet at the same time every day, so you can remember it .

Regular cholesterol checks
It is important to sit again with your doctor for regular cholesterol checks to make sure that your cholesterol is reached and held at the proper level .
Your doctor may decide to increase your dose so that you take the amount of Crestor , which is suitable for you.

If you take more dose Crestor
Contact your doctor or nearest hospital for advice.
If you go into hospital for treatment of another condition , tell the medical staff that you are taking Crestor .

If you forget to take Crestor
Do not worry, just take your next dose at the right time . Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you stop taking Crestor
Talk to your doctor if you should stop taking Crestor . Your cholesterol levels may increase again if you stop taking Crestor .

4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Crestor can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
It is important to know what can be the side effects . They are usually mild and disappear within a short time .

Stop taking Crestor and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following allergic reactions :
Difficulty breathing with or without swelling of the face , lips, tongue and / or throat ;
Swelling of face, lips, tongue and / or throat that may cause difficulty in swallowing;
Severe itching of the skin ( a rash) .
Also stop taking Crestor and talk to your doctor immediately if you experience unusual muscle pain that last longer than you would expect . Muscular symptoms are more common in children and adolescents than in adults. As with other statins , a very small number of people have had bad effects on muscles and they rarely have continued to become potentially life-threatening muscle damage known as rhabdomyolysis.

Common possible side effects ( These may affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 patients):
headache ;
Stomach pain ;
constipation ;
nausea ;
Muscle pain ;
Sense of weakness ;
dizziness ;
Increase the amount of protein in the urine - usually returns to normal by itself without the need to stop taking your tablets Crestor (only Crestor 40 mg);
Diabetes. It is more likely if you have high levels of sugar and fat in your blood if you are overweight and if you have high blood pressure. Your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Uncommon possible side effects ( These may affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 patients):
Rash, itching or other skin reactions;
Increase the amount of protein in the urine - it usually returns to normal by itself without the need to stop taking your tablets Crestor (only Crestor 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg).
Rare possible side effects ( These may affect between 1 1000 and 1 in 10,000 patients):
Severe allergic reaction - signs include swelling of the face , lips, tongue and / or throat , difficulty swallowing and breathing, severe itching of the skin ( a rash) . If you think you have an allergic reaction , stop taking Crestor and seek immediate medical attention ;
Muscle damage in adults - as a precaution stop taking Crestor and talk to your doctor if you have any unusual pain in your muscles, which last longer than expected ;
Severe stomach pain (inflammation of the pancreas)
Elevation of liver enzymes in the blood ;
Reducing the number of platelets , which increases risk of bleeding or bruising .
Very rare possible side effects ( These may affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
Jaundice ( yellowing of the skin or eyes ) ;
Hepatitis ( inflammation of liver) ;
Traces of blood in your urine ;
Damage to the nerves of your arms and legs ( like tingling ) ;
Joint pain ;
Loss of memory ;
Breast enlargement in men ( gynecomastia ) .

Side effects of unknown frequency may include :
Diarrhea ( loose stools ) ;
Stevens -Johnson syndrome ( a serious condition with a rash on the skin, mouth , eyes and genitals);
cough;
Shortness of breath ;
edema ;
Sleep disorders, including insomnia and nightmares ;
Sexual difficulties;
depression ;
Breathing problems including persistent cough and / or shortness of breath or fever ;
Tendon injury ;
Muscle weakness that is permanent.
If any of these side effects become a problem or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5 . HOW TO STORE Crestor
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Crestor after the expiry date stated on the box / blister . The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
The tablets should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. If they have expired or are no longer suitable for you , return it to your pharmacist.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Keep your tablets in the container in which you received them .

6 . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What does Crestor
The active ingredient in Crestor is rosuvastatin . Crestor tablets contain rosuvastatin calcium equivalent to 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg rosuvastatin .
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose , calcium phosphate , crospovidone, magnesium stearate , hypromellose , triacetin , titanium dioxide (E 171).
Crestor 10 mg and 20 mg tablets also contain red iron oxide (E 172).
Crestor 5 mg tablets also contain iron oxide yellow.

What is Crestor and contents of the pack
Crestor is available in blister packs containing 28 tablets. (Not all pack sizes may be marketed in different countries. )
Crestor tablets are available in the following concentrations:
Crestor 5 mg film-coated tablets are yellow , round and with a sign ZD4522 and 5 on one side and unmarked reverse side .
Crestor 10 mg tablets are pink , round and with a sign ZD4522 and 10 on one side and unmarked reverse side .
Crestor 20 mg tablets are pink , round and with a sign ZD4522 and 20 on one side and unmarked reverse side .

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The permission for use of Crestor is owned by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals AB, Sweden.

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