Livalo and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Livalo, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lantus, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 3,948 people who have side effects while taking Livalo from FDA. Among them, 29 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Livalo

Livalo has active ingredients of pitavastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Livalo 4,118 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

3,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Livalo.
Among them, 29 people (0.73%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Livalo cause Weight gain?

Time on Livalo when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Livalo *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Livalo *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8 %
  • 40-49: 8 %
  • 50-59: 24 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (14 people, 48.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Pain (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Joint Pain (3 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Zetia (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Vitamin D (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Lasix (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Fish Oil (4 people, 13.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (8 people, 27.59%)
  • Muscle Aches (7 people, 24.14%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Fatigue (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Appetite - Increased (4 people, 13.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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