When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) can help. In adults, CRESTOR, along with diet, helps lower cholesterol and slow the progression of atherosclerosis, plaque buildup in your arteries over time.
But CRESTOR may not be right for everyone. Review the lists below to see some of the reasons why CRESTOR may or may not be a good fit for some people, and then make an appointment with your doctor to find out if CRESTOR is right for you.
Do not take CRESTOR if you:
Before and while taking CRESTOR, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Talk to your doctor before you start taking any new medicines.
Taking CRESTOR with certain other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. CRESTOR may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how CRESTOR works.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.
Know all of the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get new medicine.
Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.
When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.
In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow the buildup of plaque in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about CRESTOR, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if CRESTOR is right for you.