CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) belongs to a class of drugs called statins. There are several available medications in this class and only some of them have generic forms. There is no generic form of CRESTOR. If you get a generic statin, it will be a generic form of a different medication.
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 has decided it is the right one for you.
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Talk to your doctor about prescription 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 plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
Prescribing Information with Patient Information (PDF - 152k)
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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about CRESTOR, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if CRESTOR is right for you.