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I am currently on crestor (rosuvastatin). Can it cause muscle pain?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Muscle pains (usually symmetric - both legs or thighs or arms) are a side effect of statin medication such as crestor (rosuvastatin).
See your doctor to check ck blood test to rule out a more serious side effect. If ck is normal, sometimes taking daily coenzyme q10 may alleviate the muscle pain.

In brief: Yes

Muscle pains (usually symmetric - both legs or thighs or arms) are a side effect of statin medication such as crestor (rosuvastatin).
See your doctor to check ck blood test to rule out a more serious side effect. If ck is normal, sometimes taking daily coenzyme q10 may alleviate the muscle pain.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Also consider getting Vit D checked - there seems to be a correlation with this.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Crestor, (rosuvastatin) a cholesterol medicine in the "statin" family, can cause muscle aches.
Minor aches are not uncommon and usually temporary. Muscle breakdown, or rhabdomyolysis, is a rare but more serious side effect of statins that should be checked by a doctor immediately.

In brief: Yes

Crestor, (rosuvastatin) a cholesterol medicine in the "statin" family, can cause muscle aches.
Minor aches are not uncommon and usually temporary. Muscle breakdown, or rhabdomyolysis, is a rare but more serious side effect of statins that should be checked by a doctor immediately.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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