Crestor 10 mg Tablets
Of the four strengths available for Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium), the Crestor 10 mg tablets are in the middle of the range. Crestor comes in the form of tablets and is generally taken once a day to treat high cholesterol.
Crestor 10 mg once daily is the recommended starting dose for most people for treating high cholesterol. After several weeks, your healthcare provider may recommend that you return to re-check your cholesterol levels. If you have not reached your cholesterol goal at this time, your healthcare provider may choose to increase your dose of Crestor. The dose can also be decreased if side effects occur. Your healthcare provider may also recommend a lower Crestor dosage if you meet certain criteria (such as if you are 65 years old or older, or take certain other medications). The average daily dose is Crestor 20 mg to Crestor 40 mg once a day.
Even though Crestor is designed to lower cholesterol, lifestyle changes (such as weight loss, diet, and exercise) are still important for maintaining good cholesterol.
(Click Crestor Dosing for more detailed information about Crestor 10 mg tablets, a list of general guidelines that healthcare providers often base their dosage recommendations on, and some tips on taking the medication.)