No Generic of CRESTOR
Only CRESTOR is CRESTOR, there is no generic of CRESTOR currently available
® (rosuvastatin calcium) belongs to a class of drugs called . There are several available medications in this class and only some of them have generic forms. CRESTOR does not have a generic form.
It is important to know that no two drugs in one class are exactly the same. In fact, not all medications work the same for all patients, including the generic equivalents. When your doctor prescribes a medication, it is because he/she feels it is the right one for you. So what can you as the patient do to ensure that you get the medication your doctor requested?
Here are five easy tips to consider about your medication:
Before leaving the doctor’s office, be sure you understand why your doctor has prescribed
that specific medication
Ask your doctor to write “medically necessary,” “may not substitute,” or “dispense as written”
on the prescription, as this requires the pharmacist to check with you and your doctor before
making medication switches
Take the time to ask questions at your pharmacy and ensure you’re getting the medicine you’ve been prescribed
Be familiar with what your medication looks like and know both the brand and generic name
of that medicine
Request that your physician and/or pharmacist put a note in your records indicating that you
take a particular medication and not to switch it
Learn the facts and remember these tips to help ensure you get what the doctor ordered the next time a prescription is filled.