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Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium)



 

Lowering Cholesterol and
Slowing Plaque Buildup

Although high cholesterol has no symptoms, it’s a health factor that shouldn’t be ignored. If left untreated, high cholesterol can contribute to plaque buildup in arteries. As plaque continues to build over time, it can actually narrow arteries.

What many people may not realize is that other health factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of early heart disease, age, obesity, or smoking can also contribute to plaque buildup in arteries. So, if you have high cholesterol plus any of these other health factors, you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries.

Lower bad cholesterol, slow plaque buildup

Doctors prescribe CRESTOR when diet and exercise aren’t enough to get cholesterol to goal. By limiting cholesterol production, CRESTOR lowers the amount of total cholesterol that ends up in the bloodstream.

Along with diet, CRESTOR helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by up to 52% (at the 10-mg dose versus 7% with placebo). CRESTOR also slows plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.

To get the greatest benefit from a cholesterol medication, you should still follow a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol and exercise regularly.

CRESTOR may not be right for everyone. It’s always important to know the possible risks of taking a cholesterol medication.



Please see full Prescribing Information for CRESTOR
http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/cgi-bin/az_pi.cgi?product=crestor&country=us&popup=no

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

CRESTOR is licensed from SHIONOGI & CO, LTD, Osaka, Japan.