Crestor is one of the most popular cholesterol lowering medications in a group of drugs called statins. It treats a variety of conditions, including hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. In 2011, Crestor was the second most popular statin by spending in the U.S. Americans spent $4.4 billion dollars on it. The first was Lipitor on which Americans spent $7.7 billion dollars. You can save thousands of dollars a year by shopping for Crestor online.
Even though Lipitor is now available in a cheaper generic form, the same is not true for Crestor. It will remain expensive, and many Americans will face high prices for Crestor at the pharmacy.
At a local U.S. pharmacy, 90 pills of Crestor 10 mg cost over $600; at the lowest-priced international online pharmacy it’s only $52.20 — a 92% savings. Over one year, that’s just over $2,300!
If you can’t wait a few weeks for the shipping and delivery of your medicine, then you should look for discounts at your local pharmacy. We found that using a drug discount card can save you 29%, and a drug coupon can save you 39%. Check out our table below to see the savings.
If you need your medicine immediately, use either the discount card or coupon. When it comes time to refill, you could order through an international online pharmacy. Just make sure it’s PharmacyChecker.com approved. No matter what you do, don’t stop taking your physician-prescribed medicine.
Savings on 90 Pills of Crestor 10 mg
|Program||Price||Savings over Local Pharmacy||Percent savings|
|U.S. Local Pharmacy||$632.97||—||—|
|Discount Card Option||$471.71||$161.26||25%|
|Discount Coupon Option||$388.23||$244.74||39%|
|U.S. Online Pharmacy||$472.26||$160.71||25%|
|International Online Pharmacy||$52.20||$580.77||92%|
Local pharmacy in New York City, International Online Pharmacy price as found on PharmacyChecker.com. Prices collected 11/26/2012. International Online Pharmacy prices calculated from 84 pills.
If you are looking for Crestor in other strengths, look at these pricing charts:
Crestor 5 mg
Crestor 10 mg
Crestor 20 mg
Crestor 40 mg
At long last I can finally afford to buy my Crestor 10mg.! I can hardly wait to get a 3 month prescription from my internist to forward to your pharmacy to have filled that o can actually pay for without crying! Thank you.
With no covrage or access to the internet for Crestor is there a phone nuber to call for discount card for Crestor?
Hi Rosann –
The information we provide to consumers is “online”. You can find pricing information, including with a prescription discount card here: http://www.pharmacychecker.com/brand/crestor-prices. Good luck.
When I went to my pharmacy to get Crestor they decided to give me a generic which would be $112.00 per month. I can not pay that much. What should I do?
As we stated in the article, you can often find significant savings at online pharmacies.
To see Crestor prices at verified online pharmacies, please go here: http://www.pharmacychecker.com/brand/crestor-prices
You can also find prices for generic Crestor (Rosuvastatin Calcium) here: http://www.pharmacychecker.com/generic/rosuvastatin+calcium-prices
I spend over $800.00 a year on Crestor 10mg.This is after medicare. This really hurts. Why is this drug so expensive in the USA?
The main answer is that pharmaceutical companies can charge what they want and have determined that that price point for Crestor will make them the most money. Another answer is that Medicare drug plans don’t offer the comprehensive coverage that many, such as my parents, would like!
The price of Crestor and most other brand name medications is much lower in the international online marketplace. That’s usually because other countries have policies to regulate the price of medication. You may wish to consider buying brand name Crestor from verified international online pharmacies. YOU can compare prices here: http://www.pharmacychecker.com/brand/crestor-prices. You’ll notice that for Crestor 20mg the price is about $50 for a three month supply, which is about 95% less than the cash price at a U.S. pharmacy.