Crestor and Alcohol

by on April 29, 2012

It is not recommended that you consume any alcohol while being treated with Crestor (Rosuvastatin).

However, if alcohol use cannot be avoided you should limit your use to no more than 2 drinks in a single day or 14 drinks per week.

One of the signs to look for that a person has consumed a large amount of alcohol is a large concentration of Crestor in the blood. This often happens due to damage done to the liver. The body depends on the liver to metabolize the medication. Most doctors would recommend that you avoid alcohol consumption all together with Crestor. Even if you always drink moderately, you still are vulnerable to mild side effects. It is better for you to consume foods and drinks that are higher in nutritional value.

There are other precautions that need to be taken before you get on Crestor. If you have a history of diabetes, kidney or liver disease, any thyroid problems or alcoholism, then you should check with your doctor before getting on the medication. Your doctor will probably recommend that you stop alcohol consumption before you can get on Crestor so that you can spare your liver. Also, if you are pregnant, it is not a good idea to be on crestor. If you are on crestor when you get pregnant you should stop taking it immediately.

With moderate consumption of alcohol, there may be no serious issues or interactions with crestor. You also will have no problems with accidental consumption of alcohol as long as it is a small amount. Alcoholism on the other hand is a problem in an of itself. Crestor will actually aggravate the problems associated with alcohol.