The picture you see is a bottle of 90 Crestor tablets that we paid 50 dollars for online through Medco. This Astrazeneca product has done a great job of lowering my LDL levels and raising my HDL levels. Each pill in the bottle contains 10 milligrams of Rosuvastatin Calcium aka Crestor. One is warned on the bottle label to not take antacids for at least two hours after taking a Crestor tablet AND not to consume alcohol. Not sure if this means to not drink at all if you are taking Crestor or just around the time you ingest the pill?
I was lazy about refilling the bottle a few months ago and went about 20 days without taking this cholesterol medication. So I guess you could say I quit Crestor cold turkey for more than half a month. While on Crestor, I did not experience muscle pain, short-term memory loss, unusual tiredness or depression which are the top 4 side effects. Also I felt no different when I was off of the drug. I have always felt a “little depressed” when I wake up in the morning, but that was something I experienced pre and post Crestor.
I have read a lot of issues and problems on the web associated with statin consumption, but I actually knew a guy at work that was advised by his doctor to take Crestor proactively even though my colleague’s cholesterol numbers were fine! His doctor was a strong advocate of the anti-inflammatory benefits conferred by Crestor.
BTW, I can NOT fathom going back to waiting in line at Walgreens once a month for my Crestor! I order 3 months of pills at a time online from Medco for only $50. Walgreen’s drive throughs in small towns are notoriously slow!