Review: could Pravachol cause Vision blurred?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 13, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 16,405 people who take Pravachol. Among them, 235 have Vision blurred. See who they are, when they have Vision blurred and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Pravachol (latest outcomes from 16,671 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Pravachol include weakness, nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, chest pain.
Vision blurred (latest reports from 297,676 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 13, 2014: 16,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravachol. Among them, 235 people (1.46%) have Vision Blurred.
Time on Pravachol when people have Vision blurred * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Vision blurred||40.91%||22.73%||13.64%||0.00%||9.09%||9.09%||4.55% |
Gender of people who have Vision blurred when taking Pravachol * :
|Vision blurred||49.39%||50.61% |
Age of people who have Vision blurred when taking Pravachol * :
|Vision blurred||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.35%||10.80%||24.41%||62.44% |
Severity of Vision blurred when taking Pravachol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Vision blurred||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Vision blurred ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Vision blurred||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (30 people, 12.77%)
- Osteoporosis (13 people, 5.53%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 5.11%)
- Multiple myeloma (12 people, 5.11%)
- Procedural pain (10 people, 4.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (68 people, 28.94%)
- Neurontin (31 people, 13.19%)
- Lasix (31 people, 13.19%)
- Lyrica (30 people, 12.77%)
- Celebrex (30 people, 12.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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