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Review: could Lovastatin cause Muscle cramps?

We study 11,601 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

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,096 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 50,385 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 11,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 24 people (0.21%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.05% of all the 50,333 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 cramps18.18%9.09%27.27%9.09%18.18%18.18%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps40.00%60.00%

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%6.67%13.33%33.33%46.67%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lovastatin ** :

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

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people, 25.00%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 12.50%)
  3. Hypertension (3 people, 12.50%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 8.33%)
  5. High blood cholesterol (2 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (9 people, 37.50%)
  2. Temazepam (7 people, 29.17%)
  3. Ketoprofen (7 people, 29.17%)
  4. Nicotinic acid (5 people, 20.83%)
  5. Lopid (5 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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