Review: could Crestor cause Vascular dementia?
This is a review of Vascular dementia by studying 52,805 people who take Crestor. We analyze: the time on Crestor when people have Vascular dementia, age of these people, the severity of Vascular dementia, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Crestor. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,799 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Crestor include muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, weakness, fatigue, nausea aggravated.
Vascular dementia (vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought) (latest reports from 7,390 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, arthritis, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 52,725 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 6 people (0.01%) have Vascular Dementia.
Time on Crestor when people have Vascular dementia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Vascular dementia||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Vascular dementia when taking Crestor * :
|Vascular dementia||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Vascular dementia when taking Crestor ** :
How people recovered from Vascular dementia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (1 people, 16.67%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Plavix (6 people, 100.00%)
- Insulin (5 people, 83.33%)
- Nexium (5 people, 83.33%)
- Motilium (4 people, 66.67%)
- Odrik (4 people, 66.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Donna (3 years ago):
My husband was taking Crestor and he stopped it after 3 months because of the serious side effects. While on Crestor he showed many of the symptoms of Dementia. initially he became angry at everyone, after a couple of weeks he was becoming unable to do ordinary day to day tasks. he is an engineer and could not read a tape measure. we would look for keys, reading glasses, sunglasses etc. He would have no recollection of where he had put them. The list goes on. He went to the doctor who told him it was not side effects of Crestor. He kept taking it and was getting worse until we went away for a week and forgot to pack them, as it was only for a week we decided it wouldn't hurt to miss them. During that week I started getting my husband back, he was able to remember things, communicate with people, read a tape measure etc. When we came back we decided to trial him back at work and not taking Crestor incase it was stress related. He was fine, infact working life was so much easier now he was not taking Crestor. he has now been off Crestor for over 3 months and he has not experienced any of the dementia like problems he did while taking it. I would warn anyone against taking it and suggest trying Zimstat or similar as they do not produce the side effects that Crestor does.
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