From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Crestor® is a prescription medication that lowers LDL or "bad" cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. LDL is the main source of artery-clogging plaque associated with heart disease. Crestor® is the brand name for rosuvastatin calcium, which belongs to the class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. Other common medications in this category include Zocor® and Lipitor®. Statins function by blocking a certain enzyme involved in the liver's production of cholesterol.
Crestor® manufacturer AstraZenica offers free samples of the drug for patients who have not yet tried it. Interested consumers can print a voucher good for a free trial of Crestor® from the official website. The free supply contains 30 doses.
|Chemical name||Rosuvastatin calcium|
|Brought to market||2003|
|Administration||Once a day by mouth|
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How to Get Crestor Samples
New patients can get a coupon for Crestor® samples from the official Crestor® website. Selecting the Sign up Now link in the Save on Crestor® box on the right side of the main page will direct users to a screen where they can select Considering Crestor®? to access a printable Crestor free trial certificate. The patient then takes the certificate to a physician for a free 30-day trial prescription. This trial offer is available for Crestor® 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg. The eligibility requirements for the Crestor® free trial include:
- A limit of one 30-day free trial voucher for Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg per person.
- The voucher can only be redeemed at retail pharmacies, and cannot be used for mail order purchases.
- The offer may not be combined with any other free trial, coupon, discount, prescription savings card, or other offer.
- Massachusetts pharmacies are prohibited by law from honoring the discount.
Patients who decide to use Crestor® long-term can get continued Crestor® savings through their discount card program. With the card, consumers can get Crestor® for as little as $25 per prescription. Limitations apply to this offer.
Once the free trial or card has been used up, it may still be possible to get free Crestor® by taking advantage of patient assistance programs. The AZ&Me Prescription Savings program, available for those with no insurance coverage as well as those covered by Medicare Part D, is available to help those with limited income get needed Crestor®. The programs have applications that may be accessed over the Web. In addition, interested patients can call 800-292-6363 if they have no drug insurance, or 800-292-6363 if they are eligible for Medicare Part D.
Manufactured by AstraZeneca, Crestor® was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003. Doctors usually prescribe Crestor® as part of an overall treatment plan to lower cholesterol that includes exercise and dietary changes. Although side effects of Crestor® are infrequent, some patients may experience headaches, nausea, muscle pain, weakness, or abdominal pain.
Also See: Free Drug Samples, Crestor Coupons, Crestor Patient Assistance Programs,Caltrate Free Samples, Lipitor, Lipitor Coupons, Lipitor Side Effects, Zocor Coupons, Zocor Side Effects, Statins and Diabetes