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Review: could Crestor cause Macular degeneration?

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 - 6 months, also take medication Nexium, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 57,806 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 72 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 60,088 Crestor 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, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 10,889 Macular degeneration patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 57,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 72 people (0.12%) have Macular Degeneration.

Trend of Macular degeneration in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Macular degeneration * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Macular degeneration0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Macular degeneration0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.54%0.00%10.77%87.69%

Severity of Macular degeneration when taking Crestor ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Macular degeneration ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 11.11%)
  2. Hypertension (7 people, 9.72%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (5 people, 6.94%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (5 people, 6.94%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (22 people, 30.56%)
  2. Aspirin (15 people, 20.83%)
  3. Plavix (11 people, 15.28%)
  4. Toprol-xl (10 people, 13.89%)
  5. Folic acid (7 people, 9.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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