Ask an expert
Question

28 Nov 2012

Lipitor (Generic) &amp  Crestor Tablets for Cholestrol
I am a 57 year-old post menopausal woman and use Femigel three times per week. My GP initially prescribed the generic of Lipitor for my high cholestrol however it didn''t seem to agree with me causing constipation and insomnia and I generally didn''t feel well on it. He then changed my medication to Crestor which is much better and actually seems to make me sleep deeper and for longer, even better than before I went on the previous tablets! Is this a fact that Crestor can make you sleep better and the reason why the Pharmacist recommends they be taken before bedtime? Please also advise what tests I should have before renewing my 6-month prescription - muscle strength, liver, etc.? Thanks.
Answer 445 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Michelle

Crestor can cause drowsiness. You will have to consult your doctor for a fasting lipid profile, as well as fasting glucose and blood insulin levels.

Regards





Dr Anrich
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.