User Reviews for Rosuvastatin

Also known as: Crestor

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Reviews for Rosuvastatin

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Review by aggielion:

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2.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Side pains weak legs, muscle stiffness and poking pains in stomach.

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June 17, 2014 7:35 PM

Review by mandaD23:

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10

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: LDL was 124. Took 10mg Crestor 3 times a week. Six weeks later my LDL is down to 54. Doc says to go down to 2 pills a week, which will maintain the lower cholesterol number. No muscle cramps or joint pains with taking it a couple times a week instead of every day and its just as effective. Even if I did have cramps or joint pain it would still be worth it to get my cholesterol down, reduce heart disease and prevent dementia.

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April 23, 2014 10:42 AM

Review by jodil1968:

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8.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I am a Type 1 diabetic and have had high cholesterol since being diagnosed 12 years ago. I am on a restricted diet and I do not eat eggs or meat yet my cholesterol was high (genetic). I hesitated to take any statins because I got a rash from Lipitor but finally agreed to take Crestor because last summer my stress test showed abnormalities (which were later disproven). However, I started on only 5mg, I started walking about 20 -30 minutes a day a few times a week and now 8 months later my total cholesterol was BELOW normal and all other levels were within a good range and my endocrinologist was very pleased and said no reason to go up to 10 mg. I do sometimes get some joint pain in my wrist and ankles and sometimes some muscle.

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March 27, 2014 9:54 AM

Review by RJ Tampa (taken for 2 to 5 years):

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have been on Crestor 10 mg for 2 years now. I feel better but lately I am having some serious right hip joint pains. I am in good health, never had any sort of joint pain. Now I notice each time I take Crestor I can barely walk due to very intense deep hip joint pains. I have to stop taking this medication.

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March 17, 2014 4:20 AM

Review by footcramps (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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1.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Severe muscle cramps, after almost one year on 10 mg/day Crestor, for familial hypercholesterolemia of 6. Not overweight, exercise and eat well. Stopped Crestor and resolved within 1 week. 2 months later, liver tests normal but cholesterol borderline high restarted with 5 mg every other day along with co enzyme Q 100 mg/day and had taken 2 weeks of Coenzyme Q to build up stores prior to this. Severe cramps resumed within 1 week.

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November 12, 2013 3:50 PM

Review by DrRick (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Have been on Crestor for over 5 years Total cholesterol is 130 from 180. Increased my HDL slightly while lowering my LDL. Also took Niacin for years. Now only take Micardis. Yes, muscle cramps when I walk long distances. I'm 75 and just had a carotid ultrasound and totally clear of buildup. Liver enzymes are OK.

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September 28, 2013 4:22 AM

Review by ankaboot:

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8.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I took Crestor 10 mg for more than 10 years. It did an excellent job reducing my LDL. But, through years I developed joint pains, which doctors cold not explain. Once a friend told me my joint pain could be a result of Crestor, so to test it out I stopped taking it and sure enough only in few months no more pain in any of my joints for the past 1 year, since I have stopped taking Crestor.

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May 10, 2013 5:21 AM

Review by midlifestreesedmom (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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3.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: 5 mg Crestor for about 3 weeks after becoming menopausal and having cholesterol spike even higher (family genetic condition)- no side effects at first and numbers started to improve THEN -everything went haywire- rapid weight gain & all symptoms of pre-menopause has come back -now having severe joint pain so have stopped taking it completely.

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May 9, 2013 4:10 PM

Review by Resistor (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Taking 2.5mg per day (that's half a 5mg pill). This much lowered my cholesterol from 248 to 193, and LDL from 168 to 125. Not perfect but good enough. Started out with 10mg a day that gave me muscle cramps and elevated Liver enzymes (AST and ALT). Doc had me try some other statins but they all had the same effect. So we lowered the Crestor dose until the side effects stopped. Works great and no noticeable side effects.

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March 26, 2013 4:09 PM

Review by redfishready (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Terrible joint and muscle pain. Must stop it. Did take down my cholesterol a lot

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November 19, 2012 8:39 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Lowered levels immediately

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November 9, 2012 6:00 PM

Review by Kittengal:

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6.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Doctor prescribed Crestor 5mg, after I experienced bad muscle pains with two other brands. A few days after taking Crestor, I got very painful muscles. I went off the Crestor for a month (suggested by cardiologist) and took only lecithin gel capsules. After the month was up, had lipogram, and cholesterol was high; Total cholesterol was 260 HDL: 55 LDL 171, Triglycerides 151- All numbers significantly higher than 3 months previously. So contrary to the hype about Lecithin, it did not work. It is clear, I cannot take statins of any kind. Disappointing, as Crestor is said to work well and work quick, but side effects are painful and can be dangerous.

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September 5, 2012 1:58 PM

Review by yodamama:

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10

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Astra Zeneca has a wonderful program for low income to limit out of pocket expense according to need. The paper work can be a pain but it is worth it in the end.

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March 2, 2012 8:57 PM

Review by engiefan1:

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4.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Has not lowered my cholesterol level and am taking it along with Tricor.

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March 2, 2012 6:27 AM

Review by izzybela:

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2.0

For High Cholesterol: I have been on 10 mg rosuvastatin for a year and my cholesterol went from 10.09 to 6.00. Recently it has gone up slightly so has been increased to 20 mg. With this increase I am getting palpitations and can hardly walk with the pain in my right knee. As the days go by, the pain is increasing and the whole leg and muscles are very painful.

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January 16, 2012 3:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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2.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Crestor lowered my cholesterol and triglycerides, but I noticed weight gain (20 pounds in a year) and tiredness and no energy. I started having chest pains, arm pain, jaw pain. Cardiologist did a catheterization and found nothing to warrant the symptoms I was having. I stopped the Crestor and within 2 to 3 weeks I feel back to normal and dropped 8 pounds! I have increased my fish oil intake and paying more attention to diet hopefully won't have to go back on another statin.

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January 11, 2012 10:24 PM

Review by lapdog2011:

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1.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Due to an elevated cholesterol my doctor started me with Crestor 5mg that was quickly increased to 10mg. My LDL almost halved, while triglycerides doubled and total cholesterol fell from 7.2 to 4.6. For 3 years regular liver function tests said all was OK. An acute event marked by fever, muscle aches, headache, dark urine, inability to sleep and total loss of appetite prompted my doctor to order blood tests, an X-ray, ultrasound and CT scan. I stopped taking Crestor immediately. Outcome of numerous tests could not apportion blame to flu, mosquito borne causes, etc. Tests did show liver function had been walloped. Liver was diagnosed as fatty and enlarged - several markers had risen alarmingly! A month later and liver function is much better.

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December 31, 2011 9:18 PM

Review by T-Teresa:

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1.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: 15 minutes after taking I would get severe leg cramps for hours. It made my good cholesterol bad it did not work for me.

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December 28, 2011 2:02 PM

Review by curling fairy:

For Atherosclerosis: I also started off on Lipitor after a stroke but had very painful muscles. Switched to Crestor and after just over a year, the carotid blockage of 57-60% that I had to begin with reduced to unmeasurable levels.

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October 6, 2011 6:30 PM

Review by embrnan:

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5.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Crestor was doing a very good job in bringing my total cholesterol from 247 to 171. However, after a year and a half I could not stretch without pulling a muscle. I am 104 lbs. So the dosage was reduced to 1/2 of a 5mg tablet, which did not work, my number came up to 219. I also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently I got a bad GERD pain in my chest, I had to take an antacid before, during and after I ate. When I quit Crestor the pain and the head confusion went away. I felt great. Now my numbers from exercise, eating the right foods that help lower LDLs and raise HDLs have got my total to 236 with all LDLs in normal range with my HDLs high. My doctor is now trying me on fibrates.

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August 20, 2011 12:26 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Crestor lowered my cholesterol but the muscle pain in my back was intolerable. So I finally started taking CoQ10 and the back pain went away. But for the following two years I thought I had shin splints. It was the Crestor.

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August 10, 2011 11:39 AM

Review by MWRN:

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6.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have been taking Crestor now for 1 year. I have been experiencing right leg/hip discomfort. It bothers me most at night when I turn in bed. I have lost over 20 lbs (dieting) and my liver enzymes are slightly elevated. I think I may need to cut it back to 5 mgs.

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August 4, 2011 4:24 PM

Review by Anonymous:

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have been on Crestor for 2 years now and while it has worked great on lowering my cholesterol I am having joint pain and feel extremely tired when i get up in morning, absolutely no energy. My Doctor told me to get off it for a few days so I stopped taking it for 4 days. I get up in the morning fully charged, I have no joint pain and feel like a new person. And I got rid of the Viagra, don't need it anymore. This drug does wonders for lowering cholesterol but the side effects are bad. Also I got back on it after 4 days and the same side effects come back after the first day I took it.

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July 2, 2011 1:17 PM

Review by jimbo5867:

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3.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: Got my LDL cholesterol down but my muscles hurt really bad. Doctor switched me to pravastatin but did not control my LDL. I am on Livalo now and it is great...so far.

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June 28, 2011 8:41 PM

Review by jds1946:

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5.0

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: I have never had any problems with any medications until after I had open heart surgery. Crestor is now giving me leg pain and weakness, along with the pale stools.

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April 3, 2011 5:10 PM

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