CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug belonging to a group of cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins. Doctors prescribe CRESTOR when diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to get cholesterol to goal.That’s because CRESTOR, along with diet, lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL-C) and increases “good” cholesterol (HDL-C).
It is not known if CRESTOR is safe and effective in people who have Fredrickson Type I and V dyslipidemias. It is not known if CRESTOR is safe and effective in children under 10 years of age or in girls who have not started their period (menses).
By limiting cholesterol production, CRESTOR lowers the amount of total cholesterol that ends up in the bloodstream.
Most of the cholesterol in your blood is made in the liver. CRESTOR works by reducing cholesterol in 2 ways:
Along with diet, CRESTOR lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol and slows plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
You may see results for lowering your bad cholesterol as soon as 2-4 weeks after starting CRESTOR. People can have different responses to the same medicine, so your results may vary.
CRESTOR, along with diet, is:
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.
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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.