CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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DATE ADDED
 
 2  lower cholesterol I got yellow sores on the underside of my upper lip. I quit taking Crestor and they immediately disappeared. M 55 10 days
10 mg 1X D
5/26/2010
 1  High Cholesterol (not extreme) I'm a healthy 25 year old apart from my cholesterol, which is a hereditary condition, not one caused by circumstances. Ever since Crestor I've had Weakness in muscles, fatigue, can't think straight, pain in the lower right part of my abdomen, mood swings, depression and more. Was on Lipitor before but it was doing slight liver damage so doctor prescribed Crestor instead. I don't recall ever feeling like this on Lipitor. M 25 4 weeks
20MG 1X D
5/26/2010
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 2  Lower LDLs mainly Can't sleep without sleeping pills. Flushing redness in face and neck from time to time. Numbness in hands at night sometimes. Verylow sex drive. I am trying to determine if it's crestor, lisinopril, or HCTZ that's causing this. Crestor has lowered my ldls to a good level but trigs have risen since I went off tricor. I was taking zocor and tricor last year with no real side effects but LDLs were always high. My life changed when I told my doc of shortness of breath. He put me on metoprolol for HBP and my body was going crazy with flushing in faceand neck and spiking BP. Did a body scan and found out I had 50% blockage in a couple of arteries. So doc wanted to get my ldls lower by switching to crestor. I am still having flushing issues throughout day , not sleeping without pills, and very low sex drive. Although I am not married labido is still important at age 52. Does anyone else have these flushing problemswith Crestor? M 52 120 days
20 1X D
5/25/2010
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 1  familial cholesterimia I've had extremely high liver enzymes for 2 months. I stopped taking Crestor when the first lab results came back. After a month, I underwent a liver biopsy. The pathologist says that it is "drug induced hepatitis" with lesions commonly seen with Crestor. My enzymes are slow to fall but are coming down from 900 to 550. Normal for me was 24 before Crestor. I am absolutely livid at what I've gone through the past few months. Major discomfort due to a swollen liver, extreme fatigue, fuzzy headed in the morning, and fear as the enzymes climbed. Still going through tests as the liver is still inflamed but getting better. My husband took Crestor a couple of years ago and was involved in a study. He had to stop as he had extreme muscle pain and fatigue. F 65 8 months
20 1X D
5/25/2010
 1  Type 2 Diabetic/High Chol & Trig After 6 months, developed severe pain in both knees. Pain woke me from a sound sleep; could not walk. Went to several knee docs. Diagnosed with "pseudo-gout." No doc ever diagnosed the pain could be from Crestor! Last month, needed to be taken to ER. Thought I was having a stroke. Couldn't move my legs or lift my right arm without severe pain. Again, said it "could" be arthritis. Nothing ever shows up on MRI or x-rays. I'm going off Crestor! F 55 1 years
10mg 1X D
5/25/2010
 3  Lower cholestrol IBS, pain in joints of left hand (first and middle fingers worse), short term memory loss, irritable, trouble sleeping, strange dreams F 23 23 days
10mg 1X D
5/23/2010
 1   I became very moody, irritable and suffered from anxiety. I had frequent headaches and became dizzy when bending down. My lower extremeties were always numb, tingling and feld cold. My began to have frequent back soreness and muscle spasms. I have stopped taking this medication and hope my symptoms will subside although I have been told that the side effects may be permanent. M 56 3 months
10 mg 1X D
5/23/2010
 1  High LDL and high cholesterol Nausea, loss of appetite, burping, feel cold, headache, dizziness, exhausted, trouble concentrating, feel much older, fogginess --just feel really unwell and I never have these issues. A high starting dose, I have read. Even at a lower dose, I am not sure I want to take Crestor. F 50 1 weeks
20 mg 1X D
5/19/2010
 1  high cholestrol well its 1.30 in the morningand i cant get back to sleep i awoke in a panic which i beleive thesetablets have caused, also joint pain sweating and stomach ache, was prescribed 20mg first four weeks after which then rises to 40mg but feel so ill on them im gonna go back to my gp and get something else.... i agree with the comments on here saying it feels like you have been poisoned because thats really just how you feel M 50 4 weeks
20mg 1X D
5/19/2010
 1  High Cholestrol Muscle and joint pain was gradual. Muscles ached and skin was tender to the touch. weakness in ankles. Could hardly walk down the stairs and going up the stairs is becoming a challenge. Two days ago start to have lower back pain akin to the early stages of a kidney infection or menstrual cramps. Fatigue. I wake up tired. Doctor wanted to see me in a month (next week). Will discontinue and ask doctor to recommend a less harsh perscription. F 52 3 weeks
10mg 1X D
5/18/2010
 4  hypercholesterolemia On 5-20mg I had no noticeable side effects but on 40mg my GI is sluggish with an increase in constipation. Crestor has reduced my cholesterol levels from 7 mmol/L to 4.7 mmol/L over 18 months but the MO wants me to get to under 4 mmol/L. F 47 18 months
5-40 1X D
5/17/2010
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 3  High cholesterol Pretty severe muscle soreness in shoulders and upper arms. Seem to be lethargic more. After a lite workout with weights or swimming I get really sore. Asprin helps. Was on Lipitor and had doc change due to muscle soreness. Crestor soreness is different but just as severe. Seems to make one more prone to soreness after normal exercise. I stopped taking about two weeks ago. Soreness is somewhat reduced but still there. I had double bypass surgery about 2 1/2 years ago. That is when we started the statins. Never any soreness problems before then. I plan to discontinue for at least two weeks more to see if the soreness goes away. M 72 30 days
10mg 1X D
5/17/2010
 1   Heavy legs, sore muscles everywhere, knee pain, calf pain, throat swelling, fatigue, dizziness, nightly sleep disturbances, and finally a severe lung infection and pneumonia. I felt as I had aged considerably while taking Crestor. Before Crestor, I was 100% healthy, didn't have a sick day at work for 25 years! I walked 2 miles a day almost everyday. I did 30 minutes weight lifting 2 times a week, and stretched daily. This was my routine for 12 years. After taking Crestor for 7 months, I stopped my daily walking and other exercise workouts. I was too tired to do any of it. I became a couch potato. Walking steps was becoming impossible. The last straw was a severe lung infection that turned into pneumonia in April 2010. I'm still battling with that even after 4 weeks. If I had stayed on Crestor, I would have become completely sedentary and probably become wheel chair bound. All the benefits of lower cholesterol would be negated by a sedenary lifestyle and I would probably have died from inactivity which contributes to heart diesease and stroke. I have many female family members who are living way into their 90s and who take zero prescriptions. I told my Doctor I will no longer take any prescriptions and hope to resume my exercise routine. I will take high doses of vitamins, drink lots of water and move everyday. I hope this will help me to resume living a more active and pain free lifestyle and make it to age 100. Cholesterol drugs are very dangerous and should not be used by anyone. They are way over-prescribed. The whole high cholesterol thing is a scam made up by the prescription drug companies in order to get every person in F 63 7 months
5 mg 1X D
5/16/2010
 1  High LDL muscle pain and stiffness; hot flashes; urinary problems; sleeplessness; IBS; stomach pains; back pain. I've tried various statins and Lovasa. I experienced terrible side effects with all of them. My doctor was not aware that these side effects were caused by these statins and attributed them to various other things. I stopped Crestor and immediately started feeling better. I have no more back or muscle pain, etc. I am trying red yeast rice with KOQ10 with no side effects so far. F 68 45 days
5 1X D
5/15/2010
 1  lower cholesterol nausea, dizziness, complete fatigue, lethargic, want nothing but to sleep, lack of concentration, TERRBILE!!!!! will stop it IMMEDIATELY, especially after reading the messages on this site. Confirms my suspicions of this horrible drug F 69 30 days
10 1X D
5/13/2010
 3  High Cholesterol - 313 Memory Loss and severe hand and foot pain. I'm 30yrs old 5'7 160lbs. I origonally started with 40 mg of simvastatin then lovastatin and eventually 60mg to lower my cholesterol. That kept me about 206 for total cholesterol. 10mg of Crestor got my total down to 167... from 313. Then I started getting severe hand and foot pain. So painfull I couldn't use my hand to open a door or button a shirt. I was unable to walk normally due to pain on the top of my feet. I had to shuffle. The pain typically lasted a few hrs - a couple days and came and went. I am down to 5mg now and still experience this pain. I have experimented and found that if you exercise EVERY day and eat HEALTHY ie oatmeal for breakfast, salad for lunch and something baked/grilled for dinner this too will keep my cholesterol under 189 without taking Crestor. Obviously Crestor works but it does have its side effects. M 30 6 months
10 1X D
5/10/2010
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 1  Very High Cholesterol (313) After about 2 weeks I noticed stiffness in my knees. I also have a tightness in my lower buttocks muscle. Not really pain but extreme stiffness when bending, walking, or getting up from sitting position. My right hand is painful and swells on occasion. Did not realize the effects were from the medication CRESTOR until i had a follow up with the doctor on May 4, 2010. My cholesterol came down dramatically, 207, but my quality of life was at issue. This drug can cause severe kidney and muscle damage. I will just take extra dietary restrictions, fish oil and aspirin to control this problem. Why would the FDA approve a drug that causes kidney and muscle damage? F 54 67 days
mg 1X D
5/10/2010
 1  borderline high cholesterol Fatigue,memory loss,loss balance,joint & muscle pain/weakness, throat swelling,heart flutters,indigestion,bloating,peripheral neuropathy,insomnia,inertia,blurred vision,headaches,disoriented Borderline high cholesterol or not Crestor has completed total breakdown of my life along with previous statins ie-Lipitor and Ezatrol/Crestor duo to the point of daily confusion,inertia,pain,have information re some side affects irreversible so do not advocate any of statins stated in any combination. F 59 12 months
5mg-40mg 1X D
5/2/2010
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 2  High Chloresteral Recently developed lower back pain (unprovoked). After 1 week and no change I decided to stop taking my Crestor. Within 3 days my lower back pain is gone....it could be a conincidence, but I think it was caused by the drug. It dramatically lowered my bad and raised my good. M 48 4 months
20 mg 1X D
4/30/2010
 4  high cholesterol levels achilles tendonitis & muscle pain F 56 1 years
10mg 1X D
4/27/2010
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