AstraZeneca is the maker of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug called Crestor.
Hundreds of thousands of people are currently being put on Crestor to lower cholesterol, but are these people investigating the side effects of Crestor or the potential class action lawsuits that may take place for people injured from taking Crestor? There may be cash settlements from a Crestor lawsuit if you were injured.
Dangerous or serious side effects of Crestor
Unfortunately, Crestor, like other statins, can have life-threatening side effects that are downplayed by the savvy Crestor literature and advertising campaigns. Such possible contraindications as cardiomyopathy, kidney toxicity, rhabdomyolysis, and myopathy are touted as very “rare” and thus ignored by many patients. (For the people who experience these horrible side effects, “rare” is a meaningless term.)
However, in recent years, the Crestor side effects (and even the clinical trials that led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Crestor) have started to come to light.
Other Crestor Side effects may include:
– Cardiomyopathy (deterioration of the function of the myocardium)
– Heart Attack or Heart Failure
– Rhabdomyolysis (which is serious muscle breakdown)
– Ventricular dysfunction, (failure of the ventricular to relax)
People Ask: Should I take Crestor?
When you receive the news that your cholesterol is higher than it should be, it can be devastating. You try to eat right and exercise, but your HDL and LDL numbers never seem to budge. At this point, your well-meaning physician might suggest that you take a cholesterol-lowering statin, such as the AstraZeneca brand “Crestor.” Feeling at the end of your rope and remembering that you read somewhere that Crestor was “safe” and you agree to try the pills, hoping that they will be a “miracle cure.” After all, that’s how they are marketed, aren’t they?
Concerned about the renal effects of Crestor, some people have been openly weighing the options between taking a statin or accepting a higher cholesterol number. (For instance, is high cholesterol “normal”? Have we fallen victim to high-end marketing tactics?)
In fact, in 2003, Public Citizen (a consumer advocacy group) filed a Citizen’s Petition with the FDA suggesting that Crestor be removed from the market. Though the courts did not pass a judgement in favor of Public Citizen (thus allowing Crestor to remain a legally prescribed medication), the case brought to light the fact that statins like Crestor can and do cause serious problems in many patients who take them.
Like Public Citizen and those it advocates, we are also concerned about Crestor. That’s why we encourage you to come forward and contact us if you’ve had a problem with Crestor or any other statin. Even if your side effect seems “livable,” we want to hear about it, not to embarrass or “out” your condition, but to make the drug world safer for everyone.
You can contact us toll free any time of the day or night for a free Crestor legal consultation. Together, we’ll win the battle against Crestor and other statins that have decreased the quality of life for many people. If you’ve experienced any of the side effects listed above – contact our Crestor Lawyers today.