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Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug of the statin class, made by AstraZeneca and one of the most popular drugs prescribed in the United States. Because of the prevalence of heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and strokes, which account for one in every three deaths in the US, statins are a popular recourse for people who cannot maintain their health through diet and exercise.

Crestor is approved as adjunct therapy at dosages of 5-40 mg to treat heart attacks, heart disease and strokes along with a low-cholesterol diet and exercise program. It acts to reduce serum levels of harmful LDL cholesterol which is deposited as plaque on artery walls, causing narrowing of the arteries and obstructing the flow of blood to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Crestor is taken to reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol. It was indicated initially for patients who have heart conditions, but now is taken by patients in a moderate risk category, who have not responded to diet.

Adult patients at risk are those with elevated triglycerides, elevated total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL cholesterol, elevated levels of a liver protein indicating inflammation, who are males over 50 years of age or females over 60 years of age, and having at least one of the following cardiovascular risk factors: smoking, hypertension, or a family history of premature coronary heart disease. Crestor is prescribed as an adjunct to diet to slow the progression of atherosclerosis, to lower high levels of Apolipoprotein B, and triglycerides, and to treat high total cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol.

In adolescent patients 10 to 17 years of age who are at least one year past the start of menses, Crestor is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and Apolipoprotein B. It may be indicated if diet fails and the LDL cholesterol remains high and there is a family history of premature cardiovascular disease or two or more other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Precautions: 1. Before starting treatment, test for liver enzymes due to the risk of liver damage, and again after 12 weeks. 2. Crestor is contraindicated for women who are pregnant or subsequently become pregnant because of potential harm to the fetus, and because of the unknown efficacy of Crestor treatment during pregnancy.

Crestor has not been studied in certain types of high cholesterol (Frederickson Type I and IV), children under 10, or girls who have not yet started menses.

Any patient taking statins that develops diabetes, suffers a heart attack or suffers organ damage may have a legal claim against the drug manufacturer. Filing a Crestor lawsuit can help pay for the medical costs, lost wages, and other related expenses incurred. Call (800) 349-0000 now for a free phone consultation we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today!

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