Crestor is a medicine used to lower the levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood while increasing the levels of HDL cholesterol. The medicine further slows down the build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels. As a result, Crestor is used to lower the risks of stroke, heart attack and other heart related problems in people with a higher risk factor: people suffering from diabetes and coronary heart disease. The medicine is used by adults and children over 10 years old.
The film coated Crestor tablets are available in four strengths; 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg. The dosage is changed depending on the age and condition of a patient. Typically, a patient will get started on the 5mg or the 10mg a day. The dose may then be increased to 20mg or 40mg a day. The doctor may also change the dosage from time to time for the best results to be achieved.
Dosage of Generic Crestor (Rosuvastatin):
Other Cholesterol medications: