Review: could Crestor cause Weight gain - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 23, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 52,805 people who take Crestor. Among them, 998 have Weight gain - unintentional. See who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Crestor (latest outcomes from 55,018 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.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 510,396 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 52,725 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 998 people (1.89%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
Time on Crestor when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||16.00%||36.00%||13.00%||9.00%||19.00%||6.00%||1.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Crestor * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.11%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.23%||15.05%||31.66%||49.94% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Crestor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||3.12%||53.12%||31.25%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain - unintentional||16.67%||0.00%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (231 people, 23.15%)
- Hypertension (120 people, 12.02%)
- Depression (101 people, 10.12%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (82 people, 8.22%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (75 people, 7.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (199 people, 19.94%)
- Nexium (122 people, 12.22%)
- Metformin hcl (109 people, 10.92%)
- Furosemide (101 people, 10.12%)
- Lisinopril (96 people, 9.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Spencer on May, 31, 2012:
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.
Karina on Nov, 21, 2012:
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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