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Review: could Crestor cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Crestor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypercholesterolaemia.

We study 57,607 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Crestor

Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,838 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in hyperlipidaemia.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 61,684 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 57,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 54 people (0.09%) have Acne. They amount to 0.09% of all the 62,731 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne16.67%33.33%16.67%0.00%16.67%0.00%16.67%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Crestor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%1.79%0.00%1.79%0.00%8.93%35.71%51.79%

Severity of Acne when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (14 people, 25.93%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 14.81%)
  3. Hypertension (8 people, 14.81%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 14.81%)
  5. Pain (7 people, 12.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (11 people, 20.37%)
  2. Lisinopril (11 people, 20.37%)
  3. Actos (8 people, 14.81%)
  4. Testosterone (7 people, 12.96%)
  5. Septra ds (6 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is often used for hyperlipidaemia. Find out below the conditions Crestor is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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