CRESTOR is now
approved in 51 countries, and over 1 million patients have been
Before the FDA
approved CRESTOR in August 2003, followoing the unanimous
recommendation of its expert Advisory Committee, this drug's safety
had been tested in carefully monitored clinical trials with over
10,000 patients - significantly more than any other drug of its kind
more than 40,000 patients have taken CRESTOR in clinical statins.
medications, all statins have side effects. For CRESTOR, the
side effects have been shown to occur infrequently, are usually mild,
and tend to go away.
As with all
statin drugs, any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
experienced with CRESTOR, particularly if accompanied by sickness or
fever, should be reported to your health care professional immediately.
has been prescribed for you
has a plan to help you lower your cholesterol to a healthier level -
and keep it there. This includes a cholesterol-loweing diet,
regular exercisem and taking CRESTOR.
CRESTOR is a
statin. Statin drugs lower cholesterol by preventing the liver
(which produces most of your cholesterol) from taking too much cholesterol.
lower "bad" cholesterol abould half (52% at 10 mg versus 7%
with placebo; your resulys may vary). If diet and exercise
alone don't lower your cholesterol enough, CRESTOR may help you
succeed. The recommended starting dose of CRESTOR is 10 mg once
daily. CRESTOR comes in 5-, 10-, 20-, and 40-mg tablets.
long-term cholesterol management is important
cholesterol cannot be cured - but it can be managed
successfully. CRESTOR, together with a healthy diet and regular
exercise can be a highly effective combination in cholesterol
management. Remember, if you get good results with CRESTOR, and
you stop taking it, your cholesterol may go back up. To get the
most benefit from CRESTOR, you must take it exactly as your physician
has prescribed - even after any improvement in your cholesterol levels.
For more information...
Please talk to
your physician and visit www.crestor.com or call the AstraZeneca
Patient Information Center toll free at 1-877-782-8461.
prescribed along with diet for lowering cholesterol and is not for
everyone, including people with liver disease, and women who are
nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. Tell your doctor
promptly if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, as
they may be a sign of serious side effects. Be sure to tell
your doctor about other medications you are taking. Simple
blood tests are needed to check for liver problems before and 12
weeks after start of therapy or change of dose, and periodically
thereafter. Side effects occur infrequently and include muscle
aches, constipation, weakness, abdominal pain and nausea. They
are usually mild and tend to go away. CRESTOR has not
been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks.
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