Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription medication used for treating several conditions related to heart disease. For example, it is commonly used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Treatment with Crestor aims to lower LDL cholesterol enough to reduce the risk of developing problems related to high cholesterol, such as heart disease.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects include muscle pain or tenderness, constipation, and nausea.
The medication comes in the form of tablets and is typically taken once a day. The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on factors such as other medications you are currently taking, your age, and the medical condition being treated. There are four strengths of Crestor tablets available, including:
(Click Crestor for a more in-depth look at how this medication works and detailed information on its effects, potential side effects, and general precautions.)