Crestor Drug Information
Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription medication used for treating several conditions related to heart disease, including high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It is part of a class of drugs called statins. Crestor works by blocking a particular enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Crestor, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking. Some of the common side effects of this medication include constipation, nausea, and muscle pain.
The Crestor dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on factors such as your age, the medical condition being treated, other medications you are currently taking, other medical conditions you may have. Crestor comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day. Several strengths of Crestor tablets are available, including:
For more Crestor drug information, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
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