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22 Jul 2008

Is taking Crestor, dangerous?
My wife is type 2 diabetic, her Dr insists she resume taking Crestor for dangerously high Cholesterol, a homeopath says she Must not take it. Who is right, are there any alternatives please.

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01 Jan 0001

HI Taz

I'm the last person to judge between a medical product and a homeopathic alternative, which is, I suspect, what this will boil down to. I think you'll find that the homeopath has a mistrust of a medical product and wishes to get her onto a homeopathic remedy. I'm neither qualified or keen to give an opinion on that, as I'm a scientist and must side with the scientific product. in that case, I would say that there are likely side-effects of Crestor (refer to the package insert and you'll find them), but the drug will have been tested extensively and decleard safe for humans. If it does cause her side effects that she really doesn't want, then there are other options. But in my opinion, the treatment of the cholesterol is important - if that means she has to drink cod-liver oil, then it is worth doing. In this case, i'd try the Crestor and see if it makes a difference without side effects. If so, problem solved. If not, or if there are side effects that are not desired, then you can cross that bridge as it arrives!

Good luck
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