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Rosuvastatin Calcium Side Effects
Possibly: Possible side effects: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or · nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, change in color of stools. Occasionally headaches, joint aches, constipation. ...Read more
Side effects of taking too much crestor (rosuvastatin) when starting to take it after 3 months of none? Took whole instead of half pill. Should I skip tomorrow?
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Side effect duration depends on what the individual side effect is. Some will disappear in days or less, some could last much longer. ...Read more
Muscle aches, etc.: This is a statin drug, and like other statins, has the danger of causing rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown, a severe side effect. This may be manifested by muscle aches/problems. This drug also increases he risk of diabetes, and can also be toxic to the kidneys. In fact, muscle aches/pain is a reason patients might be taken off this drug. ...Read more
Muscle aches: Muscle aches and liver toxicity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Which side effects have you had from taking crestor (rosuvastatin) and did they go away after a few days?
They go away: Most common side effect is sore muscles. This goes away if you stop the medication. ...Read more
I have been prescribed simvastatin in place of crestor (rosuvastatin). Is this an acceptable alternative? I have had less side effects as a result :)
Yes: Yes it is , although it is less potent. ...Read more
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