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Rosuvastatin is a drug licensed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, among other conditions related to heart disease. It works by blocking an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. In research studies, people taking it for high cholesterol were able to lower LDL cholesterol by up to 63 percent and total cholesterol by up to 40 percent.

What Is Rosuvastatin?

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

 

 

(Click What Is Rosuvastatin Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 
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