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Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Joint pain?

Summary: Joint pain is found among people who take Pravastatin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 8,493 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 237 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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 9,316 Pravastatin sodium users)

Joint pain

Joint Pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 118,838 Joint Pain patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 8,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 237 people (2.79%) have Joint Pain.

Trend of Joint pain in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain25.00%17.86%21.43%10.71%10.71%14.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Joint pain62.70%37.30%

Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.40%12.09%23.72%62.79%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain0.00%12.50%87.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (25 people, 10.55%)
  2. Hypertension (25 people, 10.55%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (23 people, 9.70%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (22 people, 9.28%)
  5. Osteoporosis (22 people, 9.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (50 people, 21.10%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (37 people, 15.61%)
  3. Furosemide (32 people, 13.50%)
  4. Atenolol (32 people, 13.50%)
  5. Requip (32 people, 13.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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