Pravastatin sodium side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Pravastatin sodium side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium. The review is based on 14,027 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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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 Pravastatin sodium 16,024 users)


On Jan, 10, 2019

14,027 people who take Pravastatin Sodium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Pravastatin sodium side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Confusional state
  • Platelet count decreased
  • Skin exfoliation (removal of the oldest dead skin cells)
  • Supraventricular extrasystoles (premature electrical impulse in the heart, generated above the level of the ventricle)
  • Transaminases increased
1 - 6 months:
  • Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Chest pain
  • Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  • Depression
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
6 - 12 months:
  • Cervix carcinoma (cancer of cervix)
  • Vision blurred
  • Death
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Pneumonia
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Rheumatoid factor increased
  • Streptococcal infection
1 - 2 years:
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Haemorrhage intracranial (bleeding within the skull)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
  • Shock haemorrhagic (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin due to excess bleeding)
  • Blood pressure diastolic decreased
  • Cardiac failure
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
2 - 5 years:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  • Sleep disorder
  • Sweating increased (excess sweating)
  • Neck pain
  • Renal disorder (kidney disease)
  • Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  • Hepatocellular damage (liver damage)
  • Muscle rupture (tear in muscle)
  • Vomiting
5 - 10 years:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Chapped lips (cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin f lip)
  • Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Atypical femur fracture
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Chronic kidney disease
10+ years:
  • Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage (blood leaks into the space between two membranes that surround the brain)
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection bacterial
  • Vitamin d increased
  • Weight decreased
  • White blood cell count decreased
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Rash
  • Death
  • Pneumonia
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • White blood cell count decreased

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Rash
  • Drug ineffective
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Pain
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Fallot's tetralogy (birth heart defect of 5 chambers)
  • Mitral valve hypoplasia (mitral valves are either too small to allow sufficient blood)
  • Renal disorder (kidney disease)
  • Sudden death unexplained
  • Surgery
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Vomiting
2-9:
  • Speech disorder
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
  • Eosinophilic myocarditis (acute and fulminate congestive heart failure)
  • Frustration (a form of poorly expressed anger)
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Stomatitis (inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Ureteric dilatation
10-19:
  • Pancreatitis acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
  • Hypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)
  • Ventricular extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Basedow's disease (autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive, producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Influenza
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lymphangioma (tumour of lymph nodes)
  • Malignant neoplasm progression (cancer tumour came back)
20-29:
  • Stomach discomfort (pain in abdomen)
  • Tenderness (pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Viral infection
  • Back pain
  • Biliary dyskinesia (motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of oddi)
  • Blood creatinine increased
  • Cerebral calcification (abnormal deposits of calcium in certain areas of the brain)
  • Chills (felling of cold)
  • Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)
30-39:
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Vomiting
  • Testicular seminoma (pure) stage i
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  • Nephrolithiasis (calculi in the kidneys)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Weight decreased
  • Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  • Chapped lips (cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin f lip)
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Sleep disorder
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Cervix carcinoma (cancer of cervix)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pancreatitis acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
  • Suicide attempt
50-59:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Rash
  • Pain
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Urinary tract infection

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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