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Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Headaches (Headache)?





Summary: Headaches 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 Aspirin, and have Hyperlipidaemia.

We study 8,466 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 255 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Pravastatin sodium

Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Pravastatin sodium 9,285 users)

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headaches 168,596 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 8,460 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 202 people (2.39%) have Headaches.

Trend of Headaches in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches28.89%35.56%2.22%4.44%8.89%15.56%4.44%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Headaches66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.55%0.00%1.65%6.59%9.89%26.92%54.40%

Severity of Headaches when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches16.00%48.00%36.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hyperlipidaemia (20 people, 9.90%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 8.42%)
  3. Hypertension (16 people, 7.92%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 7.92%)
  5. Depression (14 people, 6.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (36 people, 17.82%)
  2. Prednisone (28 people, 13.86%)
  3. Insulin (26 people, 12.87%)
  4. Furosemide (25 people, 12.38%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (24 people, 11.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Is pravastatin na is also used for lower mcholesterol?
    (Asked by a 63 year old man who has Rectile Disfunction, and takes Pravastatin Sodium)
    need to know ,as i read a study that patients 60+ years old with Pravastatin sodiun, Impotence is Found
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  • Can drinking tea few days after having a depo provera shot lessen the effectivity of contraception?
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Headache, and takes Depo-provera)
    Interaction of drinking tea 3 days after having depo-provera shot
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  • Can a drug test result return positive for amphetamine using 500mg tylenol extra strength
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Headache, and takes Tylenol)
    Can a drug test result return positive for amphetamine using 500mg tylenol extra strength?
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  • What causes a headache only when coughing or shaking the head?
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Headache, and takes Benadryl)
    Head hurts only when shaken or I cough. I suspect benadryl or amytriptaline
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  • What's the best home remedy for jaundice?
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Fatigue, Headache, Elevated Blood Pressure, Eating More Alkaline Foods Helps Reduce Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Upper Back Pain, Indigestion, Slightly Yellow, and takes Hydrochlorothiazide)
    I started out thinking that I had pancreatitis, had all the symptoms, abdominal pain that went all the way thru to the back & inability to digest food (chronic indigestion). I read about keeping the bodys pH better balanced, bought pH test strips (urine) & found I was very acidic. I began eating more alkaline foods, alkalizing my water, and avoiding really acidic foods. Stopped taking my acid reducers because they actually KEPT me more acidic. I noticed that when my body's pH was up (alkaline) the pain was tolerable but when it began to drop (acid) the pain kicked up again. My doctors say they don't necessarily think it's pancreatitis because the ultrasound doesn't show inflammation & my blood test numbers are only slightly elevated. My liver enzymes are also slightly elevated. The doctors don't Seem very concerned. Today, for the first time in 2 months since this whole thing started I noticed I'm jaundiced. What the heck is this?
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  • Dyphenhydramine and headaches horrible going one almost 24 hours a day for 4 weeks and cant get them to stop, now looking for cause . think its the dyphenhydramine im taking to help me sleep .
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    have been taking 3 dyphenhydramine for some time to help me sleep , just in last few weeks began having severe headache almost all the time.. cant get it to go away. just found out it can cause headache and am going to lower my intake to one per night and see if my headaches get better. am taking migrane meds and that hasnt helped a bit so think its not migranes im having. some other reason.
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    (Posted by a 49 year old man who has Headache, Facial Muscle Twitching, Red Face, and takes Raspberry Ketone)
    Whenever I use Raspberry Ketones 500mg capsules (1 a day) I get reddening of the tops of my cheeks coupled with muscle tightening/twitching of the cheek muscles closest to the nose (the muscles that contract if someone blows in your eyes) and the muscles at the bridge of nose at times too. Both sets of symptoms last for a day, then to be repeated again the next day on taking the next capsule. Whenever I cease using the product the symptoms likewise end. They began occurring from the very first use of the product. They are sometimes accompanied by a very low-grade headache. I thus now no longer use the product, plus the product made no difference whatsoever to my weight gain/loss when using it daily over several weeks.
  • Losartan potassium headaches (1 response)
    (Posted by a 34 year old man who has Headache, Hypertension, and takes Losartan Potassium)
    I avoided going to the doctor for years and decided it was time to bite the bullet. The bullet bit back. High Blood pressure and cholesterol. Doc prescribed me 100mg Losartan Potassium right out of the gate. At 33 years old, this concerns me. I've been on it for about a week and have had a constant moderate headache along with some slight dizziness/foggy feeling. I also noticed some ringing in my ears a few times as well. Going back to the doc today. My pharmacist says they usually start people on lower doses than 100 mg. Anyone else dealing with something similar?
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    (Posted by a 43 year old man who has Sweating, Headache, Vertigo, Restlessness, Throat - Sore, Pain - Joints, Fatigue - Chronic, Tinnitus, Chronic Sinusitis, and takes Beconase Aq)
    I became ill several years ago.
    It all started with a head cold that lasted a few months and left me with Tinnitus and chronic sinusitis.

    After a nose operation and many visits to the doc and hospital, I am no closer to felling better or being cured.
    My doc gave me Beconase Aq at first and this made me very unwell, causing me fatigue which would last for a few days. I'm still searching for help.
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