Review: could Pravastatin cause Gallstones?
Summary: Gallstones could be caused by Pravastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lisinopril, and have Hyperlipidaemia.
We study 8,364 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Gallstones. Find out below who they are, when they have Gallstones and more.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 36 people (0.43%) have Gallstones. They amount to 0.02% of all the 194,423 people who have Gallstones on eHealthMe.
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%)
- Tinea pedis (2 people, 5.56%)
- Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lisinopril (7 people, 19.44%)
- Aspirin (7 people, 19.44%)
- Furosemide (7 people, 19.44%)
- Gabapentin (4 people, 11.11%)
- Omeprazole (4 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Related topic: Pravastatin sodium, Gallstones
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