What are some possible side effects of Crestor?

Like all medicines, Crestor may cause side effects in some people. These side effects are usually mild to moderate and usually go away after a short time. The most common side effects are:

  • muscle pain;
  • constipation;
  • weakness;
  • abdominal pain;
  • nausea.

Crestor may cause serious, but rare side effects including:

  • Muscle damage. Crestor can cause serious muscle damage that can lead to kidney damage.
  • Liver damage. Crestor can cause liver damage. This risk may be increased when Crestor is used with certain medicines. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking Crestor, and while you take it.

This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Crestor. Your health care provider or pharmacist can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects. For more detailed information about Crestor, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.

If you develop any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness at any time during treatment with Crestor (especially if you also have a fever or feel ill), call your doctor right away.

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