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Review: could Pravastatin cause Rashes?

Summary: Rashes could be caused by Pravastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 232 have Rashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Rashes and more.

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Pravastatin sodium

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.

Rashes

Rashes (redness) (latest reports from 966,799 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 223 people (2.65%) have Rashes. They amount to 0.02% of all the 963,034 people who have Rashes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rashes in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Rashes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rashes27.27%27.27%6.06%12.12%9.09%18.18%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Rashes56.39%43.61%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rashes0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.90%7.62%18.83%72.65%

Severity of Rashes when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rashes8.33%33.33%50.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Rashes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rashes12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (62 people, 27.80%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (39 people, 17.49%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (26 people, 11.66%)
  4. Dyslipidaemia (24 people, 10.76%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (21 people, 9.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (64 people, 28.70%)
  2. Lisinopril (31 people, 13.90%)
  3. Enalapril maleate (29 people, 13.00%)
  4. Synthroid (28 people, 12.56%)
  5. Humalog (25 people, 11.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have developed a rash on several parts of the body.. Small bumps and red all over.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • i have a rash with raised red areas that are shiny on my legs and arms mostly. it itches severly

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