Crestor Side Effects

Have you or a family member taken Crestor only to experience severe side effects? is currently evaluating claims.  To learn more about Crestor, its dangers, and your legal options, contact our Crestor lawyers today and schedule a free consultation.

Crestor (generic name: Rosuvastatin) was introduced to the market in 2003, approved as an adjunct therapy accompanied by a low-cholesterol diet and program to reduce the overall level of bad cholesterol in the blood stream.  But Crestor has since been linked to an array of serious side effects.

Several consumer groups have petitioned the FDA to recall Crestor due to reports of kidney failure and muscle damage.  According to the consumer group Public Citizen, the rate of kidney problems is about 75 times higher with Crestor than with all other drugs in the same class.  According to its analysis, there have been 6.4 reports of kidney failure or kidney damage for every 1 million Crestor prescriptions filled.
If you have experienced these or other serious Crestor side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.  Our Crestor lawyers may help you recover damages for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, as well as pain and suffering.  Contact a Crestor attorney today.

What are serious side effects are associated with Crestor use?

Crestor side effects may be crippling, even deadly.  While the results of Crestor can be impressive, the side effects range from mild to life-threatening in some cases.
Severe Crestor side effects include:

Kidney Failure

According to Public Citizen, the rate of kidney damage in Crestor patients is 75 times higher than in patients taking other cholesterol drugs.  Crestor kidney failure is often the result of another condition called Rhabdomyolysis, an acute, rapidly-developing disease that destroys skeletal muscles.
As these muscles atrophy, they release their contents into the blood stream.  This can lead to hypovolemia and hyperalemia, two conditions that can cause a dangerous imbalance in the blood constituent levels.  When this blood reaches the kidneys, it acts as a toxin which can lead to renal injury or Crestor kidney failure.

Muscle Damage

Crestor, as well as other statin drugs, has been shown to increase the risk of serious muscle damage.  In 2005, the FDA issued an advisory about this risk and Crestor’s manufacturer, Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, revised the package insert for the drug.  The revised labeling emphasizes this danger, noting that Asian-American patients are particularly at risk.

These Crestor side effects could lead to debilitating medical conditions, or even death.  For persons suffering from Crestor side effects, the financial costs can be enormous, but they don’t even begin to compare with the mental and emotional strain.
Are you or is a loved one is suffering from debilitating medical conditions linked to the use of Crestor?  If so, contact a Crestor attorney today and schedule a free consultation.

Crestor Lawsuits

As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust your medication is safe.  This though is not always the case.  When a pharmaceutical company acts negligently, its actions can result in serious side effects.  Victims however, may recoup damages with a successful product liability claim against the drug’s maker.
Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our Crestor lawyers have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals.  If you’ve experienced Crestor side effects, contact us today and discuss your potential Crestor lawsuit with an experienced Crestor attorney.
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