CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  elavated cholesterol Constipation insomnia feet hurting hips hurting and anxiety and depression always having bad thoughts I was never like this thinking the worse about everything Heart disease runs on my mom side of the family grandmother mom and a sister I'm trying to hang with drug not overweight highblood pressure only its controlled F 60 12 months
5mg
5/4/2019
 1  Heart Attack, Cholesterol They gradually started. Then I started having real bad headaches, hip & leg pain. Twitching in hands,head. Shortness of Breath, chest and back pains. Heart burn, muscle pains, sore throat, coughing plem, not able to sleep at night. Chest pains was so bad I went to ER thinking I was having a heart attack. Sores in mouth , liver & kidneys levels was up glucose high. Teeth hurting. I my DR told me too stop taking that those were reactions and since I was in lipitor at first with muscle and hip aches he said I wouldn't be able to take. No stations. I wish I had never tried this. I've been off a week. Some symptoms has gotten better but I still hurt, twitching, aching teeth, ties hurt heart palpation s started. Weight gain in places I never had hopefully it gets better. F 42 3 months
5
2/21/2019
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 1  High Cholesterol Severe muscle pain in arms and legs, fever, high liver enzymes, fatigue. Severe pain lasted for 2 weeks, even after stopping the Crestor. A year later, still have some side effects (pain, stiffness, numbness) in hands and feet. F 67 2 years
10 1X D
1/7/2019
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 1  My good cholesterol was to low Severe muscle pain and spasms. Headaches, severe edema, high sugar levels, severe lethargy, weight gain, severe leg, foot , hand pain. Hospitalized 2 days and they found no reason for it. Well I did. It was Crestor None F 53 2 months
5mg
12/28/2018
 1  Cholesterol Severe vulval painful itching- not at first linked to my being prescribed this drug - so I was treated for fungal and other conditions over three awful months . I was in agony unnecessarily as a result. An excellent female Skin specialist diagnosed problem andCrestor was ceased and problem abated and stopped some weeks later. Another specialist was concerned Re cholesterol and asked me to try resumption on a limited dose basis. Within a few weeks the vulval irritation resumed. So I do not now take this medication. Crestor should make it very clear on its side effects list that a small percentage of women will suffer this reaction. My skin specialist was aware of some findings and released me from one of the worst medical episodes imaginable for a female. MD websites online are still telling women they cannot get vulval irritation from Crestor. This is unacceptable. Some women become suicidal with this symptom and I was close to understanding why. ....so if it happens to you see your Dr and ask to stop taking it to eliminate it as the source. That way you will not have to suffer long if it is the culprit. F 63 4 months
12/19/2018
 1  45% blockage LAD Feel like have stuffed head all the time, memory short & long term bad, no energy...have always done right thing in eating healthy, lots of exercise, no weight problem, HDL 84, Trig 47 LDL 134 Cardiologists did test showing blockage was shocked! GP said he never would have believed it if not for test..thinking is from inflammation & not Cholesterol!? F 70 1 days
5 mg
9/1/2018
 1  Prescribed after a Quintuple surger I have been taking this med for over 3 1/2 years, but recently iam experencing leg pain and can barely walk, Iam wondering if this statin would be the cause of this pain after all this time? M 62 4 years
40 mg
6/6/2018
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 1  Prescribed after a Quintuple surger I have been taking this med for over 3 1/2 years, but recently iam experencing leg pain and can barely walk, Iam wondering if this statin would be the cause of this pain after all this time? M 62 4 years
40 mg
6/6/2018
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 1  High Cholesterol Initially, I took 10mg per day and cholesterol dropped 60% and only side effect was I was lifting 20% less in the gym. I therefore agreed with the doctor to drop dose to 5mg per day (after 6 weeks). Cholesterol rose slightly but gym was better. Six months later, I started suffering anxiety and what would become the worst depression I can ever imagine. I can even say I was becoming suicidal. I hated life, my business started to suffer, I slept all day, I didnt want to do anything or go anywhere. I was so terrified I could be capable of suicide that I was having constant panic attacks about it. I have suffered anxiety in the past and have been put on Seroxat (20mg per day) which always worked very well for me. This time, it didn't touch the sides. My symptoms were so aggressive, it terrified me. Eventually, I put 2 and 2 together and realized Crestor could be the problem. I stopped taking it 4 days ago and the symptoms have completely disappeared! I am so happy and relieved but at the same time angry that neither my physician nor psychiatrist once mentioned these symptoms could be caused by Crestor. Furthermore, all the aches and pains (particularly kidney and liver pains) stopped immediately. If you are taking this drug and have any symptoms at all, please stop immediately. Within 48 hours, you will know if the drug is the cause. Good luck everybody. M 41 1 years
5mg 1X D
5/15/2018
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 1  artery disease Severe muscle pain On day three of taking this drug I woke up on my back with my knees pulled up and I could not straighten my legs. Doctor wanted me to immediately go for a blood test. Are you kidding? I couldn't even walk for 3 days as my muscles wouldn't relax and stretch out. F 71 3 days
20 mg 1X D
4/29/2018
 3  I have hardening of two arteries Im having pain in shoulder blade and under left breast. And just started down my left leg starting from butt cheek going to foot. My friends have had bad side effects too. F 52 40 days
20mg
3/17/2018
 1  main stem heart disease Weight gain sensitivity to scalp skin sore hot lack of energy feeling sick in gut muscle weakness jaundice whites of eyes Put on them by hospital been off of for 7 days feeling i am feeling better already skin improvement eyes don't look yellow!i will take my chances by not taking them any more don't need the side effects!!! F 59 18 months
10mg
3/17/2018
 3  high cholesterol badly aching muscles in legs, itchy scalp (no flaky skin), red pimples on scalp, loss of strength when performing squat in the gym, bad breath My blood tests showed a decrease in cholesterol and the addition of co enzyme Q10 seems to have prevented aching in the legs (I am still monitoring to see if this continues). My current calcium test (via MRI analysis) is showing zero i.e thereby indicating no buildup on cholesterol in arteries. M 53 2 years
10mg 1X D
1/5/2018
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 1  Cholesterol. I'm basically dead. Thanks a lot. Can no longer function and do normal daily tasks. M 60 60 days
20mg
12/7/2017
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 3  High choleterol 5mg daily Rosuvstatin Lowest dose available for sale. Overall cholesterol started at 205. 141 bad. 42 good. Within first hour my head felt drained, like a block of wood, like part of my brain remains asleep. Horrendous wake up in the night dry mouth. Always on the verge of a headache. Munchies in the evening which I never had. Gained 3 pounds. Lifted weights at the gym. Finished set I normally do but felt more difficult like Id aged 5 years, took longer and I had little interest. Have twitch in my lower right eyelid. About three times had a bright white dart in the far right of my right eye. Appears and disappears in a flash. Never recall this happening ever in my life. Overall I could not live with this. Felt like dehydration symptoms. After one week I told doctor I would take the 5mg dose every other day. Dry mouth, munchies, sleepy brain was reduced. Eye twitch remains. My overall cholesterol fell to 160. 141 bad (30% reduction). 42 good. Got a pill cutter will now try 2.5 mg every other day. The jury is still out. I am not sold that my cholesterol is high enough to warrant the risks and that the benefits are not as good as promoted. M 54 2 months
5mg 1X D
11/27/2017
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 1  Heart attack one stent, prophylatic After being on 80mgs of lipitor for 4 yrs I went off them due to bad muscle spasms and weak muscles. Doctor put me on 10mgs of crestor. Within a month i was feeling more tired, and i broke out in an itchy rash that turned to welts, my jaw was sore, my lips swelled and my eyes. I stopped it and took allergy meds and went to see doctor. Doctor does not agree with me that crestor did this but I'm a nurse and feel it is the cause. I Took allergy meds for a week until rash went away. No problems since. My numbers are good other than good cholesterol number could be higher. Not sure what to do other than to do blood work every 3 months to check my numbers. But I know I'm not taking anymore statins I had my heart attack at 54 yrs age and Drs said no reason/cause. Said fluke because no history personal or family, not overweight and active and healthy. Low bp normally and cholesterol never a problem. I need to take off 20 pounds I gained when recuperating but lipitor/crestor makes that difficult F 59 3 months
10 mgs
9/4/2017
 1  Cholestrol I was only on this medicine for 1 week and 2nd into taking it I started having bad heart palpitations and rapid heart rate! Felt like my heart was going to beat out of my chest and it was worse at night while laying down. Resting heart rate went from 83 to 107. I don't recommend this medicine to anyone, just from my own experience and from what I've read about it! F 36 1 weeks
10 mg
8/29/2017
 1  cholestrol Extreme fatigue, terrible upper stomach spasms causing bad heart flutters, nausea, terrible gas and bloating, drainage in back of throat, low blood sugar, depression. I started generic Crestor in August 2016. I started with most of these symptoms in November and on 12/26/16 the heart flutters started. I went to the ER on 1/4/17 and was diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions. They seem to start when the spasms started in my stomach and I would get these different times of the day. I stopped the Crestor on 1/10/17 because I really felt this was the cause of my problems. I had an ultrasound of my abdomen, an echocardiogram, lots of blood work and ekgs. Had to go to the ER again on 3/24/17 because the spasms and heart flutters were bad and my pulse was 41. They diagnosed me with the same thing...premature ventricular contractions. Since that time it seems like everything is better and now it's a lot less getting the spasms and flutters. I waited this long to post this because I wanted to be sure I felt the Crestor did this to me. I contacted Crestor this past week and told them my experience in taking this poison medicine. I've been back on Pravenstatin since February with no problems so far. Prior to taking Crestor I was on generic lipitor and that gave me real bad muscle and joint pain. I will never take Crestor again! F 68 3 months
10
6/19/2017
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 1  cholestrol Extreme fatigue, terrible upper stomach spasms causing bad heart flutters, nausea, terrible gas and bloating, drainage in back of throat, low blood sugar, depression. I started generic Crestor in August 2016. I started with most of these symptoms in November and on 12/26/16 the heart flutters started. I went to the ER on 1/4/17 and was diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions. They seem to start when the spasms started in my stomach and I would get these different times of the day. I stopped the Crestor on 1/10/17 because I really felt this was the cause of my problems. I had an ultrasound of my abdomen, an echocardiogram, lots of blood work and ekgs. Had to go to the ER again on 3/24/17 because the spasms and heart flutters were bad and my pulse was 41. They diagnosed me with the same thing...premature ventricular contractions. Since that time it seems like everything is better and now it's a lot less getting the spasms and flutters. I waited this long to post this because I wanted to be sure I felt the Crestor did this to me. I contacted Crestor this past week and told them my experience in taking this poison medicine. I've been back on Pravenstatin since February with no problems so far. Prior to taking Crestor I was on generic lipitor and that gave me real bad muscle and joint pain. I will never take Crestor again! F 68 3 months
10
6/19/2017
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 1  Heart attack/stent Severe pain in arms and shoulders. Kidney area pain with protein in urine. Overall I felt bad. Cholesterol numbers were excellent but even so, I still had to have Another stent after 9 months of crestor. I've been off of crestor for 2 months or so but my arms are still bad I can't lift my left arm past my head without severe pain. My right arm hurts too but I have more range of movement in it. Since being off the crestor I have had my urine tested and I didn't have protein in my urine. The crestor was breaking down my muscles and the protein was spilling over into my urine which caused it to be foamy and causing the pain in my back. I am 57 years old and have 4 stents total. My heart attack was May 2016. Today is June 2017. I need the cholesterol lowering drugs according to the doctors but my body will not tolerate the statin drugs. Crestor has damaged my muscles. I just hope with time I will get better. I'm taking q10, d3, and other supplements. F 57 11 months
40 mg
6/15/2017
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