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How Much Blood Sugar Is Elevated On Crestor

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Crestor Side Effects

Even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Crestor to treat cholesterol in 2003, some regulators within the agency still voiced reservations about the drug’s safety. Crestor is part of a class of cholesterol drugs called statins, and while statins have been around since the 1980s, Crestor was a powerful new version. Though the FDA knew about cases of a rare form of muscle damage during the drug’s premarketing trials, the agency believed at the time the rate was similar to other statins already on the market. But in the first year after Crestor was approved, an analysis of adverse event reports to the FDA indicated the number of rhabdomyolysis cases among Crestor users was higher than for users of other statins. Rhabdomyolysis can lead to severe kidney injury or failure. In 2005, just over a year after approving Crestor, the FDA required its manufacturer, AstraZeneca, to add a warning to the drug’s label about the risk of rhabdomyolysis and other muscle injuries. Further postmarket studies in the years after Crestor’s initial approval would highlight or examine previously unknown or underestimated risks of serious side effects. Possible Serious Side Effects Continue reading >>

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  1. Anonymous

    Can Crestor affect my blood-glucose readings?

    I have taken crestor 40mg for several years. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. About ten days ago I ran out of crestor. I didn't have any refills left until I see my primary care dr. I took crestor at bedtime and since I have been out of it my blood sugar reading in the morning have been great -much lower than normal. Could this be the result of not taking Crestor?

  2. MA Marvell

    Yes, Crestor can cause high blood sugar. Endocrine side effects including diabetes mellitus have been reported with Crestor.

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