Can Crestor help you lose weight?

5 answers | Last updated: Mar 27, 2014
GranJorge asked...
Can Crestor help you lose weight?
 

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T_Hambright answered...

It's been reported by users that Crestor actually makes you gain weight. Unexplained weight loss is a side effect of taking it but it is very uncommon.

 

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KATT66 answered...

YES CRESTOR CAN MAKE YOU LOOSE WEIGHT AND ITS NOT UN EXPLAINED EITHER BECAUSE IF YOUR TAKING THE CRESTOR AND EATING A BETTER DIET YOUR GOING TO LOOSE WEIGHT MOST END UP LOOSING APROX 7 TO 8 LBS FIRST WEEK AND MAYBE 3 OR 4 EACH MONTH AFTER ..ITS EXPLAINED BYE THE DIFFERENT DIET YOUR EATING TO BETTER YOUR CHOLESTEROL ALSO WITH THE HELP OF THE CRESTOR ..THE FIRST SET OF WEIGHT YOU WILL LOOSE NORMAL IS THE WATER WEIGHT .. THE SECOND IS THE FATTY CONTENTS IN YOUR BODY FROM LACK OF THE SUGARS YOUR NORMALLY EATING AND LACK OF CARBS YOU NORMALLY EAT ..IF YOUR NOT FOLLOWING A REGULAR DIET .IT WILL NOT HELP YOU LOOSE WEIGHT ...

 

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An anonymous caregiver answered...

i have found that it makes me tired and i have been going to bed up to 4 hrs earlier...therefore eating earlier and not as much and drinking less alcohol, which has made me lose weight.

 

S.O. Wright answered...

SInce taking Crestor, my husband has put on over 20 lbs and now has horrible hip pain, is tired and has headaches almost daily! He's now 64. His doctor tells him it is "probably" just arthritis in his hips, stress for the headache diagnosis, and poor diet and exercise for the weight gain. He's changed his daily routine and has oatmeal for breakfast, a protein bar for snack, salad or turkey wrap for lunch, and for dinner, fish or chicken with vegetable and brown rice, pasta or sweet potato, or a vegetable-type entree - or veg. chicken soup. He also has a limit of 2 - 3 beers, which is less than he used to drink, and exercises for 1/2 hr. daily before work. His weight should have been dropping, over the past 2 months - since starting with the exercising and reduced-calorie intake, but it isn't. Something isn't right. So I checked the side effects of his meds. Strange how his weight gain headaches and muscle pains started shortly after he began taking Crestor and are all possible side effects of this statin. Stranger yet - his doctor doesn't "seem" to know this - and he's prescribing drugs? The next plan is to wean off the Crestor and find natural products that will lower the cholesterol and triglycerides.

 

 
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