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Review: could Crestor cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

Summary: 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 High blood cholesterol.

We study 57,771 people who have side effects while taking Crestor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,065 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 60,060 Crestor users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)

On Jan, 11, 2015: 57,771 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 1,064 people (1.84%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Crestor reports

Time on Crestor when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain15.53%37.86%12.62%8.74%18.45%5.83%0.97%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.10%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.00%14.70%30.64%51.55%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Crestor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain2.94%52.94%29.41%14.71%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (243 people, 22.84%)
  2. Hypertension (128 people, 12.03%)
  3. Depression (105 people, 9.87%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (82 people, 7.71%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (75 people, 7.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (212 people, 19.92%)
  2. Nexium (125 people, 11.75%)
  3. Metformin hcl (111 people, 10.43%)
  4. Furosemide (102 people, 9.59%)
  5. Lipitor (100 people, 9.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

dbgarrisonsc (1 month ago):

I'm a 63 year old male who started taking Crestor 3 to 4 months ago. I have unexplained weight gain which shouldn't be. i have also noticed unusual soreness in my legs. Troubling. My cholesterol did come down dramatically so it's a conundrum
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Karina (2 years ago):

Just wondered how things turned out for you, Spender. I experienced sudden & otherwise unexplained wait gain after being on Crestor for about 8 weeks. My doctor was very interested in this and will now be weighing all of his patients on Crestor. I am now going to try Lipitor instead (unfortunately, Pravachol, which didn't affect my weight, also didn't manage my cholesterol).
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Spencer (3 years ago):

For about 8 years I experienced continuous weight gain. Although I didn't (until now) attribute the weight gain to Crestor. I had gained about 60 pounds. I tried dieting and exercise but I also found that I was experiencing extreme lethargy and other symptoms so that was hard to do. I should mention that I was also taking Lisinopril which may be more likely to explain the side effects I was observing. About two months ago I just decided to stop taking both drugs as I decided a heart attack was preferable to continued existence the way I felt.

Guess what? Most of my symptoms quickly subsided. I was more energetic, exercised intentionally and as a consequence of my suddenly more active life cycle. I sleep better, snore less, have better balance and even my arthritic symptoms have pretty much disappeared. I have lost 20 pounds in the last two months. Interestingly, may blood pressure has increased only slightly. I'm actually wondering if Crestor might be partially responsible for the formerly elevated blood pressure.

Unfortunately my cholesterol increased to the point that I have returned to taking Crestor. I'll be able to report in a few weeks whether I can attribute the ill effects to Crestor or Lisinopril or the combination of drugs.
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