Crestor Drug Interactions
Crestor Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Crestor is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
If you are using antacids while taking Crestor, make sure to take the antacid at least two hours after Crestor. Antacids may decrease the absorption of Crestor into your system, perhaps making it less effective.
Birth Control Pills
Taking birth control pills with Crestor can increase the level of the hormones in the birth control pills, perhaps increasing your risk of side effects. Be sure to discuss this with your healthcare provider if you are currently using birth control pills.
Theoretically, Crestor may decrease the level of steroid hormones in the body. Since cimetidine can also lower these hormone levels, taking these medications together may increase your risk of related problems. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining cimetidine with Crestor.
Taking cyclosporine and Crestor simultaneously may greatly increase the level of Crestor in your blood. This can increase your risk of Crestor side effects, including serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (see Crestor and Muscle Pain). Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress more closely and make necessary dosing adjustments.