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Review: could Crestor cause Itching?

Summary: Itching 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 Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 57,771 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,452 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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 60,060 Crestor users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,231 Itching patients)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 57,771 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 1,452 people (2.51%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching46.22%31.09%10.08%5.88%4.20%2.52%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Crestor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.61%0.00%0.00%0.26%1.74%9.68%28.16%59.55%

Severity of Itching when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching6.67%60.00%20.00%13.33%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (341 people, 23.48%)
  2. Hypertension (174 people, 11.98%)
  3. High density lipoprotein decreased (162 people, 11.16%)
  4. Blood triglycerides increased (107 people, 7.37%)
  5. Low density lipoprotein increased (68 people, 4.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (595 people, 40.98%)
  2. Aspirin (563 people, 38.77%)
  3. Plavix (179 people, 12.33%)
  4. Lisinopril (164 people, 11.29%)
  5. Fish oil (119 people, 8.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Willie (1 year ago):

Doug, how did you stop itching?
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Doug (3 years ago):

I have been on of 20mg Crestor for three months and I itch all over my body, especially at night. I went off it for a week but still itch everywhere. How long does one have to be off crestor to see if this is what makes them itch all over. I never had this before. Help!!!. I am going whako itching. My family doctor put me on steroids for a week and the itching stopped but once I stopped the steroids the itching came right back.
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  • Doug on May, 31, 2012:

    I have been on Crestor for two months and have horrible itching at night. The doctor took me off the crestor yesterday but I am still itching. Does anyone know how long I have to be off crestor before the itching stops? This is a nightmare. I itch all over mostly at night

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