Crestor , also known as rosuvastatin calcium, is used to treat high cholesterol in people who have not been able to sufficiently lower their cholesterol levels through diet and exercise alone.
Crestor belongs to a group of medicines called statins known to lower LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol, while increasing the amount of HDL or good cholesterol in the blood.
Crestor comes in tablet form to be taken once day with a full glass of water, with or without food. It can be taken at anytime of the day as long as it is taken at the same time each day.
The most commonly reported side effects for Crestor are muscle pain, constipation, weakness, stomach pain, and nausea.
Crestor can also be used to treat other medical conditions as suggested by your doctor.