Identifying Your Medication

Dosage options for CRESTOR

CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) is available in four doses: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg.

 CRESTOR5 mg   Once daily

 CRESTOR10 mg  Once daily

 CRESTOR20 mg  Once daily

 CRESTOR40 mg  Once daily

(Tablets shown not actual size)

Your dosage of CRESTOR may vary since your doctor will consider your medical history and therapy goal when writing your prescription.

CRESTOR can be taken with or without food at any time of the day.

  • Dose range: 5–40 mg once daily; the usual starting dose is 10–20 mg once daily
  • The 40-mg dose of CRESTOR should only be used for patients who do not reach bad (LDL) cholesterol goal on 20 mg

On follow-up visits, your doctor may choose to adjust your dosage. Use the chart above to help identify your dose. And of course, if you have any questions, always ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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

Important questions to ask your doctor

  • Are there any medications (prescription or nonprescription) I should avoid taking with CRESTOR?
  • What is the right dosage of CRESTOR for me?

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.