Review: could Lovastatin cause Muscle cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 2, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 11,590 people who take Lovastatin. Among them, 23 have Muscle cramps. See who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 11,491 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Lovastatin include nausea, weakness, breathing difficulty, dizziness, fatigue.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,354 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 10,996 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 23 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||20.00%||10.00%||30.00%||10.00%||10.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin * :
|Muscle cramps||37.50%||62.50% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.14%||7.14%||35.71%||50.00% |
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 ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people, 26.09%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 13.04%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 13.04%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 8.70%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (2 people, 8.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (9 people, 39.13%)
- Ketoprofen (7 people, 30.43%)
- Temazepam (7 people, 30.43%)
- Lopid (5 people, 21.74%)
- Clopidogrel bisulfate (5 people, 21.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (14 hours ago):
I'm having severe Leg cramps at night and muscle soreness the next day. Friday night had 3 0r 4 and today is Sunday and my legs are still sore. Don't know if this is the Lovastatin or not. Would like to know if this a side effect.
From this study (23 hours ago):
Leg cramps muscle spasms mostly in post clot 3 dvt leg
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Leg cramps muscle spasms mostly in post dot x leg
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