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Crestor is commonly used to treat high cholesterol. In addition to lowering total cholesterol and LDL levels, the drug can be used to raise HDL and lower triglycerides. The drug is designed to lower LDL cholesterol enough to reduce the risk of developing problems related to high cholesterol, such as heart disease. Common side effects include muscle pain or tenderness, constipation, and nausea.

What Is Crestor?

Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription medication used for treating a number of conditions related to heart disease, including high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Approved uses of Crestor include:
 

 

 

(Click Crestor Uses for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 
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