What is Crestor? The chemical name for Crestor is Rosuvastatin. Crestor is a widely-used treatment method for high cholesterol levels. Crestor has also been approved to prevent certain cardiovascular events.
Crestor is approved for the treatment of high LDL cholesterol (dyslipidemia), total cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), and/or triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia). In February 2010, Rosuvastatin was approved by the FDA for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events.
The FDA approved Crestor for use in the United States in August 2003. As of 2004, Crestor had been approved in 154 countries and distributed in 56.
Crestor was sold in tablet form in four different dosages: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. Tablets are either dark yellow or pink, and round- or oval-shaped.
Help if You’ve Used Crestor
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