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Crestor

rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Rosuvastatin is also used to treat hereditary types of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia): The heterozygous type (inherited from one parent) or the homozygous type (inherited from both parents). For the heterozygous type, rosuvastatin can be used in children who are at least 8 years old. For the homozygous type, rosuvastatin can be used in children as young as 7 years old. The Rosuvastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
rosuvastatin
DRUG TYPE
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not use rosuvastatin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.

You should not take rosuvastatin if you have liver disease, or if you breastfeeding a baby.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Crestor tablet 10 mg20 mg40 mg5 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Rosuvastatin Calcium tablet 10 mg20 mg40 mg5 mg

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