Side effects may affect people taking statin-type drugs and tend to be more common with higher doses.11 The most common statin side effect is muscle pain,3 which can make it hard to do things like physical work, gardening, exercise or other activities you may enjoy.

Treatment with CRESTOR is normally started with a dose of just 10mg. CRESTOR is usually well tolerated. Any side effects are generally mild and pass over time.

For more information about side effects with CRESTOR, please read the Consumer Medicine Information available at:

Remember, reducing your LDL-Cholesterol reduces your risk of a heart attack or stroke,1 so if you are taking a statin and you think you may be getting side effects, talk to your doctor about your options.

Like all medicines CRESTOR has benefits and risks. Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you: headache, constipation, dizziness, nausea (feeling sick), stomach pain, unusual tiredness, skin rash, itching or hives, memory loss, stiff or painful joints (arthralgia).3

For more information please refer to the manufacturer’s Consumer Medicine Information available at

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