Crestor Dosage and
Recommended Crestor dosage:
The usual starting Crestor dosage is 10 mg prescribed once a day.
However, your physician may initially start at 5 mg per day if your LDL cholesterol level doesn’t require a high dose, or if you have some
predisposing risk factors for muscle damage. If your LDL cholesterol
level is above 190, the doctor may start at 20 mg once a day. If this
dosage fails to lower your cholesterol, the doctor may increase your
dose to 40 mg per day.
If you have a rare genetic disorder known as homozygous familial
hypercholesterolemia which causes unusually high cholesterol levels,
the doctor may start at 20 mg once a day. If necessary, the physician
may then increase your Crestor dosage to a maximum of 40 mg a day.
If you have very severe kidney problems, the initial recommended
starting dosage is 5 mg once a day, up to a maximum of 10 mg per day.
If you’re taking the medication cyclosporine, your physician may limit
your Crestor dosage to 25 mg once a day. If you’re taking the drug
Gemfibrozil (Lopid) for lowering cholesterol, your dose must be
limited to 10 mg once a day. Your doctor may want to test your
cholesterol levels within two to four weeks after you start taking
Crestor and also after any dose adjustment.
Although specific information is not available, any medication taken
in excess of the recommended amount can cause very serious
consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Crestor you should always
seek immediate medical attention.
If you miss a dose of Crestor….
You should take the forgotten dosage as soon as you remember unless it
is almost time for your next dose, which you should then skip the one
you miss and go back to your regular schedule. You should never take
two doses at the same time.
Storage instructions for Crestor…
You should store this cholesterol medication at room temperature to
protect it from moisture.
information from The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs
Additional information and webpage by
Paul Susic M.A. Licensed
Psychologist Ph.D Candidate (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)