Baycol and Death unexplained - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Death unexplained is found among people who take Baycol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19,127 people who have side effects when taking Baycol from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

19,127 people reported to have side effects when taking Baycol.
Among them, 8 people (0.04%) died.

What is Baycol?

Baycol has active ingredients of cerivastatin sodium. eHealthMe is studying from 19,129 Baycol users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

Number of Baycol and Death unexplained reports submitted per year:

Could Baycol cause Death unexplained?

Time on Baycol when people died *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 60 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who died when taking Baycol *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who died when taking Baycol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Common drugs people take besides Baycol *:

  1. Lopid: 1 person, 12.50%

Common side effects people have before they died *:

  1. Weakness: 1 person, 12.50%
  2. Scoliosis (a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side): 1 person, 12.50%
  3. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down): 1 person, 12.50%
  4. Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased: 1 person, 12.50%
  5. Polytraumatism (multiple trauma): 1 person, 12.50%
  6. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 1 person, 12.50%
  7. Heart Attack: 1 person, 12.50%
  8. Cerebral Atherosclerosis (hardening of the brain arteries): 1 person, 12.50%
  9. Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs): 1 person, 12.50%
  10. C-Reactive Protein Increased: 1 person, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on cerivastatin sodium (the active ingredients of Baycol) and Baycol (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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