Fluvastatin and Major depression - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Major depression is found among people who take Fluvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Fluvastatin and have Major depression. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,476 people who have side effects when taking Fluvastatin 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 Sep, 16, 2022

3,476 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluvastatin.
Among them, 11 people (0.32%) have Major depression.

What is Fluvastatin?

Fluvastatin has active ingredients of fluvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 3,515 Fluvastatin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Major depression?

Major depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings) is found to be associated with 1,935 drugs and 1,332 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Fluvastatin and Major depression reports submitted per year:

Could Fluvastatin cause Major depression?

Time on Fluvastatin when people have Major depression *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Major depression when taking Fluvastatin *:

  • female: 30 %
  • male: 70 %

Age of people who have Major depression when taking Fluvastatin *:

  • 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: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Fluvastatin *:

  1. Lisinopril: 6 people, 54.55%
  2. Humira: 5 people, 45.45%
  3. Methylprednisolone: 4 people, 36.36%
  4. Methotrexate: 4 people, 36.36%
  5. Inspra: 4 people, 36.36%
  6. Olanzapine: 2 people, 18.18%
  7. Nifedipine: 2 people, 18.18%
  8. Lorazepam: 2 people, 18.18%
  9. Lamotrigine: 2 people, 18.18%
  10. Kefzol: 2 people, 18.18%

Common side effects people have besides Major depression *:

  1. Weight Decreased: 7 people, 63.64%
  2. Memory Loss: 5 people, 45.45%
  3. Muscle Tightness: 5 people, 45.45%
  4. Depression: 5 people, 45.45%
  5. Gastrointestinal Pain: 5 people, 45.45%
  6. Gross Motor Delay (delayed developmental growth): 5 people, 45.45%
  7. Headache (pain in head): 5 people, 45.45%
  8. Heart Rate Increased: 5 people, 45.45%
  9. High Blood Pressure: 5 people, 45.45%
  10. Initial Insomnia (feeling of inadequate or poor-quality sleep): 5 people, 45.45%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 5 people, 45.45%
  2. Lipid Metabolism Disorder (genetic disorders are caused by errors in fatty acid metabolism): 5 people, 45.45%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 5 people, 45.45%
  4. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 5 people, 45.45%
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 4 people, 36.36%
  6. Psychotic Disorder: 2 people, 18.18%
  7. Cellulitis (infection under the skin): 2 people, 18.18%
  8. Diabetes: 1 person, 9.09%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Fluvastatin and have Major depression?

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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 fluvastatin (the active ingredients of Fluvastatin) and Fluvastatin (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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