CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  genetically high cholesterol After about 2 months, I began to get extreme anxiety, depression, body aches, lethargy, and developed a problem in my left foot out of the blue. I did not immediately link the anxiety and depression to the drug, and was amazed that I had developed these very extreme reactions in such a short time. Crestor has been worse for me than vytorin and simvastatin in that the depression and anxiety were not side effects I experienced with these drugs. Crestor caused these symptoms along with body aches, insomnia, and general malaise that were also caused by the other statins I have taken. I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown. F 60 3 months
5 mg 1X D
4/3/2011
 2  High cholesterol Severe anxiety, heart palpitations Since taking this medication I haven't slept properly and have noticed my resting heart rate is significantly higher than it was before I started taking it. This concerns me somewhat. M 30 20 days
5 1X O
4/2/2011
 1  high cholesterol muscle aches, achilles tendonitis, cognitive problems Because of achilles tendonitis and other muscular problems, I reduced Crestor to 1/2 of a 5 mg pill, every other day. Muscular aches about gone, and am trying everything I can to alleviate the Achilles tendonitis in both legs. My podiatrist said it was systemic because tendonitis occurred simultaneously in both legs, and I have had no unusual physical activity. In fact my muscular problems also caused by Crestor inhibited walking. F 70 2 years
5 mg. 1X D
4/2/2011
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 1  High Cholesterol Muscle pain, general weakness and tired a lot. Sexual Side Effects - inability to get/maintain erection - similar to what I experienced on Simvastatin. M 40 60 days
10 MG 1X D
3/30/2011
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 1  high triglycerides headache, muscle spasms, muscle and joint pain, memory loss, hair loss, skin rash, depression. My CK levels soared to 1748, maximum normal range for CK is 215. I was prescribed Crestor and Niaspan after complaining that Lipitor made me feel awful. After one month on Crestor and Niaspan things got worse. The symptoms mentioned above started with Lipitor and got worse with Crestor and Niaspan. F 60 1 months
1X D
3/29/2011
 1  Cholesterol Calves hurt constantly. Legs hit spells of being very heavy and I felt as if I couldn't walk. Thumb constantly twitched and parts of body would tingle & sometimes entire body would tingle. Constant nervousness.Blood pressure increased by 40 pt & my normal was 120 or lower. This caused headaches & blurry vision. After having another spell at work of heavy legs, I went to doctor. Labs were normal and doc immediately took me off crestor. Take changes in body serious and at least talk to a doctor. I put it off a few weeks. After 3 days, some symptoms have let up already. M 39 6 weeks
10 mg 1X D
3/28/2011
 1  Elevated cholesterol Muscle aches and soreness from my neck down to my toes I had taken Crestor for about 9 mths. ending about a year ago. At that time I had developed what the dr. called severe myalgia and said it was the Crestor. It was in my neck (coudn't turn my head), shoulders, hips and legs to where I couldn't go to work. Since then dr. has tried 3 other statin drugs with even worse side effects for me. So back on the Crestor I am - for the past five days I have had pain in my feet radiating up the back of both legs, stiffness in my neck and shoulder area and both of my elbows feel like someone has hit me with a hammer to where it hurts to raise a spoon to my mouth. I've had it but my next dr. apt. isn't until the middle of April. I think I am going to cut myself down to 5 mg. a day and then stop altogether. I can't take this anymore. F 55 3 months
10 1X D
3/28/2011
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 1  high cholesterol,high LDL, low HDL achy, stiff joints, muscle weakness, pain & numbness in arms & hands especially when raising arms, irritable mood. F 43 3 weeks
10 mg 1X D
3/27/2011
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 1  high cholesterol Severe back and leg pains. Shrinking muscles in the thighs and calves. Loss of sleep. DO NOT take this drug. I have been having severe leg pain in both legs and my muscles in my legs are shrinking. Despite walking 4 miles 4 times a week, the pain never stopped. Awake all night with severe pain like a toothache. Did my own research and found out this is a side effect of this horrible drug. Went to my primary doctor and told him of my findings, he said stop taking the drug which I have. It has been 2 weeks now, still have the pain. I am going to have tests for muscle damage. The company that produces this drug and the FDA should be sued. M 50 5 years
10 MG 4X W
3/26/2011
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 2  High Cholesterol Side effects included severe soreness in calf muscles and tendons below calf muscles, both legs. Also, severe pain in both shoulders when raising arms and red eyes. General flu-like soreness, some heart palpitations or anxiety-like feelings made me decide to stop it once and for all. After 14 days, I stopped the Crestor. It's been 3 days now and the pain from both legs and shoulders has gone away. My eyes have cleared up as well and no abnormal heart beats or pressure. I am looking to reduce my cholesterol count through diet and exercise. Crestor seems like a "short-cut" I can't afford to take right now. M 50 14 days
10mg 1X D
3/24/2011
 1  Bad ldl Could not breath irritable as the devil himself. constant lump in throat no energy to work out or even walk. The stuff is poison. M 43 2 weeks
20mg 1X D
3/23/2011
 3  elevated cholesteral / triglyceride Have devloped severe pain pelvic joints, they feel like they are badly bruised. Legs feel very heavy, 2-3 times per week I have general muscle pain in thighs that feel like I had ran 5 miles the day before. Weight gain has been incredible - the PA at my cardiologist says it isn't possible to gain this much weight in this short amount of time. During this period, I have eliminated all soft drinks, all coffee creamer/sweetener, and sugary snacks, still gaining. However, my total cholesteral has dropped from 255 to 135, and triglycerides have dropped from 275 to 160 - I'm not sure it is worth it. Very expensive and really hurts the budget M 54 5 months
20 1X D
3/22/2011
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 3  Elevated cholestrol Increasing joint pain { right hip, right knee; always had back pain so can't say if related }fairly recent neck stiffness, pain; over the years went to Chiropractics, several different Internist A week ago, stopped on my own of taking Crestor to see if any relation; been reading these reports and realize of the possibility; substituted Phytosterols and Metamucil...maybe it's my imagination, but feeling bettor every day; especially with more energy. M 64 1.5 years
20mg 1X D
3/21/2011
 1  High Cloresterol Severe muscle pain, shoulders & arms mainly, loss of energy, depression, groin pain, Sleep in a recliner. Wondering if anyone after Crestor use has had any success stopping the muscle pain? Suggestions? Shouldn't surprise me in this money driven world that a company can get something like this not only FDA approved but still sold after all the damage to human lives!!!! not ready to die yet......... M 57 3 months
20mg, 1X D
3/18/2011
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 1  Only to keep the veins healthy After only four days of taken 10 mg daily I experienced very high blood pressure and extremely increased hearthbeat, panickiness and uncomfortable feelings in the chest, like just getting a heart attack, could not sleep in the night. At this moment I did not recognize all this a side effects of Crestor, even it was the only drug I used. After thirtheen days I became dangerous and I needed the emergency doctor and the clinic. Suddenly after doing a soft 20 minutes workout on my indoorcycle at recommend heart rate of only 120 bpm my rest pulse stopped at 90 bpm, which is normally around 54 bpm, since I am trained very well. Following I was very nervous for some hours, still not achieving my normal pulse. Heartbeat remains high between 75 an 95. Then four hours later in the evening I suffered from heavy palpations and heartbeat was around 118 bpm accompanied with blood pressure over 200. I did never face such health problems in my whole live before. In the hospital the could not find any M 54 17 days
10 mg 1X D
3/18/2011
 1  High cholesterol Extremely stiff neck I only took this drug for a month after taking another statin for a month. Both caused muscle problems F 57 2 months
10 1X D
3/18/2011
 1  high cholestrol took it had severe leg pain, lower back pain dizzy sometimes.weak and trouble getting up in the morning. Last time I went to the doctor he told me to stop taking the crestor to see if I had injured my leg or if it was the meds.It was the meds .Off crestor and I,am pain free.Have to find another way to fight this cholestrol. My wife and brother went on crestor and both had leg pain and climbing stairs were out it hurt that much. Both went off crestor and this day are pain free. Crestor did lower the chestrol but the pain was not worth it. Still trying other things to get the levels down without the side effects M 62 5 years
40mg 1X D
3/17/2011
 5  HYPERTENSION NONE Before taking cholesterol medication, my cholesterol reading was over 200. A generic drug lowered my cholesterol to 180. My Doctor changed my drug to CRESTOR; six months later my cholesterol reading was 133. M 76 14 months
5 1X D
3/16/2011
 1  High Cholesterol Dr. prescribed Crestor to be taken twice a week.After the 7th dose,I became ill with flu like symptoms.Back pains, leg and thigh pains, and arm pains. Felt like I had been lifting weights.I run daily and never experienced any pain in my legs like this.Also very weak.Have stopped taking and wondering how long it will take to leave my system. F 50 7 days
10mg 2X W
3/16/2011
 1  high cholesterol muscle weakness behind knees. Also pain the ball of my foot. I am suppose to take this daily but I only take it Monday to Friday. Muscle pains started in the past 1-2 months. When walking sometimes it feels like the muscles behind my knee will give out. This happens when I initially place weight on my leg or when going up or down stairs. I also have been having pain in the ball of my foot. It feels like I pulled a muscle. I initially thought the foot pain was due to over use from excercizing but I wear good supporting sneakers when I work out. Glad I now know that it may be the medication. F 50 1 years
10mg 1X D
3/13/2011
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