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Review: could Pravastatin cause Fibromyalgia syndrome?

Summary: Fibromyalgia syndrome could be caused by Pravastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levothyroxine sodium, and have Thyroid disorder.

We study 8,364 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Fibromyalgia syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia syndrome and more.

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Pravastatin sodium

Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,169 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Fibromyalgia syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (constant pain in their muscles and soft tissues) (latest reports from 92,035 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 16 people (0.19%) have Fibromyalgia Syndrome. They amount to 0.02% of all the 91,843 people who have Fibromyalgia Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fibromyalgia syndrome in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Fibromyalgia syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia syndrome0.00%60.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia syndrome when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia syndrome87.50%12.50%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia syndrome when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%

Severity of Fibromyalgia syndrome when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia syndrome25.00%0.00%50.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia syndrome100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Thyroid disorder (6 people, 37.50%)
  2. Bone disorder (5 people, 31.25%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (5 people, 31.25%)
  4. Blood pressure (5 people, 31.25%)
  5. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 43.75%)
  2. Lisinopril (7 people, 43.75%)
  3. Zocor (6 people, 37.50%)
  4. Amlodipine (5 people, 31.25%)
  5. Labetalol hydrochloride (5 people, 31.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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