Lovastatin and Depression - from FDA reports
Depression is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Lovastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19,160 people who have side effects when taking Lovastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 21, 2017
19,160 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 554 people (2.89%) have Depression
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lovastatin when people have Depression *:
- < 1 month: 12 %
- 1 - 6 months: 24 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4 %
- 1 - 2 years: 4 %
- 2 - 5 years: 16 %
- 5 - 10 years: 28 %
- 10+ years: 12 %
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin *:
- female: 61.4 %
- male: 38.6 %
Age of people who have Depression when taking Lovastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.24 %
- 20-29: 0.73 %
- 30-39: 2.66 %
- 40-49: 13.8 %
- 50-59: 23.24 %
- 60+: 59.32 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (69 people, 12.45%)
- Stress And Anxiety (53 people, 9.57%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (39 people, 7.04%)
- Diabetes (39 people, 7.04%)
- Quit Smoking (33 people, 5.96%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (110 people, 19.86%)
- Lisinopril (82 people, 14.80%)
- Lasix (65 people, 11.73%)
- Zantac (57 people, 10.29%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (55 people, 9.93%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (235 people, 42.42%)
- Pain (164 people, 29.60%)
- Fall (106 people, 19.13%)
- Fatigue (105 people, 18.95%)
- Dizziness (94 people, 16.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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