Review: could Pravastatin cause Myasthenia gravis?
Summary: Myasthenia gravis could be caused by Pravastatin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, also take Atorvastatin calcium, and have Myasthenia gravis.
We study 8,364 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Myasthenia gravis. Find out below who they are, when they have Myasthenia gravis and more.
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Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,163 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Pravastatin sodium include weakness, fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue.
Myasthenia gravis (a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily) (latest reports from 8,666 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 6 people (0.07%) have Myasthenia Gravis. They amount to 0.07% of all the 8,645 people who have Myasthenia Gravis on eHealthMe.
Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Myasthenia gravis * :
Gender of people who have Myasthenia gravis when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Myasthenia gravis||40.00%||60.00% |
Age of people who have Myasthenia gravis when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Myasthenia gravis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||40.00%||20.00%||40.00% |
Severity of Myasthenia gravis when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :
How people recovered from Myasthenia gravis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Myasthenia gravis (2 people, 33.33%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (1 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Atorvastatin calcium (3 people, 50.00%)
- Sepamit (2 people, 33.33%)
- Aspirin (2 people, 33.33%)
- Nitroderm (2 people, 33.33%)
- Warfarin sodium (2 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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