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Hi, I'm Doctor Robert, a Medical Internist (MD) who deals with diseases of all organ systems. All my education has been completed in the US.
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Crestor is absorbed from the GI tract very well. Most of it circulates bound to proteins in the blood, and thats how its delivered to the tissues. Let me continue please.
It is metabolized in the liver as is all the statin drugs.
For crestor, the 1/2 life in the body is listed as about 20 hours.
So, if we triple that, that is about roughly how long it takes to become insignificant in the blood.
that means in about three days, it's gone. Does this make sense?
So, why do you ask this question?
thinking about stopping on 10 mg
What do you mean STOPPING ON 10 mg? Stopping taking it?
stop taking it (thats the dose I am on)
Have you discussed this with your doctor? and are you on another medication for high cholesterol in its place?
no - have not discussed with doctor and no other medication
So why stop it if its keeping your cholesterol uder control?
that's UNDER control..
been losing weight and exercising trying to get off medications
Well, you're an adult and that's your choice. Who am I to tell you differently.
Any other questions I can answer for you today?
how long does it take for lunesta to leave your body
That's a very good question. Give me about two minutes so I can consult a medical textbook for a piece of information to assist you. Don't leave because I'll be right back...
It takes about two days. I found that in a reference source.
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yes how long does lisiniprol (blood pressure medicine to leave your body)
lisinopril is gone in less than 36 hours. I am on that medicine myself. Great drug.
Your question was about Crestor. Do you want me to give this information for ALL your drugs?
Please stay with me so I can help you better.
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yes but are you a real MD of a person that just looks up stuff
I am a Medical Internist (MD) trained in diseases of adults. I completed my undergraduate studies at an Ivy league school (where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude), went to a top-10 medical school, and did my medicine residency at the Penn. State Univ. Medical Center. I was board-certified in two specialties.
Is that adequate?
Nobody memorizes all 100,000 medications in the US formulary. That's why they have books to look it up in.
You have to be a doctor to be an expert on this medical site, by the way
so like what are doing here - just asking . . .
I'm here to help customers with medical issues. People like you.
kinda cool service if its all legit - thanks appreciate it -
Clicking ACCEPT would be most appreciated.
And it is legit.