Review: could Crestor cause Joint Pain?


Joint pain 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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 69,966 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,412 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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 69,690 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 146,073 Joint pain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

69,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 2,412 people (3.45%) have Joint Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Joint pain?

Time on Crestor when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 22.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 1.78 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 65.5 %
  • male: 34.5 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.41 %
  • 30-39: 1.47 %
  • 40-49: 10.83 %
  • 50-59: 28.47 %
  • 60+: 58.52 %

Severity if Joint Pain when taking Crestor **:

  • least: 4.44 %
  • moderate: 48.89 %
  • severe: 37.78 %
  • most severe: 8.89 %

How people recovered from Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 8.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 91.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (582 people)
  • Hypertension (252 people)
  • Osteoporosis (187 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (171 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (128 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (462 people)
  • Synthroid (237 people)
  • Nexium (225 people)
  • Plavix (223 people)
  • Lipitor (204 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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