Can You Get Crestor Online?
If you have high cholesterol, sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough by themselves to help lower it. If it’s time to take a medication for your high cholesterol, you may be wondering if you can get Crestor online.
How do I Get Crestor Online?
Getting Crestor online is easy with PlushCare. Instead of going into your doctor’s office, you have a video or phone appointment with one of our licensed doctors. If they decide that you would benefit from Crestor, they will electronically send a prescription to your pharmacy and you pick it up once it’s ready. Simply click here to schedule an appointment and get Crestor online.
Crestor isn’t right for everybody, so let’s discuss what Crestor is, how it works, potential benefits and side effects, and other things you need to know so you can decide whether Crestor might be right for you.
What is Crestor?
Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). It’s used to lower “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides and raise “good” cholesterol to reduce heart attack and stroke risks.
Is Crestor Generic?
While Crestor is a brand name medication, it is also available as the generic rosuvastatin calcium.
What is Rosuvastatin Calcium?
Rosuvastatin calcium is the generic form of Crestor. It has the same benefits, risks, and side effects, although inactive ingredients may vary.
To read more about rosuvastatin calcium and how you can get it online, click here.
How Does Crestor Work?
As with other statins, Crestor works with diet and exercise to lower how much cholesterol your liver makes. This helps reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol like triglycerides and LDL and increases the levels of “good” cholesterol like HDL.
Crestor Dosage and Treatment
It is critical to follow your doctor’s dosage instructions for Crestor, since your dosage may vary based on a variety of factors like your medical condition and age.
The usual starting dose of Crestor is 10 to 20 mg taken once a day. However, your dosage may be as low as 5 mg a day or as high as 40 mg a day, so take Crestor as directed by your doctor.
What is the Drug Crestor Used For?
Crestor works alongside diet and exercise to lower “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol to help reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.
Side Effects of Crestor
Like any medication, Crestor carries a risk of side effects. Side effects that you may experience with Crestor may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Memory loss
- Memory impairment
- Sleep disorders
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Muscle wasting
- Sore throat
- Flulike illness
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Increased levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) or alanine transaminase (ALT)
- Liver failure
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
- Enlargement of breast tissue in males
- Low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
Considerations and Precautions of Crestor
Crestor is generally considered safe, but it isn’t appropriate for everybody. Make sure you tell your doctor about every medication you take and share your entire medical history to prevent potentially serious complications.
Crestor Drug Interactions
Crestor can cause serious interactions with some medications. Always tell your doctor about all medications you take, including over the counter medications, supplements, and vitamins, especially:
- Blood thinners like warfarin or gemfibrozil
- Red yeast rice products
- Fenofibric acid
- Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir
Other Crestor Warnings
Crestor can cause complications if you have certain medical conditions. Make sure to tell your doctor your entire medical history, especially:
- Alcohol use
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Crestor and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
DO NOT TAKE Crestor if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant – there is a high risk of harm to the fetus.
Talk to your doctor about medication that will be safer for your baby. Contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking Crestor.
You should not breastfeed while taking Crestor because it can pass through breastmilk.
Can You Buy Crestor Online?
It’s important to avoid websites that say they can mail you a prescription medication like Crestor from another country without talking to a doctor first because they are skirting the law. Fortunately, there is a legal way to buy Crestor online.
Simply click here or call (888) 497-3159 any time of night or day to schedule a video or phone appointment with one of our trusted doctors. You’ll talk about your concerns, medical history, and current medications, and if the doctor believes that you will benefit from Crestor, they will send an electronic prescription to your favorite local pharmacy. It’s that easy to get a Crestor prescription online!
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