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Are There Side Effects?As with any medicine, side effects are possible with rosuvastatin. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by your healthcare provider.
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain or tenderness (see Crestor and Muscle Pain)
- Body weakness (asthenia).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking rosuvastatin, talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Crestor and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Crestor and Breastfeeding)
- Will be undergoing a medical procedure or surgery
- Of Asian descent
- A frequent user of alcohol.