Review: could Pravastatin Sodium cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Pravastatin Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 9,022 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Pravastatin Sodium

Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in hyperlipidaemia. (latest outcomes from Pravastatin sodium 9,487 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 87,995 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

9,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin Sodium.
Among them, 145 people (1.61%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pravastatin sodium cause Constipation?

Time on Pravastatin Sodium when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.33 %
  • 10+ years: 6.67 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Pravastatin Sodium *:

  • female: 55.97 %
  • male: 44.03 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Pravastatin Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.89 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.79 %
  • 40-49: 2.68 %
  • 50-59: 16.07 %
  • 60+: 78.57 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Pravastatin Sodium **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 28.57 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (11 people)
  • Osteoporosis (10 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (10 people)
  • Hypertension (10 people)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (49 people)
  • Furosemide (33 people)
  • Zetia (30 people)
  • Alprazolam (30 people)
  • Zometa (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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