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Rosuvastatin

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Rosuvastatin, sold under the trade name Crestor among others, is a statin medication, used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat abnormal lipids. It is recommended to be used together with dietary changes, exercise, and weight loss. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, headaches, and muscle pains. Serious side effects may include rhabdomyolysis, liver problems, and diabetes. Use during pregnancy may harm the baby. Like all statins, rosuvastatin works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in the liver that plays a role in producing cholesterol.Rosuvastatin was patented in 1991 and approved for medical use in the United States in 2003. It is available as a generic medication. In the United States, the wholesale cost per dose is less than US$0.15 as of 2018. In the United Kingdom, it costs the NHS about £0.65 per dose as of 2018. In 2016, it was the 37th most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 19 million prescriptions.

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