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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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how much the drug will lower my cholesterol ?

I was just put on Crestor for High Cholesterol. Mine is 296. How much will this drug lower it?? I was just told my cholesterol is 296 which is extremely high. They put me on Crestor. I am just curious how much the drug will lower my cholestorol by. Thank you for your advice!!
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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It depends on your dose and how you change your diet. With doses of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg daily Crestor reduce LDL-cholesterol by 45%, 52%, 55%, and 63%, respectively. Additional studies down with the 5mg and 10mg show results that are pretty close to the ones claimed by the manufacture. It also lowers lower triglycerides by 21- 43%. It is important that you eat a healthy diet in addition to taking your medication to get the maximum effect.
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