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; have muscle problems that do not go away even after your doctor told you to stop taking CRESTOR. 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.
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:
- 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:
- Muscle aches
- Abdominal pain
The following additional side effects have been reported with CRESTOR:
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.