CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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DATE ADDED
 
 1  High cholesterol Amnesia, disorientation, rapid growing cataracts in both eyes, mood swings, personality changes, irritability, passing out, fatigue, continual problems even after discontinuing drug M 48 2 years
10 my
3/1/2013
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 1  High Cholesterol I had pain in my right hip that was diagnosed by an orthopedic specialist after x-rays that it was a muscle that was the cause of the pain. He told me that it was the Crestor that was causing the problem, and that it had caused him muscle pain in his calf after taking it. I stopped taking the drug and after 3 weeks the pain is gone. What is most remarkable after stopping the drug is that my energy level is greatly increased and I no longer am short of breath after mild exertion. I was depressed while taking this drug and did not even realize it until I stopped taking it. My mood and attitude toward life is unbelievable different. This is truly a dangerous drug to some people and I was one of them and did not even know it. M 68 2 years
10 MG 1X D
3/1/2013
 1  High chloesterol No side effects for first 9 months. At one year muscle soreness, tendinitis in elbows, soreness in heels, and general feeling of fatigue. Dramatically reduced cholesterol levels but quit taking 4 days ago and side effects have 80% gone away. Will contact Dr to try either diet or natural health regimen. No more statins for me! M 60 1 years
5mg 1X D
2/27/2013
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 1  cholesterol I have been rendered crippled because of that drug. I started with Lipitor. I couldn't stand on my feet more than 5-10 minutes. I had to leave my job (after 10 years). People should know that this drug or any statin drug is a fraud and will destroy your health, Read the book: Your doctor is a liar by James Paul Rogusky (565 pages). It is free online. Rename the book after each reading with the page number as a bookmark. M 64 5 years
10 1X D
2/20/2013
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 1  stint high cholesterol Lump in throat. Balls of feet swollen and painful to walk. Chest pain and heart pulpitations. Weight gain. Memory Loss ...for example: Honey grab my......(thinking) laptop. I can not complete a sentence without thinking of one of the words that are in the sentence. Calf pain at night...effects my sleep. Weight gain of 30 pounds in 3 years. Hurtsreally bad to get on my feet in the morning. Lower back pain...horrible pain! Tingling in my fingers and sore shoulder and neck on left side. I stopped taking crestor 5 days ago and I hope and pray my memory and body feels better real soon. I also have a mucus in my throat that I try to get up and I must blow my nose every morning to get the mucus out of my nose and throat..always feel like a lump in throat I hope there is no permanent damage. I do not think we are being told about ALL of the side effects. I have blamed my symptoms on everything but crestor. Had lung xrays, scopes, and the wire up the leg into the heart for chest pains. I have come to believe it is the crestor. Hopefully things will get better real soon! NEVER AGAIN WILL I TAKE STATINS..the good does not out weigh the bad. F 53 3 years
10mg 1X D
2/19/2013
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 1  High Cholesterol Muscle and joint pain/weakness. Severe tingling/neuropathy developed after taking more than 10 years. Thought I had developed a severe condition as the neuropathy was constantly there. After many tests, the specialist physician suggested I discontinue Crestor. I have been off for 2 months and there has been significant improvement. Neuropathy not entirely gone though. F 55 15 years
10 1X D
2/4/2013
 1  Elevated cholesterol Chronic leg cramps and then chronic muscle spasms in upper right side of my back leaving me in agony and crying in pain. At first I didn't understand what was happening and then the penny dropped as I traced my symptoms back to taking Crestor. When my doctor (who is usually excellent) first gave it to me he said "there are no side effects". Well, there certainly are because only a few days after ceasing to take Crestor the pain started to subside until two weeks post Crestor almost all the pain is gone. After reading some of the other patient stories I think I am lucky. I feel really angry that my doctor gave me this drug as it is extremely dangerous. F 67 6 weeks
mg 1X D
1/24/2013
 1  Cholesterol Extreme shortness of breath and doctors cannot determine why. It started when I went on Crestor, but was assured it was not a side effect. F 66 1.5 years
10 mg 1X D
1/19/2013
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 1  high cholesterol last month became very nauseated,with pain in upper right side,could not eat.Liver enzymes were extremely high,plus my liver was and still is inflammed.Have weakness in left arm and leg. Had I had known the serious adverse effects of this drug I never would have taken it.Having hypothyroidism and problems with my bile duct I feel the doctor who put me on this dropped the ball.No monthly liver enzyme tests were ordered.Now my enzymes are through the roof.Scheduled for an ERCP tomorrow,worried about what will be found. I usually read up on the medications I am precribed,this time I didn't.Have other things going on,as in loss of memory,tremor,chest pain that comes and goes. I was hoping the effects would go away.Never will I blindly agree to a medication ever again. F 50 1 years
10 1X D
1/17/2013
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 1  lower cholesterol Severe muscle and joint deterioration. Started taking 5 mgs and immediately had bad leg cramps at night in left leg. I had heart valve sclerosis condition so my Cardiac Doc said to continue. I continued to suffer leg cramps until one day I had terrible neck pain. It gradually spread around my entire body. In a month, I had a condition that seemed to resemble Fibromyalgia. I went from being a 68 yr old in great shape to an old man in his 90's. Could not get out of bed. Could not get out of a car seat without huge pain. Tremendous muscle and joint pains. went to all sort of specialists and none of them could diagnose it except to say it might be "Fibromyalgia", their name for anything they cannot explain. I stopped taking Crestor but a lot of damage had already been done. My muscles are half the size and I can barely take a carton of milk from the fridge. My bones have a bad clicking sound when I move. Since dropping Crestor, I have recovered to 75% of my former self. Do not take this drug. M 69 1 years
5 1X D
1/9/2013
 1  cholesterol Elbow, ankle, wrist weaknesses, tenderness, and pain. Since I have started this medication, I have daily experienced these side effects. I really want to stop taking this medication, but of course the docs tell you to continue it. This medication has lowered my bad cholesterol, but at the expense of my body. Don't take this, find a natural statin M 44 2 years
10 1X D
12/24/2012
 4  high familial cholestration normal aging pains- occassional muscle soreness which disappears with healthy exercise had ldl in high 200's - now less than 60-- my BMI is 24-- makes a big difference for good health M 63 730 days
40mg 1X D
12/15/2012
 1  Cholesterol Depression Shortness of Breath Soon as I went off all side effects cleared up F 68 0 days
40 1X D
12/7/2012
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 1  Control the Amount of fat in blood Swelling in my right leg with pain and just pain in my left leg,now after stopping Crestor swelling in right knee has gone no more pain ,stiffness or cramps only pain in my left leg that will not go away. M 62 10 months
.05
12/6/2012
 1  cholesterol, prior heart attack fatigue, confusion, pain and pressure in head, back pain, muscle pain, flu like symptoms. memory loss, neck pain. at times I felt that I was dying, depression, what is going to happen for my family. I attended PCP for vertigo, he checked for few things, he said he did not find anything wrong with my head. It is only 2 days since I stopped, I have started taking since few weeks, before that once in 2 days. My doctor told me it won't be sufficient, take it daily. few days back I called him and told him of the symptoms tiredness, pain in the neck and pressure in the head and temples. He told me to stop it and see for 1 week. I started researching on the web. It has only been 2 days, let me see, my temperature today was 96.9 and 97.2, want to sleep, could not sleep. no desire to do anything, headaches. very sore back, lying down on flat bed did not help, usually it used to help. M 56 1 years
5 mg 1X D
12/1/2012
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 1  High Cholesterol Sore calfs and sore feet M 39 10 days
20 MG
11/18/2012
 1  High Cholesterol Muscle weakness, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, palpitations, headache F 52 3 months
10 mg
11/8/2012
 1  for high Cholesterol Numbness in arms then pain.Cramps in arches of feet.Vertigo.Lost 20Lbs. This drug has ruined my health.What this drug company is doing is criminal. M 150 days
10 1X D
10/29/2012
 1  cholesterol My father has taken this drug and now has a disease that causes his muscles to tear easily. Hes has surgery three times over it. There are a lot of scary side effects to this drug. I'm on here to warn people because my father is too sick to. There are about to be class action lawsuits if anyone is interested M 21 2 years
10/28/2012
 1  high choloesterol 6.7 General joint pain. Feel like I am walking on hot coals. Cant stand on tippy toes. Hands tight and skin feels as though it is stretched. Tired all the time. Feel like I am shivvering inside my body. Cold most of the time Severe GERD - thought I was having a heart attack. Have decided that last night was my last dose - looking forward to positive results. Will maintain Cholesterol reducing diet and supplements. F 58 3 months
5mg 1X D
10/15/2012
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