Can Crestor Cause Joint Pain?

Yes, Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause joint pain as a side effect. While joint pain is not among the most common side effects, it has been reported by some individuals taking the medication. More commonly, Crestor is associated with muscle-related side effects, such as:

  • Muscle pain (myalgia)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Cramps

In rare cases, more severe muscle-related conditions, like myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (a serious condition involving muscle breakdown), can occur. Joint pain, while less common, may also be experienced by some users.

If you are taking Crestor and experiencing joint pain, it’s important to discuss this with your healthcare provider. They can help determine whether the medication might be the cause and consider alternative treatments or dosages if necessary. Additionally, they may perform tests to rule out other potential causes of joint pain.