rosuvastatin, Crestor

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GENERIC NAME: rosuvastatin


DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Rosuvastatin is an oral drug for lowering blood cholesterol levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, more commonly referred to as "statins." Other drugs in this class include simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/13/2015

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