CRESTOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1227 Ratings)

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 1  high cholesterol and triglycerides I have kidney disease and this is my second statin. Lipitor gave me memory problems. Creator has made me feel like I'm 80 years old. Ache everywhere. Constant pain in joints and muscles to the point I cry out sometimes when I move. Stiffness. Severe constipation at times. Pain in chest. Foot pain with walking. Poor sleep due to pain when sleeping on side. Stopping immediately. Hope there is no permanent damage and this stuff didn't further affect my kidney. I can't believe this is on the market or that doctors are still prescribing it. F 45 3.5 months
10 mg 1X D
6/7/2015
 1  High cholesterol Pain started in my knee through my hip about 2 weeks after starting crestor. In month 5 I got explosive diarrhea which I attributed to some kind of bug. This lasted about 2 weeks. Then I would get diarrhea every once in a while. The pain was getting progressively worse so my doctor took my off. I had been on it for 8 months. In 3 months he put me on pravastatin. Psin in knee immediately but not as gas as the credtor. In. Onto 5 the diarrhea started again. My doctor took me off. It is now day 10 off and the diarrhea is much better and I am starting to feel myself again. I will not take a Statin. F 68 8 months
5 mg 1X D
6/4/2015
 5  high cholesterol Few years ago Dr.put me on this drug. I felt like a Dinosaur when I walked. Leg pain , restless leg pain at night. Got off drug felt better immediately. Year later after shooting hip pain went to several Drs ... Ended up having hip surgery.. Drug Deff caused it ! It eats up your muscle for Christ sake!! What holds up your skeletal system.. MUSCLE!!.. M 42 6 months
10mg
5/31/2015
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 1  LDL over 100 Upper severe upper respiratory infections. Chest tightness shortness of breath. In the past 3 years I had consistently high blood sugar. I am down to 90 lbs from cutting carbs and exercise. My blood sugar still would not go down. I've been diagnosed as diabetic for 15 years now. My blood sugar came down rapidly (3 days) when I stopped taking the Crestor. Now my doctor believes me that it was not diet and exercise that would help me. Some day medications will be tailored to your DNA not one size fits all! It does drasticly lower your cholesterol. The results are not worth the long term side effect and serious muscle damage, plus possible heart damage. Additionally for a diabetic to take one medicine to make your muscles use sugar it is counter productive to take Crestor that inhibits the muscles form operating normally. If you are already allergic and prone to sinus infections like I am, the medication will cause severe disabling reactions. F 67 10 years
5MG 1X D
5/28/2015
 1  Cholesterol I had a Stent implanted a year ago and after the procedure was prescribed Crestor. My cholesterol has always been low. While taking Crestor over the year my side effects were as follows - Memory loss, Forgetfulness, Brain fog, Joint pain Hands shoulders thigh wrist ankle back, Energy loss, Weight gain and swelling, Irritable, Constipation, Gas, Sight issues, Occasional ringing, Lack of flow, Dreaming, Burning eyes, Bad circulation, Light headedness, Dizzy, Muscle loss, Drowsiness, Bloating, Did I mention memory loss? I have since taken myself off of Crestor and have chosen to deal with Cholesterol naturally. What I have found in my research is that although Statins prevent a low percentage of heart attacks and strokes they also increase incidence of other ailments which are just as serious. Never again. M 60 13 months
10 MG 1X D
5/20/2015
 1  familial hypercholesterolemia excruciating muscle pain, left hip, lower back and neck pain. My ability to function without daily pain is intolerable. I didn't take crestor last night and behold, I am relatively pain free. I cannot control my cholesterol with diet and exercise. If it's going to get me, its going to get me. I am so glad I found this page and read other people's comments. I thought I was nuts and tried to explain away this pain with other reasons. I have to say that Crestor does exactly what it says it does, it lowered my cholesterol. But at this point, the cure is worse than the illness itself. F 59 5 years
10mg 1X D
5/17/2015
 1  elevated cholesterol I was on TCH chemo for breast cancer. After 9 months on crestor, 3 on chemo, I began to have severe muscle pain, weakness, neuropathy, fatigue, depression, anhedonia, and malodorous urine. I blamed chemo of course. Finally read up on Crestor and asked cardiology if that could be the cause. He suggested I stop Crestor x 2 weeks and see if symptims improved. 5 days later, I am 80% improved, muscles no longer ache, urine cleared, improved moOd. I will never take this or another statin again. Hopefully liver and kidneys are still ok. 72 hours after stopping Crestor cold turkey, which the cardiologist instructed, I suffered 2 days of what can only be described as drug withdrawal: nausea, diarrhea, sweats, chills, mood swings, agitation, itching, insomnia, sobbing. Lasted 48 hours. After research, I found that I was lucky not to have had a stroke or MI. Thus is a dangerous drug, peopLe. Especially for women. Beware!!! Stick to diet and exercise, B6, omega 3s to control cholesterol. F 68 1 years
20 mg
5/4/2015
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 2  Supposedly high Cholesterol Mood changes and waking up in middle of the night I went for an Angiogram and ended up getting a stent in my LAD with 95% blockage. My cholesterol was slightly below border line and I have a very normal blood pressure, no smoking, drinking and active physically. My doctor prescribed Crestor but I think the 10 mg is way too much of the dose. M 59 2 months
10 1X D
4/24/2015
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 1  Cholesterol Severe leg and other muscle cramps; lower back pain; left hip pain; stiff neck to the point I could not turn my head enough to back up a car; slow wound healing; memory issues; liver pain and muscle pain. For the past 7 months I have experienced a severe degradation in my quality of life. I didn't know what was the cause and felt like I had aged from 54 to 70 in just a few months. Then speaking with some friends about my issues, they asked if I was taking Crestor...and recommended I stop immediately. Both of them had similar experiences and thought my issues were related to the drug. I can honestly say that just after one day of being off Crestor, I already feel better. This is a horrible drug and should be banned. M 55 7 months
5 1X D
4/7/2015
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 1  high cholesteral very tired confused memory loss worse anxiety and depressionand muscle pain F 64 7 days
5mg
3/17/2015
 1  Elevated cholesterol Excruciating pain in neck, shoulders, back. Left leg in unbearable pain when lying on it at night and pins and needles in left arm and neck. I cannot tolerate any statins but the side effects of this one are magnified and cause unnecessary suffering. F 59 7 days
10
3/11/2015
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 1  high cholesterol barely walk or move head due to great pain in muscles. discontinued on my own do not take this drug, it is toxic and could lead to many life altering situations. F 63 3 months
10 1X D
3/10/2015
 3  lower cholesterol leg pains, tiredness, lack of focus, depression, losing mental sharpness I am very concerned about the recent increase of the emotional and mental effects I am having. Is it related to Crestor? Age? I simply don't know, that is why I rate Crestor a 3 at this point, because it did lower my bad cholesterol, but is it causing these side effects? Maybe one way to find out, and stop taking it .. . M 53 5 months
5 mg 1X D
3/8/2015
 1  High cholesterol Neck, shoulder, and back pain, chills and sweating. Memory loss. Also knee pain. Worst drug ever. Ruined three months of my life. F 70 3 months
'10 mg 1X D
3/6/2015
 1  High cholesterol I took the pill right before bed every night, when I woke up in the morning I had severe lower back pain, I couldn't move for at least an hour or two, the pain was very intense I would not recommend taking this drug. F 46 2 weeks
5mg 1X D
3/3/2015
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 1  elevated cholesterol severe muscle cramps severe weakness and two falls with fracture of rt foot and toe. hip pain back pain wrist pain severe tiredness. this is a dangerous drug. Physicians need to be notified to let their patients know about the side effects. These are not infrequent and seem to be occurring frequently and and many patients. we need to know if these side effects will go away and how long it will take. I feel damaged and not properly notified of these potential and dangerous side effects. F 68 6 years
10mg 1X D
3/2/2015
 1  Slightly elevated choelesterol leve First let me say ; I have lupus and fibromyalgia, so any pain I have my doc at the time would blame the pain on my condition. Until 2 yrs ago I could barely walk because my right hip and thigh hurt so badly it felt like it was broken ; could barely put any weight on that foot or the pain would shoot from the hip all the down to my calf. The same pain was present when I sat or tried to lie on the right side. Also found myself becoming very forgetful and having pain in my right side. The doc at that time told me I could not stop the Crestor ; to make this long story short I've been off the Crestor now for 6 days! Yes! I stopped this nasty drug pain still in right leg but nowhere near as bad as it is while taking this drug I can't say what will happen but my mind seems a bit clearer I'll see what happens. I have a new doc now and I will let her know next week that I stopped taking the Crestor , I still don't like this feeling I have in my right side , hopefully it hasn't destroyed my liver or kidney. I WOULD NOT SUGGEST THIS DRUG FOR ANYONE, the manufactures should be ashamed for putting this dangerous drug on the market just to make big bucks! F 60 6 years
10mg
2/28/2015
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 1  high cholesterol Extremely sore muscles F 52 3 years
20mg
2/24/2015
 1  To lower LDL About 6 weeks ago, I began having pain in my right outer thigh. It was most noticeable when I tried to sleep on that side. The discomfort soon spread to my left thigh as well. After a week of not being able to sleep with pain, I called my doctors office (Cholesterol Specialist group) and was told to stop taking the drug for 3 weeks and call them back with the results. It has been a little over two weeks without the drug and now the pain has lessened and I am able to sleep at night. When I press my outer thighs, I can still feel discomfort that is not present in other large muscles of my body. After reading all of the testimonials, I am shocked at how much people have suffered with this drug and their doctors not supporting the fact the symptoms could be related to Crestor. I do not want to resume this medication. F 66 18 months
40 1X D
2/24/2015
 1  high cholesterol levels Im very stiff ,i can't sit for very long then i can hardly get back up. Going to stop taking after seeing everyone has the same symptoms l have. F 59 1 years
2/22/2015
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