How Much Does Rosuvastatin Calcium Cost Without Insurance

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How Much Does Rosuvastatin Calcium Cost Without Insurance

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RxSaver Editors
By RxSaver Editors
Nov 23, 2016
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Rosuvastatin Calcium, generic Crestor, is now available for purchase and it can save you big money at the pharmacy. The patent for Crestor expired on July 8, 2016. With this blog post, we’ll share information that will help you learn more about Rosuvastatin Calcium, as well as help you find discounts for the drug at nearby pharmacies.

Rosuvastatin Calcium is a statin drug used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood. It reduces the chances of developing health issues like heart disease and strokes caused partially by higher cholesterol levels. It is also used to lower the risk of stroke and heart attack, as well as other heart complications in certain people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.

What are the differences between Crestor and Rosuvastatin Calcium?

These drugs are in a group of drugs called statins. The drug’s main use is reducing levels of “bad” cholesterol.

Since the active ingredients in generics have to be identical to the brand drug, the dosage and quantity you take will most likely mirror that of Crestor. According to RxSaver, the most common dose and quantity for Crestor is 30 tablets of 10 mg.

Be sure to consult your physician or pharmacist before switching over to any generic version. Though the active ingredients in generic medications must be identical to their branded counterpart, the inactive ingredients may be slightly different.

The drug is manufactured by Actavis, whereas Crestor is AstraZeneca.

How can I get a discount on Rosuvastatin Calcium?

Rosuvastatin Calcium (generic for Crestor)

The RxSaver coupon price for rosuvastatin calcium at major retail pharmacies starts at $12.97.

When picking up your medication, be sure to present the coupon, found through our search tool, to the pharmacist. Do this just like you would when presenting your insurance card.

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Common Rosuvastatin Side Effects

  • Body aches or pain
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Difficulty with moving
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness
  • Pain in the joints
  • Runny nose
  • Tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Voice changes

Major Side Effects

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects when taking Rosuvastatin.

Rare:

  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fever
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Muscle pain, stiffness, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Skin rash
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Yellow eyes or skin

Less Common Side Effects

  • Accidental injury
  • Accumulation of pus, swollen, red, or tender area of infection near a tooth
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • Belching
  • Bladder pain
  • Bloated or full feeling
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Chest tightness or heaviness
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • Discouragement
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • Excessive muscle tone
  • Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • Fear
  • Feeling faint
  • Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • Feeling of warmth or heat
  • Feeling sad or empty
  • Flushed, dry skin
  • Flushing or redness of the skin especially on the face and neck
  • Fruit-like breath odor
  • General feeling of discomfort or illness
  • Heartburn
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Irritability
  • Itching skin
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lack or loss of strength
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Muscle tension or tightness
  • Nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Nervousness
  • Pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
  • Pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • Pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  • Pale skin
  • Passing gas
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Sensation of spinning
  • Shivering
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Sneezing
  • Stomach pain, discomfort, tenderness, or upset
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sweating
  • Swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Vomiting

*Rosuvastatin Calcium side effects are similar to Crestor’s. Check with your physician to discuss any rosuvastatin side effects you may be experiencing.

Why are prices for generic Crestor so much less than the brand?

Brand prescription drugs are usually under patent, which is why they are normally so expensive. The exclusivity of brand drugs is often why prices are higher. The high prices are often attributed to the extensive research and development the drug manufacturer went through while developing the drug.

The role generic alternatives play in the health care marketplace is very important. Once a branded drug comes off patent, the price of generic versions allow for much more affordable treatments, in turn, increasing medication adherence.

 Rosuvastatin Calcium: 10 MG / 30 TAB

*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 1/13/2021. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see RxSaver.com for actual pricing in your area.

RxSaver Editors

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