There is growing evidence linking Crestor with a number of severe, life-threatening side effects.
Crestor (Rosuvastatin)is a medicine prescribed to people who have high cholesterol. It was made by AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The FDA approved Crestor in 2003 to treat people who have high cholesterol.
Crestor and Cardiomyopathy
A study that was published in The Lancet in 2009 found that people who used Crestor had a higher risk of developing cardiomyopathy. They found that Crestor made it more difficult for the body to create a substance called CoQ10, which is necessary for healthy heart muscle.
Crestor and Diabetes
In a study that used data from the Women’s Health Initiative, researchers discovered that women who were post-menopausal who were taking Crestor had a 50% increased risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes.
Crestor and Kidney Damage, Kidney Failure
Soon after Crestor was approved for sale in the United States, the FDA began receiving adverse event reports from people who had suffered kidney damage or kidney failure caused by this medication. Fortunately, most of the cases were diagnosed early, before the condition progressed to organ failure.
The FDA decided to issue a Public Health Safety Advisory in 2005. The advisory was intended to warn doctors to watch out for signs of kidney problems, and also warn patients about Crestor kidney side effects:
“All patients should be informed that statins can cause muscle injury, which in rare, severe cases, can cause kidney damage and organ failure that are potentially life-threatening”