What is it?
Crestor is a prescription only medicine that belongs to a group of cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins. Along with diet, Crestor lowers 'bad' cholesterol (LDL-C), increases 'good' cholesterol (HDL-C), and also slows the progression of atherosclerosis in adults with high cholesterol, as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance, also called a lipid, normally found in your bloodstream. Your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol to function properly. But high cholesterol can lead to health problems. LDL-C is called bad cholesterol because if you have too much in your bloodstream, it can become a danger to your health and can lead to potentially
HDL-C is known as good cholesterol because it may help remove excess cholesterol. Common health factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking,
obesity, family history of early heart disease, and age can make controlling your cholesterol even more important.
How does it work?
Most of the cholesterol in your blood is made in the liver. Crestor works by reducing cholesterol in two ways: Crestor blocks an enzyme in the liver causing the liver to make less cholesterol, and Crestor increases the uptake and breakdown by the liver of cholesterol already in the blood.
How should I take?
Take Crestor exactly as prescribed by your health care professional. Do not change your dose or stop Crestor without talking to your health care professional, even if you are feeling well. Your health care professional may do blood tests to check your cholesterol levels before and during your treatment with Crestor. Your dose of Crestor may be changed based on these blood test results. Crestor can be taken at any time of day, with or without food. Swallow the tablets whole.
Your health care professional should start you on a cholesterol-lowering diet before giving you Crestor. Stay on this diet when you take Crestor Wait at least 2 hours after taking Crestor to take an antacid that contains a combination of aluminium and magnesium hydroxide. If you miss a dose of Crestor, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take 2 doses of Crestor within 12 hours of each other. If you take too much Crestor or overdose, call your health care professional or Poison Control Centre right away or go to the nearest emergency room
Where can I buy Crestor online?
You can buy Crestor online with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above. We are the UK’s leading supplier of statins, and Crestor for sale in the UK and our pharmacy is regulated by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
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