Crestor has more side effects than the other statins

“For the study, published online Monday by the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, researchers analyzed reports of side effects sent to the FDA for Crestor and compared them to the rates during the same time period for three other statins: Lipitor, Zocor and Pravachol.

‘What we’ve shown is that amongst this family of drugs, Crestor has a poorer safety profile, but that the overall rate of adverse effects is still quite low,’ said study leader Dr. Richard Karas, director of the preventive cardiology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.”

Statins are still an invaluable class of medications proven to save lives. However, I would reserve Crestor for those with hyperlipidemia refractory to other medications.

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