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User Reviews for Rosuvastatin to treat High Cholesterol

Also known as: Crestor, Ezallor

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Rosuvastatin Rating Summary

User Ratings
29% (34)
5% (6)
6% (7)
3% (4)
8% (9)
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8% (10)
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23% (27)
5.6/10 Average Rating
119 ratings from 135 user reviews

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Reviews for Rosuvastatin

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

“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

“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): “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
Taurus May 12, 2020

“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): “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): “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

“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
Deedee · Taken for less than 1 month April 12, 2020

“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
Pc · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 4, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “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

“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): “I am suspicious of these reviews”

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

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “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

“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): “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

“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): “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
Maggie · Taken for less than 1 month January 8, 2020

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “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

“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

“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

“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
Teddy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 30, 2019

“I've had high cholesterol for many years but didn't want to take the risk of taking statins in the end I had to and within 3 months my levels went from 8 to 4.5”

10 / 10
Yegane · Taken for less than 1 month September 26, 2019

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “It is my third time that I try to use rousavastatin. It makes me great confusion and memory loss.”

3 / 10
Mo · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 22, 2019

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “After being on Crestor it initially brought down my levels significantly within a month but after 3 months I began to feel somewhat depressed, joint aches, unmotivated, fatigue and overall muscle weakness. Grabbing a case of water at the market was beginning to make me feel like an old lady. I stopped taking the medication and within a week I started to feel better. I can tell my overall health was compromised. I would not take this again.”

4 / 10
S · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 6, 2019

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “Three months on Crestor and my cholesterol had dropped by 50%. No side effects.”

10 / 10
True20 August 30, 2019

Crestor (rosuvastatin): “DELAYED side effects. Took years to realize statins (incl crestor) give me MEMORY LOSE BIG TIME and muscle pain and mood issues. And now I'm discovering risk from high LDL is massively exaggerated. Having sufficient HDL and low triglycerides are what matter. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE LOSING MEMORY ASK THEM TO THINK BACK IF IT STARTED GETTING WORSE WITHIN A YEAR OF STARTING STATINS. Why? Because someone once did that for me. ”

2 / 10