Common Crestor Side Effects


The most commonly reported Crestor side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Myalgia (2039)
Pain In Extremity (1185)
Muscle Spasms (877)
Asthenia (784)
Malaise (778)
Fatigue (760)
Arthralgia (736)
Pain (671)
Muscular Weakness (671)
Rhabdomyolysis (654)
Blood Cholesterol Increased (612)
Headache (606)
Myocardial Infarction (594)
Dizziness (574)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (566)
Nausea (555)
Back Pain (483)
Gait Disturbance (466)
Dyspnoea (416)
Diarrhoea (406)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Crestor Side Effects Reported to FDA



Crestor Side Effect Report#9999717
Aphasia, Bone Pain, Dyspnoea, Lethargy
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Crestor (dosage: NA, start time: 2013), combined with:
  • Nitrofurantn (1 Pill)
  • Diovan Hct (160/25 For Past 6 Or Seven Years)
  • Valsartan
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Aphasia, Bone Pain, Dyspnoea, Lethargy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor treatment in female patients, resulting in Aphasia side effect.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9985873
Chest Pain, Cardiac Disorder
This report suggests a potential Crestor Chest Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,fibromyalgia and used Crestor (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 01, 2013. After starting Crestor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Chest Pain, Cardiac DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Hydrocodone (7.5 Oid)
  • Hydrocodone (325 Oid)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Crestor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Chest Pain, may still occur.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9980472
This Death problem was reported by a physician from US. A 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol abnormal. On NS this consumer started treatment with Crestor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Crestor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9976071
Foot Deformity, Tendonitis, Memory Impairment
This Foot Deformity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Crestor (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Crestor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Foot Deformity, Tendonitis, Memory ImpairmentThese side effects may potentially be related to Crestor.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9972219
Blood Pressure Increased
This is a report of a 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Crestor (dosage: 1 Pill 2x/weekly Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Pressure Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor treatment in male patients, resulting in Blood Pressure Increased side effect.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9969684
Memory Impairment, Thinking Abnormal
This report suggests a potential Crestor Memory Impairment side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Crestor (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 29, 2008. After starting Crestor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Memory Impairment, Thinking AbnormalAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Crestor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Memory Impairment, may still occur.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9955778
Confusional State, Transient Global Amnesia
This Confusional State problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia. On
Feb 01, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Crestor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Crestor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Confusional State, Transient Global AmnesiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Confusional State, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9937174
Feeling Cold, Tongue Disorder, Balance Disorder, Angioedema, Hypoaesthesia
This Feeling Cold side effect was reported by a physician from GB. A 45-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: arteriosclerosis,hypercholesterolaemia.The patient was prescribed Crestor (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 28, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Crestor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Feeling Cold, Tongue Disorder, Balance Disorder, Angioedema, HypoaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Crestor.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9928866
Spinal X-ray Abnormal, Myalgia, Hypoaesthesia
This is a report of a 79-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Crestor (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Spinal X-ray Abnormal, Myalgia, Hypoaesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor treatment in patients, resulting in Spinal X-ray Abnormal side effect.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9926114
Coronary Artery Occlusion, Blood Cholesterol Increased
This report suggests a potential Crestor Coronary Artery Occlusion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,coronary artery occlusion and used Crestor (dosage: NA) starting 2012. After starting Crestor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Coronary Artery Occlusion, Blood Cholesterol IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol
  • Clorana (Daily)
  • Condroflex
  • Motore
Although Crestor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Coronary Artery Occlusion, may still occur.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9922774
This Death problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Crestor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Crestor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9921786
Nightmare
This Nightmare side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Crestor (drug dosage: 1 Pill?once Daily?by Mouth?2 Months Ago ?i Stopped), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Crestor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: NightmareThese side effects may potentially be related to Crestor.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9915173
Coronary Artery Occlusion
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,hypertension,coronary artery occlusion, who was treated with Crestor (dosage: NA, start time: 201210), combined with:
  • Selozok
  • Asa (Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Coronary Artery Occlusion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor treatment in male patients, resulting in Coronary Artery Occlusion side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9914065
Diarrhoea, Angioedema, Asthenia
This report suggests a potential Crestor Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Crestor (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Crestor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diarrhoea, Angioedema, AstheniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Levaxin
Although Crestor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9908006
Tendonitis, Fall
This Tendonitis problem was reported by a physician from FR. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia. On 201107 this consumer started treatment with Crestor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Avlocardyl Sr
  • Zomigoro
  • Levothyrox
  • Lysanxia
  • Stilnox
When using Crestor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Tendonitis, FallThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Tendonitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9904849
Blood Creatinine Increased
This Blood Creatinine Increased side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia.The patient was prescribed Crestor (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Crestor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Creatinine IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Crestor.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9904239
Colon Cancer, Weight Increased, Vomiting
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,hypertension, who was treated with Crestor (dosage: NA, start time: 1999), combined with:
  • Losartan Hctz (100mg/25mg Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Colon Cancer, Weight Increased, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor treatment in male patients, resulting in Colon Cancer side effect.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9900850
Hypersensitivity, Pharyngeal Oedema, Cellulitis, Eye Swelling, Lip Swelling, Serum Sickness, Incorrect Dose Administered, Urticaria, Swelling Face
This report suggests a potential Crestor Hypersensitivity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,diabetes mellitus and used Crestor (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting 2012. After starting Crestor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hypersensitivity, Pharyngeal Oedema, Cellulitis, Eye Swelling, Lip Swelling, Serum Sickness, Incorrect Dose Administered, Urticaria, Swelling FaceAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Novolog (Unk, Unk)
  • Lantus (Unk, Unk)
  • Ibuprofen 200 Mg 604 (800 Mg, Prn, Approximately 4 Times A Week)
  • Ibuprofen 200 Mg 604
  • Synthroid (Unk, Unk)
  • Niaspan (Unk, Unk)
Although Crestor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9900284
Myocardial Infarction, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
This Myocardial Infarction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol abnormal,diabetes mellitus. On 2012 this consumer started treatment with Crestor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Glifage (Daily)
  • Galvus (Daily)
When using Crestor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myocardial Infarction, Blood Cholesterol AbnormalThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myocardial Infarction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9897169
Micturition Frequency Decreased, Urine Output Increased, Urine Flow Decreased, Stress
This Micturition Frequency Decreased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: lipids increased,prostatic disorder.The patient was prescribed Crestor (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
  • All Natural Prostate From Life Extension Foundation
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Lipitor
.After starting to take Crestor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Micturition Frequency Decreased, Urine Output Increased, Urine Flow Decreased, StressThese side effects may potentially be related to Crestor.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9894638
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia,diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Crestor (dosage: NA, start time:
Jun 28, 2006), combined with:
  • Amaryl
  • Actos
  • Atelec
  • Medet
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor treatment in male patients, resulting in Sudden Death side effect.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9893843
Haemorrhage, Pain, Faeces Discoloured
This report suggests a potential Crestor Haemorrhage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,thyroid disorder and used Crestor (dosage: NA) starting 2013. After starting Crestor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Haemorrhage, Pain, Faeces DiscolouredAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Levothyroxine
Although Crestor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Haemorrhage, may still occur.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9893157
Arrhythmia, Arthralgia, Muscle Spasms
This Arrhythmia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,hypothyroidism. On 1973 this consumer started treatment with Crestor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Armour Thyroid
When using Crestor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Arrhythmia, Arthralgia, Muscle SpasmsThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Arrhythmia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9891247
Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea
This Blood Pressure Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Crestor (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 27, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diovan (160/12.5 Mg, 1/2 Tablet, Daily)
.After starting to take Crestor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Pressure Increased, NauseaThese side effects may potentially be related to Crestor.
Crestor Side Effect Report#9891028
Influenza, Pain, Pain
This is a report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Crestor 5 Mg (dosage: 2.5-5mgm ?+every Day?every Day?by Mouth?, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Zetia
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Influenza, Pain, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Crestor 5 Mg treatment in female patients, resulting in Influenza side effect.


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The appearance of Crestor on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Crestor Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Myalgia 1187
Pain In Extremity 801
Muscle Spasms 616
Malaise 525
Fatigue 466
Pain 465
Arthralgia 449
Asthenia 448
Headache 433
Blood Cholesterol Increased 410

What are common Crestor Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Myalgia 837
Rhabdomyolysis 389
Pain In Extremity 379
Myocardial Infarction 342
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased 335
Asthenia 334
Fatigue 288
Arthralgia 281
Muscular Weakness 258
Muscle Spasms 255

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    Crestor Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0310-0751
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name CRESTOR
    Name Rosuvastatin calcium
    Dosage Form TABLET, FILM COATED
    Route ORAL
    On market since 20030818
    Labeler AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    Active Ingredient(s) ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM
    Strength(s) 10
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor [EPC],Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors [MoA]

    Crestor Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 18839

    Crestor safety alerts: 2005 2004

    Reported deaths: 529

    Reported hospitalizations: 3951

    Crestor (rosuvastatin calicum)

    Audience: Physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals 

    FDA issued a public health advisory describing revisions to the WARNINGS, DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, and PRECAUTIONS sections of the labeling. The revisions include results from a Phase 4 pharmacokinetic study in Asian-Americans and highlight important information on the safe use of Crestor to reduce the risk for serious muscle toxicity (myopathy/rhabdomyolysis), especially at the highest approved dose of 40 mg. At this time, the FDA is also making statements about the muscle and kidney safety of Crestor based on extensive review of available information.

    [March 2, 2005 - Public Health Advisory - FDA]
    [March 2, 2005 - Drug Information Page - FDA]
    [January 2005 - Revised Label - Astra-Zeneca]

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