Is CRESTOR Right for Me?

Before taking CRESTOR, talk to your doctor

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:

  • Are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant. CRESTOR may harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant, stop taking CRESTOR and call your doctor right away
  • Are breast feeding. CRESTOR can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby
  • Have liver problems
  • Have previously had an allergic reaction to CRESTOR

Before taking CRESTOR, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have a history of muscle pain or weakness
  • Are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breast feeding
  • Drink more than 2 glasses of alcohol daily
  • Have liver problems
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Are Asian or of Asian descent

Tell your doctor about all medicines you take or plan to take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may interact with CRESTOR, causing side effects. It is particularly important to tell your doctor if you are taking or plan to take medicines for:

  • Your immune system
  • Cholesterol/triglycerides
  • Blood thinning
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Preventing pregnancy
Learn more about side effects of CRESTOR
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Important Safety Information about CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) Tablets

  • CRESTOR is not right for everyone. Do not take CRESTOR if you are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant; have liver problems; or have had an allergic reaction to CRESTOR
  • Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver before starting treatment with CRESTOR and if you have symptoms of liver problems while taking CRESTOR
  • Call your doctor right away if you:
    • Have unexplained muscle pain or weakness, especially with fever
    • Have muscle problems that do not go away even after your doctor told you to stop taking CRESTOR
    • Feel unusually tired
    • Have loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark urine, or yellowing of skin or eyes
  • These could be signs of rare but serious side effects
  • Elevated blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including CRESTOR
  • Side effects: The most common side effects may include headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. Memory loss and confusion have also been reported with statins, including CRESTOR
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about other medicines you are taking

Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.

Approved Uses for 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.