Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Thyroid disorder (Thyroid diseases)?
Summary: Thyroid disorder is found among people who take Pravastatin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levothyroxine sodium, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 8,478 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Thyroid disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Thyroid disorder and more.
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Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 9,302 Pravastatin sodium users)
Thyroid disorder (thyroid diseases) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hypothyroidism. (latest reports from 18,184 Thyroid disorder patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 8,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 11 people (0.13%) have Thyroid Disorder.
Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Thyroid disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Thyroid disorder||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Thyroid disorder when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Thyroid disorder||81.82%||18.18% |
Age of people who have Thyroid disorder when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Thyroid disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00%||87.50% |
Severity of Thyroid disorder when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Thyroid disorder||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Thyroid disorder ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 36.36%)
- Thyroid disorder (2 people, 18.18%)
- Osteoporosis (2 people, 18.18%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (2 people, 18.18%)
- Blood cholesterol (1 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (4 people, 36.36%)
- Digoxin (4 people, 36.36%)
- Humira (4 people, 36.36%)
- Methotrexate (4 people, 36.36%)
- Folic acid (3 people, 27.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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