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Review: could Crestor cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia 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, 1,363 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 57,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 1,365 people (2.37%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.17% of all the 781,776 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia25.93%37.04%10.05%5.82%13.23%6.35%1.59%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Crestor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.08%0.00%0.00%0.25%1.42%9.60%28.80%59.85%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia2.86%51.43%40.00%5.71%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (303 people, 22.20%)
  2. Hypertension (125 people, 9.16%)
  3. Depression (98 people, 7.18%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (95 people, 6.96%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (83 people, 6.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (341 people, 24.98%)
  2. Nexium (219 people, 16.04%)
  3. Plavix (123 people, 9.01%)
  4. Xanax (122 people, 8.94%)
  5. Ambien (112 people, 8.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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