What is Crestor?
Manufactured and marketed by AstraZeneca, Crestor is an FDA-approved statin medication designed to work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body. Crestor reduces levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while simultaneously increasing levels of ‘good’ cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). The drug is approved to treat high cholesterol in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Lowering cholesterol levels can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and vascular disease.