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Review: could Crestor cause Joint pain?

Summary: Joint pain could be caused by Crestor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 57,579 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,939 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Crestor

Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,849 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Joint pain

Joint pain (latest reports from 797,465 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 57,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 1,939 people (3.37%) have Joint Pain. They amount to 0.24% of all the 795,284 people who have Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Joint pain in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain23.08%42.44%14.59%7.96%6.90%3.71%1.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.33%0.00%0.00%0.11%1.32%10.57%29.79%57.87%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain6.45%54.84%32.26%6.45%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (531 people, 27.39%)
  2. Hypertension (194 people, 10.01%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (188 people, 9.70%)
  4. Osteoporosis (152 people, 7.84%)
  5. Pain (78 people, 4.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (518 people, 26.71%)
  2. Nexium (222 people, 11.45%)
  3. Synthroid (211 people, 10.88%)
  4. Plavix (189 people, 9.75%)
  5. Lipitor (167 people, 8.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months 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.

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  • 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.

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