Review: could Crestor cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 52,805 people who take Crestor. Among them, 917 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Crestor (latest outcomes from 55,018 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Crestor include muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, weakness, fatigue, nausea aggravated.
Constipation (latest reports from 492,569 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 52,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 917 people (1.74%) have Constipation.
Time on Crestor when people have Constipation * :
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Age of people who have Constipation when taking Crestor * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Crestor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (276 people, 30.10%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (75 people, 8.18%)
- Hypertension (66 people, 7.20%)
- Osteoporosis (60 people, 6.54%)
- Pain (49 people, 5.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (302 people, 32.93%)
- Nexium (140 people, 15.27%)
- Synthroid (118 people, 12.87%)
- Lasix (115 people, 12.54%)
- Plavix (111 people, 12.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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