Find out if you have a Crestor side effects lawsuit
Crestor has been associated with the following adverse side effects according to the Public Citizen’s latest petition:
- 7 patients with rhabdomyolysis
- 4 patients with acute kidney failure
- 5 additional patients with kidney damage
- 6 patients with bleeding or abnormal bleeding tests who were also using blood thinning drugs such as Coumadin
In addition, the Public Citizen reports that the FDA has received 65 reports of rhabdomyolysis and 29 cases of acute renal failure or renal insufficiency out of 4.5 million Crestor prescriptions which is similar to the rate associated with Baycol.
Crestor, known generically as Rosuvastatin, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 14, 2003 for the treatment of high-cholesterol. Manufactured by AstraZeneca, Crestor reduces cholesterol levels by blocking the liver from producing bad cholesterol (LDL). Crestor became the sixth cholesterol lowering “statin” drug on the U.S. market following drugs like Lipitor, Pravachol and Zocor.
Only three months after its approval, three patients in the United States who were taking approved doses of rosuvastatin developed Crestor side effects including kidney failure or muscle damage.
The Public Citizen filed a petition to the FDA just months after Crestor’s approval in an effort to prevent Crestor from being sold due to concerns over kidney toxicity. In studies before Crestor’s approval, seven people were struck by cases of rhabdomyolysis. Since the original Public Citizen petition was filed with the FDA in early March, the organization said eleven additional cases of muscle damage, ten of them in the United States, and three additional cases of kidney problems have been reported.
Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis and kidney damage include: muscle pain and weakness, general fatigue, fever, nausea and vomiting, and dark and discolored urine (reddish, rose, or cola colored urine). Rhabdomyolysis causes the blood serum levels of plasma creatine kinase (ck) levels to be very high. Acute kidney failure can occur and can cause death.
If you or a loved one may have been injured by Crestor side effects or Crestor rhabdomyolysis, you should call our personal injury lawyers now at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE. You may have a Crestor lawsuit and be entitled to compensation for your injuries.