Crestor and Macular degeneration - from FDA reports


Summary

Macular degeneration 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 Nexium, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 88,125 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA. Among them, 123 have Macular degeneration. Find out below who they are, when they have Macular degeneration and more.

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Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Crestor 92,838 users)

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 14,041 Macular degeneration patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

88,125 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 123 people (0.14%) have Macular Degeneration


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Macular degeneration?

Time on Crestor when people have Macular Degeneration *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Macular Degeneration when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

Age of people who have Macular Degeneration when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.03 %
  • 30-39: 1.03 %
  • 40-49: 3.09 %
  • 50-59: 7.22 %
  • 60+: 87.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (45 people, 36.59%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 17.89%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (13 people, 10.57%)
  • Diabetes (12 people, 9.76%)
  • Sleep Disorder (10 people, 8.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (26 people, 21.14%)
  • Plavix (15 people, 12.20%)
  • Fish Oil (15 people, 12.20%)
  • Aspirin (14 people, 11.38%)
  • Metformin (12 people, 9.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Blindness (18 people, 14.63%)
  • Drug Ineffective (13 people, 10.57%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 8.13%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 8.13%)
  • Fall (10 people, 8.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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