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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 reports of 5,367 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 59,939 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 5,367 people who take Crestor, Metformin are studied

Crestor, Metformin outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Crestor is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
17.39%
(4 of 23 people)
58.82%
(10 of 17 people)
63.89%
(23 of 36 people)
68.18%
(45 of 66 people)
58.82%
(20 of 34 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Metformin is effective33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
4.76%
(1 of 21 people)
44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
30.95%
(13 of 42 people)
39.66%
(23 of 58 people)
42.50%
(17 of 40 people)
31.82%
(7 of 22 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure AcuteMyalgiaLiver InjuryLiver InjuryThrombocytopeniaRenal Failure AcuteTracheo-oesophageal FistulaNausea
MyalgiaBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedMyalgiaMyalgiaRenal Failure AcuteHepatic FailureDepressive SymptomBlood Glucose Increased
HeadacheNauseaPain In ExtremityHigh Density Lipoprotein DecreasedChest PainLactic AcidosisKidney StonesWeight Decreased
Feeling AbnormalDizzinessFatigueFatigueNephrolithiasisHypoglycaemiaMigraineDyspnoea
RhabdomyolysisVomitingCytolytic HepatitisHepatic Function AbnormalDiarrhoeaMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionErection ProblemsRenal Failure Acute
Hepatic FailureMalaiseAutoimmune HepatitisLeukocytoclastic VasculitisMyocardial InfarctionCardiogenic ShockIntracranial Pressure IncreasedFatigue
Muscle SpasmsRenal ImpairmentRenal Failure AcuteDizzinessWeight DecreasedRenal Tubular NecrosisPulmonary HypertensionMyalgia
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedPain In ExtremityCoronary Artery BypassNauseaAbortion SpontaneousAscitesMuscle CrampsPain
High Density Lipoprotein DecreasedRhabdomyolysisGait DisturbanceAlveolitis AllergicDizzinessMetastases To Lymph NodesBone LossPain In Extremity
Renal Tubular NecrosisBack PainDizzinessRhabdomyolysisArterial Occlusive DiseasePleural EffusionAnemiaDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Crestor is effective60.49%
(49 of 81 people)
55.77%
(58 of 104 people)
Metformin is effective39.56%
(36 of 91 people)
29.09%
(32 of 110 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaBlood Glucose Increased
MyalgiaNausea
Weight DecreasedMyocardial Infarction
PainFlushing
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea
Blood Glucose IncreasedWeight Decreased
Pain In ExtremityRenal Failure Acute
Renal Failure AcuteFatigue
DyspnoeaDizziness
FatigueHeadache

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Crestor is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
40.00%
(18 of 45 people)
48.89%
(44 of 90 people)
45.00%
(45 of 100 people)
Metformin is effectiven/an/an/an/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
26.42%
(14 of 53 people)
27.66%
(26 of 94 people)
25.23%
(27 of 107 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ejaculation FailureAdrenal MassAbdominal PainDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusNauseaNauseaBlood Glucose Increased
MyalgiaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDizzinessWeight DecreasedDiarrhoeaRenal Failure AcuteNausea
Diffuse Alveolar DamageType 2 Diabetes MellitusChest PainFatiguePainWeight DecreasedDyspnoea
Abdominal PainUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionCardiac ArrestMuscle SpasmsMyocardial InfarctionMyocardial InfarctionRenal Failure Acute
Cytolytic HepatitisUrinary Tract InfectionLoss Of ConsciousnessPainChest PainBlood Glucose IncreasedWeight Decreased
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusVomitingSinus TachycardiaDiabetes MellitusHeadacheMyalgia
AstheniaThirstInjuryArthralgiaFatigueFatigue
Gallbladder OperationHypertensionDyskinesiaWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedAsthenia
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDiarrhoeaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseBlood Glucose IncreasedVomitingDizziness
Cold SweatProteinuriaDysphagiaCardiac DisorderMyalgiaDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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