Generic Name: Crestor
What is Crestor?
Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:dizzinesslight-headednesstiredness or weaknessspinning sensationgenerally feeling unwellincreased sensitivity of the skin to suninability to get or maintain an erectionThese are the common side effects of COZAAR. For the most part these have been mild. Also, tell your doctor if you develop cough.
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:skin rash, itchinessaching muscles, not caused by exercisesigns of anaemia, such as tiredness, being short of breath, and looking palebleeding or bruising more easily than normalThese may be serious side effects. If any of the following happen, stop taking COZAAR and tell your doctor immediately or go to accident and emergency at your nearest hospital:swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathingsevere and sudden onset of pinkish, itchy swellings on the skin, also called hives or nettlerashThese are serious side effects.
If you have them, you may have had a serious allergic reaction to COZAAR.
Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects.
This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Check the labels on all your medicines such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or worsen your heart failure. Do not share this medication with others. Lifestyle changes such as stress reduction programs, exercise, and dietary changes may increase the effectiveness of this medicine.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that might benefit you. Check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure, and share the results with your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
How should I take Crestor?
Within a few weeks of starting, my pressure was under control and has remained that way for over 5 years. I now have perfectly normal blood pressure. Did lower my blood pressure after about 3 weeks. Remained lower during remainder of course and after the treatment ended.
What should I avoid while taking Crestor?
Losartan, at doses as high as 1. The overall safety profile appeared comparable between treatment groups. The volume of distribution of losartan is 34 litres. Following oral and intravenous administration of 14C-labelled losartan potassium, circulating plasma radioactivity primarily is attributed to losartan and its active metabolite.
Minimal conversion of losartan to its active metabolite was seen in about one percent of individuals studied.
Crestor side effects
If this combination proves essential, serum lithium level monitoring is recommended during concomitant use. When angiotensin II antagonists are administered simultaneously with NSAIDs i. Concomitant use of angiotensin II antagonists or diuretics and NSAIDs may lead to an increased risk of worsening of renal function, including possible acute renal failure, and an increase in serum potassium, especially in patients with poor pre-existing renal function.
The combination should be administered with caution, especially in the elderly. Patients should be adequately hydrated and consideration should be given to monitoring renal function after initiation of concomitant therapy, and periodically thereafter.
Clinical trial data have shown that dual blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system RAAS through the combined use of ACE-inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers or aliskiren is associated with a higher frequency of adverse events such as hypotension, hyperkalaemia, and decreased renal function including acute renal failure compared to the use of a single RAAS-acting agent see sections 4.
The use of losartan is contraindicated during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy see section 4. Whilst there is no controlled epidemiological data on the risk with Angiotensin II Receptor Inhibitors AIIRAssimilar risks may exist for this class of medicinal products.
Common Crestor ide effects may include:
Cozaar is used to treat high blood pressure hypertension in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.
Cozaar was one of the first angiotensin receptor blockers to be sold when it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in 1995.
Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
Method of administrationLosartan tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Cozaar Comp tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water. Cozaar Comp may be administered with or without food. Such conditions should be corrected before the administration of Cozaar Comp tablets see sections 4. Liver function impairmentBased on pharmacokinetic data which demonstrate significantly increased plasma concentrations of losartan in cirrhotic patients, Cozaar Comp should be used with caution in patients with a history of mild to moderate hepatic impairment.
Where can I get more information?
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Excipient This medicinal product contains lactose.