Crestor 20 mg Tablets
Of the four strengths available for Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium), the Crestor 20 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.
Although the average daily Crestor dose is Crestor 20 mg to Crestor 40 mg once daily, the recommended starting dose for most people for treating high cholesterol is typically Crestor 10 mg once daily. However, if after several weeks you have not reached your cholesterol goal, 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).
Although most people tolerate Crestor well, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects of this medication include muscle pain or tenderness, constipation, and nausea.
(Click Crestor Dosing for more information on how Crestor 20 mg can be beneficial in treating high cholesterol, general dosing guidelines, and tips for when and how to take this medication.)