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Review: could Crestor cause Cancer - breast?

Summary: Cancer - breast could be caused by Crestor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Nexium, and have Hypertension.

We study 57,607 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 256 have Cancer - breast. Find out below who they are, when they have Cancer - breast and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 57,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 256 people (0.44%) have Cancer - Breast. They amount to 0.13% of all the 197,573 people who have Cancer - Breast on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cancer - breast in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Cancer - breast * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cancer - breast33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Cancer - breast when taking Crestor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cancer - breast0.48%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.39%26.32%70.81%

Severity of Cancer - breast when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cancer - breast0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cancer - breast ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cancer - breast0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (24 people, 9.38%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (19 people, 7.42%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (18 people, 7.03%)
  4. Osteoporosis (17 people, 6.64%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (13 people, 5.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (39 people, 15.23%)
  2. Aspirin (38 people, 14.84%)
  3. Arimidex (27 people, 10.55%)
  4. Vitamin d (22 people, 8.59%)
  5. Toprol-xl (18 people, 7.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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