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Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium)



 

No Generic of CRESTOR

Only CRESTOR is CRESTOR, there is no generic of CRESTOR currently available

CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) belongs to a class of drugs called (glossary term)statins. There are several available medications in this class and only some of them have generic forms. CRESTOR does not have a generic form.

It is important to know that no two drugs in one class are exactly the same. In fact, not all medications work the same for all patients, including the generic equivalents. When your doctor prescribes a medication, it is because he/she feels it is the right one for you. So what can you as the patient do to ensure that you get the medication your doctor requested?

Here are five easy tips to consider about your medication:

Learn the facts and remember these tips to help ensure you get what the doctor ordered the next time a prescription is filled.



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.



Statin
A type of drug used to reduce levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. Statins block a substance (an enzyme) in the liver, causing the liver to make less cholesterol. Statins may also help the liver absorb and breakdown cholesterol already in the blood.