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Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Pravastatin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lansoprazole, and have Depression.

We study 8,478 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 100 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss 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 9,302 Pravastatin sodium users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,275 Memory loss patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 8,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 100 people (1.18%) have Memory Loss.

Trend of Memory loss in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss0.00%20.83%4.17%4.17%33.33%33.33%4.17%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss61.86%38.14%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%2.22%0.00%0.00%3.33%4.44%36.67%53.33%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss12.00%52.00%16.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (13 people, 13.00%)
  2. High blood cholesterol (10 people, 10.00%)
  3. Hypertension (8 people, 8.00%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 8.00%)
  5. High blood pressure (8 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lansoprazole (16 people, 16.00%)
  2. Aspirin (13 people, 13.00%)
  3. Lipitor (8 people, 8.00%)
  4. Prednisone (8 people, 8.00%)
  5. Lisinopril (7 people, 7.00%)

* 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?
    need to know ,as i read a study that patients 60+ years old with Pravastatin sodiun, Impotence is Found
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    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
  • My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
  • Does anyone else have trouble getting to sleep since beginning to take brilinta? (1 answer)
    Am trying to figure out just why, since stent insertion, I have developed insomnia which keeps me from getting to sleep at night. Brilinta is the only new drug I am taking.I am very sleepy, falling asleep in my chair while watching TV, but wide awake when I go to bed and staying awake until two or three in the morning. I do not nap during the day and am pretty active with cardio rehab and walking the dogs three times a day.
  • What's wrong with me?
    I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
    I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
    Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
    I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
    I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
    I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!

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