Review: could Crestor cause Joint pain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 52,805 people who take Crestor. Among them, 1,938 have Joint pain. See who they are, when they have Joint pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Crestor (latest outcomes from 55,018 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Crestor include muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, weakness, fatigue, nausea aggravated.
Joint pain (latest reports from 783,686 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 52,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 1,937 people (3.67%) have Joint Pain.
Time on Crestor when people have Joint pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Joint pain||23.20%||42.40%||14.67%||8.00%||6.93%||3.47%||1.33% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Crestor * :
|Joint pain||0.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.11%||1.32%||10.53%||29.82%||57.88% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Crestor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||6.90%||55.17%||31.03%||6.90% |
How people recovered from Joint pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Joint pain||10.00%||0.00%||90.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (531 people, 27.41%)
- Hypertension (194 people, 10.02%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (188 people, 9.71%)
- Osteoporosis (152 people, 7.85%)
- Pain (78 people, 4.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (518 people, 26.74%)
- Nexium (222 people, 11.46%)
- Synthroid (210 people, 10.84%)
- Plavix (189 people, 9.76%)
- Lipitor (167 people, 8.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 days ago):
My Crestor was recently increased from 10 mg. to 20 mg. secondary to abnormal labs. I wasn't totally NPO as I had coffee with cream approx. 6 hours earlier. My physician felt that he could allow for this when he read the results. After approximately a week or less the fingers on my right hand felt tired and stiff like I had been tournament bowling. I very quickly progressed to joint pain, specifically the middle finger which was extremely painful at times. I have a neuropathy in my left hand, so I can't compare the two hands. I stopped the Crestor for a couple of days and it seemed to improve. I was wondering if the sudden increase in Crestor could cause that particular joint pain.
From this study (1 week ago):
I started taking prempro on 2/20/14 during the week I noticed increased fatigue and muscle/joint pain. Yesterday 2/28/14. The pain was so bad. My hips and sharp shooting pain down the front of my thighs. I also feel down more than I had.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
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Joint pain in right elbow (last few weeks on and off), left hip (5 days ago),right hand (4 days ago),left foot (4 days ago and underneath (heel area) making it difficult to walk).
I sleep well with Circadin (melatonin based sleeping tablet)
and feet, hip do not hurt when laying down at night.
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