Review: could Crestor cause Polyneuropathy?


Polyneuropathy is found among people who take Crestor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Breast cancer . We study 69,966 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Polyneuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Polyneuropathy and more.

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Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Crestor 69,690 users)


Polyneuropathy (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, dry mouth, memory loss (latest reports from 4,030 Polyneuropathy patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

69,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 43 people (0.06%) have Polyneuropathy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Polyneuropathy?

Time on Crestor when people have Polyneuropathy *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 27.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Polyneuropathy when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 43.9 %
  • male: 56.1 %

Age of people who have Polyneuropathy when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 2.7 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 32.43 %
  • 50-59: 29.73 %
  • 60+: 35.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (11 people)
  • Breast Cancer (11 people)
  • Bone Neoplasm Malignant (10 people)
  • Bone Loss (7 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (15 people)
  • Aspirin (15 people)
  • Celebrex (13 people)
  • Niaspan (12 people)
  • Lantus (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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