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Lovastatin Side Effects

Common Lovastatin Side Effects

The most commonly reported Lovastatin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Myalgia (85)
Rhabdomyolysis (52)
Asthenia (45)
Arthralgia (42)
Pain In Extremity (38)
Pain (32)
Fatigue (31)
Muscle Spasms (30)
Muscular Weakness (26)
Nausea (24)
Headache (23)
Insomnia (21)
Gait Disturbance (20)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (19)
Dizziness (19)
Back Pain (17)
Vomiting (16)
Rash (16)
Abdominal Pain (16)
Oedema Peripheral (16)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Lovastatin Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Lovastatin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Lovastatin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Rhabdomyolysis
on Jan 24, 2014 Male from US , 91 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: rhabdomyolysis. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Danazol
  • Fluvastatin
  • Simvastatin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Clopidogrel
  • Metoprolol
  • Lisinopril


Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Hypotonia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: muscle spasms, weight decreased, hypotonia, abdominal pain upper, diarrhoea on Feb 26, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 128.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.

Asthenia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 06, 2014 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 10 Mg, Unk) . Location: US , 56 years of age, After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: asthenia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lisinopril (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Copaxone (Unk)
  • Ampyra (10 Mg, Bid)
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Trospium Chloride (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Magnesium (200 Mg, Unk)
  • Fish Oil (1000 Mg, Unk)
  • Vitamin B12 (250 ?g, Unk)


Influenza Like Illness
on Jan 27, 2014 Male from US , 39 years of age, weighting 283.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: influenza like illness. Lovastatin dosage: Taken By Mouth.


Dizziness
on Jan 02, 2014 Female from US , 69 years of age, weighting 147.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: dizziness. Lovastatin dosage: 1 Pill.

Respiratory Failure, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Patient was taking Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: respiratory failure, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Dec 16, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Agitation, Delirium, Metabolic Encephalopathy
Adverse event was reported on Dec 04, 2013 by a Male taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 1 Pill Qhs/bedtime Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 81 years of age, weighting 200.6 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: agitation, delirium, metabolic encephalopathy.

Atypical Pneumonia, Hepatic Mass, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, Myalgia
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 75 years of age, weighting 120.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin Tablets Usp 40 Mg. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: atypical pneumonia, hepatic mass, abdominal distension, abdominal pain upper, myalgia. Lovastatin Tablets Usp 40 Mg dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lovastatin Tablets Usp 20 Mg
  • Lisinopril
  • Diltiazem
  • Glyburide
  • Metformin
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Spiriva
  • Pro Air


Hepatic Cyst, Back Pain, Flank Pain
on Nov 20, 2013 Female from US , weighting 118.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: hepatic cyst, back pain, flank pain. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metformin
  • Glyburide


Arthritis, Nervous System Neoplasm, Muscle Disorder, Myalgia, Unevaluable Event
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: arthritis, nervous system neoplasm, muscle disorder, myalgia, unevaluable event on Oct 28, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 53 years of age, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A.

Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Pelvic Pain, Muscular Weakness
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2013 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: Half Tablet At Bedtime Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 89 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: pain in extremity, arthralgia, pelvic pain, muscular weakness.

Rhabdomyolysis
on Oct 07, 2013 Male from US , 51 years of age, weighting 208.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: rhabdomyolysis. Lovastatin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Product Odour Abnormal
on Aug 14, 2013 Female from US , 62 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: product odour abnormal. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.

Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Feeling Abnormal, Tremor, Feeling Jittery
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: depression, anxiety, insomnia, suicidal ideation, feeling abnormal, tremor, feeling jittery on Aug 12, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, weighting 137.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: 1 Once Daily Taken By Mouth.

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Myalgia, Liver Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Jul 10, 2013 by a Male taking Lovastatin (Dosage: Cut One 40 Mg Pill In Half Once A Day Taken By Mouth) . Location: US , 74 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: type 1 diabetes mellitus, myalgia, liver disorder.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lisinopril
  • Amlodpine Besylate
  • Allopurinol
  • Fish Oil Omega 3
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin For Older People


Gynaecomastia, Emotional Disorder, Mental Disorder
on May 31, 2013 Male from US , 62 years of age, weighting 204.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: gynaecomastia, emotional disorder, mental disorder. Lovastatin dosage: 1 Tablet.

Coeliac Disease
on May 23, 2013 Female from US , 47 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: coeliac disease. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Losartan (losartan)
  • Desvenlafaxine (pristiq)
  • Topiramate (topamax)
  • Singulair
  • Cetirizine (zyrtec)
  • Fexofenadine (allegra)
  • Ranitidine


Gastric Disorder, Arthralgia, Headache
Patient was taking Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: gastric disorder, arthralgia, headache on May 30, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.

Urticaria, Angioedema
Adverse event was reported on May 21, 2013 by a Male taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 20 Mg Daily Po?2/11 - 4/17/13) . Location: US , 53 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: urticaria, angioedema.

Crohn^s Disease, Rash
on May 01, 2013 Female from US , 55 years of age, was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: crohn^s disease, rash. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.

Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Intestinal Ulcer, Large Intestinal Ulcer, Eye Swelling
on Mar 29, 2013 Female from US , 55 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: abdominal pain, gastrointestinal inflammation, intestinal ulcer, large intestinal ulcer, eye swelling. Lovastatin dosage: 10 Mg Tab 1 Every Day.

Asthenia, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Fall, Pain In Extremity
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: asthenia, arthralgia, myalgia, fall, pain in extremity on Mar 12, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 67 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: 40mg One Per Day Po.

Retinal Tear, Vitreous Floaters
Adverse event was reported on Mar 12, 2013 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 40mg One Per Day Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 67 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: retinal tear, vitreous floaters.

Musculoskeletal Pain, Asthenia
on Dec 17, 2012 Male from US , 82 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: musculoskeletal pain, asthenia. Lovastatin dosage: One At Night One A Day Oral.

Eye Disorder, Excessive Eye Blinking, Lacrimal Disorder
on Jan 07, 2013 Male from US , 60 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: eye disorder, excessive eye blinking, lacrimal disorder. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Risperdal


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