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 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 90,295 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA. Among them, 3,292 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 92,771 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,494 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

90,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 3,292 people (3.65%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Diarrhea?

Time on Crestor when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 31.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.13 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.58 %
  • 10+ years: 1.81 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 61.43 %
  • male: 38.57 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 0.6 %
  • 30-39: 1.46 %
  • 40-49: 8.7 %
  • 50-59: 20.33 %
  • 60+: 68.53 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 10.34 %
  • moderate: 31.03 %
  • severe: 48.28 %
  • most severe: 10.34 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (493 people, 14.98%)
  • Nexium (349 people, 10.60%)
  • Plavix (325 people, 9.87%)
  • Lisinopril (274 people, 8.32%)
  • Synthroid (257 people, 7.81%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Crestor, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (178 people, 5.41%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (797 people, 24.21%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (646 people, 19.62%)
  • Fatigue (521 people, 15.83%)
  • Abdominal Pain (416 people, 12.64%)
  • Weakness (409 people, 12.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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