Crestor Lawsuit Attorney
Helping Victims across the United States
Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is a
prescription drug of the statin class, made by AstraZeneca and one of the most popular drugs
prescribed in the United States. Because of the prevalence of heart attacks,
cardiovascular disease, and strokes, which account for one in every three
deaths in the US, statins are a popular recourse for people who cannot
maintain their health through diet and exercise.
Crestor is approved as adjunct therapy at dosages of 5-40 mg to treat heart
attacks, heart disease and strokes along with a low-cholesterol diet and
exercise program. It acts to reduce serum levels of harmful LDL cholesterol
which is deposited as plaque on artery walls, causing narrowing of the
arteries and obstructing the flow of blood to the heart, brain, and other
parts of the body. Crestor is taken to reduce LDL cholesterol and increase
HDL cholesterol. It was indicated initially for patients who have heart
conditions, but now is taken by patients in a moderate risk category,
who have not responded to diet.
Adult patients at risk are those with elevated triglycerides, elevated
total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL cholesterol, elevated
levels of a liver protein indicating inflammation, who are males over
50 years of age or females over 60 years of age, and having at least one
of the following cardiovascular risk factors: smoking, hypertension, or
a family history of premature coronary heart disease. Crestor is prescribed
as an adjunct to diet to slow the progression of atherosclerosis, to lower
high levels of Apolipoprotein B, and triglycerides, and to treat high
total cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol.
In adolescent patients 10 to 17 years of age who are at least one year
past the start of menses, Crestor is indicated as an adjunct to diet to
reduce LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and Apolipoprotein B. It may
be indicated if diet fails and the LDL cholesterol remains high and there
is a family history of premature cardiovascular disease or two or more
other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Precautions: 1. Before starting treatment, test for liver enzymes due to
the risk of liver damage, and again after 12 weeks. 2. Crestor is contraindicated
for women who are pregnant or subsequently become pregnant because of
potential harm to the fetus, and because of the unknown efficacy of Crestor
treatment during pregnancy.
Crestor has not been studied in certain types of high cholesterol (Frederickson
Type I and IV), children under 10, or girls who have not yet started menses.
Any patient taking statins that develops diabetes, suffers a heart attack
or suffers organ damage may have a legal claim against the drug manufacturer. Filing a
Crestor lawsuit can help pay for the medical costs, lost wages, and other related expenses
incurred. Call (800) 349-0000 now for a free phone consultation we are
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