Could Lovastatin cause Rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Rash is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 13,880 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA. Among them, 567 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 18,455 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,271 Rash patients).

On Dec, 02, 2016

13,880 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 567 people (4.09%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Rash?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 44.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 57.83 %
  • male: 42.17 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.44 %
  • 20-29: 0.22 %
  • 30-39: 1.98 %
  • 40-49: 9.03 %
  • 50-59: 21.81 %
  • 60+: 66.52 %

Severity of Rash **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (152 people, 26.81%)
  • Lisinopril (118 people, 20.81%)
  • Atenolol (77 people, 13.58%)
  • Omeprazole (72 people, 12.70%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (65 people, 11.46%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (69 people, 12.17%)
  • Depression (34 people, 6.00%)
  • Pain (29 people, 5.11%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Itching (125 people, 22.05%)
  • Fatigue (111 people, 19.58%)
  • Pain (100 people, 17.64%)
  • Weakness (89 people, 15.70%)
  • Nausea (89 people, 15.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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