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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 5,373 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Crestor (what 59,979 Crestor users reported?) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is used in high blood cholesterol.

Metformin (what 100,800 Metformin users reported?) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is used in diabetes.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 5,373 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)
20.83%
(5 of 24 people)
58.82%
(10 of 17 people)
62.16%
(23 of 37 people)
68.66%
(46 of 67 people)
60.00%
(21 of 35 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Metformin is effective33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
4.76%
(1 of 21 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
30.23%
(13 of 43 people)
38.98%
(23 of 59 people)
43.90%
(18 of 41 people)
34.78%
(8 of 23 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 FailureMigraineBlood Glucose Increased
HeadacheNauseaPain In ExtremityHigh Density Lipoprotein DecreasedChest PainLactic AcidosisIntracranial Pressure IncreasedWeight Decreased
Feeling AbnormalDizzinessFatigueFatigueNephrolithiasisHypoglycaemiaKidney StonesDyspnoea
RhabdomyolysisVomitingCytolytic HepatitisLeukocytoclastic VasculitisWeight DecreasedCardiogenic ShockDepressive SymptomRenal Failure Acute
Hepatic FailureMalaiseAutoimmune HepatitisHepatic Function AbnormalDiarrhoeaRenal Tubular NecrosisBreathing DifficultyFatigue
Muscle SpasmsRenal ImpairmentRenal Failure AcuteDizzinessMyocardial InfarctionMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionErection ProblemsMyalgia
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedRhabdomyolysisCoronary Artery BypassRhabdomyolysisDizzinessAscitesBone LossPain
High Density Lipoprotein DecreasedAbdominal PainGait DisturbanceAlveolitis AllergicArterial Occlusive DiseasePleural EffusionPulmonary HypertensionPain In Extremity
Renal Tubular NecrosisMyocardial InfarctionMuscular WeaknessGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedAbortion SpontaneousAlveolitis AllergicAnemiaDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Crestor is effective61.45%
(51 of 83 people)
56.07%
(60 of 107 people)
Metformin is effective39.78%
(37 of 93 people)
29.20%
(33 of 113 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaBlood Glucose Increased
MyalgiaNausea
Weight DecreasedMyocardial Infarction
PainDyspnoea
Blood Glucose IncreasedFlushing
DiarrhoeaWeight 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)
41.30%
(19 of 46 people)
50.00%
(46 of 92 people)
42.99%
(46 of 107 people)
Metformin is effectiven/an/an/an/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
25.93%
(14 of 54 people)
28.12%
(27 of 96 people)
24.56%
(28 of 114 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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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:

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