Review: could Crestor cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation 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 Blood cholesterol increased.
We study 57,607 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 918 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
On Apr, 15, 2014: 57,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 918 people (1.59%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.18% of all the 506,175 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Crestor when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
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, 30.07%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (75 people, 8.17%)
- Hypertension (66 people, 7.19%)
- Osteoporosis (60 people, 6.54%)
- Pain (49 people, 5.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (303 people, 33.01%)
- Nexium (140 people, 15.25%)
- Synthroid (118 people, 12.85%)
- Lasix (115 people, 12.53%)
- Plavix (111 people, 12.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Also take 81 mg of aspirin for preventative care
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