CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  high cholesterol muscle aches and pain. loss of muscle tone. I stopped and went went on a generic.(simvastatin). Have the same side effects. I told my Dr. I was losing muscle tone and he told him that is not possible, so I took the Crestor for a mo. and thought i was having the same symptons as before when I was on the Simvastatin, so I finished the Crestor and went back on the Simvastatin. I would rather die from High Cholsterol than not be able to walk. I hope the muscle tone will come back, but from what I have read I don't think it will. I have discontinued the Simvastatin and will not go back on any cholesterol medication. Something needs to change F 65 30 days
30 mg 1X D
3/15/2010
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 5  high ldl i began taking 5 mg crestor. it seemed to scramble my brain. my memory was unbearable. i then cut it to 2.5 mg. at first it was ok and my ldl went from 150 to 99 in 3 weeks. after about 6 weeks i began having the same side effects plus anxiety. the results were so good that i then decided to cut it to 1.25 mg. i had another blood test 8 weeks later to see if it was working with such a miniscule amount. to my joy my ldl was 97 and my hdl 100. my side effects have disappeared. because of the strength of crestor the very low dose works just fine. for me, that is. hopefully this will help someone else F 62 4 months
1.25 1X D
3/14/2010
 1  high cholesterol After just several weeks, I feel like my personality has changed: depressed & anxious at the same time. Don't want to leave the house, which is unusual for me. Increased appetite, never feel satisfied. Even though eating causes heartburn I still feel the need to eat. I think Crestor is causing mental illness. Regarding physical changes: I have right lower back pain, a sore right knee, and headaches, but I have experienced those pains before so it might not be Crestor. But, you know, after reading the other posts, I think it might be Crestor causing these phyiscal ailments too. I'm convinced Crestor has caused my change in personality and so I'm stopping this powerful drug today. My doctor didn't seem to know about Crestor possibly causing mental/mood changes and made me doubt myself. He asked, "maybe you're more stressed at work? at home? and so forth because he didn't believe it could be Crestor. I encourage anyone else experiencing changes in personality to stop Crestor immediately, get on good healthy diet w/ exercise, and see if personality goes back to what's normal for you. Then you'll know it's really Crestor. F 42 20 days
10 1X D
3/14/2010
 1  Doctor wanted an office party All the bad stuff you have read I think Crestor killed my thyroid and I have not been the same since I was poisoned by it. I started it in 6 of 05, was very sick by 9 of 05, off of it by 3 of 06 and diagnosed with hypothyroidism by 5 of 06. I still have constant muscle pain and am fairly intolerant of the thyroid meds Donít take it. M 50 7 months
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3/9/2010
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 1  High Cholesterol The only new things happening to the body are extreme cold all the time and I am having a tough time focusing my eyes while reading or on the computer. I do not have any other symptoms as described by other participants on this site. I will be speaking with my doctor after the weekend. F 60 10 days
20mg 1X D
3/6/2010
 1  high cholesterol, stents Muscle problems, fatigue, extreme hair loss, excema, abdominal pain. But the worst is that I have now been diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis! I had a perfectly normal life until taking Crestor. I suffered while taking it and have been paying a heavy price even though I am now off of this. Autoimmune hepatitis is a lifelong disease which will severely impact the rest of my years!I would never take this again, or advise anyone else to take it! M 62 5 months
10 mg 3X W
3/6/2010
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 1  High colesteral Constant pain radiating through my middle back. Painful to turn over in bed. Poor sleep. Upset stomach. Why do Doctors insist on perscribing these statin drugs......they are horrible. M 60 3 days
5 mg 1X D
3/4/2010
 1  High Cholesterol Memory loss, confusion, muscle aches,loss of muscle strength. No appetite. Loss of short term memory in 1 month time. Would like to know how long it takes for Crestor to be removed from system. Father is taking this would like to know if anyone has advice for us. Thanks M 86 12 months
? 1X D
3/3/2010
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 1  Moderately High LDL and Triglercide Severe back ache developed within 12 hours of taking the first dose. Abdominal pain developed after 24 hours. Stopped taking it the 3rd day. Hoping all the pain will go away. This was my first statin drug and it is a terrible start. This drug definitely has issues M 38 2 days
5 mg 1X D
3/1/2010
 5  high total cholestorl 236 none previously on Zocor for 60 days with multiple side effects, the most disturbing was total abolishment of libido. Libido has returned with good sexual function. Total cholestrol is now 162 and all subfractions are in proper range. HDL minimally changed from 69 to 72. Highly recommend a change from zocor to crestor is zocor is causing sexual problems. M 62 45 days
5mg 1X D
2/28/2010
 1  to lower cholesterol I experienced extreme fatigue over the course of 3 days. Lower back pain, headache. Did not have any appetite. Heartburn. Stopped taking crestor as soon as i realized that's where all these ailments were coming from. will be talking to md to change to something else. M 39 4 days
10mg 1X D
2/27/2010
 1  lower cholesterol severe leg pain in both thighs; knee joint pain; weakness; could not rise from chair or go up steps as just before taking Crestor. After experiencing severe pain I stopped the drug after 15 days and felt relief from the pain right away with less pain over the following days BUT after a year and a half of stopping this short course of Crestor I still have the same weakness especially in my legs that had commenced with this drug. I have been handicapped by this drug, a condition treated lightly by both family doctor and specialist. F 53 15 days
5 mg 1X D
2/25/2010
 1  Heart attack 37 yr old Severe muscle and joint pain severe swelling. Trouble sleeping excessive weight gain.Went to doctor last week he said that Crestor can give you symptoms of Fybromyalgia.I have been off for week know pains have lessen but have to see on swelling and sleep. I believe all meds needs tougher studies and stronger rules to post all possible side effects.This is not there 1st medication that did not list all side effects and this is Russian Roulette with peoples lives. F 39 2 years
10mg 1X D
2/24/2010
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 1  high cholesterol Very tired left side neck pain right side back pain This is a very bad drug.Rushed to hospital at midnight with suspected carotid artery blockage in left side of my neck.Drs found nothing to explain the severe pain.After 2 days discharged with no results then severe right pain from waist to lower hip.Stopped taking Crestor as that was all I could think of that was causing symptoms as I have had trouble before with statins.After 3 days off Crestor all pain has gone and not weary anymore.This drug should be banned. F 70 3 months
5mg 1X D
2/23/2010
 1  High Cholesterol Muscle cramping, fatigue and lethargy. Muscle trauma - injuries sustained while on Crestor created Tendon sheathing Cysts and tendon trauma in the palm, both of which persist now months later and according to my doctor will never go away. Visible loss of muscle bulk during this period alarmed me and I stopped taking the stuff after doing some online research. While my doctor insists that the muscle traumas I experienced on Crestor were complteley unrelated I find that hard to believe. I've played contact sports my whole life (football, rugby, etc), had numerous injuries & never experienced these kinds of reactions to what felt like minor injuries. Within a few days of taking Crestor I began experiencing constant muscle tightness and fatigue, things I normally associate with dehydration & extreme stress. I felt hot flashes plus aches, especially in my neck, shoulders, hands and oddly my shins. I ascribed this to tension (lots of work pressure), too much coffee, as well as Holiday misbehavior (too much drinking ,eating, etc.) I began to feel "brittle" like my muscles were stretched too thin as well as a loss of strength & stamina. Playing soccer I kicked a ball and felt a searing tearing sensation in my ankle, which has turned out to be damage to the sheathing which covers my tendons in that area. I whacked my palm during the same period. The traumatized area has swollen and a large pea sized thickening of the fascia has developed. My doctor says they are permanent. Clearly my muscle tissue was being affected by Crestor and I don't believe I would have damaged either of these areas if my muscles had not been so oddly stressed. My doctor's angry insistance that the drug had no realtionship makes me even more suspicious. M 51 45 days
10 mg 1X D
2/22/2010
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 3  High cholesterol I was taking Crestor for sixty days until me knees started hurting, I was getting sore and stiff with a popping noise at the knee joint. I can't figure out why my doctor does not assoicate the pain with the drug it's the only thing I changed in the days while taking the Crestor. I stopped taking the drug even though it did lower my cholestrol by half. M 48 60 days
10 1X D
2/21/2010
 4  High cholesterol At first i had headaches, cloudy memory, muscles in legs ached, fingers felt tingly. Doctor put me on fish oil and told me to take 150mg of the suppliment coq10 in morning and before bed. side effects greatly deminished after a few weeks. I take 5mg mon, wed, fri at night before bed. Dropped total cholesterol to under 200 which was goal. M 38 2 months
5mg 3X W
2/20/2010
 3  high cholesterol Anyone out there having crazy really vivid dreams and nightmares?? M 43
5mg 1X D
2/18/2010
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 1  high cholesterol Unable to sleep,hands and wrist throb and are numb. After i wake up it takes my hands at least 10 minutes to get the feeling back. Also lower to middle back pain. Not sure what I'm going to do. I have a proscription for zocor now but it looks like the same thing will happen M 50 45 days
10mg 1X D
2/18/2010
 5  to lower cholesterol none this was the second statin tried for lowering my cholesterol, all areas, and it worked extremely well; I take it in the evening and have had great results in all areas for a long time M 75 1 years
10mg 1X D
2/16/2010
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