Crestor® and Warfarin
By: Alere Staff
Crestor®, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is a drug used to help reduce cholesterol levels. Crestor belongs to a group of cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins. Like any prescription drug, Crestor is comprised of a complicated chemical compound that could interact with other drugs.
Approximately 15 million people in the United States take a statin at any given time. According to the Crestor® prescription insert, a "prolonged INR" may occur while taking Crestor in combination with warfarin.1
As with any medication, always consult with your doctor regarding any interactions.
- Crestor package insert. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, 2011.
- Bottorff M. Safety and Statins: Pharmacologic and Clinical Perspectives. The American Journal of Managed Care. November 2004 vol 10: S030-037.