What are the side effects of Generic Crestor?
Headache, muscle aches and pains, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. Additional side effects that have been reported with CRESTOR include memory loss and confusion. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Are Crestor and Zocor the same?
Crestor is the more potent cholesterol-lowering drug, and it's also newer than Zocor. Both simvastatin and rosuvastatin have similar side effects, including headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and muscle pain. Rarely, both drugs may cause liver, muscle, and kidney damage.
What foods should be avoided when taking Crestor?
Avoid fatty meats, egg yolks, cream, butter, shortening, whole milk, cakes, cookies, pastries, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, potato chips, coconuts, cheese other than cottage cheese, palm and coconut oils, and fried foods. Crestor may also result in insomia, depression or nightmares.
Is Crestor better than Lipitor?
The study concluded that Crestor lowered LDL cholesterol by 8.2% more than Lipitor, and Crestor lowered total cholesterol significantly more than all the other statins studied. Crestor also increased HDL cholesterol (the good kind of cholesterol) more than Lipitor did.