Were you looking for information about Crestor? Christor is a common misspelling of Crestor.
Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a medicine commonly used for treating high cholesterol. It is also licensed to slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), lower triglycerides, and increase HDL ("good cholesterol").
In people who do not yet have heart disease but have certain risk factors for heart disease, Crestor is approved to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and heart bypasses (or other revascularization procedures).
Crestor, which is available by prescription only, comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. Before using Crestor, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you are of Asian descent, have kidney or liver disease, or are pregnant.
(To learn more about this drug, click Crestor. This article covers topics such as how the drug works, what side effects may occur, and when and how to take the medicine. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Crestor.)