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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

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)?

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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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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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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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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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Crestor is more potent, has more effect lowering the LDL (bad component), raising the HDL (the good component) than Lipitor, (atorvastatin) and has fewer side effects. It's also more expensive. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

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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Family member was put on Crestor (rosuvastatin) but is having side effects: feet feel tight, fatigue, weakness, etc. Go to ER? Getting worse. What will they do???

Family member was put on Crestor (rosuvastatin) but is having side effects: feet feel tight, fatigue, weakness, etc. Go to ER? Getting worse. What will they do???

Contact doctor: Medication side effect is often concerning and in this case the class of medication called Statins. I will recommend calling the doctor that started the medicine and discussing this concerns as soon as possible. They are other options for treating cholesterol that can be explored. Thanks for advocating for family, we need more people like you. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Bone density in hips severe, take Crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol, mother stroke at 77. Dr. Recommends Evista, so many scary side effects. Yes or no?

Bone density in hips severe, take Crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol, mother stroke at 77. Dr. Recommends Evista, so many scary side effects. Yes or no?

I LIke: Evista (raloxifene). It has good bone density help and has reduced breast cancer effects as well. My patients don't complain of many side effects. It is my favorite non hormonal choice. ...Read more

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Burning or freezing feet, side effect of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

No: It is not. It sounds like you have a peripheral neuropathy (bilateral, symmetric, stocking distribution dysesthesia). Causes are varied. Diabetes, inadequate circulation, kidney dysfunction, vitmin B12 and other vitamin deficiencies are typical causes when any cause can be determined. There are treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! Should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! Should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Side-effects similar: But some people react differently to each statin was your switch for Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 to Crestor 40, or 20mg. Or were you at the highest dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (80mg)? If so, only cestror 40 is more potent. Lipitor (atorvastatin) has gone generic and may have a price advantage. Discusss with your prescribing doctor. A CPK is warranted. ...Read more

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I used to take crestor (rosuvastatin) but was one of the few who had muscle pain as a side effect, my question is will all statin meds have side effect?

I used to take crestor (rosuvastatin) but was one of the few who had muscle pain as a side effect, my question is will all statin meds have side effect?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, but needs to be monitored closely, with cpk, aldolase and clinical evaluation. However, if muscle damage was considered severe by physician, probably best to avoid the class of med. ...Read more

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Taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 4 about 3 years now, no side affects, now all of the sudden I feel muscle pain and tenderness can side affects start after years of use?

They can.: Muscle injury syndromes secondary to lipid lowering medications can occur at any time during therapy although 2/3 of the cases occur in the first 6 months. The best course of action would be to notify the prescribing physician and be evaluated as soon as possible. The treatment of these syndromes is obviously to discontinue the medication. ...Read more

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Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol, currently on crestor (rosuvastatin) and wirry about long term effects.?

Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol, currently on crestor (rosuvastatin) and wirry about long term effects.?

Natural may help: The long term effects of statins like Crestor (rosuvastatin) are usually minimal and easy to monitor for by doing simple blood tests and talking to your doctor. Statins also are more effective at lowering certain type of cholesterol than natural drugs. If you really need to get the cholesterol down because of other health problems (diabetes, heart disease) then a statin is best. Otherwise fish oil and diet work! ...Read more

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Husband had a 4 CM bleed left front lobe -- no vessel malformation and no aneurysm. Small rebleed 3 months later. What are effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Husband had a 4 CM bleed left front lobe -- no vessel malformation and no aneurysm. Small rebleed 3 months later. What are effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Lower cholesterol: After a cerebral bleed, and especially a rebleed; anything that might contribute to cardiovascular risk is treated--thus the Crestor (rosuvastatin) to lower cholesterol (a risk factor for cardiac illnesses). ...Read more

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I've taken crestor for yrs after not tolerating effects of lipitor (atorvastatin). Lately I've had joint pain & leg pain at night. From crestor after all these years?

I've taken crestor for yrs after not tolerating effects of lipitor (atorvastatin). Lately I've had joint pain & leg pain at night. From crestor after all these years?

Possible...: It is possible to develop side effects but it is unlikely without some other change. If you started using another medication or supplement that was metabolized by the liver, side effects would be more likely to occur. You can always take a "drug holiday", hold the medicine for 5 days and see if symptoms resolve. If they don't resolve, resume the medication and look elsewhere for the cause. ...Read more

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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) be crushed?

Yes and no: Crestor’s maker suggests it should be taken whole and not be crushed, chewed, or broken. There is no reason that it cannot necessarily be crushed, aside from the coating possibly masking the drug’s medicinal taste, but do be aware upon crushing the tablet, some of the coating pieces could remain, kind of how like if you crushed M&M’s, you’d see the difference between chocolate and candy coating. ...Read more

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How expensive is Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40mg)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Read this for prices:



http://www. Goodrx. Com/crestor? Gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FWitF5Lh-mzK_3rNLqjET5E6HJwKtCrSM9HdZsJZ2zBoCI37w_wcB ...Read more

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Please advise if there is a generic for Crestor (5mg)?

Yes there is: Crestor has both a generic (up to 80% similar to original) and a clone (100% identical to original) available ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read more

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How can I recognise geniune crestor (rosuvastatin) from fake crestor (rosuvastatin)?

You can't: The only one who can give you a true answer is your pharmacist. That is why it is usually not a good idea to obtain medications from foreign sources over the internet or mail. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Crestor (Definition)

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