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Review: could Lovastatin cause Rash (Rashes)?

We study 11,608 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 485 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,104 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 971,462 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 11,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 493 people (4.25%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Lovastatin reports

Time on Lovastatin when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash0.00%25.00%0.00%12.50%62.50%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Lovastatin * :

FemaleMale
Rash54.73%45.27%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Lovastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.00%0.00%0.23%0.23%1.59%8.86%20.68%68.41%

Severity of Rash when taking Lovastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 14.20%)
  2. Hypertension (55 people, 11.16%)
  3. Pain (26 people, 5.27%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (24 people, 4.87%)
  5. Depression (22 people, 4.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (176 people, 35.70%)
  2. Lisinopril (120 people, 24.34%)
  3. Atenolol (75 people, 15.21%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (64 people, 12.98%)
  5. Lasix (61 people, 12.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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