Experiences with Crestor

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Crestor
Rosuvastatin
ATC Code: C10AA07, Generic Drug: No, Manufacturer: Not specified.
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Crestor
Rosuvastatin
ATC Code: C10AA07, Generic Drug: No, Manufacturer: Not specified.

Level of
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Level of Satisfaction 34%

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Effectiveness 69%
Quantity of side effects 72%
Severity of side effects 71%
Ease of use 89%

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Crestor

11/26/2017 | | 74moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for stroke

At firts I used the regular statins and after three different ones, now I use Crestor. I am using this now for three weeks and my old complaints are coming back. Sore muscles, itching and insomnia.
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Crestor

11/26/2017 | | 74moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for stroke

At first I used the regular statins and after three different ones, now I use Crestor. I am using this now for three weeks and my old complaints are coming back. Sore muscles, itching and insomnia.
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Crestor

5/11/2017 | | 51moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've been taking statins since my 20s for really high cholesterol, above 10. I'm not overweight, run 3 x a week and walk a lot. I first started on Zocor and I'm now on Crestor. Unfortunately I've now got the same side effects as when I took simvastatin. Really suffering with muscle pain. My wrists especially, and it's getting worse. And the muscles in my behind and thighs are really painful, mo...
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Crestor

5/1/2017 | | 62moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (10mg) for high cholesterol

Because I felt like I was having really bad side effects with sim/atorvastatin, I was moved on to Crestor (rosuvastatin) by my cardiologist. I started on 20/4. On holiday I was up to 24/4 when I developed severe muscle pain but I couldn't reach my doctor. I carried on taking them regardless and didn't have any further problems. Perhaps the side effects were due to the fact that the atorvastatin...
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Crestor

4/24/2017 | | 62moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for heart attack

After experiencing muscle pains from taking simvastatin and atorvastatin, the cardiologist prescribed me crestor. Prescribed on 20 April and by 24 April I'm experiencing severe muscle pain in my left hand. I don't know what to do and I don't really want to hassle the cardiologist (again). BTW, I've had 2x heart attacks and 6x stents which is why I need cholesterol-lowering medicine.
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Crestor

8/30/2016 | | 66moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for high cholesterol

Started with simvastatins lots of pain, then fluvastetine did nothing. Been on crestor for 13 days now and haven't been able to use my arm for a week and a half, been to the eye doctor got cataracts starting and all because of these medicines that are supposed to make you better??
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Crestor

8/29/2016 | | 55moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (10mg) for high cholesterol

In conjunction with the GP I have experimented a lot with medication. Ultimately it seemed that Crestor was the best solution. I've been using this medicine for 10 years now and the past few years I have been experiencing more and more side effects. Really suffering with tendon and muscle pain, getting worse as time has gone on. To start off with there is no/little problem, gradually though sti...
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Crestor

7/28/2016 | | 69moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for angina pectoris

After having symptoms of chest spasms and an irregular heartbeat, I was referred to a cardiologist. An ECG confirmed that I have angina pectoris. Straight on to blood thinners, beta blockers and cholesterol-lowering medicines like Cresto. To now few or no further symptoms. Every year check-up with the cardiologist. just great.
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Crestor

7/27/2016 | | 36moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

(hypercholesterolemia) This is more applicable to the younger generation. :-) After a few years of trying to start a family with my wife, I asked my internist if Crestor could affect fertility, I was answered in the negative so we ended up going to the gynaecology department. Many tests were performed and it transpired that I was virtually infertile. <1 million. in the patient information leafl...
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Crestor

5/9/2016 | | 70moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (10mg) for high cholesterol

I got type 2 diabetes in 2001. In 2010 I had to start injecting insulin. Despite having a high dose it was really difficult to get my blood sugar levels under control. In January 2016 I stopped taking Crestor due to recent scientific developments concerning cholesterol and the scandal surrounding the Dutch Heart Foundation, and started buying butter. My blood sugar levels have fallen dramatical...
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Crestor

5/9/2016 | | 81moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for blood thinning

To start off with, my specialist prescribed me 5 mg Crestor once a day. Following the side effects that appeared, that was reduced to 1 x 5 mg tablet every other day. My blood level has stayed the same but the pain has become bearable.
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Crestor

4/29/2016 | | 64moderated by Henry
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

For a number of weeks, I've had on-going pain in my shoulders, joints and lower back, I've previously taken Simvastatine pch and Crestor 20 mg to lower my cholesterol levels on prescription from the specialist.
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Crestor

4/26/2016 | | 66moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for heart attack

In 2007 I had a cardiac arrest and went into a coma. To start off with I took Lipitor then, with a transition period, Crestor (first 10 mg, then 20 mg). No problems during the transition. Everything was fine. Always had brilliant cholesterol.
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Crestor

4/13/2016 | | 64moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

The specialist wants to give me 40 mg but the GP says 10 mg is enough. Had a blood test and the GP is right. Because of the side-effects and the breakdown of vitamin B12 and severe deficiency of vitamin D as well as the effect it has on my immune system I'm going to reduce it or stop it altogether.
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Crestor

4/4/2016 | | 71moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

This medicine has considerably reduced my cholesterol values. Side-effects: pain in my legs, the condition is getting worse and is restricting my walking. I know many others who also take this medicine and have the same problems, and they have ended up, one by one, in wheelchairs.
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Crestor

3/8/2016 | | 47moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for stroke

This morning I couldn't walk up the stairs. Unbelievable muscle pain. I do have fibromyalgia and this exacerbates the problem a lot. At the beginning I had no problems but it's been getting worse for the past 2 weeks. LDL has fallen really low so it does work but the side-effects, for me, make it almost unbearable at the moment. Currently taking 600 mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day, so while that'...
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Crestor

1/19/2016 | | 62moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (10mg) for arthrosis

I have a mild form of arthrosis that normally doesn't cause me any problems. It only when it's cold that the symptoms are worse, partially because of the statins.
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Crestor

1/16/2016 | | 64moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

Muscle pain in my legs and hips. With every new pack I get new and different muscle pain. Don't sleep much at night because of muscle pain and leg cramps. Stopped by the GP after three years. Can't believe that I was prescribed this medication.
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Crestor

12/13/2015 | | 60moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (20mg) for atherosclerosis

I had really bad problems, mostly pain in my lower back, shoulder and arms. About 14 days ago stopped taking crestor and after a few days the pain had about tripled as well as moved to my hands. It's now a constant pain. Could well be withdrawal symptoms Anyone recognise this?
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Crestor

11/22/2015 | | 80moderated by Philip
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for angina pectoris

The overnight pain I have in my muscles is almost to plan. This is because there are very few nights which are pain-free. When it does hurt overnight and need to get up to go to the bathroom, the pain disappears spontaneously. Soon after getting back into bed, the pain usually comes back.
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Crestor

11/18/2015 | | 73moderated by Susan
Rosuvastatin (5mg) for high cholesterol

After a few weeks I started to get muscle pain and then after a few months I got depressed. Once I stopped taking this pill I was free of any complaints in less than a week. I haven't used it for a whole year now, my cholesterol levels are too high again but I haven't found any alternative. I am seriously considering not looking for any though. I'd rather live a shorter, happier life than a lon...
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