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Review: Crestor and Metformin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Crestor and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 5,175 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Mar, 30, 2014: 5,175 people who reported to have interactions when taking Crestor, Metformin are studied

Trend of Crestor, Metformin's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4072387)

Drug combinations in study:
- Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
- Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Crestor, Metformin:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)1,154
Diarrhoea961
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)936
Blood Glucose Increased814
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)761
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)754
Weight Decreased708
Dizziness698
Pain686
Pain In Extremity644

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Crestor, Metformin:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Myalgia (muscle pain)64
Liver Injury40
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)38
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)36
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)36
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)34
Dizziness33
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)33
High Density Lipoprotein Decreased26
Hepatic Function Abnormal24

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Crestor0.00%7.50%27.50%47.50%17.50%
Metformin2.17%17.39%52.17%23.91%4.35%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  3. Hypertension
  4. Blood cholesterol increased
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Glucophage
  3. Lisinopril
  4. Byetta
  5. Plavix

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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  • I started taking the Crestor and Metformin 5 months ago. Around a month and a half of taking the medicines I noticed my hair coming out more then usual and now it is so very, very noticeable. I have talked to my Dr's and they are not helping me with this matter. Can someone please tell me what to do to stop this from happening????

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