Crestor and Itching - from FDA reports
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 88,125 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA. Among them, 2,094 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 Crestor 92,843 users)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Itching patients).
On Feb, 12, 2017
88,125 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 2,094 people (2.38%) have Itching
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Crestor when people have Itching *:
- < 1 month: 43.87 %
- 1 - 6 months: 27.74 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.74 %
- 1 - 2 years: 9.68 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.81 %
- 5 - 10 years: 4.52 %
- 10+ years: 0.65 %
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Crestor *:
- female: 55.04 %
- male: 44.96 %
Age of people who have Itching when taking Crestor *:
- 0-1: 0.45 %
- 2-9: 0.06 %
- 10-19: 0.06 %
- 20-29: 0.32 %
- 30-39: 1.94 %
- 40-49: 8.22 %
- 50-59: 26.08 %
- 60+: 62.85 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (772 people, 36.87%)
- High Blood Pressure (267 people, 12.75%)
- High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (189 people, 9.03%)
- Diabetes (121 people, 5.78%)
- Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (81 people, 3.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Niaspan (609 people, 29.08%)
- Aspirin (451 people, 21.54%)
- Plavix (234 people, 11.17%)
- Lisinopril (196 people, 9.36%)
- Fish Oil (177 people, 8.45%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (691 people, 33.00%)
- Skin Blushing/flushing (481 people, 22.97%)
- Feeling Hot (184 people, 8.79%)
- Urticaria (171 people, 8.17%)
- Fatigue (168 people, 8.02%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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