Review: taking Crestor and Glumetza together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Crestor and Glumetza together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Crestor and Glumetza. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,577 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Crestor 90,212 users)

Glumetza

Glumetza has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Glumetza 760 users)

On Sep, 02, 2016

7,577 people who take Crestor, Glumetza are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Crestor and Glumetza drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Crestor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.0% - (6 of 26 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 55.0% - (11 of 20 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 60.0% - (25 of 41 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 69.0% - (50 of 72 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 59.0% - (26 of 44 people)
  • 10+ years: 85.0% - (6 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Glumetza:
  • < 1 month: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.0% - (1 of 23 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 35.0% - (17 of 48 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.0% - (26 of 65 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 45.0% - (20 of 44 people)
  • 10+ years: 34.0% - (9 of 26 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Crestor:
  • female: 61.0% - (59 of 96 people)
  • male: 55.0% - (66 of 118 people)
Glumetza:
  • female: 42.0% - (45 of 106 people)
  • male: 30.0% - (37 of 123 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Crestor:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 48.0% - (21 of 43 people)
  • 50-59: 65.0% - (51 of 78 people)
  • 60+: 59.0% - (53 of 89 people)
Glumetza:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 34.0% - (16 of 47 people)
  • 50-59: 37.0% - (31 of 82 people)
  • 60+: 36.0% - (34 of 92 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • myalgia
  • renal failure acute
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • feeling abnormal
  • muscle spasms
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • diabetes mellitus
1 - 6 months:
  • myalgia
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • optic neuritis
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
6 - 12 months:
  • myalgia
  • liver injury
  • pain in extremity
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • muscle spasms
1 - 2 years:
  • myalgia
  • liver injury
  • high density lipoprotein decreased
  • fatigue
  • leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • elevated mood
  • dizziness
  • gamma-glutamyltransferase increased
  • myocardial infarction
  • headache
2 - 5 years:
  • chest pain
  • myocardial infarction
  • dizziness
  • memory impairment
  • renal failure acute
  • fatigue
  • muscle spasms
  • alopecia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • weight decreased
5 - 10 years:
  • hypoglycaemia
  • renal failure acute
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • lactic acidosis
  • gait disturbance
  • hepatic failure
  • myalgia
  • myocardial ischaemia
  • adverse event
  • fatigue
10+ years:
  • erectile dysfunction
  • impotence
  • intracranial pressure increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • fall
  • femur fracture
  • gait disturbance
  • gastritis
  • hyperglycaemia
  • migraine
not specified:
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • weight decreased
  • pain
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • dizziness
  • myocardial infarction

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • myalgia
  • weight decreased
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • blood glucose increased
  • dyspnoea
  • pain in extremity
  • diarrhoea
  • fall
male:
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • myocardial infarction
  • weight decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • renal failure acute
  • flushing
  • malaise

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • abdominal pain
  • cytolytic hepatitis
  • diffuse alveolar damage
  • ejaculation failure
  • myalgia
  • abasia
  • anomaly of external ear congenital
  • asthenia
  • autoimmune hepatitis
  • blood cholesterol increased
2-9:
  • adrenal mass
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • disorientation
  • erythema multiforme
  • foot fracture
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypertension
  • hypothyroidism
  • joint swelling
  • musculoskeletal pain
10-19:
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain upper
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • ear infection
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • pharyngitis
  • arthritis
  • syncope
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
20-29:
  • dyspnoea
  • gait disturbance
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • diabetes mellitus
  • headache
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • nausea
  • cardiac disorder
30-39:
  • weight decreased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • malaise
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • convulsion
  • sinus tachycardia
  • injury
  • muscle spasms
40-49:
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • myocardial infarction
  • chest pain
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood glucose increased
  • dizziness
  • arthralgia
  • headache
50-59:
  • nausea
  • myocardial infarction
  • renal failure acute
  • blood glucose increased
  • weight decreased
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • drug ineffective
  • myalgia
60+:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • blood glucose increased
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
  • weight decreased
  • renal failure acute
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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