Review: could Crestor cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain 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 Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 69,966 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,267 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 82,979 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

69,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor.
Among them, 1,267 people (1.81%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Crestor cause Weight gain?

Time on Crestor when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 18.6 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.2 %
  • 10+ years: 1.55 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Crestor *:

  • female: 70.03 %
  • male: 29.97 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Crestor *:

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.2 %
  • 20-29: 0.2 %
  • 30-39: 3.26 %
  • 40-49: 13.52 %
  • 50-59: 30.9 %
  • 60+: 51.83 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Crestor **:

  • least: 2.63 %
  • moderate: 55.26 %
  • severe: 28.95 %
  • most severe: 13.16 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 9.09 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (259 people)
  • Hypertension (145 people)
  • Depression (136 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (73 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (70 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (196 people)
  • Nexium (134 people)
  • Lisinopril (122 people)
  • Furosemide (117 people)
  • Plavix (114 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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