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Crestor: Oral tablet

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Available Strengths
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Crestor 10mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 10,ZD4522 10 
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Crestor 40mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR,ZD4522  |  40
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Crestor 10mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 10,ZD4522 10 
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Crestor 20mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 20,ZD4522 20 
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Crestor 40mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR,ZD4522  |  40
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Crestor 5mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 5,ZD4522 5 
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Crestor 10mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 10 
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Crestor 5mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 5,ZD4522 5 
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Crestor 20mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 20,ZD4522 20 
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Crestor 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 20 
How This Drug Works
Statins
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there's a lower risk for plaque buildup.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Crestor: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

ROSUVASTATIN (roe SOO va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

Similar Generic Drugs : Rosuvastatin: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Crestor: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
47.66%
52.34%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.03%
1.73%
29.47%
68.76%
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