The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets on April 29, 2016 for the following uses:
- in combination with diet for the treatment of high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) in adults;
- in combination with diet for treatment of patients with primary dysbetalipoproteinemia (Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia), a disorder associated with improper breakdown of cholesterol and triglycerides;
- either alone or in combination with other cholesterol treatment(s) for adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a disorder associated with high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
Your doctor and pharmacist are an important part of your healthcare team. If you have questions about your medicine after you leave the doctor's office, the pharmacist can answer many of them. For example, a pharmacist can tell you how and when to take your medicine, whether a drug may change how another medicine you are taking works, and any side effects you might have.
Also, the pharmacist can answer questions about over-the-counter medications. Contact your doctor or pharmacist and ask them about Generic Crestor® options.
Is available from FDA-Approved drug manufacturers.
The FDA-approved generic equivalent of Crestor®, rosuvastatin calcium, can treat high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and related health conditions.. Generic Crestor® is manufactured by several approved pharmaceutical companies and is available as a 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg or 40 mg tablet.
Please see your doctor and pharmacist for details.
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