Rosuvastatin Calcium

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Feb 24, 2023

Drug Details

Common Brands:

Crestor, Ezallor


Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or statin


Tablet, capsule


By mouth

Therapeutic Uses:

  • To lower low density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) and triglycerides and to raise high density lipoprotein (HDL or good cholesterol) in patients with cholesterol problems like primary hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, primary dysbetalipoproteinemia (type III hyperlipoproteinemia), and familial hypercholesterolemia (heterozygous and homozygous).
  • To lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • To lower the need for heart surgery in people with heart disease.

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

Rosuvastatin Calcium (Crestor) Drug Class

Rosuvastatin calcium (roe-soo-vah-stah-tin cal-shee-um) belongs to a group of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or statins.

Rosuvastatin Calcium (Crestor) Age Range

Rosuvastatin calcium is approved for use in adults and children 7 years of age and older.