Crestor side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Crestor side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Crestor. The review is based on 107,990 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Crestor

Crestor has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Crestor 112,898 users)


On Jan, 17, 2019

107,990 people who take Crestor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Crestor side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Weight decreased
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Rash
1 - 6 months:
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Pain
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Weight increased
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
6 - 12 months:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight decreased
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Vomiting
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
  • Pain
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
1 - 2 years:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
  • Vomiting
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pain
2 - 5 years:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain
  • Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
5 - 10 years:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Hepatocellular injury (liver injury)
  • Subdural haematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain)
  • Transaminases increased
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
10+ years:
  • Pain in extremity
  • Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  • Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system)
  • Pain
  • Vomiting
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight increased
  • Pain
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight increased
  • Pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Rash
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pneumonia
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Hepatic function abnormal
  • Cardiac failure
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Rash
  • Rash vesicular (rash with a small bubble)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
2-9:
  • Accidental exposure
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Precocious puberty
  • Weight decreased
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Adrenal mass
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Asthma
  • Breast cancer
10-19:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Vitamin d deficiency
  • Weight decreased
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
20-29:
  • Weight increased
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Peritoneal dialysis complication
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Conversion disorder (neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits without a definable organic cause)
  • Dizziness
30-39:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain
  • Weight increased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
40-49:
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Drug ineffective
50-59:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Weight increased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vomiting
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight increased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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