Crestor is a type of drug that is used in the treatment of high cholesterol conditions and the prevention of various types of heart disease. Its generic name is Rosuvastatin, and belongs to the class of drugs known as statins. Crestor is typically prescribed to patients when exercise and changes and diet have proven unsuccessful in changing cholesterol profiles.

Crestor is a widely-prescribed drug and is the 4th best-selling drug in the U.S. Like other statin drugs, Crestor is subject to various FDA regulations and product safety laws.

What Are Some Health Dangers Associated with Crestor?

Physicians have a duty to warn patients of any serious or dangerous side effects associated with certain drugs such as Crestor. Like other cholesterol and lipid-controlling drugs, Crestor users may commonly experience side effects such as:

  • Constipation, heartburn, and other digestive issues
  • Dizziness, nausea, or insomnia
  • Joint pain and other physical pains
  • Various psychological/cognitive symptoms, such as depression or memory loss

In rare cases, Crestor has been linked with more serious side effects, including:

  • Fever and flu-like symptoms
  • Chest pain and cough
  • Abdominal pains
  • Weakness and overall loss of energy

Crestor has also been linked to rare cases of myopathy, which is the weakness of muscle tissues, or rhabdomyolysis, which is the breakdown of muscle tissues. These illnesses can be dangerous due to complications with kidneys and other internal organs. Signs of rhabdomyolysis typically include very dark urine.

Crestor users should consult with their physicians regarding contraindications and interactions with other drugs. Also, Asians and East Asians process the drug differently than others, and can often receive the same effects as other people with just half the dosage or less.

Can I Hold a Physician Liable for Injuries from Crestor Side Effects?

In some instances, it may be possible to hold a physician liable for medical malpractice or negligence resulting in injury from Crestor. For instance, a physician may be held liable for a failure to warn a patient of possible risks of taking Crestor. A physician may also be held liable for a failure to properly monitor the patient, or a failure to respond to warning signs or symptoms of illness.

It may also be possible to hold a manufacturer or distributor liable for Crestor injuries, especially if there is evidence of a defective product. Crestor lawsuits may result in a monetary damages award to compensate the victim or victim for losses.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Crestor Injuries?

Crestor is a very widely-prescribed drug that is used to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is, however, linked with a number of side-effects and reactions, some of which can be life-threatening under certain circumstances. You may wish to hire a personal injury attorney in your area if you need any assistance with a drug-related injury or legal issue. Your lawyer can provide you with legal advice and research to help you with your claim. Also, if you need to file a lawsuit for damages, your attorney will be able to represent you in a court of law.