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Cholesterol Medication

CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug belonging to a group of medicines – called (glossary term)statins – that are used to treat high cholesterol. Along with diet, CRESTOR lowers (glossary term)LDL (bad) cholesterol and raises (glossary term)HDL (good) cholesterol. It’s also been proven to slow the progression of atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in your arteries over time, as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.

To get the greatest benefit from a cholesterol medication, you should still follow a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol and exercise regularly. CRESTOR may not be right for everyone. Even though side effects are infrequent, it’s always important to know the risks of taking a cholesterol medication.