CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  High blood pressure I started with really bad muscle pains,it hurst all the time, cant sleep with the pain, and I stuggle to go to work. My mood swings have costed me my children (None of them talk to me at the moment) NOT LIKE ME AT ALL, Ive become someone I dont even know.PLEASE PLEASE anyone reading this, take notice and dont take CRESTOR, Im stopping today and going to the doctors tomorrow. I cant believe my doctor didnt tell me about these side affects. Crestor did lower my cholosterol, but Ive lost my own self in the process. PLEASE DONT TAKE IT. F 51 3 months
1X D
2/16/2011
 4  High Cholesterol 7.3 (UK figure) Rosuvastatin reduced overall level from 7.3 to 5.0 but the best result was the big reduction of "bad" cholesterol. There were NO side effects whatsoever until 01/11 when many of adverse symptoms described by others hit me like ton of bricks. Astra Zeneca`s Crestor costs about 37($52) a month here in UK so I get a generic version from India which costs 13 ( $20 month). I`ve used both and the effectiveness and the side effects are the same. M 73 21 months
10 1X D
2/14/2011
 1  LDL=120; moderate carotid artery pl Irritable; cursing at my computer; didn't feel right; tingling like mild electrical shocks in fingertips; progressed to pain in upper right back; hike in hilly woods daily, and when I felt sluggish going up a hill like my legs had no strength, I knew something was wrong; right little toe got red, swelled and sore; totally new experiences. Stopped on my own 3 weeks ago, still have the back pain. Then learned a friend was on Lipitor for 18 months before he realized a problem (couldn't walk up a flight of stairs), stopped taking it and took another 18 months to recover. I'm glad I stopped when I did; it appears that many of the maladies associated with this drug take time to occur and even longer to be attributed to the drug. I would guess that the negative reports on this page are but the tip of an iceberg. My cardiologist just pooh-poohed my question about side effects when we were discussing my going on Crestor. (I didn't know much about it at the time) I don't see him until March, and my decision is final. Crestor, for me, is bad stuff. As a statin, isn't it just a milder version of Baycol, and we all know the story there. When people are falling over dead because of a drug (Baycol), the FDA may act; if it's just a more gradual poisoning (Crestor) they are blind, following (with the medical profession) the Pied Piper band of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Bayer, etc. Money rules all. My plan is good diet, lots of exercise, and periodic carotid artery sonoscans. BTW, I have a PhD in physics and consider myself to be rational and good at evaluating data. The data/literature base related to Crestor and other statins, cholesterol, CRP, inflammation and atherosclerosis is a real can of worms, making a causal analysis very difficult. I'm worried that the pharmaceutical/medical/FDA cabal will be able to hide behind this smoke screen for a long time to come. M 71 4 weeks
10 mg 1X D
2/13/2011
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 1  High Cholesterol My doctor put me on Crestor after I was not able to lower my cholesterol with diet and Red Rice Yeast. He took blood labs then started me on 5 MG daily.I immediately noticed minor muscle pain but stuck it out, after the 7th day I called the Doctor who told me to stop the medicine and get blood work done. The next day my doctor called and told me to immediately go to the ER as my CPK numbers were over 15000. They ran a bag of saline and considered keeping me over night. I had a doctor visit two days later and he ran another bag of saline, my CPK numbers are 4000. My kidney was slightly damaged according to the blood work and opinion of the nephrologist. I feel run down, muscle pain and upset that this happened. To add insult to injury I paid $60 for the co-pay on the prescription, now my share of all of the blood work. No more Crestor for me, bad news! M 44 7 days
5MG 1X D
2/12/2011
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 1  High LDL Muscle pains all over, total exhaution. Anxiety, stomach cramps, constipation. always has a bad smell like dirty ashtray. I called my Doctor and told I was stopping it. I want to reduce my Cholesterol but not at this expense. M 55 2 weeks
10 mg 1X D
2/8/2011
 1  Elevated cholesterol levels Debilitating pain radiating from mid back around to abdomen. This started with a tightening/tingling sensation about 4 years ago, and evolved into 24/7/365 PAIN! Did lower cholesterol. Initially inquired with family doctor about weird tingling around trunk area. Wife noticed memory problems and suspected lipitor which was taken previous to Crestor. It was "explained" away for so long, and became constant unbearable pain. Treated as PHN, given 4 spinal steroid injections, vicodin, antiseizure meds, celebrex, TENS... Dr. finally got on board with admitting Crestor could be culprit. Been off Crestor 3-4 months and have had some days that are almost endurable again-though, not pain free. I wonder if it had gone on so long that it is irreversible. M 54 5 years
10mg 1X D
2/7/2011
 4  High cholesterol Aching legs at night, memory loss! Conversations go into tangents because I cannot remember names or places, very embarrasing. M 54 13 months
1X D
2/6/2011
 2  high cholesterol Excruciating lower back pain, radiating to kneee and sometimes foot. Also mid level back pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe insomnia, anxiety and finally, depression. My husband has been taking Crestor for almost a year. 5 months ago, the pains started and everything got out of control. he had a CT and MRI done and we were told that the pain came from herniated discs, which made sense. He then had two epidural injections for the pain but this didnt stop it and didnt stop the pain that traveled around to other parts of his body. In the meantime, the anxiety and depression and insomnia was getting steadily worse. NOW, after finding this forum today, I Realize that it is probably the crestor and we will stop it starting today. im almost in tears writing this and want to SUE his doctor for failing to warn us about this and am FURIOUS that my husband has just lost 5 months of his life due to this. i will post again to let people know what happens after he stops taking crestor. M 48 1 years
1X D
2/6/2011
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 2  High Cholesterol After taking Crestor for 1 1/2 months, experienced heart palpitations, agitation and loss of temper in stores and workplace (new to me). Decided to see if others have these side effects. Seems to be the case. Will be talking to my doctor in a few weeks for other options. Diet doesn't seem to work. High cholesterol is my only risk factor for heart disease. F 49 1.5 months
5 mg 1X D
2/4/2011
 5  high cholesterol no side effects that I know of F 59 5 years
40 1X D
2/2/2011
 4  high dangerous levels Cholesterol not bad at all. None yet. It lowered my Cholesterol over 200 points. Now on 20 mg. Mom, Wed, Fri to lower it more. I am Diabetic and had a quad bypass in 2009. I am fine now. F 57 2 months
20mg 1X D
2/2/2011
 2  high cholesterol right knee gives out suddenly; charley horse pain in buttock; ache in right thigh; right knee joint pain; hard solid stools Am I glad i went to this site. Goodbye Crestor. I was in near perfect health; taking allopurnol ( 10 mg daily ) for gout due to too much meat and booze. this crestor is not worth the pain. I switched to it from lipitor. Lipitor wasnt this bad. Will try nothing for a few months. Thank goodness I checked. I thought it was from lack of exercise. M 63 6 months
5 mg 1X D
1/27/2011
 1  High Cholesterol Joint Pain, Body Aches, Fatigue, Loss of Energy leading to Loss of Mobility and Excruciating Pain. I had to be rushed to the ER and spent a week in the hospital where I was diagnosed with an extreme case of Rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle fibers)attributed to the Crestor. I could not move, or be moved my entire time in the hospital. The pain was more than I could bare. After almost a year since my hospitalization and having undergone several months of physical therapy, I am still having problems with "very strange" pains in my lower back, groin and legs that come and go with no reason. These pains make it very difficult to walk, sit and/or stand at times. This is really taking a toll on my quality of life. M 45 2 months
10MG 1X D
1/27/2011
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 1  high cholesterol bad muscle cramps i stopped taking the meds after 30 days and been 4 months since i took any and i still have the side effects F 53 4 weeks
10 mg 1X D
1/23/2011
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 5  high cholesterol I have not had any side effects at all in the four years I've been taking Crestor. F 54 4 years
20mg 1X D
1/22/2011
 1  High Cholesterol Itchy ears, stiff shoulders, stiff neck, extremely painful calf muscles - to the point I can hardly stand up. I have been taking Crestor for 2 months now, and have been having the worst itch in both of my ears. I thought it was allergies, or an ear infection, but am now wondering if it is from Crestor usage. My calf muscles are so painful. I thought I had pulled a muscle running, but this pain isn't going away - it is getting worse. I can hardly stand up, let alone drive, or get in/out of the car. I quit taking Crestor yesterday, but it is too soon to tell any difference. I am feeling really unhealthy, and quite bummed out that I can't exercise anymore without crazy pain! I hope that in time these pains subside, and I can get back to a healthy lifestyle. The only positive thing about the Crestor was that it did lower my cholesterol levels. F 40 2 months
10 1X D
1/22/2011
 1  diabetic with high cholesterol Severe leg cramping, cramping in other parts of body such as chest, back, and hands. Have been off of any statins for two years and am still having side effects. Dr. does not agree that these drugs have anything to do with my muscle problems. I disagree. I am so happy that I am not alone in the quest to outlaw this drug. I believe it has even longer term side-effects than are being recorded. F 54
40 mg 1X D
1/22/2011
 2  Cholesterol High Ratio Bad Headachy- maliase, severe depression, agitated easily I know other people taking Crestor and have no adverse effects and are lowering their cholesterol. It just didn't agree with me. I was taking no other medications while taking Crestor, the only thing I can imagine about the depression was that I just ended taking aspirin for a year and a half?? The depression stopped approximately a week and a half after I stopped taking it. So did all the other symptoms. F 51 18 days
20mg 1X D
1/21/2011
 1  HIGH LDL 160 Horrible night time lower back and leg pain, muscle spasms, soreness and joint pain that would wake me up throughout the night..So no sleep! Got worse with time on drug. Could hardly get out of bed in the morning. I have never experienced anything like this before. Muscles feel as though they are atrophying. Got off of Crestor and went to doctor. Doctor said it will take 2 days to 2 weeks for symptoms to reside. F 53 4 months
10mg 1X D
1/19/2011
 2  cholesterol daily head ache, slight feeling of confusion, minor tigtening of jaw. M 43 3 weeks
10mg 1X D
1/18/2011
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