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Dangerous Drugs Crestor

Crestor is a prescription drug used to lower patients' cholesterol when natural measures have been unsuccessful. While it has been effective on its own, Crestor should be used in addition to a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Crestor lowers cholesterol by reducing the amount of fatty LDL's, or so-called "bad cholesterol," in the blood. It also raises the amount of HDL's, or "good cholesterol," creating an overall reduction in the body's cholesterol level. Crestor falls into the statin category, a popular and prevalent class of cholesterol-fighting pharmaceuticals. Statins work to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in patients with abnormally high cholesterol levels. But along with their health benefits, all statins have a dangerous potential side effect. They put the patient at risk for injury to the body's muscle tissue, and can cause a muscle-destroying disease called rhabdomyolysis. When rhabdomyolysis dissolves muscle tissue it releases substances that are harmful to the kidney and potentially life threatening.

The extent of the physical side effects from Crestor was unknown at the time the FDA approved the drug for distribution in the United States. Although Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group, protested the approval of Crestor and had it delayed by nearly a year, the FDA found no adverse effects on the muscles during the clinical trials of the product at appropriate doses. But within the first year after Crestor was available for prescription, a 39-year old American woman died from kidney damage as a result of rhabdomyolysis. In addition, a handful of patients throughout the U.S., U.K. and Canada had suffered serious side effects while taking Crestor at normal doses, including kidney damage and kidney failure.

If you or someone you love has taken Crestor and have experienced serious side effects please contact our service today. We can help put you in touch with experienced and knowledge Crestor attorneys who can help you with your case.

Crestor Side Effects

It should be noted that anyone who is using Crestor and experiences any symptoms or notices any abnormalities should seek immediate medical attention. Some drugs produce new and different side effects for years with different symptoms, but below you'll find examples of the symptoms that patients who had suffered from Crestor side effects experienced:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Chronic bleeding
  • Discolored urine
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • General fatigue

If you have been using Crestor and you've experienced any of these symptoms, waste no time whatsoever in seeking immediate medical attention, then call us for a free consultation at (863) 669-9999.

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