December 8, 2022

In this episode, I discuss a medication known as rosuvastatin (Crestor).

Hey everybody welcome back to drug talk my name is garrett campbell in today’s video we’re going to be doing a more simplified version of a video that we covered in the past on a medication called bursuvastatin or crestor and we’re starting right now just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only so the first thing to discuss about this

Medication is really what this medication is used to treat so where silvastatin can lower cholesterol and triglycerides and can actually help increase hdl or good cholesterol it may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and other related medical conditions and in terms of a classification versus statin is classified as a statin i’ll now discuss how to use

Versuvastatin so first off your prescriber your physician will dictate how much of this medication to use on a daily basis it’s important not to use more than directed by your physician it’s also important to note that when you’re first starting this medication your dose may have to change several times to find what works best for you also aside from the medication

It’s important to follow your physician’s instructions regarding diet to help lower your cholesterol to assist with the medication when you prescribe the regular tablets it’s important to swallow them whole do not crush break or chew it if you’re using the capsule you can swallow the capsule hole or if you have trouble swallowing the capsule you can actually

Open it up and sprinkle the contents of one capsule onto a soft food like applesauce or pudding if you choose to do it this way just don’t save any of the mixture for later you would have to ingest it right away now what happens if you miss a dose of versus statin or crestor so you’d want to take a dose as soon as you remember but if it’s almost time for your next

Dose you would skip the mistos and just take the next regular dose and never take extra medication to make up for a misdose with rasuvistan we’ll now discuss some warnings associated with rasuva statin the first one would be that this medication is not safe to be used during pregnancy so you’d want to get in touch with your physician right away if you do become

Pregnant and also make sure that you’re using an effective form of birth control while using rsuvostatin and on a similar note it’s also important not to breastfeed while you’re using crestor as well it’s important to tell your doctor if you have kidney disease diabetes or thyroid problems as well as low blood pressure sepsis or electrolyte imbalances also let

Your physician know if you have muscle pain or weakness or a history of seizures it’s important to note that this medication may cause severe muscle problems or liver problems and it’s important to note that you should make sure that you tell any physician or dentist that you’re using this medication because you may have to stop this medication before a surgery

For example or before medical lab tests the doctor will do regular lab tests at regular visits so be sure to keep all your appointments so you really get a good idea of how the medication is working for you and you’re tracked properly now as with all medications you may experience with some side effects while using versus statin so there are a few that i’m going

To mention here that if you were to experience them you would just want to go see your physician or get in touch with your physician right away the first one would be if you had an allergic reaction which could present as itching or hives or swelling in your throat or in your hands it could also manifest as chest tightness or trouble breathing you should reach

Out to a physician if there’s a change in how much or how frequently you urinate or if your urine is cloudy or bloody if you have dark urine or pale stools with nausea and vomiting and a loss of appetite you would want to reach out to a physician if you experience muscle pain tenderness or weakness or swelling in your hands ankles or feet and finally you would

Reach out to a physician if you had unusual tiredness or weakness all right everybody that’s all we’re going to talk about today in this quick video talking about versus statin or crest store as always i’m very thankful you took the time to come by and watch on my videos if you found this information valuable you’d like to help grow this channel remember you can

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