Could Crestor cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Crestor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 88,125 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA. Among them, 3,350 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea 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 92,799 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,575 Diarrhea patients).

On Jan, 17, 2017

88,125 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 3,350 people (3.8%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Diarrhea?

Time on Crestor when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 36.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.51 %
  • 10+ years: 0.41 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 61.45 %
  • male: 38.55 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 0.63 %
  • 30-39: 1.58 %
  • 40-49: 8.68 %
  • 50-59: 20.08 %
  • 60+: 68.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (882 people, 26.33%)
  • High Blood Pressure (437 people, 13.04%)
  • Diabetes (189 people, 5.64%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (178 people, 5.31%)
  • Depression (156 people, 4.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (494 people, 14.75%)
  • Nexium (350 people, 10.45%)
  • Plavix (326 people, 9.73%)
  • Lisinopril (271 people, 8.09%)
  • Synthroid (253 people, 7.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (816 people, 24.36%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (657 people, 19.61%)
  • Fatigue (528 people, 15.76%)
  • Abdominal Pain (422 people, 12.60%)
  • Weakness (417 people, 12.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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