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 11,484 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 373 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 11,839 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, drug ineffective, drug exposure during pregnancy, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 245,202 Depression patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

11,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 373 people (3.25%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Depression?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 17.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.04 %
  • 10+ years: 4.35 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.51 %
  • 40-49: 14.74 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 61.75 %

Severity if Depression when taking Lovastatin **:

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

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (66 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (59 people)
  • Pain (42 people)
  • Hypertension (36 people)
  • Anxiety (35 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (97 people)
  • Lisinopril (66 people)
  • Neurontin (52 people)
  • Lasix (52 people)
  • Furosemide (49 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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