CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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DATE ADDED
 
 1  High Cholesterol Stomach pain. Lethargy Flu symptoms but worst of all severe mood change irritability depression. Been taking different cholesterol drugs for years with awful side effects Stopped taking them, so my doctor referred me to a Specialist in the hope I would be nominated for a new drug which is given by iv every 2 weeks. At the consultation I was persuaded to try Crestor 5mg first and if it doesn't suit they would give me the new drug. 3 weeks in i feel so unwell physically and mentally. F 67 3 days
5mg 1X D
11/8/2021
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 1  High cholesterol Worst headache of my life every morning. Trembling, shaky weakness, knee pain, abdominal pain. But the headache. It was indescribable. I felt like going from the bed to the chair in the morning, that I would collapse and be found there on the floor. Two urgent care visits, an ER visit, multiple doctor visits, a cat scan -- no one suggested it may be my medication. I discovered it by finally realizing that I felt better when I accidentally missed a dose or two. It's poison for me. Even seeing the bottle makes me feel sick. F 54 3 months
10 1X D
11/4/2021
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 2  High cholesterol Headache joint pain ankles back stomach discomfort Rash arms back neck rash itchy scalp hair thinning F 62 56 days
20mg 1X D
10/6/2021
 2  High LDL At first, no side effects. It works very well at reducing LDL. After increasing my dose from 5, to 10, then 15 and lastly 20mg, Insomnia, post nasal drainage, cough, fatigue, depression, irritability. I reduced dosage to 10mg. The post nasal drainage and cough stopped, but insomnia, depression and irritability continued. I stopped taking crestor two days ago. Wife takes Crestor, 5mg with no negative side effects. It worked really well to reduce LDL level. I just could not tolerate the negative side effects. 67 2 months
10mg 1X D
9/27/2021
 3  High cholesterol My hair is falling out and thin. The doctor said its not because of rosuvastatin but I used to have long thick hair until i was put on this. Has anyone else found this. F 66 6 months
1X D
9/18/2021
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 2  Cholesterol Only had one tablet the burning itching on my face and neck eyes feel swollen along with numb feeling on skin and lips. Very thristy/dry not taking second! Head is itchy as well. Will consult with gp. F 54 1 days
10mg 1X D
8/23/2021
 1  High cholesterol Headaches & migraines, depression, insomnia, constipation, joint pain I had been on Crestor for high cholesterol for several years, and along with it, I was on Wellbutrin for depression, Trazodone for insomnia, and Topamax for headaches. Over the course of last year, my headaches got steadily worse. By the beginning of this year, I was on 4 migraine medications, and nothing was helping. Then my doctor took me off Crestor because my liver enzymes were off. She started me on Zetia instead. Within a few weeks of being of Crestor, I started falling asleep in the evenings before I had even taken my Trazodone. Then I noticed my headaches were less frequent and I was in a better mood throughout the day. I was eventually able to stop taking 6 medications my antidepressant, my sleeping medication, and 4 migraine medications because almost everything I was taking a medication for was a side-effect of Crestor. I had been on so many medications, and I still felt awful all the time because of Crestor. I spent thousands of dollars in therapy trying to figure out what was wrong with me and why I was so depressed. My relationship with my husband was stressful, because I had absolutely no sex drive. Crestor cost me dearly for the past decade financially, emotionally, physically. I would never, never, ever recommend this drug to anyone F 44 9 years
5 mg 1X D
7/19/2021
 1  High cholesterol Mental confusion, memory loss, mild headache for 12 days straight, neck pain, wrist pain, muscle spasms Stopped crestor and about 3 to 4 days later the majority of my issues went away. Neck is still sore, the biggest change was the headache went away and the mental fog went away F 36 21 days
10 1X D
7/18/2021
 1  Familial hypercholesterolemia Muscle aches, fatigue, low mood, broken sleep, blood in urine etc Have tried repeatedly to stick with this at lowest dose after failing with other statins and PCSK9 inhibitors. Yes it reduces LDL, but at too great a mental and physical cost. When off rosuvastatin, I comfortably cycle 50-70 miles fast with male friends on consecutive days. When on it, I just can't face cycling. If I do push through and cycle, muscles scream in discomfort for days after. Came off higher dose some years back at urgent insistence of GP after blood tests. Heart doc thought worth trying 5mg dose. But I'm done with persevering over a drug that feels so toxic. F 56 3 months
5mg 1X D
7/6/2021
 5  FH have been taking crestor for 5 years now. in recent years I have felt very depressed, had terrible anxiety, very dizzy, been irritable with the children and extremely weak. it has felt like my body has aged a year for every morning i get out of bed. the last 2 weeks the body crashed. slept for 4 days and could not take care of work or everyday life. was urgently admitted to a heart clinic who could not find anything wrong with my heart. the days I was in the hospital I did not take my medicine and I felt more and more alert and was eventually sent home. the next morning when i took my medicine at home my body crashed again !! so I realized myself that all this was due to crestor. what in the world is it for poison they stop the patients ?! I have had 5 ruined years with divorce and poor physical and mental condition. now I will try to be without my medicine, and now 1 day later I already feel better in body and mind Deathdrug!!! M 31 5 years
40mg 1X D
6/24/2021
 3  Hyperlipidemia Joint pain in knees and hips when trying to sleep. Increased back pain during the day, general muscle weakness/ lack of strength. Abdominal pain at night. Occasional feeling of losing my balance forward ( need to take a step to correct). Increased hand tremors. Started with 10mg, did fair with reduced chol, was increased to 20mg with good results. Got tired of constantly feeling achey on stopped taking, reduced aches and general discomfort, less tremors. I exercise 6 days a week (30 mins), have a little farm and stay active. Weigh 120. F 66 10 months
20mg 1X D
6/12/2021
 1  High chloresterol Severe body aches and pains, costipation, diarrhea, acid feflux, weakness. Side effects so badhad covid-19 ,and flu test run, both negative. I think doctors should know their patients better before prescribing medicine on status guo. Will not take this medicine again. M 70 2 days
20 1X D
6/9/2021
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 1  High chloresterol Severe body aches and pains, costipation, diarrhea, acid feflux, weakness. Side effects so bad had covid-19 ,and flu test run, both negative. I think doctors should know their patients better before prescribing medicine on status guo. Will not take this medicine again. M 70 2 days
20 1X D
6/9/2021
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 1  High Cholesterol Severe stomach pain to start. Muscle cramping next. The latest symptoms are swollen hands, feet and knees. All joints (toes included) in feet so swollen that it hurts to walk. Left hand so swollen that you cam't see the tendons or veins. Cannot even make a fist. Hand is too painful to even use. If this drug causes this much pain to the muscles and joints what is it doing to your organs. They should have kept it off the market- it's poison!!! F 65 21 days
20 1X D
6/2/2021
 2  high cholesterol Gastroparesis, reflux, muscle aches, tired, depressed mood, achey, insomnia, neuropathy, can't see or remember things. Overall felt like crap. Had chronic diarrhea. Could barely eat. This drug made me feel awful. Don't really even know if it lowered my numbers since high cholesterol runs in my family and I think it's starting to destroy my gallbladder. F 49 0 days
10 1X D
5/16/2021
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 1  High cholesterol Dark circles under eyes; waterweight in legs; horrible aches; high blood glucose; depression; stupidity that even my wife commented on; beginning of kidney decline Will never take this again. Wouuld be mentally and physically incapacitated or possibly dead had I kept taking this. M 60 3 months
40 1X D
5/1/2021
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 1  High cholesterol Severe abdominal pain right out of the gate. 68 1 days
20mg 1X D
4/29/2021
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 1  high cholesterol Blurry eyes and very sensitive to daylight, headache, felt top heavy like I might topple over, fingers were 'clumsy' that day. Not a good experience. Then I waited a few days and cut the 5 MG in half and took the 2.5MG for one day had the same or worse side effect as before. Will stop. F 70 1 days
5 1X D
4/26/2021
 1  Ldl was high Foot swelling pain hips, elbows back leg cramps. Depression fatigue Never take again stopped two days ago still in bed cant function want my life back F 63 2 months
5 1X D
4/15/2021
 2  High LDL Weight gain, muscle/joint pain. Easily fatigued. Very sore for longer than normal after hard exercise M 64 7 months
10mg daily 1X D
2/26/2021
  

CRESTOR  (ROSUVASTATIN):  Rosuvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Talk with your doctor for more details.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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