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Review: Crestor and Glumetza





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Crestor and Glumetza together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Crestor and Glumetza. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,379 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in hyperlipidaemia. (latest outcomes from Crestor 60,035 users)

Glumetza has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Glumetza 346 users)

On Dec, 21, 2014: 5,379 people who take Crestor, Glumetza are studied

Crestor, Glumetza outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
- Glumetza (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)
20.00%
(5 of 25 people)
58.82%
(10 of 17 people)
64.10%
(25 of 39 people)
68.66%
(46 of 67 people)
60.53%
(23 of 38 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Glumetza is effective33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
4.76%
(1 of 21 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
31.11%
(14 of 45 people)
39.34%
(24 of 61 people)
42.86%
(18 of 42 people)
33.33%
(8 of 24 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 AcuteLactic AcidosisMigraineBlood Glucose Increased
HeadacheNauseaPain In ExtremityHigh Density Lipoprotein DecreasedChest PainHepatic FailureIntracranial Pressure IncreasedWeight Decreased
Feeling AbnormalDizzinessFatigueFatigueNephrolithiasisHypoglycaemiaKidney StonesDyspnoea
RhabdomyolysisVomitingCytolytic HepatitisLeukocytoclastic VasculitisWeight DecreasedRenal Tubular NecrosisBreathing DifficultyRenal Failure Acute
Hepatic FailureMalaiseAutoimmune HepatitisHepatic Function AbnormalDiarrhoeaCardiogenic ShockDepressive SymptomFatigue
Muscle SpasmsRenal ImpairmentRenal Failure AcuteDizzinessMyocardial InfarctionMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionErection ProblemsMyalgia
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedRhabdomyolysisCoronary Artery BypassGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedArterial Occlusive DiseaseAscitesBone LossPain
High Density Lipoprotein DecreasedAbdominal PainGait DisturbanceMyocardial IschaemiaAbortion SpontaneousMetastases To Lymph NodesPulmonary HypertensionPain In Extremity
Renal Tubular NecrosisMyocardial InfarctionMuscular WeaknessRhabdomyolysisDizzinessPleural EffusionAnemiaDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Crestor is effective61.63%
(53 of 86 people)
56.36%
(62 of 110 people)
Glumetza is effective39.58%
(38 of 96 people)
29.31%
(34 of 116 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)
51.06%
(48 of 94 people)
43.24%
(48 of 111 people)
Glumetza is effectiven/an/an/an/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
25.93%
(14 of 54 people)
28.57%
(28 of 98 people)
24.58%
(29 of 118 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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I had bladder cancer and my doctor put me on metformin should i get off this
    I do not want to take this metformin if it may cause my bladder cancer to come badk
  • Should i take cholestyramine when i am using crestor
    I was recently prescribed cholestyramine for chronic diarrhea. Wondering it is safe when I am taking premarin and crestor. Also with high triglycerides.
  • I have been told by my gastroenterologist that i have gastroparesis, what are my treatment options, if any?
    I've had a CT scan and a Gastric Emptying study completed. My stomach is only 35% emptied after 4 hours, it should be at least 90% empty at that point. I have a colonoscopy and esophagealendoscopy scheduled for the first week of the year. What are my treatment options at this point?
  • What drugs cause male breast enlargement (2 answers)
    At age 62 breast seam to enlarge over the last two years
  • How to deal with low blood pressure caused by metformin
    I was on Accupril 5 mg for more than 10 years with little or no side effects. I was diagnosed with early Type 2 diabetes and the doctor prescribed Metformin 500 mg 2 tablets a day. After about 3 months, the blood pressure was too low 88 Sistolic 45 diastolic and suffered syncope.

    I reduced Accupril until I am completely off Accupril. Still the BP was too low and I then reduced Metformin to one tab a day. The BP came back and gradually became too high , i.e., 150/92. I have to put Accupril back on at 5/2 mg then 5/4 mg then finally at 5/8 mg. This seems to be optimal but the Blood Sugar is at just above 100, sometimes 106. I wish to increase Metformin back to 2 a day but afraid Bp will become too low.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    I want to know why I have got such a big hair loss when I had a fantastic head of hair before I started taking these drugs I also have a dry cough I have been told its asthma I dont accept this as the inhaler dosent do anything for me why ─Ćont doctors take notice of our concerns I want soneone to be truthful and honest about these drugs. I dont have high blood pressure and never have but my doctor said the perindopril are a precaution. Also can I not stop taking statin and keep my own cholestrol down can anyone help me im so miserable and unhappy.
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    I've found that the metformin does not smell especially bad, but when I first started taking it, I could smell something horrible - to the point where I pulled apart my cupboards and fridge, fully expecting to find some maggot-riddled rotting meat. Eventually I realized I was smelling normal smells as hideous. I was on metformin 1/2 pill twice daily for a month, then a full pill twice daily. After about a month of that, I went off metformin for a week, being out of town without my prescription. When I resumed, that night I thought my husband had hideous breath. After we both brushed our teeth, nothing has changed. I recognized the rotting meat smell from my previous experience, and this is when I decided to cross reference metformin and olfactory issues.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Glumetza (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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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