Review: taking Proscar and Crestor together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Proscar and Crestor together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Proscar and Crestor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 480 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Proscar

Proscar has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Proscar 7,745 users)

Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Crestor 72,220 users)

On Aug, 26, 2016

480 people who take Proscar, Crestor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Proscar and Crestor drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Proscar:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Crestor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Proscar:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
Crestor:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 65.0% - (15 of 23 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Proscar:
  • 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: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 37.0% - (6 of 16 people)
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: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 64.0% - (11 of 17 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • angina pectoris
  • aortic aneurysm
  • atrioventricular block complete
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • cardiac disorder
  • cardiac failure chronic
  • carotid artery disease
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • coronary artery disease
1 - 6 months:
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • arthralgia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • bone pain
  • cardiac disorder
  • erythema
  • headache
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypertension
  • influenza like illness
6 - 12 months:
  • bone and joint pain
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • indigestion
  • muscle cramps
  • night sweats
  • ringing in the ears
  • angina pectoris
  • aortic aneurysm
  • atrioventricular block complete
  • blood cholesterol increased
1 - 2 years:
  • arthralgia
  • body height decreased
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hot flush
  • muscle spasms
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • myalgia
  • myositis
  • polymyalgia rheumatica
  • rhabdomyolysis
2 - 5 years:
  • constipation
  • indigestion
  • night sweats
  • arthralgia
  • demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • dysaesthesia
  • enthesopathy
  • interruption of aortic arch
  • limb injury
  • neuropathy peripheral
5 - 10 years:
  • numbness in feet
  • petechiae
  • rash generalised
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • hair loss
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • interruption of aortic arch
  • muscle disorder
10+ years:
  • confusion
  • numbness in feet
  • vertigo
not specified:
  • weight decreased
  • diarrhoea
  • anaemia
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • contusion
  • oedema peripheral
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • atrial fibrillation
  • pruritus

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • hypertension
  • sudden cardiac death
  • diarrhoea
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • left ventricular hypertrophy
  • abdominal pain upper
  • hiatus hernia
  • therapeutic agent toxicity
male:
  • weight decreased
  • anaemia
  • contusion
  • atrial fibrillation
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • oedema peripheral
  • diarrhoea
  • pruritus
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • arthritis
  • asthenia
  • bone loss
  • calcium deficiency
  • cataract
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • multiple fractures
  • osteoporosis
  • vitamin d deficiency
30-39:
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • flushing
  • myositis
  • asthenia
  • erythema
  • feeling hot
  • hypokalaemia
  • myalgia
40-49:
  • angina pectoris
  • aortic aneurysm
  • atrioventricular block complete
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • cardiac disorder
  • cardiac failure chronic
  • carotid artery disease
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • coronary artery disease
  • dehydration
50-59:
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • pallor
  • vomiting
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • left ventricular hypertrophy
  • pain
  • sudden cardiac death
  • abdominal pain upper
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
60+:
  • weight decreased
  • anaemia
  • contusion
  • atrial fibrillation
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • oedema peripheral
  • hot flush
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • pain in extremity

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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