Crestor (rosuvastatin) Disease Interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with Crestor (rosuvastatin):
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Includes Crestor) ↔ rhabdomyolysis
Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Myopathy, Myoneural Disorder, Hypothyroidism, Renal Dysfunction
Severe myopathy, including rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure secondary to myoglobinuria, has been reported rarely with the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. The myopathy may be dose-related and is characterized by muscle aches and/or weakness in conjunction with increases in creatine phosphokinase (CPK) values exceeding 10 times the upper limit of normal. Therapy with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting myopathy, in those with predisposing factors for myopathy or with a history of myoneural disorder, since it may delay the recognition or confound the diagnosis of a drug-induced musculoskeletal effect. Patients should be advised to report promptly any unusual muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever. Periodic CPK determinations may be considered in some patients, although the value of such monitoring is uncertain. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor therapy should be withdrawn if markedly elevated CPK levels occur or if drug-related myopathy is diagnosed or suspected.
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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Includes Crestor) ↔ cognitive impairment
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: CNS Disorder
Cognitive impairment (e.g., memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, memory impairment, confusion) have been observed in patients receiving statins. The reports are usually not serious, and reversible upon statin discontinuation. Caution is recommended when using these agents in patients with cognitive impairment.
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Includes Crestor) ↔ diabetes
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Diabetes Mellitus
Increases in HbA1c and fasting serum glucose levels have been reported with the use of certain HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Caution should be exercised when using these agents in diabetic patients and close monitoring is recommended.
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Includes Crestor) ↔ renal disease
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Renal Dysfunction
Some HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors such as fluvastatin, have not been studied in patients with severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease. Some others such as pitavastatin and simvastatin, require a dose reduction when used in this group of patients. Caution and close monitoring is advised when using these drugs in patients with renal impairment.
Rosuvastatin (Includes Crestor) ↔ hematuria/proteinuria
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Hematuria, Proteinuria
An association between rosuvastatin and the development of proteinuria and microscopic hematuria was observed among treated patients during clinical trials. Patients with unexplained persistent proteinuria and/or hematuria during routine urinalysis testing should be instructed to reduce the dose of rosuvastatin according to clinical standards. Therapy with rosuvastatin should be administered cautiously in patients showing abnormal urinalysis. Monitoring for proteinuria and hematuria is recommended.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) drug interactions
There are 274 drug interactions with Crestor (rosuvastatin)
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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