Could Lovastatin cause Depression - from FDA reports


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 High blood cholesterol . We study 13,880 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA. Among them, 432 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 18,455 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

13,880 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 432 people (3.11%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Depression?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.43 %
  • 10+ years: 7.14 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 61.68 %
  • male: 38.32 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 0.3 %
  • 30-39: 3.02 %
  • 40-49: 14.5 %
  • 50-59: 21.15 %
  • 60+: 60.73 %

Severity of Depression **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (112 people, 25.93%)
  • Lisinopril (83 people, 19.21%)
  • Lasix (57 people, 13.19%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (55 people, 12.73%)
  • Neurontin (54 people, 12.50%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (54 people, 12.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (49 people, 11.34%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (42 people, 9.72%)
  • Quit Smoking (31 people, 7.18%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (31 people, 7.18%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (197 people, 45.60%)
  • Pain (148 people, 34.26%)
  • High Blood Pressure (98 people, 22.69%)
  • Fall (95 people, 21.99%)
  • Joint Pain (82 people, 18.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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