Side Effects of CRESTOR

What are the possible side effects of CRESTOR?

CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) can cause side effects in some people.

Serious side effects may include:

Muscle Problems. Call your health care professional right away if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially with fever. This may be an early sign of a rare muscle problem that could lead to serious kidney problems. The risk of muscle problems is greater in people who are 65 years of age or older, or who already have thyroid or kidney problems. The chance of muscle problems may be increased if you are taking certain other medicines with CRESTOR.

If you have muscle problems that do not go away even after your health care professional has advised you to stop taking CRESTOR, notify your health care professional. Your health care professional may do further tests to diagnose the cause of your muscle problems.

Liver Problems. Your health care professional should do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking CRESTOR and if you have symptoms of liver problems while you take CRESTOR. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver problems:

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  • Feel unusually tired or weak
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upper belly pain
  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes

The most common side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Nausea

The following additional side effects have been reported with CRESTOR:

  • Elevated blood sugar levels
  • Memory loss and confusion

This is not a complete list of side effects of CRESTOR. For a complete list of side effects, see the full Prescribing Information for CRESTOR or talk to your doctor for a complete list or if you have side effects that bother you or that do not go away.

Is CRESTOR right for you? Only your doctor can decide. But you can learn more about whether a cholesterol-lowering medication can help you manage your cholesterol and slow the gradual plaque buildup in your arteries.

Find out if CRESTOR is right for you

Important questions to ask your doctor

  • What are the potential dangers of unmanaged cholesterol?
  • What are the potential side effects of CRESTOR?

Important Safety Information about CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) Tablets

  • CRESTOR is not right for everyone. Do not take CRESTOR if you are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant; have liver problems; or have had an allergic reaction to CRESTOR
  • Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver before starting treatment with CRESTOR and if you have symptoms of liver problems while taking CRESTOR
  • Call your doctor right away if you:
    • Have unexplained muscle pain or weakness, especially with fever
    • Have muscle problems that do not go away even after your doctor told you to stop taking CRESTOR
    • Feel unusually tired
    • Have loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark urine, or yellowing of skin or eyes
  • These could be signs of rare but serious side effects
  • Elevated blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including CRESTOR
  • Side effects: The most common side effects may include headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. Memory loss and confusion have also been reported with statins, including CRESTOR
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about other medicines you are taking

Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.

Approved Uses for CRESTOR

When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.

In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow the buildup of plaque in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.