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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle cramps with Lovastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,594 people who have side effects when taking Lovastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 08, 2017

18,594 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 22 people (0.12%) 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%)
  • Depression (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 19,569 users)

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Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,603 Muscle cramps patients).

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