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Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug most often used for treating high cholesterol. It is also approved to lower triglycerides, increase HDL levels ("good cholesterol"), and slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries).
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 works by blocking an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. It comes in tablet form and is available in four different strengths.
(Click Crestor to learn how Crestor works and for more information on the drug's effectiveness, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Crestor.)