What is Crestor?
Crestor, one of the leading statin drugs, was released in 2003. It is used in children and adults to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and cardiovascular disease. Crestor’s sales have sky-rocketed, reaching global sales of $6.6 billion in 2011, a small portion of the more than $20 billion which is spent annually worldwide on statins. Crestor has grown in popularity as the population continues to suffer from unprecedented levels of diabetes, poor diet, and obesity. Crestor is effective for many consumers, but for others it can increase the risk of memory loss, type 2 diabetes, muscle pain, liver damage, and a muscle disease called rhabdomyolysis. Information concerning the risks of Crestor has been updated by the Food and Drug Administration.