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Insomnia, Dizziness, Constipation (8344513-9)
on May 02, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 104.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • cardiac disorder
and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: insomnia, dizziness, constipation. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Zantac (Unk)
  • Lopid (Unk)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Chantix (1 Mg, 2x/day)


Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Dehydration (8341015-0)
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration on Feb 25, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 77 years of age, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Verapamil
  • Meclizine
  • Sertraline Hco (sertraline) Tape (including Poultice)
  • Diovan Hct
  • Rivastigmine (4.5 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Meclizine
  • Timolol Maleate (timolol Maleate) Solution, 0.5 %


Blood Pressure Diastolic Increased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Pulmonary Embolism, Fibrin D Dimer Increased (8312912-7)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 16, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: blood pressure diastolic increased, haemoglobin decreased, pulmonary embolism, fibrin d dimer increased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Tranexamic Acid ((1300 Mg Tid))
  • Aspirin
  • Folic Acid
  • Caltrate With Vitamin D
  • Nystatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Akathisia, Physical Assault, Aggression, Suicidal Ideation, Depression (8308242-X)
on Apr 10, 2012 Female from AUSTRALIA , 52 years of age, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: akathisia, physical assault, aggression, suicidal ideation, depression. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
  • Cephalexin
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Metoclopramide Injection
  • Erythromycin
  • Premarin
  • Paroxetine Hydrochloride
  • Irbesartan
Patient was hospitalized.


Pain, Myalgia (8302674-1)
on Apr 16, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 123.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: pain, myalgia. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lipitor (40 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Gabapentin (600 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Cozaar (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Neurontin (100 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Aspirin (325 Mg, Unk)
  • Cymbalta (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Unk, 1x/day)


Ischaemic Stroke (8283354-8)
Patient was taking Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: ischaemic stroke on Apr 05, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 176.4 lb, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Pradaxa
  • Lasix
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Estrogen
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Frustration, Dyspepsia, Regurgitation (8278241-5)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 14, 2011 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • depression
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 158.1 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: frustration, dyspepsia, regurgitation.
Associated medications used:
  • Seroquel
  • Vitamin D
  • Lisinopril
  • Nexium


Dysphagia, Choking, Vomiting (8274627-3)
on Apr 03, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: dysphagia, choking, vomiting. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ambien
  • Lovaza (1tab Single Dose)
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Loratadine
  • Lisinopril


Rhabdomyolysis (8272994-8)
on Apr 06, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 192.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: rhabdomyolysis. Lovastatin dosage: 20mg Daily Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (8270542-X)
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis on Mar 29, 2012 from SPAIN Additional patient health information: Male , 69 years of age, . Lovastatin dosage: Regimen: Every 1 Days.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Enalapril Maleate (Regimen: Every 1 Days)
  • Spiriva
  • Arava
  • Naproxen
  • Plavix (Regimen: Every 1 Days, Pharmaceutical Dosage Form: 82)
  • Methotrexate Sodium
  • Lederfolin
Patient was hospitalized.

Emotional Distress, Injury, Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis Chronic (8267964-X)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 30, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 10 Mg, Hs) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • pain
  • acne
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 19 years of age, weighting 137.0 lb, Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: emotional distress, injury, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis chronic.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (10 Mg, Tid)


Constipation (8267052-2)
on Apr 03, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 158.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: constipation. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Toviaz (8 Mg, Daily)
  • Synthroid (Unk)
  • Amlodipine (Unk)


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pruritus, Erythema, Injection Site Haemorrhage, Psoriasis (8259995-0)
on Mar 28, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • fluid retention
  • vitamin supplementation
and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: carpal tunnel syndrome, pruritus, erythema, injection site haemorrhage, psoriasis. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Trianter Ena Hctz (75/50mg)
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Vitamin K Tab
  • Topical Spray
  • Humira
  • Omeprazole
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride
  • Mg


Nausea, Headache (8252392-3)
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: nausea, headache on Jun 07, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 250.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • anxiety
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • nausea
and. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clonazepam
  • Promethazine
  • Promethazine
  • Testosterone (Daily Dose: 5 Gram(s), Via Pump)
  • Testosterone (Daily Dose: 10 Gram(s), Via Pump)
  • Lisinopril
  • Aluminium Hydroxide Gel And Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Testosterone (Daily Dose: 7.5 Gram(s), Via Pump)


Abnormal Loss Of Weight (8251070-4)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 20, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • sciatica
  • cardiac disorder
  • breakthrough pain
  • abdominal discomfort
  • spinal column stenosis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 125.0 lb, After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: abnormal loss of weight.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Phenergan Hcl
  • Fentanyl
  • Atenolol
  • Ditropan


Viral Infection, Abdominal Pain, Incision Site Pain, Hernia, Abdominal Hernia, Flushing, Thrombosis In Device, Vomiting, Coronary Artery Occlusion (8246359-9)
on Mar 21, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 220.2 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: viral infection, abdominal pain, incision site pain, hernia, abdominal hernia, flushing, thrombosis in device, vomiting, coronary artery occlusion. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Niaspan
  • Plavix
  • Aspirin (30 Minutes Before Niaspan)
  • Niaspan
  • Niaspan
  • Coumadin
Patient was hospitalized.

Depression, Dizziness, Insomnia (8243727-6)
on Apr 28, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 72 years of age, was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: depression, dizziness, insomnia. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cartia Xt
  • Emsam (Qd)
  • Seroquel
  • Diltiazem Hcl
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Pramipexole Dihydrochloride


Heart Rate Irregular, Cardiac Failure, Asthma, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hand Fracture (8241071-4)
Patient was taking Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: heart rate irregular, cardiac failure, asthma, acute coronary syndrome, hand fracture on Mar 22, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 229.5 lb, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Glyburide
  • Avandia (4mg Per Day)
  • Metformin Hcl
Patient was hospitalized.

Injection Site Haemorrhage, Injection Site Haematoma, Cellulitis, Blood Glucose Increased, Injection Site Pain (8236447-5)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 16, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, weighting 214.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: injection site haemorrhage, injection site haematoma, cellulitis, blood glucose increased, injection site pain.
Associated medications used:
  • Lantus (Dose:60 Unit(s))
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Omeprazole
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Albuterol
  • Solostar
  • Gabapentin


No Adverse Event (8227874-0)
on Mar 14, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: no adverse event. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin
  • Aleve (caplet) (1 Tab Twice Daily)
  • Cozaar
  • Fish Oil
  • Toprol-xl
  • Omeprazole


Cerebral Haemorrhage, Memory Impairment, Cerebrovascular Accident (8216538-5)
on Mar 14, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 250.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
and was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: cerebral haemorrhage, memory impairment, cerebrovascular accident. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Warfarin Sodium (5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Carbamazepine (500 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Lyrica (150 Mg, Unk)


Renal Failure Acute, Metabolic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Confusional State, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Rhabdomyolysis (8207655-4)
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: renal failure acute, metabolic acidosis, pneumonia, confusional state, unresponsive to stimuli, rhabdomyolysis on Mar 14, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 83 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • dyslipidaemia
and. Lovastatin dosage: 10mg. Patient was hospitalized.

Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Diarrhoea (8204252-1)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 29, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: diabetes mellitus inadequate control, diarrhoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lopid (1200 Mg (600 Mg, 2 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Glimepiride
  • Lisinopril
  • Lantus
  • Metformin Hcl (2500 Mg, 1 D, Oral)
  • Metformin Hcl (2500 Mg, 1 D, Oral)


Pancreatitis Acute (8202598-4)
on Jan 31, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, weighting 211.9 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: pancreatitis acute. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Victoza (liraglutide) Solution For Injection, 6mg/ml ; Victoza Regimen (Subcutaneous)
  • Victoza (liraglutide) Solution For Injection, 6mg/ml ; Victoza Regimen (Subcutaneous)
  • Levothyroxine /00068002/ (levothyroxine Sodium)
  • Lisinopril /00894002/ (lisinopril Dihydrate)
  • Metformin /00082702/ (metformin Hydrochloride)
  • Valtrex
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypoaesthesia, Arthralgia, Sensation Of Heaviness (8184758-4)
on Mar 05, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • lipids abnormal
and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: hypoaesthesia, arthralgia, sensation of heaviness. Lovastatin dosage: 20.0 Mg.

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Active Ingredient: LOVASTATI

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 551. View Lovastatin Adverse Reports

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Reported deaths: 20

Reported hospitalizations: 163

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