Crestor Usage Crestor was marketed by AstraZeneca to treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. Rosuvastatin was also sold under the trade name R2.
Crestor is for people with high LDL cholesterol, high total cholesterol, and triglycerides. In February 2010, the FDA also approved Crestor to prevent cardiovascular events. Recently studies have shown this drug creates an unreasonable risk of adverse side effects.
Crestor Side Effects
Crestor can result in serious injuries such as heart attacks and heart failure. Other side effects include cardiomyopathy (deterioration of the myocardium), rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle fibers), and ventricular dysfunction.
Based on these and other serious side effects, in 2004, a consumer advocacy group filed a petition with the FDA, suggesting that Crestor be removed from the market. In addition, an article in the medical journal The Lancet criticized the marketing tactics used to introduce the drug, as well as the data supporting its efficacy.
If You’ve Been Using Crestor
If you or someone you know has been taking Crestor and note any of the serious symptoms above, you should contact your physician immediately. In addition, you should contact an experienced Crestor lawyer to review the facts of your case, and help determine if you have a claim. You can receive compensation for your injuries if they are directly caused by using Crestor, as prescribed by a doctor. Contact O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath today for a free consultation.