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Review: could Pravastatin cause Headaches?

Summary: Headaches could be caused by Pravastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hyperlipidaemia.

We study 8,364 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 252 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches 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.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,648 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 200 people (2.38%) have Headaches. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,203,631 people who have Headaches on eHealthMe.

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
Headaches27.91%34.88%2.33%4.65%9.30%16.28%4.65%

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

FemaleMale
Headaches66.83%33.17%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.56%0.00%1.67%6.67%10.00%26.11%55.00%

Severity of Headaches when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches17.39%43.48%39.13%0.00%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%22.22%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hyperlipidaemia (20 people, 10.00%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 8.50%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 8.00%)
  4. Hypertension (15 people, 7.50%)
  5. Calcium deficiency (13 people, 6.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (36 people, 18.00%)
  2. Prednisone (28 people, 14.00%)
  3. Insulin (26 people, 13.00%)
  4. Furosemide (25 people, 12.50%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (24 people, 12.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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