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Doctor insights on: Rosuvastatin Calcium Side Effects

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Is there any side effects when taking rosuvastatin?

Is there any side effects when taking rosuvastatin?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

Rosuvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


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Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

No: Most common side effect , muscle aches, isreversible after stopping or reducing the drug. Liver injury is also reversible. So there are no long term permanent side effects. ...Read more

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How long do crestor (rosuvastatin) side effects last?

How long do crestor (rosuvastatin) side effects last?

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

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Anyone had side effects taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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

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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

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Are there any side effects of contraception if taken with 5mg of rosuvastatin?

No: Should not be. Be aware, though, that rosuvastatin, as with all the statins, causes lots of problems with developing fetuses. If you get pregnant or at some point try to, let your doctor know immediately as you will need to stop the Rosuvastatin right away. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Crestor (Definition)

Crestor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more