Were you looking for information about Crestor? Cristar is a common misspelling of Crestor.
Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug approved for treating various conditions related to heart disease. It is licensed to lower cholesterol, increase HDL ("good cholesterol"), reduce triglycerides, 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 comes in tablet form and is available in four different strengths, ranging from 5 mg to 40 mg. Before your healthcare provider prescribes you Crestor, make sure he or she is aware if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or hyperthyroidism.
(Click Crestor for a full-length article on Crestor that contains information on how the medication works, what side effects may occur, and what to talk to your healthcare provider about before starting treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Crestor.)