Pravachol and Hand fracture - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Hand fracture is found among people who take Pravachol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Pravachol and have Hand fracture. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 23,318 people who have side effects when taking Pravachol 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

23,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravachol.
Among them, 19 people (0.08%) have Hand fracture.

What is Pravachol?

Pravachol has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 23,833 Pravachol users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Hand fracture?

Hand fracture is found to be associated with 1,150 drugs and 642 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Pravachol and Hand fracture reports submitted per year:

Could Pravachol cause Hand fracture?

Gender of people who have Hand fracture when taking Pravachol *:

  • female: 31.58 %
  • male: 68.42 %

Age of people who have Hand fracture when taking Pravachol *:

  • 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 Pravachol *:

  1. Nexium: 13 people, 68.42%
  2. Celebrex: 12 people, 63.16%
  3. Effexor Xr: 12 people, 63.16%
  4. Aspirin: 11 people, 57.89%
  5. Coumadin: 11 people, 57.89%
  6. Gemzar: 11 people, 57.89%
  7. Zometa: 10 people, 52.63%
  8. Torisel: 10 people, 52.63%
  9. Oxycontin: 10 people, 52.63%
  10. Sutent: 10 people, 52.63%

Common side effects people have besides Hand fracture *:

  1. Pain In Extremity: 15 people, 78.95%
  2. Depression: 15 people, 78.95%
  3. Foot Fracture: 14 people, 73.68%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 14 people, 73.68%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 13 people, 68.42%
  6. Chest Pain: 13 people, 68.42%
  7. Intervertebral Disc Degeneration (spinal disc degeneration): 12 people, 63.16%
  8. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 12 people, 63.16%
  9. Rib Fracture: 12 people, 63.16%
  10. Pain: 11 people, 57.89%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 3 people, 15.79%
  2. Thyroid Diseases: 2 people, 10.53%
  3. Hiatal Hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm): 2 people, 10.53%
  4. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 2 people, 10.53%
  5. Constipation: 2 people, 10.53%
  6. Diabetes: 2 people, 10.53%
  7. Dry Mouth: 2 people, 10.53%
  8. Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood): 2 people, 10.53%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 2 people, 10.53%
  10. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 10.53%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Pravachol and have Hand fracture?

Check whether Hand fracture is associated with a drug or a condition

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 pravastatin sodium (the active ingredients of Pravachol) and Pravachol (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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