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 High blood cholesterol.
We study 11,620 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 has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 12,121 Lovastatin users)
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,823 Muscle cramps patients)
On Jan, 16, 2015: 11,620 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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