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Crestor side effects

Jackie Tan, Casper Francois Pretorius, Paul Vincent Flanagan, Antonio Pais
Rosuvastatin (Crestor, AstraZeneca) is a commonly used drug for managing hypercholesterolaemia. It is a very safe medication with mostly acceptable side effects. Rare but serious side effects are not well known. A 64-year-old woman presented with bloody diarrhoea after starting rosuvastatin for hypercholesterolaemia. Stool microscopy and culture ruled out infective causes. Abdominal CT scan revealed normal calibre celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery. Colonoscopic biopsy revealed ischaemic colitis as the final histological diagnosis...
2012: BMJ Case Reports
Paul M Ridker, Jean MacFadyen, Michael Cressman, Robert J Glynn
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the efficacy of statin therapy in primary prevention among individuals with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD). BACKGROUND: Whether patents with moderate CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) benefit from statin therapy is uncertain, particularly among those without hyperlipidemia or known cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Within the JUPITER (Justification for the Use of statins in Prevention-an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) primary prevention trial of rosuvastatin 20 mg compared with placebo among men and women free of cardiovascular disease who had low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) <130 mg/dl and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) >or=2 mg/l, we performed a secondary analysis comparing cardiovascular and mortality outcomes among those with moderate CKD at study entry (n = 3,267) with those with baseline eGFR >or=60 ml/min/1...
March 23, 2010: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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