I have recently been prescribed this medication and as I only have one child and am only 30yr old am quite worried about this. Help!!!
It does not effect fertility but has been contraindicated in case one is thinking of conceiving.
Using Crestor During Pregnancy: Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is an FDA pregnancy Category X medicine, meaning that it could potentially cause harm to an unborn child. Therefore, Crestor is not recommended for women who are pregnant. If you are taking Crestor and become pregnant, or are thinking about becoming pregnant, need to talk to the doctor immediately.
Crestor and Pregnancy Category X: The U.S. FDA has categorized Crestor as Category X that have harmed the fetus in pregnant animal studies or in humans that take the medicine. The use of a Category X medicine during pregnancy is not recommended.
Crestor has not been systematically studied in humans, but there have been reports of birth defects due to other similar medications in humans.
Suggestions for Crestor and Pregnancy: The effects of high cholesterol do not cause problems for many years or even decades. Therefore, if a woman does not take Crestor or other cholesterol medications during pregnancy, it will likely have only a minimal impact on her long-term risks. Since Crestor offers little benefit and a very real risk during pregnancy, the doctor may recommend that you do not take Crestor while pregnant. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant while on this medication, please discuss Crestor and pregnancy issues with the doctor first.
Hope the info was helpful? Be well & above all safe!
- Crestor Information for Consumers
- Crestor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Crestor (detailed)
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