Review: could Lovastatin cause Muscle cramps?
We study 11,608 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,104 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 51,098 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 11,608 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 24 people (0.21%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Lovastatin when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||18.18%||9.09%||27.27%||9.09%||18.18%||18.18%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin * :
|Muscle cramps||40.00%||60.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.67%||13.33%||33.33%||46.67% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people, 25.00%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 12.50%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 12.50%)
- Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 8.33%)
- High blood cholesterol (2 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (9 people, 37.50%)
- Temazepam (7 people, 29.17%)
- Ketoprofen (7 people, 29.17%)
- Nicotinic acid (5 people, 20.83%)
- Lopid (5 people, 20.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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