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How effective is Crestor for Hyperlipidemia (High Blood Cholesterol)?





Summary: 2,032 Crestor users have rated its effectiveness for Hyperlipidemia.

Overall ratings: 3.5/5
Long term ratings: 3.7/5

This is a review of how effective Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is for Hyperlipidemia and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

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What is Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (view latest outcomes from 60,032 users)

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood) can be treated by Lipitor, Simvastatin, Crestor, Pravastatin Sodium, Zocor, Atorvastatin Calcium. (latest reports from Hyperlipidemia 171,209 patients)

On Dec, 19, 2014: 2,032 people are studied for taking Crestor in Hyperlipidemia




Crestor effectiveness for Hyperlipidemia


Long term Crestor effectiveness for Hyperlipidemia

Crestor effectiveness for Hyperlipidemia (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall33244630847278
Long term
(1+ years)
11115391605207

Age of people who take Crestor for Hyperlipidemia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hyperlipidemia0.00%0.00%0.10%0.64%4.48%16.88%33.51%44.39%

Who find Crestor more effective for Hyperlipidemia?

Age of people who find Crestor more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hyperlipidemia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.62%3.82%16.00%34.31%45.24%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    I'm a vegetarian all my life , very athletic, I work out a lot , I run. In the last year or two My cholesterol seems to go high, my primary Doctor knows that I go for the healthy stuff so he advice a couple of things. But unfortunately nothing woks so he put me on Crestor, it has been a really bad experience, my menstrual periods don't come normal anymore, or sometimes it takes two or three months to come back again. I have hot flashes day or night, and the last one is that I'm gaining weight. I'm not sure what to do, any pill will give you side effects, I never read side effects. I'm 100% percent this is not coincides is real an is happening to me.
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    After 3 months, my total cholesterol went way down, but developed terrible throat problems. Like an ever-present lump that made it difficult to swallow. At night, discomfort with acid going up and down my throat all night, making it hard to sleep and breathe. Stopped taking Simvastatin on my own (doctor said it was not the cause) and within 3-4 days, the throat problems totally resolved and have not come back. Also had many leg-cramps when using it.
  • Sciatic nerve dysfunction
    I had been taking Crestor for about 4 years. Suddenly, I had terrible pain from my Sciatic Nerve. I couldn't stand, sit, lay down, walk, sleep, etc. without experiencing this pain. This went on for 5 months of unending pain. I had MRI, X-rays, Novocain, etc., with several doctors looking into it. Nothing could be found. Finally after 5 months, my primary care doctor asked my to stop taking the Crestor. Within 2 weeks, the pain was completely gone. Careful investigation showed that my Sciatic Nerve was routed through the Piriformis muscle. The Crestor caused muscle toxicity on this muscle and it squeezed the Sciatic Nerve, causing the pain. I have done much research on this and have never seen a similar case. So I feel that I should report this to you. Thanks for your interest.
  • Allergic reaction to lipitor
    Took 10mg of Atorvastatin for 3 days to reduce choldesterol LDL below 100. I felt peculiar from the first day, however by the 3rd dosage day I came home from work in a state of extreme pain in my hands and limbs. This rather quickly became systemic and I was unable to get out of bed. I was beyond exhausted. I had taken Crestor sucessfully for almost 3 months after a stent procedure but because of insurance issues was switched to this cholesterol medicatyion. My wife contatced the on call cardiologist who expressed concern and discontined the medication. The following morning my hands were swollen and so was my throat and tongue...I was lucky it did not become more severe. I also developed a rash on my hands and arms and legs and torso which was itchy. This was cleary an allergic reaction. After speaking with my cardiologist and the Cardiac nurse that works with him it is apparent that I had a realtively serious reaction. It has taken me more than a week to feel semi normal.

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