Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
● liver problems;
● kidney disease;
● a thyroid disorder;
● a habit of drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day;
● if you are of Asian descent; or
● if you are 65 or older.
Rosuvastatin can cause the breakdown of muscle tissue, which can lead to kidney failure. This happens more often in women, in older adults, or people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
People of Asian descent may absorb rosuvastatin at a higher rate than other people. Make sure your doctor knows of your heritage if you are of Asian descent. You may need a lower than normal starting dose.
What are the possible side effects of Crestor (rosuvastatin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
● unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;
● confusion, memory problems; or
● liver problems–upper stomach pain, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
● memory loss;
● muscle aches and joint pain; or
● nausea, stomach pain.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.