Drug Safety Information for CRESTOR (Rosuvastatin calcium)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for CRESTOR (ROSUVASTATIN) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for CRESTOR* (Rosuvastatin calcium)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with CRESTOR
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
4Pain in extremity*2948
6Drug ineffective2677
14Myocardial infarction2309
15Muscle spasms*2211
17Drug dose omission1990
20Blood cholesterol increased1714

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of CRESTOR " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking CRESTOR
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Blood cholesterol increased*40370
2Product used for unknown indication23763
4Blood cholesterol*8138
6Blood cholesterol abnormal7018
8Low density lipoprotein increased831
9Cardiac disorder718
10Blood triglycerides increased558

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.

Types of Adverse Events for CRESTOR

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 258269

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Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for CRESTOR

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 258269*

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Note: * Reports include 47,135 reports of unknown age.

* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Rosuvastatin calcium (Rosuvastatin, Rosuvastatin calcium, Rosuvastatina, Crestor)

Charts are based on 258269 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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