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Review: could Lovastatin cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Lovastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Lipitor, and have Hypercholesterolaemia.

We study 11,587 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. 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 (latest outcomes from 12,078 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,519 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 11,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 23 people (0.20%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.05% of all the 49,540 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Lovastatin reports

Time on Lovastatin when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps20.00%10.00%30.00%10.00%10.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps37.50%62.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%7.14%35.71%50.00%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people, 26.09%)
  2. Hypertension (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 8.70%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (2 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (9 people, 39.13%)
  2. Ketoprofen (7 people, 30.43%)
  3. Temazepam (7 people, 30.43%)
  4. Lopid (5 people, 21.74%)
  5. Clopidogrel bisulfate (5 people, 21.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

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    Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake

    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have sleep apnea and wear a sleep mask.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • muscle cramps/spasm througout my body

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