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Review: could Lovastatin cause Depression?

Summary: Depression is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 11,614 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 380 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,113 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of lovastatin reports

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 254,062 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne.

Trend of Depression reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 11,608 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 380 people (3.27%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Lovastatin reports

Time on Lovastatin when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression18.18%31.82%4.55%4.55%18.18%18.18%4.55%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin * :

FemaleMale
Depression60.05%39.95%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.32%15.61%20.93%60.13%

Severity of Depression when taking Lovastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (72 people, 18.95%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (59 people, 15.53%)
  3. Pain (45 people, 11.84%)
  4. Hypertension (43 people, 11.32%)
  5. Anxiety (35 people, 9.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (117 people, 30.79%)
  2. Lisinopril (68 people, 17.89%)
  3. Lasix (57 people, 15.00%)
  4. Neurontin (53 people, 13.95%)
  5. Nitroglycerin (51 people, 13.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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