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    What's the best time of day to take Crestor?
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    March 01, 2009

    What is the best time of day to take Crestor?

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  • Neil MD
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    March 02, 2009
    Neil MD
    Health Pro
    March 02, 2009

    Doctors recommend that you take statin drugs (like Crestor, aka rosuvastatin) at night, before bed.  This is suggested because you make more cholesterol in your liver at night when fasting than during the day when eating.  Statins inhibit the formation of cholesterol, so taking the medication at night when more cholesterol is made, maximizes the efficacy of the medication.

     

    Of course, there are other things you can do to help lower your cholesterol, and I hope you're taking advantage of those things as well. Here are a few articles that may be useful to you:

     

    Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them

    Your Checklist to Lower Cholesterol

     


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