Were you looking for information about Crestor? Crystar is a common misspelling of Crestor.
Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a medication commonly prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol. It can also be used to increase HDL ("good cholesterol"), lower triglycerides, and slow the progression of atherosclerosis (a 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 is a type of statin that works by blocking a particular enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The medicine, which is generally taken once a day, comes in tablet form, and is available in several different strengths.
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