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Crestor

Crestor is an antilipemic agent that competitively inhibits hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG -CoA) reductase. HMG -CoA reducuase catalyzes the conversion of HMG -CoA to mevalonic acid, the rate-limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis. Crestor belongs to a class of medications called statins and is used to reduce plasma cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Crestor is a synthetic, enantiomerically pure antilipemic agent. It is used to lower total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), apolipoprotein B (apoB), non-high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (non-HDL-C), and trigleride (TG) plasma concentrations while increasing HDL-C concentrations. High LDL-C, low HDL-C and high TG concentrations in the plasma are associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The total cholesterol to HDL-C ratio is a strong predictor of coronary artery disease and high ratios are associated with higher risk of disease. Increased levels of HDL-C are associated with lower cardiovascular risk. By decreasing LDL-C and TG and increasing HDL-C, crestor reduces the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Generally well-tolerated. Side effects may include myalgia, constipation, asthenia, abdominal pain, and nausea. Other possible side effects include myotoxicity (myopathy, myositis, rhabdomyolysis) and hepatotoxicity. To avoid toxicity in Asian patients, lower doses should be considered. Pharmacokinetic studies show an approximately two-fold increase in peak plasma concentration and AUC in Asian patients (Philippino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Asian-Indian descent) compared to Caucasians patients.

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Drug: Crestor
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Drug: Crestor
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Drug: Crestor
Strength: 40 Mg
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Drug: Crestor
Strength: 5 Mg
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Drug: Crestor
Strength: 10 Mg
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Drug: Crestor
Strength: 5 Mg
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Drug: Crestor
Strength: 20 Mg
Pill Imprint: ZD4522 20
Color: Pink
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Drug: Crestor
Strength: 40 Mg
Pill Imprint: ZD4522 40
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