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 57,824 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,454 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
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Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 60,110 Crestor users)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,320 Itching patients)
On Apr, 13, 2015: 57,824 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 1,454 people (2.51%) have Itching.
Time on Crestor when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Itching when taking Crestor * :
Severity of Itching when taking Crestor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (341 people, 23.45%)
- Hypertension (174 people, 11.97%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (162 people, 11.14%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (107 people, 7.36%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (68 people, 4.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (595 people, 40.92%)
- Aspirin (563 people, 38.72%)
- Plavix (179 people, 12.31%)
- Lisinopril (164 people, 11.28%)
- Fish oil (119 people, 8.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Willie (2 years 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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