What is Crestor?
Crestor is a cholesterol-lowering drug made by AstraZeneca. It belongs to a class of drugs called statins, which work by blocking an enzyme in the liver that is needed to make cholesterol.
It is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood and to prevent heart disease. It is also used to treat people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or a history of heart attack or stroke.
Benefits of Crestor and Its Uses.
Crestor is used in people with high cholesterol, a history of heart attack, or other heart problems. Crestor is also used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and other problems in people with risk factors for heart disease. It is also used to slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in people with coronary artery disease.
Some of the potential benefits include:
- Lowered risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes
- Lowered bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides
- Raised good cholesterol (HDL)
- Prevention of fatty deposits and plaque buildup in the arteries
- Reduced inflammation and swelling in the arteries
- Reduced risk of developing diabetes
Side Effects and Dosage of It
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medication that belongs to a class of drugs called statins. Crestor is used to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood and to increase good cholesterol (HDL). It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a history of heart disease. It is available as a tablet and can be taken by mouth with or without food.
Common side effects of Crestor include muscle pain, joint pain, weakness, and headache. Less common side effects include memory loss, confusion, and rash. It may also cause serious liver problems, which can be fatal.
Crestor is available as a tablet and an oral suspension. The tablet is available in 5, 10, 20, and 40 mg doses. The oral suspension is available in 1 mg/mL and 5 mg/mL doses.
Crestor is a prescription drug. It is available as a tablet as well as an oral suspension. The tablet is available in 5, 10, 20, and 40 mg doses.