Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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Key to Ratings: 1=LOW (I would not recommend taking this medicine.)
5=HIGH (this medicine cured me or helped me a great deal.)

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 5  High Cholesterol After having muscle problems with other statins, I have been on FIVE MILLIGRAMS of Crestor once per day and have had no problems, and a terrific drop in my LDL and Triglycerides. TRY A LOWER DOSAGE!!!! Crestor is super strong. For lots of us, 5 mg per day is plenty. But most doctors start most people on 10 mg. Chop those pills in half! I believe that would help lots of people who take this avoid side effects. M 59 4 years
5 mg 1X D
 1  Lower cholesterol This drug was on the verge of destroying my liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidneys. The side effects were too many and frightening to mention. It was an insidious attack on my organs that progressed so slowly and indeterminately that blame was flying everywhere until, at last, I realized I had good days and bad days and those good days were the day(s) after I didn't take Crestor. I went off the drug, am on the mend and hope I will mend completely. We are not sure. F 63 3 months
5mg 3X W
 1  high cholesterol Pain to shoulder and forgetfulness tingling to left hand and fatigue. F 44 1 months
40 mg
 5  Heart disease, moderately high chol Low libido I ran out for a few days and couldn't believe how my libido came back. M 49 1.5 years
10mg 1X D
 1  high cholesterol 4.5 years and NO issues. Suddenly and withouit warning I woke up with INCREDIBLE leg pain from hips to my toes. Muscles, joints, ligaments, even my skin hurt. Terrified I had diabetic neuropathy. Called my cardiologist. He said stop the Crestor for a week. I've been off it 4 days. No leg pain, no carpal tunnel pain, no back pain, no neck pain. UNREAL.................... M 53 4.5 years
20 1X D
 1  high cholesterol After taking it the second time, I spent the night with severe pain and throbbing in my neck. Hoping the neck pain goes away quickly now that I've stopped. I've had reactions to other statins and my doctor and I knew it was a longshot that this would work for me. I'm sorry I even gave it a try. Only thing I'm happy about is I talked the pharmacist into only selling me a few pills cause I was pretty sure something like this would happen. At least I didn't waste too much money. F 50 2 days
5 1X D
 1  to lower cholesterol terrible vertigo or dizziness to the point I just have to go to bed, usually with very sick to stomach. joint pain, shoulder pain, upper stomach bloating, right side pain. I have tried to stop Crestor, but everytime I do I have more problems. I stopped it 3 day ago, and now I have shoulder blade pain so bad I can't turn my head. My right foot around the 2nd toe in the joint is so sore I can't hardly stand let along walk. I tried to stop a week ago and the knee pain was terrible, but went away after I went back on Crestor. I stopped again, and today I have the shoulder blade pain and the toe joint pain. Don't know weather to go back on it to stop the pain or not. Really can't figure out why I'm getting the pain when I stop the drug, unless there is damage there that is caused by Crestor. F 64 7 months
5 mg 1X D
 1  High cholesterol Started to have shortness of breath that continued to worsen on exertion and even talking shortly after taking Crestor. I have stopped the med but still have shortness of breath. I have seen pulmonary doctors, cardiologists, allergists, etc., and I have had brain scans, eeg's and a right heart catherization. Doctors find nothing wrong. I'm convinced it is the Crestor that I will never take again. F 67 1 years
10 mg 1X D
 1  For very high cholesterol Every major side effect was experienced. I'm pretty sensitive to medicine and I did not even read the literature to avoid subconscious effects. I don't recommend it if you are sensitive to medications overall. If you are, be vigilant and pay attention to your body including your brain. If you don't have a sensitive CNS, the side effects may not be as bad. However I think this drug is really bad news (at least for me). M 60 21 days
30 MG 1X D
 1  high cholesterol and triglycerides Took smallest dose and it definitely made a difference in lab results but at what expense. Leg muscle aches and the fear of acquiring diabetes is why I discontinued. I now take lovaza no side affects and decreased my triglycerides greatly however not my overall cholesterol counts unfortunately. Feel great now, cutting down on carbs and not ever taking another statin. F 55 4 months
 1  Elevated Cholesterol, 221 Leg cramps, tired, fatigue. memory loss, nerve pain in my quads, out of breath, winded with simple exercise. This was a bad decision by both my Doctors and myself. I did not ask questions and am now paying for it. I will be lucky if the drug does not negatively effect my life. I will not take it again. This drug was slowly killing me. M 65 13 months
10 1X D
 1  High cholesterol Terrible knee and leg pain. At one point knee gave completely out. Stopped taking about 3 weeks ago. Can someone please tell me when aches and pains will go away!! They have eased somewhat since stopping, but still annoying. F 59 10 months
10mg 1X D
 1  elevated cholesterol I put a one only because there is no option to rate this drug a zero! It took me a while to trace my symptoms back to Crestor. I throught I was loosing my mind. I had pain that started on the right side of my face, then over the next few days spread down my neck, back and chest. Extreme lethargy, shortness of breath, and memory loss. Unable to finish a sentence without stopping to think about what I was trying to say. Became so weak I was unable lift my toddler out of his bed. Before I realized what was causing my problems I told my husband I can only describe what I was feeling as if I had been poisioned. I have worked in the medical field for 18 years and think my physician is one of the best, but I would stop seeing him before I ever took this drug again! F 38 5 weeks
10 MG
 1  High Cholesterol Painful tendinitis, calf and foot muscle cramps, irritability and depression, back pain, irregularity, lump in throat with feeling of phlegm that I cannot clear. I'm stopping today--I would rather have a sudden stroke or heart attack and die than live like this. M 41 10 months
20 MG
 3  high cholesterol not sure if it is causing memory loss but i stopped taking it yesterday after seeing my dr. it brought my cholesterol numbers in a good range but i either have the beginning of dementia or possibly a side affect of crestor. i will post when i know more. F 65 8 months
5 1X D
 1  Cholesterol Too many aches and pains to be just age-related, some numbness and other mental issues (forgetfulness, etc.). I strongly suggest you do some research: * and * (remove asterisk) Both the men authored a book called, The Great Cholesterol Myth and it blew me away. In a nutshell: WOMEN and the ELDERLY should NOT be on any statin drugs. Elderly NEED cholesterol and there is no benefit for women, AND there are studies that show it could possibly cause diabetes in pre and post menopausal women. It's criminal what these drug companies and doctors are doing to us. Please spend some time - you can even listen to this video (hours 2, 3 and 4) - best of luck to all of you/us * F 54 13 years
20 MG 1X D
 5  high cholesterol None I took Pravachol and Zocor before my Dr. started me on Crestor. By far Crestor lowered my cholesterol better than the other medications, and improved my ratio considerably. My HDL is low and therefor it was very important for me to lower my LDL level and with Crestor I achieve my goal numbers. M 66 1.5 years
20mg 1X D
 1  High cholesterol My problems began after taking Crestor for 7 years. In Nov,.2012 my liver enzymes were elevated. I then developed EXTREME CONSTIPATION, Nausea, Lack of appetite, weight loss, Thrombocytopenic purpura (bruises that look purple), facial swelling, pain in my right side and Extreme FATIGUE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES. I had an endoscopy which was normal, an MRI which was normal. No Dr. knew what to to help me. Despite abnormal blood tests, my Dr. continued to keep me on Crestor. On 1/30/2013 I discontinued Crestor. Constipation, nausea and loss of appetite improved. Still have bruising. I still have EXTREME FATIGUE and Type 2 Diabetes (I'm thin and have no family history). I am now depressed because I've spent 4 months in bed and can only go out for 4 hours and then I become excruciatingly tired. Does anyone know if fatigue will ever resolve? F 68 7 years
10mg 1X D
 4  High cholesterol. No side effects. My doctor has me on a vitamin D regimen also. M 56 8 months
10mg 1X D
 1  to regulate cholesterol Loss of strength in upper body and leg muscles. Extreme bone and joint pain. I thought my symptoms were a sign of aging until I read an article about Crestor's side effects. I started with a dose of 3x per week and my Dr upped it to 4, then 5 times per week. I even signed up for a gym to build up my strength but my muscles kept getting worse. Why don't doctor's think about this? F 65 17 months
5 mg 5X W