Clinical Trial Results
Often doctors use to help them evaluate different medications.
The interactive tool below shows how was lowered in a clinical trial known as (comparison of the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin versus atorvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin across doses).
This tool is not meant to show which cholesterol medication is right for you. Ask your doctor about clinical trial results involving CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) and what the results mean. Only your doctor can decide if CRESTOR is right for you.
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
About the STELLAR Trial
STELLAR was a 6-week clinical trial involving 2,240 patients who had high cholesterol at the beginning of the trial. Patients were given different dosages of one of the following statin medications: CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium), Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium), Zocor® (simvastatin), and Pravachol® (pravastatin sodium). The researchers then compared the changes in the patients' LDL-C between the different drugs and dosages. In the STELLAR trial, the occurrence of adverse events was similar between treatment groups. The most common adverse events were pain, sore throat, muscle ache, and headache.
More Facts to Consider About CRESTOR
When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower your cholesterol, it's important to discuss your treatment options with your doctor and choose a medication that's right for you.
- There is no approved generic form of CRESTOR
- CRESTOR lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and raises HDL (good) cholesterol
- CRESTOR is proven to slow the progression of atherosclerosis, plaque buildup in the arteries over time