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Crestor Side Effects Lawyers Taking Calls for Legal Help

Crestor has been one of the leading cholesterol medications on the market for several years.  It was originally approved for sale and distribution in the United States in 2003 after it’s manufacturer, AstraZeneca, obtained approval from the FDA to release it in the United States.  Since then, an estimated 4.5 million people have used this medication.  Unfortunately, reports of problems have led to an outpouring of calls to Crestor side effects lawyers seeking legal help.  Below is a brief overview of this issue.

Crestor’s Use and Benefits

Crestor was as successful as it was because it was originally successful in its fight against the high levels of cholesterol in patients around the United States.  Specifically, Crestor penetrates the patient’s liver and helps to lower the levels of LDL, or ‘bad’ cholesterol.  The lowering of the amount of LDL in a patient’s system helps to minimize the risks associated with high cholesterol that include heart problems in general, heart attacks, the clogging of the heart’s arteries and strokes.  Crestor also penetrated the market as deeply as it did in part because of an aggressive advertising campaign.

Crestor Side Effects

Unfortunately, Crestor was only on the market for a few months before reports of dangerous Crestor side effects began to surface.  Examples of the most common Crestor side effects have included:
  • Acute Kidney Failure – Some patients who had used Crestor experienced the pain and misery of acute kidney failure.  This development required several significant medical steps that included surgery, kidney dialysis and other forms of intensive and invasive corrective measures.
  • Chronic Bleeding – Many patients who used Crestor also experienced the troubling condition of chronic bleeding.  The development of this Crestor side effect required several significant medical steps in order to find some way to stop this bleeding.
  • Rhabdomyolysis – Rhabdomyolysis is a condition whereby the fibers of the muscle tissue break down, and the substance that makes up these fibers, myoglobin, is released into the circulatory system as a result.  When this substance reaches the kidneys, it can create irreparable damage.

How Crestor Side Effects Lawyers Can Help

The FDA ultimately issued a public health warning that described the potential for those who used this medication to develop Crestor side effects.  While Crestor remains on the market, those who have suffered from its use still have legal rights and options at their disposal.  If this includes you or someone you love, contact the Crestor side effects lawyers at Phillips & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.