No, pravastatin sodium is the generic name for Pravachol, a cholesterol-lowering drug that is similar to Crestor. Pravachol (pravastatin sodium) reduces LDL ( low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol and lowers
total blood cholesterol levels by blocking the production of cholesterol. It can also lower the risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiac complications that result from high cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin) lowers LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides, lowers total blood cholesterol, and also raises the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol in the blood. It too can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiac conditions.