Review: Crestor and Metformin
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Crestor and Metformin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Crestor and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,377 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,016 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,884 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
On Nov, 13, 2014: 5,377 people who take Crestor, Metformin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
- Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Crestor is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 3 people)
(5 of 25 people)
(10 of 17 people)
(24 of 38 people)
(46 of 67 people)
(22 of 37 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(1 of 1 people)
|Metformin is effective||33.33%|
(3 of 9 people)
(1 of 21 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(13 of 44 people)
(23 of 60 people)
(18 of 42 people)
(8 of 24 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Renal Failure Acute||Myalgia||Liver Injury||Liver Injury||Thrombocytopenia||Renal Failure Acute||Tracheo-oesophageal Fistula||Nausea|
|Myalgia||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Myalgia||Myalgia||Renal Failure Acute||Hepatic Failure||Migraine||Blood Glucose Increased|
|Headache||Nausea||Pain In Extremity||High Density Lipoprotein Decreased||Chest Pain||Lactic Acidosis||Intracranial Pressure Increased||Weight Decreased|
|Feeling Abnormal||Dizziness||Fatigue||Fatigue||Nephrolithiasis||Hypoglycaemia||Kidney Stones||Dyspnoea|
|Rhabdomyolysis||Vomiting||Cytolytic Hepatitis||Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis||Diarrhoea||Cardiogenic Shock||Breathing Difficulty||Renal Failure Acute|
|Hepatic Failure||Malaise||Autoimmune Hepatitis||Hepatic Function Abnormal||Myocardial Infarction||Renal Tubular Necrosis||Depressive Symptom||Fatigue|
|Muscle Spasms||Renal Impairment||Renal Failure Acute||Dizziness||Weight Decreased||Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Erection Problems||Myalgia|
|Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Rhabdomyolysis||Coronary Artery Bypass||Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased||Abortion Spontaneous||Ascites||Bone Loss||Pain|
|High Density Lipoprotein Decreased||Abdominal Pain||Gait Disturbance||Myocardial Ischaemia||Arterial Occlusive Disease||Pleural Effusion||Pulmonary Hypertension||Pain In Extremity|
|Renal Tubular Necrosis||Myocardial Infarction||Muscular Weakness||Alveolitis Allergic||Dizziness||Alveolitis Allergic||Anemia||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Crestor is effective||61.18%|
(52 of 85 people)
(61 of 109 people)
|Metformin is effective||38.95%|
(37 of 95 people)
(33 of 115 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Nausea||Blood Glucose Increased|
|Weight Decreased||Myocardial Infarction|
|Blood Glucose Increased||Dyspnoea|
|Pain In Extremity||Renal Failure Acute|
|Renal Failure Acute||Fatigue|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Crestor is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 4 people)
(19 of 46 people)
(47 of 93 people)
(47 of 110 people)
|Metformin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||11.11%|
(1 of 9 people)
(14 of 54 people)
(27 of 97 people)
(28 of 117 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Ejaculation Failure||Adrenal Mass||Abdominal Pain||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Nausea||Blood Glucose Increased|
|Myalgia||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Dizziness||Weight Decreased||Diarrhoea||Renal Failure Acute||Nausea|
|Diffuse Alveolar Damage||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Chest Pain||Fatigue||Pain||Weight Decreased||Dyspnoea|
|Abdominal Pain||Upper Respiratory Tract Infection||Cardiac Arrest||Muscle Spasms||Myocardial Infarction||Myocardial Infarction||Renal Failure Acute|
|Cytolytic Hepatitis||Urinary Tract Infection||Loss Of Consciousness||Pain||Chest Pain||Blood Glucose Increased||Weight Decreased|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Vomiting||Sinus Tachycardia||Diabetes Mellitus||Headache||Myalgia|
|Gallbladder Operation||Hypertension||Dyskinesia||Weight Increased||Weight Increased||Fatigue|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diarrhoea||Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease||Blood Glucose Increased||Vomiting||Dizziness|
|Cold Sweat||Proteinuria||Dysphagia||Cardiac Disorder||Myalgia||Diarrhoea|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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(Asked by a 75 year old man who has Low Blood Pressure, and takes Metformin)
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(Asked by a 64 year old woman who has DIABETES, and takes Metformin, Prilosec)
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Metformin (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Crestor is used in:
- Metformin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Crestor alternatives:
- Metformin alternatives:
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