Commonly reported side effects of rosuvastatin include: myalgia. Other side effects include: asthenia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Applies to rosuvastatin: oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, rosuvastatin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking rosuvastatin:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of rosuvastatin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to rosuvastatin: oral capsule, oral tablet
The most frequently reported side effects included headache, myalgia, abdominal pain, asthenia, and nausea.
Very common (10% or more): Myalgia (up to 12.7%), arthralgia (10.1%)
Rare (less than 0.1%): Myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, myositis
Frequency not reported: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, tendon disorders, creatine phosphokinase increased
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, nausea, constipation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Pancreatitis
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Polyneuropathy, memory loss
Postmarketing reports: Cognitive impairment, forgetfulness, amnesia, memory impairment, peripheral neuropathy
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Hepatic transaminases/enzymes increased
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Jaundice, hepatitis
Frequency not reported: Bilirubin increased
Postmarketing reports: Fatal hepatic failure, nonfatal hepatic failure
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, pruritus, urticaria
Rare (less than 0.1%): Angioedema
Frequency not reported: Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Frequency not reported: Acute renal failure
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hematuria
Frequency not reported: Proteinuria, myoglobinuria, sexual dysfunction
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia
Frequency not reported: Edema, glutamyl transpeptidase increased, alkaline phosphatase increased
Frequency not reported: Cough, dyspnea, interstitial lung disease
Frequency not reported: Confusion, depression, insomnia, nightmares, sleep disorders/disturbances
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Gynecomastia
Frequency not reported: Thyroid function abnormalities
Common (1% to 10%): Diabetes mellitus
Frequency not reported: Glucose elevated, HbA1c increased
Rare (less than 0.1%): Thrombocytopenia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypersensitivity reaction
Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Rosuvastatin Calcium (www.drugs.com/rosuvastatin.html).