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Review: Proscar and Crestor

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Proscar and Crestor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 354 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Proscar (latest outcomes from 7,090 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,939 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Jun, 27, 2014: 354 people who take Proscar, Crestor are studied

Proscar, Crestor outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Proscar (finasteride)
- Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Proscar is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Crestor is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(6 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Demyelinating PolyneuropathyAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedMyositisNight SweatsConfusionConfusionDiarrhoea
AstheniaMuscular WeaknessDiscomfortGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDemyelinating PolyneuropathyRash GeneralisedVertigoWeight Decreased
HypotensionJoint SwellingMuscle SpasmsRhabdomyolysisInterruption Of Aortic ArchConstipationAnaemia
PyrexiaDyspnoeaUrticariaPolymyalgia RheumaticaEnthesopathyVertigoOedema Peripheral
RashPollakiuriaIndigestionArthralgiaIndigestionInterruption Of Aortic ArchAtrial Fibrillation
ArthralgiaBone And Joint PainHot FlushConstipationHair LossContusion
Urinary RetentionNight SweatsMyalgiaChest PainCerebrovascular Accident
Liver Function Test AbnormalMuscle CrampsBody Height DecreasedDizziness
Bladder DistensionRinging In The EarsMuscle SpasmsPain In Extremity
Weight IncreasedChest PainFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Proscar is effectiven/a42.11%
(8 of 19 people)
Crestor is effectiven/a68.42%
(13 of 19 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Sudden Cardiac DeathWeight Decreased
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedAtrial Fibrillation
Left Ventricular HypertrophyContusion
Abdominal Pain UpperDiarrhoea
Therapeutic Agent ToxicityMyalgia
Cerebrovascular AccidentPruritus
Bundle Branch Block LeftFatigue
Atrial TachycardiaPain In Extremity
Carotid Artery StenosisOedema Peripheral

Drug effectiveness by age :

Proscar is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(6 of 17 people)
Crestor is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(10 of 17 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/an/an/aGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseHepatic Enzyme IncreasedInternational Normalised Ratio IncreasedWeight Decreased
RhabdomyolysisVentricular ExtrasystolesAbdominal Pain UpperAnaemia
MyositisSciaticaCerebrovascular AccidentDiarrhoea
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedSupraventricular ExtrasystolesLeft Ventricular HypertrophyAtrial Fibrillation
MyopathyPalpitationsSudden Cardiac DeathContusion
PainMuscle SpasmsDiarrhoeaOedema Peripheral
AstheniaDyspepsiaAortic Valve IncompetenceFatigue
HypokalaemiaDizzinessAtrial TachycardiaMyalgia
MyalgiaUrinary Bladder HaemorrhageBundle Branch Block LeftPain In Extremity
Viral InfectionDysgeusiaMitral Valve IncompetenceCerebrovascular Accident

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

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    Husband been on Crestor for 3 years...Creatinine been increasing and he already is a diabetic and been watching his kidney function. Everything I read online points to the Crestor causing Kidney Failure but the doctors REFUSE to listen too us and now he is heading toward dialysis or a Kidney Transpl ...

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    I'm a vegetarian all my life , very athletic, I work out a lot , I run. In the last year or two My cholesterol seems to go high, my primary Doctor knows that I go for the healthy stuff so he advice a couple of things. But unfortunately nothing woks so he put me on Crestor, it has been a really bad e ...

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