Could Lovastatin cause Rash - from FDA reports
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 17,510 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA. Among them, 727 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.
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Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 18,461 users)
Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,335 Rash patients).
On Jan, 04, 2017
17,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 727 people (4.15%) have Rash
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lovastatin when people have Rash *:
- < 1 month: 12.5 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
- 2 - 5 years: 50.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Rash when taking Lovastatin *:
- female: 59.25 %
- male: 40.75 %
Age of people who have Rash when taking Lovastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.52 %
- 20-29: 0.34 %
- 30-39: 1.72 %
- 40-49: 8.09 %
- 50-59: 21.17 %
- 60+: 68.16 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (156 people, 21.46%)
- High Blood Pressure (91 people, 12.52%)
- Depression (42 people, 5.78%)
- Pain (40 people, 5.50%)
- Multiple Myeloma (36 people, 4.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (152 people, 20.91%)
- Lisinopril (117 people, 16.09%)
- Atenolol (76 people, 10.45%)
- Omeprazole (72 people, 9.90%)
- Prilosec (70 people, 9.63%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Itching (150 people, 20.63%)
- Fatigue (131 people, 18.02%)
- Pain (115 people, 15.82%)
- Nausea (104 people, 14.31%)
- Joint Pain (97 people, 13.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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