Crestor (Rosuvastatin) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Crestor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce cholesterol. Crestor is an adjunctive therapy to a low-fat diet. Crestor is also known by its drug name, Rosuvastatin.

Crestor is a statin. Statins are believed to work by stopping the body from producing cholesterol and promoting the reabsorption of existing cholesterol.

How do I take it?
Crestor is generally taken once daily.

Crestor comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Crestor lists common side effects including headache, weakness, fatigue, nausea, and pain in the muscles or abdomen.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Crestor include myopathy and rhabdomyolysis, which are types of muscle damage.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to statins during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Crestor – AstraZeneca

Statins – MedlinePlus

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