Crestor comes as a tablet. Crestor tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. It does not matter whether you take it with food or on an empty stomach.
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CRESTOR should be used as an adjunct to diet when the response to diet and exercise is inadequate.,Prevention of Cardiovascular Events,CRESTOR is indicated for prevention of major cardiovascular events in men greater than or equal to 50 years old and women greater than or equal to 60 years old with no clinically evident cardiovascular disease but with at least two conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (hypertension, low HDL-C, smoking, or a family history of premature coronary heart disease).,CRESTOR is indicated to:
= Reduce the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction
= Reduce the risk of nonfatal stroke.
= Reduce the risk of coronary artery revascularisation procedures.
In patients with hypercholesterolaemia: CRESTOR is indicated for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia (including familial hypercholesterolaemia). Prior to initiating therapy with CRESTOR , secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated.
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