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March 1, 2021 Read Time - 6 minutes

Get Prescribed Crestor Online

If you have high cholesterol, you may have heard about Crestor. You may have even been prescribed the medication in the past. Going to the doctor’s office can be a hassle, though, and now you’re wondering if you can get Crestor online. 

Luckily, there is a way you can get Crestor online. Let’s talk about how you can get prescribed online, what Crestor is, how it works, along with its risks and benefits. We’ll also compare Crestor with another cholesterol medication called Lipitor.

Can You Buy Crestor Online?

Laws in the United States require everybody to speak to a licensed doctor before receiving any prescription medication, including Crestor. Any website that claims they can mail you Crestor without speaking to a doctor first is skirting the law.

While you can’t buy Crestor online and have it shipped to your door, you can have an online video or phone appointment with one of the trusted doctors at PlushCare.

If they believe Crestor is right for you, they can electronically send a prescription for Crestor to your preferred pharmacy, where you can pick it up as soon as the same day. Online doctor appointments are safe and much more convenient than needing to go into your doctor’s office.

At PlushCare 97% of conditions are successfully treated on the first visit and the average appointment to get Crestor online lasts just 15 minutes. Talk to a doctor to get Crestor online by booking your appointment here.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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What Is Crestor and What Does it Treat?

Crestor is a type of medication called a statin. It’s used along with diet and exercise to help:

  • lower “bad” LDL cholesterol
  • slow down plaque buildup in arteries
  • prevent strokes, heart disease, and heart attacks

Crestor works by:

  • blocking liver enzymes, causing the liver to make less cholesterol
  • increasing the liver’s breakdown and uptake of cholesterol already in the blood

Is Crestor Generic?

Crestor is a brand name medication. The active ingredient is also available under the generic name of rosuvastatin.

Crestor Dosage and Treatment

The dosage for Crestor varies depending on many factors and ranges from 5 mg to 40 mg.

A typical starting dose is 10 to 20 mg taken once a day. Always follow your doctor’s instructions about how much Crestor to take and how often to take it.

Keep taking Crestor, even if you feel well because high cholesterol typically has no symptoms.

You may need frequent blood tests while taking Crestor to check your liver values.

People of Asian descent may absorb Crestor at a higher rate than other people and may need to start on a lower dose than others.

Crestor Side Effects

Although Crestor is generally considered to be safe, it may cause side effects ranging from mild to severe. Potential side effects of Crestor may include:

  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain or nausea
  • Confusion or mild memory problems
  • New or worsening diabetes
  • Muscle problems
  • Kidney problems
  • LIver problems

Benefits of Crestor

Crestor has many benefits, including:

  • Lowered blood levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL)
  • Lowered triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood)
  • Increased levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL)
  • Slowed progression of atherosclerosis (a build-up of plaque in blood vessels)
  • Reduced risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Crestor Precautions

Always tell your doctor about your medical history and medications. Crestor may not be right for everybody. Be especially sure to let your doctor know about:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Alcohol use
  • Thyroid disorder
  • If you are over 65 years old
  • If you are of Asian descent
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or may become pregnant

Make sure your doctor knows about any medications you take, especially:

  • Blood thinners (like warfarin or Coumadin)
  • Colchicine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Daptomycin
  • Ledipasvir
  • Fostamatinib
  • Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir
  • Red yeast rice products
  • Medicines that contain niacin or nicotinic acid (like vitamin B3, Niaspan, Niacor, Advicor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin)
  • Antifungal medicine (like fluconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole)
  • Antiviral medicine to treat HIV or hepatitis C (like fosamprenavir, atazanavir, lopinavir, ritonavir, tipranavir, simeprevir)
  • Antacids
  • Other cholesterol medications (like fenofibrate, gemfibrozil)

Crestor Vs Lipitor

Lipitor and Crestor belong to the same class of medications, called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. They have similar effectiveness and benefits. The generic for Lipitor called atorvastatin, is slightly cheaper than the generic for Crestor, rosuvastatin.

The main differences between Crestor and Lipitor are the dosage, side effects, and medication interactions.

Crestor Vs Lipitor Dosage

The typical dosage of Crestor ranges from 5 to 40 mg, while the typical dosage of Lipitor is 10 to 80 mg.

Your doctor will decide which medication and in what dose is best for you based on your general health, personal preferences, and other medications you may be taking.

Crestor Vs Lipitor Side Effects

The most common side effects of Crestor include:

  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Abdominal pain

The most common side effects of Liptitor include:

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain in extremities
  • Nasopharyngitis

Crestor Vs Lipitor Drug Interactions

Common drug interactions with Crestor include:

  • Clarithromycin
  • Coumarin anticoagulants
  • Cyclosporine
  • Fenofibrate
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Itraconazole
  • Niacin
  • Protease inhibitors

The most common drug interactions with Lipitor include:

  • Clarithromycin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Digoxin
  • Fenofibrate
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Itraconazole
  • Niacin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Protease inhibitors (ritonavir, tipranavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir, fosamprenavir)
  • Rifampin

How Much Is a 30-Day Supply of Crestor?

Your cost for Crestor will vary depending on where and how you buy it. A 30-day supply of Crestor may be as low as $4 through some pharmacies’ membership clubs or as low as $9.90 with a coupon from GoodRx. Your insurance coverage may also affect your cost.

Talk to your prescribing doctor about ways you can save on your prescriptions.

Is Rosuvastatin as Effective as Crestor?

Rosuvastatin is the generic form of Crestor. It has the same main ingredients and is as effective as Crestor at lowering bad cholesterol.

Generic medication such as rosuvastatin are often cheaper than their branded counterparts.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Get Crestor Online Today

Getting started with PlushCare is simple. All you need to do to schedule your appointment is click here, or download the free PlushCare App from Google Play or The App Store.

You can schedule your appointment any time of day, and you may be able to get an appointment as soon as today.


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Sources:

PlushCare is dedicated to providing you with accurate and trustworthy health information.

FDA. FDA Approves First Generic Crestor. Accessed on November 24, 2020 at https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-generic-crestor

NIH. Crestor. Accessed on February 9, 2021 at https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=bb0f3b5e-4bc6-41c9-66b9-6257e2513512

 

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