Month: September 2013

Crestor could increase post-operative delirium

Cholesterol-lowering drugs like Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol and Zocor could increase the chance a patient will suffer from delirium after having surgery, a Canadian study indicates. Dr. Donald A Redelmeier, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and lead author…

Crestor may raise risk for cataracts

Not only does Crestor cause diabetes, popular statin drugs may raise pill-takers’ risks for cataracts, a new study published on September 19 in JAMA Ophthalmology shows. Statins are taken by people who have high cholesterol, which is a substance created…

Crestor benefits questioned

Cholesterol-lowering statins such as Crestor are heavily promoted for heart patients but research is calling into question their use as a preventive medicine. Statins such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor) are among the widely used prescription drugs.…

Study links Crestor to side effects

Another published study suggests musculoskeletal conditions can be added to the list of Crestor side effects and side effects experienced by users of other statin medications. Statins were initially introduced on the market to prevent a second heart attack or…

In case you’re healthy and want diabetes

The makers of Vytorin are not alone on the 2008 pharmaceutical wall of shame. AstraZeneca, makers of the cholesterol-busting drug Crestor, also deserves a place. Believe it or not, pharmaceutical companies and some doctors may now be prescribing Crestor to…

Crestor and side effects

Statins (Lipitor, Crestor, etc.) are a class of drugs used primarily to lower high cholesterol. They are also prescribed to those with cardiovascular disease or those at risk. They are considered the best selling prescription drug class in the US.…