Lovastatin and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 17,510 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA. Among them, 22 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps 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 18,467 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,549 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

17,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 22 people (0.13%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 36.36 %
  • male: 63.64 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 30.77 %
  • 60+: 53.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 40.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Indigestion (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (8 people, 36.36%)
  • Temazepam (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Ketoprofen (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Gemfibrozil (5 people, 22.73%)
  • Clopidogrel Bisulfate (5 people, 22.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rhabdomyolysis (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Night Sweats (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Headache (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Dizziness (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Haematocrit Decreased (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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