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Review: could Pravastatin cause Itchiness?

Summary: Itchiness 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 Hypertension.

We study 8,364 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 194 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness 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.

Itchiness

Itchiness (latest reports from 537,413 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 179 people (2.13%) have Itchiness. They amount to 0.03% of all the 536,489 people who have Itchiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itchiness in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Itchiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itchiness9.09%36.36%4.55%4.55%4.55%31.82%9.09%

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

FemaleMale
Itchiness62.50%37.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itchiness0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.65%7.74%16.77%74.84%

Severity of Itchiness when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itchiness0.00%20.00%60.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Itchiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itchiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (28 people, 15.64%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (17 people, 9.50%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (14 people, 7.82%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 7.26%)
  5. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (11 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (36 people, 20.11%)
  2. Furosemide (20 people, 11.17%)
  3. Metoprolol tartrate (15 people, 8.38%)
  4. Atenolol (14 people, 7.82%)
  5. Lisinopril (14 people, 7.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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