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Review: could Crestor cause Macular degeneration?

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

We study 57,607 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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On Apr, 6, 2014: 57,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 72 people (0.13%) have Macular Degeneration. They amount to 0.22% of all the 32,331 people who have Macular Degeneration on eHealthMe.

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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