Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is a cholesterol controlling medicine which utilizes HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. The goal of Crestor is to help lower cholesterol as part of a diet/lifestyle/medication program.
It is well known that a buildup of cholesterol in the arteries can reduce blood flow and lead to problems such as heart attacks. Medical insights into the importance of cholesterol control have increased over the last few decades, resulting in more attention and more funding being placed on cholesterol based medications.
Crestor is frequently prescribed in low dosage at first to assist in the monitoring of body behavior and reactions.
Common Crestor Side Effects:
According to PubMed Health, the most common side effects of Crestor include…
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- joint pain
More serious side effects include…
- muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
- lack of energy
- chest pain
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- pain in the upper right part of the abdomen
- extreme tiredness
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- loss of appetite
- flu-like symptoms
- sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- numbness or tingling in fingers or toes
The frequency and severity of side effects have lead to lawsuits against Crestor. Although the FDA approved the drug for public consumption in August of 2003, they have now released an advisory warning pertaining to it’s hazardous nature.
Legal groups are now gathering to push for a recall and organize individuals who have suffered from the use of Crestor or Rosuvastatin type statins.
Each State is Different
Each state in the U.S. is handling this medical situation in it’s own way. You will want to find the appropriate attorneys handling Crestor cases in your state.
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