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Rosuvastatin, also called by the brand name Crestor, is a statin drug. The drug is used to prevent cardiovascular disease in people with high risk.[1]

Common side effects are abdominal pain, nausea and headaches. Serious side effects, though uncommon, are type 2 diabetes and liver conditions.

The drug was patented in 1991. It was approved for medical use in the United States twelve years later.

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  1. "Rosuvastatin Calcium Monograph". The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Retrieved May 24, 2021.