Bad cholesterol is one of the most dangerous risk factors for heart disease and stroke. It's important to manage the problem, and drugs known as 'statins' or 'reductase inhibitors' have been used to help manage cholesterol. Like all drugs, there are side effects to using statins like Crestor, but there has been evidence that Crestor could cause serious health risks. Today a number of consumer advocacy groups are working to convince the FDA to consider a recall on Crestor due to these issues. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of taking the drug, you may need to contact an attorney and seek restitution.
Like any drug on the market, Crestor carries with it plenty of possible side effects. It's important that certain people like those who are taking other medicines or who drink regularly talk to their doctor about the use of Crestor. However, unlike some drugs there appears to be an increased risk in developing some very serious complications. These symptoms aren't listed on the main side effects of the drug's packaging, and as a result many users aren't even aware that they exist. These potential side effects include:
Muscle damage, kidney failure, and all of the other potential issues listed above are very serious. There is a report of a thirty nine year old woman who died from kidney failure after taking Crestor and studies done before the FDA approved Crestor for release also showed at least seven people who developed rhabdomyolysis as a result of using the drug. For every one million Crestor prescriptions, more than six cases of kidney damage or acute kidney failure are reported, a rate 75 times higher than all other statins combined. While the chances of this happening to you may be rare, they do occur and little has been done to warn patients about it or to change the packaging.
If you develop symptoms of the above conditions such as fever, muscle pain, weakness, dizziness, and more, your first call should be to your primary care physician. Talk to them about the problem and find out if it's serious. If you are one of the unlucky patients who develop one of the conditions listed above after taking Crestor, your next phone call should be to an experienced attorney. There's a good chance you'll be well within your rights to file a lawsuit and seek financial compensation for the injuries sustained as a result of using Crestor.
Crestor is used to reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the blood stream and could help raise good cholesterol as well. It's often used along with a healthy diet and a good exercise routine and can help to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and other serious heart and circulatory conditions. Its effects are usually much less pronounced when dietary changes aren't undertaken. Since heart disease remains one of the leading killers around the world, controlling cholesterol is very important. However, there seems to be a number of risks associated with the use of Crestor that could pose a serious problem for those taking the drug.