|Chemical name: Rosuvastatin
Brand name: Crestor
Typical dosage: 20mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Rosuvastatin is a medication used to treat high cholesterol. It is available as a brand name or as a generic oral tablet.
Rosuvastatin is a medication used to treat high cholesterol. The brand name equivalent of Rosuvastatin is called Crestor.
Rosuvastatin is taken once daily. Your dose depends on how high your cholesterol is.
The most common side effects that you may experience while taking Rosuvastatin include headache, stomach pain, upset stomach, joint pain and weakness.
Yes! 99% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Rosuvastatin.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Rosuvastatin.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|Free – $70||Free – $69|
Do not stop taking Rosuvastatin without talking to your doctor. Rosuvastatin reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke by lowering your cholesterol, but you may not feel the effects of Rosuvastatin working.
Stopping Rosuvastatin against your doctor’s advice puts you at high risk for heart attack and stroke.
You may experience joint and/or muscle pains while taking Rosuvastatin. If these side effects become severe, talk to your doctor. You may need an adjustment in your dose or an alternative medication to help control your cholesterol.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.