What is Crestor?
Crestor is part of a group of medications called statins. Crestor uses the active ingredient rosuvastatin to treat high cholesterol. It aims to control the HDL and LDL cholesterol levels to keep you as healthy as possible on a long term basis.
Statins work by lowering your cholesterol levels and consequently reduce the risk of developing serious health problems in the future, such as heart attacks and strokes.
How does Crestor work?
Crestor, and other statins, work by slowing down your liver’s production of cholesterol, which in turn will result in overall lower levels of LDLcholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) present in your body. Crestor also increases your levels of HDL, known as ‘good’ cholesterol, and this will help keep your levels of bad cholesterol down.
Statins also help the liver to remove LDL cholesterol that’s already in your blood. All of this won’t just promote healthier cholesterol levels going forwards, but it will help prevent heart attacks and strokes from happening in the future too.
What doses of Crestor are there?
Crestor isn’t a one size fits all type of medication, each person will need a dosage that fits their needs. Crestor comes in 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 40 mg dosages, so there are a few different options and you will only get the right one prescribed to you.
The severity of the cholesterol and other medications you take or conditions you have can all affect the dosage of Crestor you need, so it’s better to speak to our clinician so they can assess all the factors and advise you on the best dosage.