Crestor, the brand-name form of rosuvastatin,
is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart
disease. Crestor belongs to a group of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, also
known as statins. Statins help to lower cholesterol levels in the body. This medication comes
in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day, with or without food. Common side effects
are headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. As is always the case,
take this medication only if your healthcare provider prescribes it for you. For RxWiki,
I’m Lindsay Morrison.