Central to these lawsuits is data which suggests that the side effects from statins do not outweigh potential benefits from statins. Statins, including Crestor (marketed by AstraZeneca), have increased patients’ risks for rhabdomyolysis, which is the deterioration of muscle tissue. This muscle tissue enters the bloodstream and may result in kidney failure. Statins have also been known to cause memory loss and cardiomyopathy, which is the deterioration of the heart muscle, potentially leading to death.
Study Questions Effectiveness of Statins
Evidence for Caution: Women and Statin Use