Crestor Free Samples

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Crestor® is a prescription medication that lowers LDL or "bad" cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. LDL is the main source of artery-clogging plaque associated with heart disease. Crestor® is the brand name for rosuvastatin calcium, which belongs to the class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins.[1] Other common medications in this category include Zocor® and Lipitor®. Statins function by blocking a certain enzyme involved in the liver's production of cholesterol.

Crestor® manufacturer AstraZenica offers free samples of the drug for patients who have not yet tried it. Interested consumers can print a voucher good for a free trial of Crestor® from the official website. The free supply contains 30 doses.[2]


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Chemical name Rosuvastatin calcium
Manufactured by AstraZeneca
Prescription Needed? Yes
Generic available No
Brought to market 2003[3]
Administration Once a day by mouth[1]
Manufacturer phone 800-236-9933[4]
Disclaimer The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.
Author Allison Hughes
 
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How to Get Crestor Samples

New patients can get a coupon for Crestor® samples from the official Crestor® website. Selecting the Sign up Now link in the Save on Crestor® box on the right side of the main page will direct users to a screen where they can select Considering Crestor®? to access a printable Crestor free trial certificate. The patient then takes the certificate to a physician for a free 30-day trial prescription. This trial offer is available for Crestor® 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg. The eligibility requirements for the Crestor® free trial include:[2]

  • A limit of one 30-day free trial voucher for Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg per person.
  • The voucher can only be redeemed at retail pharmacies, and cannot be used for mail order purchases.
  • The offer may not be combined with any other free trial, coupon, discount, prescription savings card, or other offer.
  • Massachusetts pharmacies are prohibited by law from honoring the discount.

Patients who decide to use Crestor® long-term can get continued Crestor® savings through their discount card program. With the card, consumers can get Crestor® for as little as $25 per prescription. Limitations apply to this offer.

Once the free trial or card has been used up, it may still be possible to get free Crestor® by taking advantage of patient assistance programs. The AZ&Me Prescription Savings program, available for those with no insurance coverage as well as those covered by Medicare Part D, is available to help those with limited income get needed Crestor®. The programs have applications that may be accessed over the Web. In addition, interested patients can call 800-292-6363 if they have no drug insurance, or 800-292-6363 if they are eligible for Medicare Part D.[5]

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Crestor Background

Manufactured by AstraZeneca, Crestor® was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003.[3] Doctors usually prescribe Crestor® as part of an overall treatment plan to lower cholesterol that includes exercise and dietary changes. Although side effects of Crestor® are infrequent, some patients may experience headaches, nausea, muscle pain, weakness, or abdominal pain.[1]


Also See: Free Drug Samples, Crestor Coupons, Crestor Patient Assistance Programs,Caltrate Free Samples, Lipitor, Lipitor Coupons, Lipitor Side Effects, Zocor Coupons, Zocor Side Effects, Statins and Diabetes

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000242
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.crestor.com/c/crestor-patients/crestor-savings/fto.aspx
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=11073
  4. http://www.crestor.com/c/common/contactus.aspx
  5. http://www.needymeds.org/drug_list.taf?_function=name&name=Crestor&coupon=1