Could Crestor cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Crestor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 90,301 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA. Among them, 1,460 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Crestor 92,777 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

90,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 1,460 people (1.62%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Constipation?

Time on Crestor when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 30.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.28 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.76 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 65.19 %
  • male: 34.81 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 1.6 %
  • 40-49: 7.81 %
  • 50-59: 19.9 %
  • 60+: 70.11 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 6.67 %
  • moderate: 60.0 %
  • severe: 26.67 %
  • most severe: 6.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (519 people, 35.55%)
  • High Blood Pressure (181 people, 12.40%)
  • Pain (96 people, 6.58%)
  • Diabetes (92 people, 6.30%)
  • Osteoporosis (84 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (285 people, 19.52%)
  • Nexium (167 people, 11.44%)
  • Lasix (159 people, 10.89%)
  • Plavix (147 people, 10.07%)
  • Synthroid (134 people, 9.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (327 people, 22.40%)
  • Fatigue (272 people, 18.63%)
  • Weakness (240 people, 16.44%)
  • Diarrhea (237 people, 16.23%)
  • Headache (227 people, 15.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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