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Review: could Pravachol cause Vision blurred?

Summary: Vision blurred could be caused by Pravachol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 16,413 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 (latest outcomes from 16,673 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Vision blurred

Vision blurred (latest reports from 305,567 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 16,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravachol. Among them, 241 people (1.47%) have Vision Blurred. They amount to 0.08% of all the 305,315 people who have Vision Blurred on eHealthMe.

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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  • Elizabeth Mina on Jul, 11, 2011:

    After my first dose of Citrucel fiber 3 days ago, I started noticing increasing symptoms of urinary retention (difficulty getting a stream of urine started with very little and dark urine). Because of former back surgery and a known propensity to experience urinary retention with nerve drugs like neurontin and SSRIs like Paxil, I always have to be alert to any ingredient that impairs urination. However, I didn't have any urinary retention in the 5 years I took Metamucil fiber for constipation. (I had to stop taking Metamucil after I started responding with chronic asthma to its main ingredient, the psyllium, which is ground husk from the plantain plant; my allergy doctor tested me to this common weed allergen and I had a positive reaction.) I am wondering why Citrucel gives me urinary retention whereas the Metamucil never did, since they are both similar forms of fiber geared to work the say way. Any answers?

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