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Review: could Crestor cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus 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 57,607 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 243 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 57,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 243 people (0.42%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.22% of all the 113,001 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus18.97%22.41%17.24%10.34%13.79%17.24%0.00%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Crestor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.85%1.28%8.55%38.46%50.85%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%41.94%45.16%12.90%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (99 people, 40.74%)
  2. Hypertension (33 people, 13.58%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (16 people, 6.58%)
  4. Depression (12 people, 4.94%)
  5. Blood triglycerides increased (11 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (65 people, 26.75%)
  2. Plavix (31 people, 12.76%)
  3. Nexium (29 people, 11.93%)
  4. Toprol-xl (28 people, 11.52%)
  5. Lisinopril (22 people, 9.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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