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Lovastatin Side Effects

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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Lovastatin, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Lovastatin side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Lovastatin.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Lovastatin side effects are:
Shoulder (23 reports)
Muscle Pain Between Elbow (21 reports)
Pain In Back (15 reports)
Muscle Pain Between Elbow And Shoulder (13 reports)
Fatigue (10 reports)
Anxiety (5 reports)
Feet Knee Pain (4 reports)
Head Tremor (3 reports)
Muscle Pain (3 reports)

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To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Lovastatin side effects . You can also compare Lovastatin side effects or view FDA reports.

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).
The 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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Angina Pectoris, Myalgia
on Dec 24, 2012 Male from BR , 65 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: angina pectoris, myalgia. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Rosuvastatin Calcium (1 Df, Unk)
  • Atenolol (1 Df, Unk)
  • Omeprazole (1 Df, Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (1 Df, Unk)
  • Sustrate (1 Df, Tid)
Patient was hospitalized.

Product Substitution Issue, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myalgia, Muscle Injury
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: product substitution issue, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, myalgia, muscle injury on Dec 12, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 69 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Myalgia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Tendon Rupture
Adverse event was reported on Oct 26, 2012 by a Male taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 40 Mg Every Day Po) . Location: US , 63 years of age, weighting 350.8 lb, After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: myalgia, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, tendon rupture.

Ultrasound Liver Abnormal, Hepatic Steatosis
on Sep 14, 2012 Male from US , 79 years of age, weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: ultrasound liver abnormal, hepatic steatosis. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Oedema Peripheral, Myalgia, Skin Reaction, Dermal Cyst, Thirst, Skin Burning Sensation
on Jun 25, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, weighting 137.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: oedema peripheral, myalgia, skin reaction, dermal cyst, thirst, skin burning sensation. Lovastatin dosage: 40 Mg, Daily.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lyrica
  • Lisinopril (25 Mg, Daily)


Amnesia, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
Patient was taking Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: amnesia, blood cholesterol abnormal on Jun 21, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lipitor (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Simvastatin (Unk)
  • Atorvastatin (20 Mg, Daily)


Chest Pain, Headache, Pain In Extremity
Adverse event was reported on Jun 15, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 180.8 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: chest pain, headache, pain in extremity.
Associated medications used:

Pollakiuria, Dizziness, Pain In Extremity, Peripheral Coldness
on Jun 14, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 167.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • cerebrovascular accident prophylaxis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • coronary artery disease
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • dysphonia
  • herpes simplex
and was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: pollakiuria, dizziness, pain in extremity, peripheral coldness. Lovastatin dosage: 20 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Fatigue, Feeling Hot, Dysgeusia, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Nasopharyngitis, Weight Decreased, Oral Pain, Ecchymosis
on Jun 13, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 216.1 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: fatigue, feeling hot, dysgeusia, diarrhoea, nausea, nasopharyngitis, weight decreased, oral pain, ecchymosis. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zolpidem (Unk)
  • Citalopram (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk)
  • Sutent (Unk)
  • Osteoflex
  • Acetaminophen (Unk, As Needed)
  • Oxybutynin
  • Sutent (50 Mg, 1 Capsule Daily, Cycle 4 Weeks On And 2 Weeks Off)


Emotional Distress, Alopecia, Rhinitis, Social Avoidant Behaviour, Aptyalism, Onychoclasis
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: emotional distress, alopecia, rhinitis, social avoidant behaviour, aptyalism, onychoclasis on Jun 07, 2012 from COLOMBIA Additional patient health information: Female , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Leflunomide (Unk)
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Weekly)
  • Calcium (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Prednisone (Unk)


Facial Pain, Sunburn, Skin Exfoliation, Incorrect Dose Administered, Dry Skin, Rash, Dermatitis Acneiform, Erythema
Adverse event was reported on Jun 07, 2012 by a Male taking Lovastatin (Dosage: 60 Mg, Qhs) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 149.9 lb, Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: facial pain, sunburn, skin exfoliation, incorrect dose administered, dry skin, rash, dermatitis acneiform, erythema.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fish Oil (2 G, Uid/qd)
  • M.v.i. (Unk)
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Erlotinib Hydrochloride (100 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Aspirin (81 Mg, Uid/qd)


Vomiting, Nausea, Weight Decreased
on May 23, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 73 years of age, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: vomiting, nausea, weight decreased. Lovastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metformin Hcl (Unk)
  • Calcium Carbonate (Unk)
  • Vitamin Tab (Unk)
  • Prolia (60 Mg, Q6mo)
  • Antihypertensives (Unk)


Liver Function Test Abnormal
on Jun 06, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 202.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: liver function test abnormal. Lovastatin dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Spironolactone (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (650 Mg, Prn Bid)
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Diphenhydramine (25 Mg, Every 6 Hours)
  • Pregabalin (165 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Oxybutynin (5 Mg, 1x/day)


White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Neutropenia, Pneumonia
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: white blood cell count decreased, neutropenia, pneumonia on Jul 25, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Coumadin
  • Lasix
  • Exjade
  • Antibiotics (antibiotics)
  • Protonix
  • Arimidex
  • Cardizem
Patient was hospitalized.

Ulcer, Urticaria
Adverse event was reported on Jun 04, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: Unk, 1x/day) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 134.5 lb, After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: ulcer, urticaria.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin (Unk, 1x/day)
  • Lisinopril (Unk, 1x/day)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Prilosec (20 Mg, 1x/day)


Pancreatitis, Pancreatitis Acute, Pancreatitis Necrotising, Pancreatic Pseudocyst
on May 29, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 180.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: pancreatitis, pancreatitis acute, pancreatitis necrotising, pancreatic pseudocyst. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Percocet
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Prilosec (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Mevacor
  • Byetta
  • Actos
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Insulin
Patient was hospitalized.

Spinal Deformity, Pericardial Effusion, Malaise, Dislocation Of Vertebra, Back Pain, Spinal Osteoarthritis
on May 16, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: spinal deformity, pericardial effusion, malaise, dislocation of vertebra, back pain, spinal osteoarthritis. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Heart Rate Irregular, Cardiac Disorder
Patient was taking Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: heart rate irregular, cardiac disorder on May 29, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 78 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, . Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Nasal Drops
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
  • Aleve (caplet) (440 Mg, Qd)
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Stool Softener
  • Aspirin
  • Loratadine
  • Multi-vitamins


Urinary Tract Infection, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Cough
Adverse event was reported on May 17, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: urinary tract infection, basal cell carcinoma, cough.
Associated medications used:
  • Nexium
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Fish Oil
Patient was hospitalized.

Dehydration, Red Blood Cell Count Decreased, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Neuropathy Peripheral, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Tricuspid Valve Incompetence, Neutrophil Percentage Increased, Pulmonary Hypertension, Syncope
on May 08, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 74 years of age, weighting 164.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: dehydration, red blood cell count decreased, renal tubular necrosis, neuropathy peripheral, left ventricular hypertrophy, tricuspid valve incompetence, neutrophil percentage increased, pulmonary hypertension, syncope. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Naproxen (Three Times A Day, Oral)
  • Naproxen (Three Times A Day, Oral)
Patient was hospitalized.

Spinal Disorder, Pericardial Effusion, Dislocation Of Vertebra, Back Pain
on May 11, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: spinal disorder, pericardial effusion, dislocation of vertebra, back pain. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Nausea, Malaise, Rash
Patient was taking Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: nausea, malaise, rash on May 15, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 134.9 lb, . Lovastatin dosage: Unk, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Aspirin (Unk, 1x/day)
  • Prilosec (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Premarin (Unk, 1x/day)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Premarin (Unk, 3x/week)
  • Premarin
  • Lisinopril (Unk, 1x/day)


Memory Impairment
Adverse event was reported on May 14, 2012 by a Female taking Lovastatin (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 277.8 lb, Patient felt the following Lovastatin side effects: memory impairment.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Liver Injury
on May 16, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 195.1 lb, was treated with Lovastatin. After Lovastatin was administered, patient encountered several Lovastatin side effects: liver injury. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vemurafenib (Date Of Last Dose Prior To Sae: 08/apr/2012)
Patient was hospitalized.

Visual Impairment, Myocardial Infarction, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
on May 10, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, was treated with Lovastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lovastatin side effects: visual impairment, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus inadequate control. Lovastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
  • Avandia (4mg Per Day)
  • Januvia
  • Antidiabetic


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