Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Itchiness (Itching)?
Summary: Itchiness 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 High blood pressure.
We study 8,493 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness 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 9,316 Pravastatin sodium users)
Itchiness has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,273 Itchiness patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 8,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 180 people (2.12%) have Itchiness.
Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Itchiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
Severity of Itchiness when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itchiness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (28 people, 15.56%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (17 people, 9.44%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (14 people, 7.78%)
- Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 7.22%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (11 people, 6.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (36 people, 20.00%)
- Furosemide (20 people, 11.11%)
- Metoprolol tartrate (15 people, 8.33%)
- Atenolol (14 people, 7.78%)
- Lisinopril (14 people, 7.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I have mild myasyhenia gravis and have recently had heart surgery. could surgery, or anesthetics aggravate or exacerbate myasthenia gravis symptoms?
I was also given intravenous antibiotics prior to and during surgery. i am wondering if this could have exacerbated Myasthenia Gravis symptoms that are usually controlled by mestinon.
- I have been on amlodipine for approximately 3 months and have had terrible swelling in my legs and ankles along with pain and itching. should i be taken off this medication?
I was previously taking Propranolol for blood pressure which didn't bother me at all, but last year I developed a breathing problem and was given Symbicort to help get rid of wheezing. The Symbicort and Propranolol don't mesh well so I was then put on Amlodipine. The swelling, pain and itching occurred right away. I asked the pharmacist about it and also my doctor and they both said a small percentage of people have this problem on this medication. I have tried many times to get my doctor to take me off of this medication but he insists it is best for me, but I disagree. I really don't want to have this problem for the rest of my life and I also won't have any skin left on my legs from the scratching, not to mention the pain that accompanies the swelling which seem to creep up to my knees and thighs and sometimes is so painful I just go to bed to lay down and hopefully the hydroclorithiazide will remove some of this water so that pain will go away. The doctor also doubled my dose of Losartin and Hydroclorithiazide. I'm up about 4-6 times a night going to the bathroom so it also interrupts my sleep. Is anyone else having this problem. I would prefer to go back on the Propranolol and get something other than Symbicort that won't interact with each other. Then I won't have pain and itching all the time. Does anyone have any input on this. I would really appreciate it.
Thanks. Debbie CB
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need to know ,as i read a study that patients 60+ years old with Pravastatin sodiun, Impotence is Found
- Has anyone had side affects and/or drug interactions from xarelto and prevastatin?
I currently take xarelto after a bout of multiple blood clots in both lungs...I have just been diagnosed with high cholesterol and dr wants me to take prevastatin and I'm concerned about side affects and/or drug interactions
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mostly on right palm...about 3 times a day for 45 min...since starting statin
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Not sure why I'm itching so bad. It just started about 2 weeks ago and haven't started any new medicine around the same time. Could my medicines be interacting with each other?
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