Review: could Lovastatin cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 13,556 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss 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 13,521 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, abdominal pain upper, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 21,018 Weight loss patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

13,556 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 84 people (0.62%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Weight loss?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 34.52 %
  • male: 65.48 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.39 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 40.28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (15 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (11 people)
  • Procedural Pain (10 people)
  • Partial Seizures (10 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (25 people)
  • Lisinopril (24 people)
  • Coumadin (23 people)
  • Aspirin (23 people)
  • Lasix (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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