Review: taking Lovastatin and Questran together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lovastatin and Questran together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lovastatin and Questran. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 14,059 users)

Questran

Questran has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Questran 2,163 users)

On Aug, 29, 2016

53 people who take Lovastatin, Questran are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lovastatin and Questran drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lovastatin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Questran:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lovastatin:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Questran:
  • female: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lovastatin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Questran:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • injury
  • pain
  • renal failure
  • renal failure acute
1 - 2 years:
  • constipation
  • depression
  • lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness
  • short-term memory loss
10+ years:
  • adverse event
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • erythema
  • fungal infection
  • hot flush
  • hypersensitivity
  • immune system disorder
  • insomnia
  • muscle injury
not specified:
  • drug ineffective
  • myalgia
  • renal failure acute
  • injury
  • pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • renal failure
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • myalgia
  • nausea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • carotid artery stenosis
  • cerebral oedema
  • constipation
male:
  • renal failure acute
  • drug ineffective
  • injury
  • pain
  • renal failure
  • renal injury
  • alcoholic pancreatitis
  • pancreatitis acute
  • shock
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most common drug interactions by age *:

30-39:
  • alcoholic pancreatitis
  • back injury
  • death
  • pancreatitis acute
  • shock
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
40-49:
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • intracardiac thrombus
  • renal failure acute
  • alcoholic pancreatitis
  • alopecia
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling jittery
50-59:
  • dysarthria
  • feeling abnormal
  • nasopharyngitis
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • cough
  • influenza
  • oropharyngeal pain
  • pancreatic carcinoma metastatic
  • sinus headache
60+:
  • injury
  • pain
  • renal failure
  • renal failure acute
  • drug ineffective
  • arthralgia
  • myalgia
  • anxiety
  • carotid artery stenosis
  • cerebral oedema

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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