CRESTOR: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Cholesterol “I’ve been taking rosuvastatin for about two months now and had a blood test taken after five weeks on it. Overall levels went from 266 to 147, LDL 169 to 73, HDL 48 to 44, and Trigs from 250 to 150. I didn’t really make much effort to change diet as I wanted to get a good idea of what the drug was doing on its own. I will make necessary diet changes and try to get the numbers down a bit more so that I can either take the medication less often or perhaps switch a lower dose. Fortunately, I’m not experiencing any adverse side effects. Seems to be a pretty effective drug if you can tolerate it.”

NorthernGent (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 24, 2017

For High Cholesterol “I was using Crestor (brand name version) for 2 years, until my insurance changed and I started having to pick up the entire tab myself, which was $920 per 90 day supply. I then switched to Atorvastatin (Lipitor), which doesn’t work quite as well, but at $30 per 90 days, is much more affordable.Crestor was a miracle for me while my insurance was covering it. My numbers went from off-the-charts high to absolutely perfect within a few months. It was truly amazing, even without a change in diet.Unlike some folks, I had zero side effects, thus my 10 rating, which is based solely on my own experience with the drug. I’m age 57. Started taking Crestor after a major heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery. I just wish I could still afford it.”

Giles Habibula (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 13, 2017

For High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous “I am 52 and have been taking statins for 25 years. From mevecor, zocor, to Lipitor, zetia and now Crestor. I am lucky to have had no side effects but will say the Crestor has worked best at 40mg daily it helps keep it down around 230. Had a 95% blockage at age 28 and 1 stent last year. I believe statins have protected my heart over the years! My brother can not take them and had a quadruple bypass at 49. Also everyone should have a calcium scan, simple and life saving.”

tlr2143 September 7, 2017

For Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease “Took Crestor for four months and it lowered my cholesterol. Took it until my feet, shins, and calves went into cramps. Couldn’t sleep, and could hardly walk. Cramps ended two days after quitting. Cardiologist put me on it and my family doc took me off it and told me never to take it again.”

chasp August 9, 2017

For High Cholesterol “5mg, tinnitus is aggravated quite severely, joint pain in toe joints, mild depression, slight nausea and occasional insomnia – 3 weeks usage”

AceMcGee (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2017

For High Cholesterol “Started Crestor Jan 1 2017, in mid Feb I started having severe CAN’T BREATH episodes gasping for air, dypsnea, throat swelling & closing, very hoarse, chest pain, chest burning, erratic racing pulse — and months of feeling horrible. After countless trips to the doctor, CT scans of sinuses, throat and lungs, multiple rounds of antibiotics & steroids for assumed lingering bronchitis, the same doc that put me on Crestor had no idea how to help me and sent me to an ENT– who could see me 3 weeks later! Meanwhile, symptoms worsening. I felt like a 90 year old. A friend who had had an allergic reaction to a drug recognized symptoms of anaphylactyic allergic reaction. Off crestor 2.5 wks; getting better but google says 1-2 months to get out of system”

Can’t Breath! (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 19, 2017

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