Crestor (Rosuvastatin) belongs to a group of drugs called statins. It works by lowering cholesterol, and this is achieved in 2 different ways. Firstly, it blocks a certain enzyme in the liver, resulting in decreased cholesterol production by the liver. In addition to this, the amount of cholesterol broken down by the liver is increased. This means that it can lower the risk of strokes and heart attacks in adult patients. Patients with diabetes, hypertension, obesity or other health factors may also be prescribed this medicine to lower the risk posed to their health.
- Sore joints
- Memory problems
Tell your physician if you are concerned about any side effects. If you notice numb fingers of toes, signs of an infection, appetite loss, abdominal pain, a loss of energy or any other indications of a serious reaction, you must immediately seek medical attention.
Older patients are considered to be more at risk of severe kidney and muscle problems during the course of treatment.