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Review: could Pravachol cause Vision blurred?

Summary: Vision blurred is found among people who take Pravachol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 16,427 people who have side effects while taking Pravachol from FDA and social media. Among them, 241 have Vision blurred. Find out below who they are, when they have Vision blurred and more.

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Pravachol

Pravachol has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 16,689 Pravachol users)

Vision blurred

Vision Blurred has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 48,523 Vision Blurred patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 16,427 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravachol. Among them, 241 people (1.47%) have Vision Blurred.

Trend of Vision blurred in Pravachol reports

Time on Pravachol when people have Vision blurred * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vision blurred40.91%22.73%13.64%0.00%9.09%9.09%4.55%

Gender of people who have Vision blurred when taking Pravachol * :

FemaleMale
Vision blurred49.01%50.99%

Age of people who have Vision blurred when taking Pravachol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vision blurred0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.28%10.50%24.66%62.56%

Severity of Vision blurred when taking Pravachol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vision blurred0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vision blurred ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vision blurred0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (30 people, 12.45%)
  2. Osteoporosis (16 people, 6.64%)
  3. Hypertension (12 people, 4.98%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (12 people, 4.98%)
  5. Procedural pain (10 people, 4.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (71 people, 29.46%)
  2. Neurontin (33 people, 13.69%)
  3. Celebrex (33 people, 13.69%)
  4. Lasix (32 people, 13.28%)
  5. Lyrica (30 people, 12.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I was previously taking Propranolol for blood pressure which didn't bother me at all, but last year I developed a breathing problem and was given Symbicort to help get rid of wheezing. The Symbicort and Propranolol don't mesh well so I was then put on Amlodipine. The swelling, pain and itching occurred right away. I asked the pharmacist about it and also my doctor and they both said a small percentage of people have this problem on this medication. I have tried many times to get my doctor to take me off of this medication but he insists it is best for me, but I disagree. I really don't want to have this problem for the rest of my life and I also won't have any skin left on my legs from the scratching, not to mention the pain that accompanies the swelling which seem to creep up to my knees and thighs and sometimes is so painful I just go to bed to lay down and hopefully the hydroclorithiazide will remove some of this water so that pain will go away. The doctor also doubled my dose of Losartin and Hydroclorithiazide. I'm up about 4-6 times a night going to the bathroom so it also interrupts my sleep. Is anyone else having this problem. I would prefer to go back on the Propranolol and get something other than Symbicort that won't interact with each other. Then I won't have pain and itching all the time. Does anyone have any input on this. I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks. Debbie CB
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