Crestor Side Effects Lawsuits: Linked to
Kidney Failure and Rhabdomyolysis
Crestor (Rosuvastatin Calcium ) is a drug designed to treat patients
with high cholesterol. It is a type of drug classified as a statin.
Statins work by blocking certain enzymes in the liver, enzymes
which the body uses to make cholesterol. By blocking production
of these enzymes, statins can lower heart attack risk and have
helped many patients.
Unfortunately, the use of Statins can result in a dangerous condition
called rhabdomyolysis, which if left untreated can lead to kidney
failure and death. A similar statin drug called Baycol was withdrawn
from the market two years ago after it became clear that its
risks did not outweigh its benefits.
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition that causes
muscle-cell breakdown (atrophy) and causes muscle pain, weakness,
tenderness, malaise, fever, dark urine, nausea and vomiting,
in some instances the rhabdomyolysis is so severe that patients
develop failure of the kidney or other organs, which can be fatal.
Lawyers associated with this web site are examining claims for
personal injuries and wrongful death related to this Crestor.
They believe Crestor, may be similar to Baycol (made by Bayer)
and the risk of rhabdomyolysis may be significantly higher with
Crestor than with other cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Pravacol.
AstraZeneca makes Crestor which has over one billion dollars
in sales of this drug per year.
If you or a loved one
have experienced kidney failure or serious side effects related
to the use of Crestor please use our form for legal advice. You
may be entitled to a large settlement.
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