Lovastatin and Weight loss - from FDA reports


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 Lasix, and have Depression . We study 17,510 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA. Among them, 95 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 18,467 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 27,764 Weight loss patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

17,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 95 people (0.54%) 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: 35.11 %
  • male: 64.89 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.7 %
  • 30-39: 14.81 %
  • 40-49: 23.46 %
  • 50-59: 14.81 %
  • 60+: 43.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (15 people, 15.79%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (11 people, 11.58%)
  • Procedural Pain (10 people, 10.53%)
  • Partial Seizures (10 people, 10.53%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 9.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (25 people, 26.32%)
  • Lisinopril (25 people, 26.32%)
  • Lasix (25 people, 26.32%)
  • Coumadin (24 people, 25.26%)
  • Aspirin (24 people, 25.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (40 people, 42.11%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 35.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 35.79%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (29 people, 30.53%)
  • Chest Pain (29 people, 30.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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