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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 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.

Here are five easy tips to consider about your medication:

Before leaving the doctor's office, be sure you understand why your doctor has prescribed that specific medication 1
Ask your doctor if he/she will write “medically necessary,” “may not substitute,” or "dispense as written" on the prescription. This requires the pharmacist to check with you and your doctor before making medication switches 2
Take the time to ask questions at your pharmacy and ensure
you're getting the medicine you've been prescribed
Be familiar with what your medication looks like and know
both the brand name and if applicable, the generic name of
that medicine. See what CRESTOR looks like
Request that your physician and/or pharmacist put a note in your
records indicating that your physician has prescribed a particular
medication for you and not to switch it without a physician decision

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

Important Safety Information about CRESTOR 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 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 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.