Camber ships generic of Crestor

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals has released rosuvastatin tablets, a cholesterol-lowering medication.

camber_rosuvastatin_crestor-genericCamber said Monday that its product, a generic version of Crestor tablets from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, comes in strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg.

The 5-, 10- and 20-mg dosages are available in 90-count bottles, while the 40-mg dosages is offered in a 30-count bottle.

Rosuvastatin is used to treat high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, as well as to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack and other heart conditions in certain people with diabetes, coronary heart disease or other risk factors.

Specifically, rosuvastatin lowers levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides, while raising levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Crestor had total sales of more than $5 billion in AstraZeneca’s 2015 fiscal year. The product’s patent exclusivity lapsed in May.



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