CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  High Cholesterol Occasional headaches, constant pain in knee joints and muscles behind the knees along with pain and muscle spasms in the calves. My knee problems came on abruptly. I thought it was from heavy lifting earlier that day. I noticed muscle aches while climbing a long flight of stairs and after sitting for a long period of time, I could barely get out of my seat climb back down the same flight of stairs. The pain was rediculous. Knee pain kept me up all night.I tried knee braces,heating pads,ice packs,pain meds and NOTHING worked. I voluntarily quit this medication one month ago and recovery is very....very.....slow. I can sleep now but I can barely climb steps,long trips in the car are uncomfortable, squatting and kneeling is nearly impossible. My high cholesterol is hereditary, I tried diet and excersise and it didnt help my condition. Crestor DID reduce my numbers significantly but...I cant handle this constant pain. I'm very active both at work and home. If I cant get around I'm screwed. I have a long, uncertain road ahead. M 43 3 months
20mg 1X D
3/12/2011
 1  high cholesterol tendonitis in feet, wrist, hip and shoulder. muscle pain, weakness, bloating, peripheral neuropathy. If you have any tendency toward muscle issues or a bad back, stay away from this drug. my cardiologist prescribed simvistatin, I stopped taking it because of side effects and because my orthopedist didn't want me taking it around time of knee surgery. Started the Crestor, tolerated it for a couple of months, then started having the tendon and muscle problems again, more severely. F 55 8 months
5 mg 1X D
3/11/2011
 1  lower cholesterol Severe hip pain, stiffness in legs. Also having problems with the ball of my foot buy my doctor says it's unrelated (I think it is). When I told the doctor my symptoms he took me off Crestor immediately. Feeling a little better every day. I was so happy to find this site to see that I'm not the only one suffering from the result of taking Crestor. I thought I was going crazy. This drug needs to be taken off the market! F 55 1 years
10 1X D
3/11/2011
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 2  high cholestoral severe leg pain quit and the pain went away and I started losing weight despite not dieting. more energy. crestor lowered my levels but not worth it M 5 2 days
20mg 1X D
3/7/2011
 1  high cholesterol dark urine, muscle pain, depressed mood, frequent urination, painful urination, cramps suggested by dooctor as new alternative to lipitor to try out. After such an immediate negative response, will wait till elimination complete, then back to lipitor. By the way, found out about the importance of supplementing concurently with ubiquinol (Q10) when tKing statins. F 45 3 days
5mg 1X D
3/5/2011
 5  Cholesterol NONE Used other brands until I had leg pains and ankle swelling. Changed to Crestor and no problems so far with Crestor. LDL at 47 M 68 4 years
10 1X D
3/4/2011
 2  high choleostral muscle cramps.weight gain .bad dreams cold like symptoms.I have read however that this drug should not be prescribed after the age of 70years, F 68 5 months
10mg 1X D
3/4/2011
 1  high cholesterol severe muscle pain and muscle wasting I took crestor for 3 and a half yrs. Just over 2 yrs now had total knee replacements but never seemed to improve. I was taken 3 steps forward and two steps back and the overall muscle aching was unbelievable, felt like flu symptoms. A few mths back found out my muscles were wasting and found it very hard to walk of just get out of bed. I saw a specialist a couple of mths ago and was told to stop it immediately and now the severe pain is gone but it will take lots of walking and exercise for a yr or two before my muscles repair themselves so I would never advise anyone to take 'crestor' because you may suffer these severe side effects also. F 52 3 years
10 mg 1X D
3/3/2011
 1  high cholesterol levels I had a very gradual decline in my vision, memory, muscles and scars would not heal. my sugar level was elevated to 100 and my D3 was depleted to 23. I quit taking crestor in Dec 2010 and my health is slowing returning to pre-statin use. statins are dangerous and should not of been approved by the FDA. I now take Niacin 2.5 grams per day (pure instant release) and my blood test are normal. sugar level is 80. I wish I could find a class action suit aginist AstraZeneca, does anyone here know of any law firms involved? Also do research on statins NNT (number needed to treat) you'll be amazed and angered. NNT ranges from 50 to 250. M 49 2 years
5 mg 1X D
3/1/2011
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 2  20 mg Rosuvastatin headache, cramps in legs, gas, felt frozen, bloating I've ben on statins since 1984. I have dealt with the pain, bloating, cramps but when I was put on 20MG of Rosuvastatin on Nov 10, 2010 I got cold like symtems, runny nose, headache and by January 2011 I was literally frozen. With long johns, top and bottom, flanel pajamas, 2 pair wool socks and a heating pad in bed, I was still cold. I quit the resovastatin and 2 days later I was warm. After 5 days the pain, cold symtoms, cramps all went away. Told my doctor about this and she said its not from the rosuvastatin. I haven't felt this good in 27 years only thing now my LDL is getting high. I'll have to try a new doc I guess. Been off rosuvastatin for 7wks now. M 61 3 months
20 1X D
2/28/2011
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 1  high cholesterol I was first on simvastin but liver enzyems started to get elevated and switched to crestor. I soon began to feel a very slight dull ache in my right flank. It was so slight I just didn't think much of it even though it was constant. A few nights the pain was worse and then one night difficult to sleep due to pain in my side. I was nervous so made an appointment with PCP. Then, I relized it all began when I started taking statin's. I stoped taking med and pain was gone in about two days. I go tomorrow for Renal ultrasound on advise of Doctor. I feel the statins are to blame! Never heard about kidney issues as a side effect, only muscle and joint pain. M 43 300 days
10 1X D
2/27/2011
 5  to reduce blood lipids No significant side effects. I had previously tried Zocor, and experienced muscle weakness, but have had no problems so far on 5 mg/day Crestor. BE AWARE THAT CRESTOR IS VERY STRONG! My doctor gave me 10mg samples, and I cut them in half. I still do that now that I am getting prescriptions. Since Crestor's price does not vary with the pill size, I save 50% by getting the 10mg and cutting them in half. My Dr. still thinks I am taking 10mg/day but who cares? 5mg Crestor lowered my total cholesterol from 230 to 157, LDL from 167 to 94, and HDL up from 39 to 44. This is amazing for only 5mg - my advice is TRY 5MG FIRST - you are less likely to experience side effects, it will be cheaper, and it very well may give lower your lipids to a satisfactory point. Also, know that Crestor will go generic sometime in late 2012, so it will become much cheaper then. M 57 3 months
5 mg 1X D
2/26/2011
 1  To lower cholesterol Light headedness, extreme muscle soreness throughout body, intense pain in left elbow to the point of not being able to use it, exhausted all the time. Called doctor and told him I was getting off of it because it was a quality of life issue and these side effects are so severe I could barely function. Why is this drug on the market? M 54 15 days
1X D
2/26/2011
 1  high cholesterol I'm experiencing almost debilitating muscle pain and weakness in the upper part of the right leg. This pain can best be described as a very intense tingling or burning sensation that extends from the hip area to the knee. I'm also plagued by a continuous numbness of the muscle tissue. The discomfort increases after I've been standing in one place for any length of time. I need to speak to my primary care physician about an alternative to Crestor. M 57 5 months
20 mg 1X D
2/26/2011
 1  high cholestrol severe breathing problems and extreme tiredness. It made me more sick and unable to walk even short distances. I switched to Lipitor and all the issues I had are gone almost immediately M 45 4 months
10mg 1X D
2/22/2011
 5  to lower cholesterol I have had a slight but continual weight gain (over 40 lbs in 2 yrs) and measurable enlargement of abdominal girth. I did not attribute it to the medication until I had a lapse of coverage with my meds. In the 10 days I have been off of Crestor I have lost 2.5 lbs. Even the appearance of a bulge in the epigastric area has decreased. All of the weight gain and loss with no change in diet or exercise. In fact some of the most recent weight gain was in spite of attempts at a lower calorie diet. F 46 2 years
10mg 1X D
2/21/2011
 3  High cholestrol Within the last 3 months, I have experienced lots of muscle pain. I experienced right hip pain to the point of having moments of extreme shooting pain that caused me to almost fall. After 5 years of taking Crestor, I stopped taking it 3 days ago. My muscle pain is fading and becoming much lighter. I am calling my doctor Monday. F 37 5 years
10 mg 1X D
2/19/2011
 1  Borderline High Cholestrol Extreme muscle weakness requiring my husband to help me up from a kneeling position. Arm and leg cont'd weakness, muscle spasms and now torn posterior tibialis tendon in L ankle/foot from etio unknown. Cont with muscle spasms especially with exertion such as exercising. Took the drug in May 2008 for ONLY 10 days. My doctor told me to stop and bloodwork revealed muscle damage. This has not resolved in 2 1/2 yrs!! Energy level low and muscle recovery still not improved. Never thought this drug would do this. F 56 10 days
? 2X D
2/16/2011
 1  elevated cholesterol fine for two years - as with lipitor - then suddenly legs especially behind my knees hurt - and then leg would not hold my weight - very scary - it varied from leg to leg - when I remembered why I had stopped lipitor (legs started to feel so heavy I could barely walk up my steps) I stopped crestor. within 2 weeks legs were completely back to normal and remain that way------going for blood work and carotid dopplers to see if I can stay off meds --if not - don't know what I can take I'm in good shape - walk for miles - so this was very scary side effect - my doc said it's unusual for side effects to appear long after starting the drug - and my blood work for liver/muscle issues was normal - but there was no way I could stay on it F 66 2 years
5mg 1X D
2/16/2011
 1  elevated cholesterol fine for two years - as with lipitor - then suddenly legs especially behind my knees hurt - and then leg would not hold my weight - very scary - it varied from leg to leg - when I remembered why I had stopped lipitor (legs started to feel so heavy I could barely walk up my steps) I stopped crestor. within 2 weeks legs were completely back to normal and remain that way------going for blood work and carotid dopplers to see if I can stay off meds --if not - don't know what I can take I'm in good shape - walk for miles - so this was very scary side effect - my doc said it's unusual for side effects to appear long after starting the drug - and my blood work for liver/muscle issues was normal - but there was no way I could stay on it F 66 2 years
5mg 1X D
2/16/2011
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