Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Gallstones?
Summary: Gallstones is found among people who take Pravastatin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hyperlipidaemia.
We study 8,493 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Gallstones. Find out below who they are, when they have Gallstones and more.
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Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 9,315 Pravastatin sodium users)
Gallstones (stone formation by bile component) has been reported by people with birth control, multiple sclerosis, acne, premenstrual syndrome, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 25,136 Gallstones patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 8,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 36 people (0.42%) have Gallstones.
Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Gallstones * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Gallstones when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
Age of people who have Gallstones when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
Severity of Gallstones when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :
How people recovered from Gallstones ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hyperlipidaemia (5 people, 13.89%)
- Premenstrual syndrome (3 people, 8.33%)
- Blood pressure increased (3 people, 8.33%)
- Dementia alzheimer's type (2 people, 5.56%)
- Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (7 people, 19.44%)
- Aspirin (7 people, 19.44%)
- Lisinopril (7 people, 19.44%)
- Gabapentin (4 people, 11.11%)
- Acetylsalicylic acid srt (4 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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