A 28-year-old male asked:
please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Elden Rand answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Lowers cholesterol: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin. Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor (simvastatin).
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. William Cromwell answered
34 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke.
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
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