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Review: could Pravastatin cause Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Summary: Type 2 diabetes mellitus could be caused by Pravastatin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 8,364 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Type 2 diabetes mellitus and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 8,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 34 people (0.40%) have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. They amount to 0.02% of all the 219,427 people who have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Type 2 diabetes mellitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Type 2 diabetes mellitus40.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Type 2 diabetes mellitus when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Type 2 diabetes mellitus48.57%51.43%

Age of people who have Type 2 diabetes mellitus when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Type 2 diabetes mellitus4.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.00%36.00%24.00%24.00%

Severity of Type 2 diabetes mellitus when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Type 2 diabetes mellitus100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Type 2 diabetes mellitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Type 2 diabetes mellitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (12 people, 35.29%)
  2. Blood cholesterol (5 people, 14.71%)
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder (4 people, 11.76%)
  4. Schizophrenia (4 people, 11.76%)
  5. Anxiety (4 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (12 people, 35.29%)
  2. Seroquel (12 people, 35.29%)
  3. Clonazepam (10 people, 29.41%)
  4. Multi-vitamin (9 people, 26.47%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (8 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am trying to determine whether any of the above medications are affecting my blood sugar level. I have religious in following my diabetic diet for the last six months, have lost more than 10% of my body weight, exercise every day and I still can't get my daily blood sugar down. I am testing at home. My last A1c was 6.7 and if I can't get it down in the next 3 months I will be looking at taking medication. I don't want to do that. Would any of these drugs be causing me to sustain high levels?

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