Crestor Linked to Serious, Varied Side Effects
Crestor® (rosuvastatin), a cholesterol-lowering medication, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003. Crestor helps lower cholesterol, and many physicians also prescribe this drug to help prevent cardiovascular disease in their patients. It is very widely prescribed: according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Crestor is a highly popular medication.
Crestor Side Effects
As with any medication, however, there are potentially serious side effects that may occur in patients taking Crestor, including:
- Rhabdomyolysis – a condition that causes deterioration of muscles, and frequently results in kidney damage for those taking Crestor
- Cardiomyopathy – deterioration of the heart muscle in patients taking Crestor
- Heart attack – reports are surfacing of heart attack occurring in patients while taking Crestor
- Stroke – patients taking Crestor may have experienced strokes
- Diabetes - increased risk for those who take Crestor and other statins
If you or someone you know and care for has experienced these or any other side effects while taking Crestor, our Crestor lawyers may help you determine if a Crestor lawsuit would be in your interest. Contact us today, using the form or telephone number on this page.