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Many people wonder, "What is rosuvastatin used for?" Rosuvastatin is used for lowering cholesterol in people with high cholesterol, reducing triglycerides in people with high triglycerides, and serving as an add-on treatment in people with familiar hypercholesterolemia to help lower total cholesterol and "bad cholesterol" and increase "good cholesterol."

Rosuvastatin Uses: An Overview

Rosuvastatin calcium, whose brand name is Crestor®, is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. These rosuvastatin uses are as follows:
  • Treating dysbetalipoproteinemia, a rare genetic condition characterized by high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.



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