Review: could Lovastatin cause Muscle Cramps?


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 Hypercholesterolaemia . We study 11,522 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 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 11,839 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, blood bilirubin increased, abdominal pain, blood alkaline phosphatase increased (latest reports from 10,483 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

11,522 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 23 people (0.2%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 30 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 39.13 %
  • male: 60.87 %

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: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Severity if Muscle Cramps when taking Lovastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Cramps **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (3 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (3 people)
  • Diabetes (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (8 people)
  • Temazepam (6 people)
  • Lisinopril (6 people)
  • Ketoprofen (6 people)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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