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Rosuvastatin Side-effects

Some of the common side-effects of the drug are:

  • Headache
  • Mild muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Mild nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Sleeping problems

It is important to disclose side effects that are not tolerable or the more serious side effects to the patient’s doctor. Some of the more serious side-effects of Crestor are:

  • Hives, swelling of lips, tongue, throat, etc.
  • Muscle pain or tenderness
  • Memory problems
  • Increased urination, decreased urination not at all
  • Dark colored urine
  • Loss of appetite

Drug Interactions of Rosuvastatin

Not every person suffering from high cholesterol is recommended to take this drug. Certain drugs when taken with Crestor may cause drug interaction that may change the outcome of therapy or cause unwanted side effects. Therefore, it is suggested that before taking Crestor, patients should inform the doctor about all the prescription, non-prescription, herbal or vitamin supplements taken by them. The following medicines may interact with Crestor:

  • Birth control pills
  • Spironolactone
  • Antacids
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Blood thinner like warfarin
  • Cimetidine
  • Niacin
  • Other statin medications like atorvastatin, pravastatin, etc.
  • Cyclosporine

Important warning and precautions

It is important to be aware of certain warning and precautions associated with Crestor. Patients suffering from any of the following medical conditions are advised to take Crestor after consulting with the doctor:

  • Liver failure or liver disease
  • Kidney failure or kidney disease
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Drinking alcohol frequently
  • Family history of muscle disorder
  • Diabetes

Patients are strictly recommended to avoid taking Crestor in the following cases:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Having active liver disease
  • Allergic to active or inactive ingredients of Crestor