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User Reviews for Rosuvastatin

Also known as: Crestor, Ezallor

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Atherosclerosis 8.4
7 reviews 1 medications
High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous 7.8
9 reviews 18 medications
Hyperlipoproteinemia 6.5
2 reviews 44 medications
High Cholesterol 5.6
135 reviews 51 medications
High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous 5.5
2 reviews 10 medications
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 3.3
8 reviews 7 medications
Summary of Rosuvastatin reviews 5.7 163 reviews

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Reviews for Rosuvastatin

Topie · Taken for less than 1 month July 22, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “Been taking Rosuvastatin 10mg together with metformin for 22 days now. The nausea, body weakness, and dizziness are unbearable now. Have to talk to my doctor to get rid of Rosuvastatin..”

5 / 10
Beyan · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 21, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “I had high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, were still near borderline when I was eating the healthiest I was willing to. Dr. prescribed rosuvastatin. The next test I had I couldn't believe how good the numbers were, and I have no side effects I can readily attribute to it. If I do, they are minor and not enough to warrant stopping.”

10 / 10
Joe May 28, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “I have been on 40mg Rosuvastatin with 10mg ezetimibe since December 4 2019. This medication has its morning aftermath of not feeling yourself, and some days it lasts all day. Does anyone else have these symptoms with this medication??”

1 / 10
Suze · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 15, 2020

For Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: “Rosuvastatin 5mg 10 months ago. Stent in heart Jan 2018. Cholesterol down from 6 to 3.2 within 2months- GREAT. 4month progressively worse 10th month-weak+ aching muscles like I've walked 20km a day +5kg weights on each leg, last 2 months cramping in pool, feet+calves. Urinating 8-10 night. Weight gain+ not budging. Piercing pain in left hand side of brain. Memory loss. Rash forearms. Breathlessness. The worst depression, REALLY down. One morning, shuffling to the bathroom hips, legs, back so painful, I read about the rosuvastatin side effects and decided to stop taking them. Within 3DAYS my muscles feeling BETTER. NOW-2wks- walking 6 kms, running on a mini-tramp 40 mins, swimming 90 laps of a pool -25strokes across- I'm effortlessly gliding, no cramps, enjoying experience. No memory fog, sharp twangs in the head, gone little more each day. I KNOW HAVE to be strict re: diet, but after having bad side effect I just want to stay off things.”

4 / 10
Taurus May 12, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “I had my thyroid gland destroyed. My Dr told me it will cause a false elevation with my cholesterol. Fast forward several yrs. New NP. Blood work done , high cholesterol . Was put on generic crestor. She said, it wouldn't make a difference if my thyroid was destroyed. Have genetic high cholesterol. So, I ended up on rosuvastatin. I took 10mg for 7 days. I felt like I had the flu. Hurt all over. Nausea. I decided to take 10mg 3 times a week. I'd get out of my car and actually felt stiff and limped. Told my NP and she didn't believe crestor did that. Lowered my cholesterol, ldl, and triglycerides some. So, I decreased to 5 mg 3 times a week. Same symptoms nothing changed. I feel like I'm 90 . So, I stopped it for a week. Felt pretty good. Had energy. Tried 5mg again. Nauseous, same issues. Miserable. Recheck 2 weeks. Decided to go on a low fat diet and walk 5 days a week. I can't keep taking this drug.”

4 / 10
Oak345 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 11, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Never been on a statin, early 50's, fit / active, recently prescribed Crestor 20mg once a day. Within 2-3 months my muscles and joints became very sore. Think of how you feel the day after a hard workout, now I was feeling like that every day but never doing a hard workout. This was miserable. We to my doctor and she suggest to stop it for 2 weeks and see if I feel better. Day 3, I already feel 80% better. I'm sure this works for some but sadly not for me.”

1 / 10
Batty1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 5, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “I lost my thyroid to cancer and have been experiencing extremely high cholesterol ever since, yes low thyroid hormones can increase your cholesterol levels. I started Crestor (5mg) lowest dose I could go on and I have experienced just about every bad reaction you could possibly get. At first it did not register in my head that my INCREASE in muscle pains, Ankle pains, pin point bleeding on lower legs and memory issues along with crazy breathlessness could be related to the Crestor, until I forgot to take it and ALL of my pains disappeared I still didn’t connect the dots until I took the Crestor again and again I got these crippling pains again I stopped the pill and pains disappeared .... I did this several times and each time same results. Overall this drug reduced my cholesterol levels but not significantly since my dose was so low... The crippling pain was hardly worth it!”

7 / 10
KP · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 29, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “I started taking 5mg generic crestor 2 years ago every other day no problems my cholesterol wasn't coming down low enough its hereditary for me doctor increased 5mg every day for past 8 months. My knees are killing me like they are going to buckle under me and muscle pain in my chest. Doctor convinced it's not a side effect. I'm convinced it is. I'm very active and never had problems before. My hands go numb doctor keeps saying I'm fine! I'm going to have my bloodwork after Covid19 calms down and can get to a real doctor visit. I'm so glad it's not just me!”

2 / 10
Lucy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 23, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: “I was prescribed Crestor after a triple bypass. 40mg daily and I finally weaned myself off of this drug after 7 1/2 months due to side effects. I was to the point where I could barely walk, my knees and feet were extremely painful. My shoulder joints had me in rehab therapy also. No energy, weight gain, and a thumb that now locks in place which is anything but pleasant. All these symptoms have significantly eased up and hoping to get back to 95% of my old self!”

2 / 10
Deedee · Taken for less than 1 month April 12, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “I have had a terrible experience with rosuvastatin. Started it 03/20/2020 and had to get off it on 04/07/20. I developed terrible pain in my joints and muscles. I was not able to lift a pot of coffee because my right arm and hand had started shaking. I lost sleep and the pain almost crippled me. If you have any issues with statins please avoid this drug.”

1 / 10
Bob April 8, 2020

For High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: “I have used this drug rosuvastatin for many years, with minimal side effects. Last year I used this drug from this manufacturer and it made me very nauseous. I stopped it a few times and tried is again & again, but with same result. I switched to another manufacturer and was fine. I guess they use some kind of ingredient that isn't right”

1 / 10
MJB · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 4, 2020

For Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: “I was on another statin for a couple of years. I started to have side effects. Leg pain and weakness. Couldn't lift my grandson. He was 9 months old. I stopped the meds. Got better within 2 weeks. Doctor started me on Crestor 5mg every other day at bedtime. I having been waking up with a headaches (something i don't suffer with) and deep muscle pain in my arm. I'm done. I refuse to take a statin ever again.”

3 / 10
Pc · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 4, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Was on simvastin for two years . Had Anginia and two stents put in. It has now been 5 months on Crestor 20mg and brillinta. Went to cardio rehab for 12 weeks. During cardio rehab I noticed how sore my hips we’re getting even hours later off the tread mill. The joint aches and muscle pain is all over my body. Cardio doctor thinks it’s brillinta and Crestor interaction but all the other doctors say it’s probably Crestor. I can’t sleep at night and when I get up I’m so stiff and sore all over. So I’m going to back off the Crestor and hope I can recover”

4 / 10
Sam March 2, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “I had 2 stents put in my left leg and one in my right leg artery. I had been taking Rosuvastatin 20mg for 6 months. When the dye was administered in both legs I had extreme pain in my lower spine, as if my spine was being crushed. I do have 5 discs in my spine that are shattered from an accident I was in when I was 15 yrs old, so approximately 40 yrs ago. I'm not sure”

6 / 10
Suspicious · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 27, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “I am suspicious of these reviews”

10 / 10
MeR · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Start taking 10 mg yesterday. After about 2 hours, I had severe leg cramps. Yesterday, I thought it was maybe flu or something. Then, today again after a couple of hours of taking it, the cramps and weakness started. There is no way I am taking this again. I rather die of heart attack than be on wheelchair.”

1 / 10
yozz · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 18, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “Had doctor for 20 years who did not believe in treating cholesterol. My numbers were sometimes high, but I never really payed attention. Moved to another city, New doc said my cholesterol was 225, hdl ok, ldl a bit high. Put me on statin. Numbers dropped , but pain in forearm. I dropped statin 10 years to present. Put on rosuvastatin My numbers 225 cholesterol, HdL good, LdL too high 140. Started 3 months ago. Took mini dose of 5mg every other day. Now Cholesterol 167, triglys 104, Hdl 50 and LdL96. All good. However, eating same but gaining weight, past 6 weeks am being treated for a nasty rash all over arms. The rash is hard to get rid of, I look like I have the plague and I'm getting fat. So what do I do? Go off of it for 10 days and see if these effects go away, or keep taking it. Oh, another thing, my dose is pretty small, but my results are pretty good. Perhaps most people don't need as much as they are getting.???? 67 yr old male”

5 / 10
On The Couch · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 4, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “My P.A. insisted I take this drug because of high cholesterol, despite my having taken a different statin drug at an earlier time and have had to give it up due to muscle pain. I took Rosuvastatin for years. The P.A.'s advice was to start drinking coffee to give me more energy. That only made me hyper. A friend looked up the side effects of all my meds and told me to stop taking Rosuvastatin which I did. Low and behold, I can now get off the couch, get up on time, and feel like a whole different person. If I die from high cholesterol at least I will have been alive again before dying.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 27, 2020

For High Cholesterol: “My mom started taking Rovasustatin after many times complaining to her physician that she was having cramps in her legs. Apparently, statins can cause severe leg cramps. The doctor had her on several different statins before Rovasustatin. Once she started taking it, she started having back pain. She thought it was because she had an old injury that caused a bit of osteoarthritis (for which she was taking other meds). The pain started getting worse and the doctor did not change her statin, only added strong and strong paid meds. To make a long story short, my mother ended up in the emergency room in renal failure after the doctor added Tramadol and did not take the Rovasustatin away. So BE CAREFUL with this drug as it can interact with others. If you have back pain when you take it, stop and tell your doctor.”

1 / 10
Chris · Taken for less than 1 month January 24, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “My husband was given Crestor after a heart attack, within four weeks, he became seriously ill, will nausea, no appetite, pain in upper abdominal, headaches and muscle pain. Within three days of its removal he was fine with none of the above symptoms. I will be watching his meds in future.”

1 / 10
Mandy · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 14, 2020

For Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: “Its so good to know that other people are having these terrible side effects from rosuvastatin and its not just my imagination. It is very scary stopping taking it post heart attack but the muscle pain and weakness plus the bloatedness especially in the stomach etc. made me feel like I was being given a disease by this drug. I will take my chances and monitor with my GP my cardio consultant won't like it but this is the second one I've tried and the side effects were the same but much worse..”

1 / 10
Maggie · Taken for less than 1 month January 8, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Today my collar bone is is hurting. Does anybody else have pain there? I have only been on Crestor for about 10 days.”

Bunny December 16, 2019

For High Cholesterol: “rosuvastatin is the 4th cholesterol medication I have tried and I guarantee, it will be the last. Because of my previous intolerance to statins, I was started on the lowest dose possible. I was on it for about 5 weeks and thought I was doing well as I didn't get usual muscle and/or bone aches I got with the previous statins. However, one day I woke up and felt absolutely terrible. I started thinking about how I was feeling increasingly "different" over the previous 2-3 weeks---bloated, entire abdomen distended, slightly dizzy with a feeling of being off balance, nauseous, belching, constipated, abdominal pain, intermittent chest pain. I truly felt like I was slowly being poisoned. Within 24 hours of stopping the medication I already felt better and now 8 days out, I'm feeling almost back to normal. I have no idea what it did to my cholesterol levels since I didn't have any followup blood work, but I'm not willing to live with the side effects.”

1 / 10
J.F.E · Taken for less than 1 month November 19, 2019

For High Cholesterol: “I began taking rosuvastatin in conjunction with Valsartin (about two weeks apart) and I was horrified at the reviews but after being on it for almost a week I'm impressed. The first few days on this are not that pleasant but they are bearable. After the initial side effects wore off I feel better than I have in so long. My only complaint is nausea (but again it is bearable) and if you eat anything with a high-fat content you will have diarrhea. I am 42, female and am being treated for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.”

9 / 10
Unreal · Taken for less than 1 month October 31, 2019

For High Cholesterol: “Stunning. TC 255, LDL 170, after 3 weeks my TC is 99!!!! LDL 36!!!! Taking 40mg. I am so surprised and relieved. Liver and CK normal as well.”

10 / 10