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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.

Lovastatin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9958615
Rhabdomyolysis
This is a report of a 91-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Danazol
  • Fluvastatin
  • Simvastatin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Clopidogrel
  • Metoprolol
  • Lisinopril
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rhabdomyolysis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in male patients, resulting in Rhabdomyolysis side effect.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9928223
Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Hypotonia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Lovastatin Muscle Spasms side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lovastatin (dosage: NA) starting
Sep 25, 2013. After starting Lovastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Hypotonia, Abdominal Pain Upper, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscle Spasms, may still occur.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9875497
Asthenia
This Asthenia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201306 this consumer started treatment with Lovastatin (dosage: 10 Mg, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • 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)
When using Lovastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AstheniaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9849042
Influenza Like Illness
This Influenza Like Illness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 39-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure.The patient was prescribed Lovastatin (drug dosage: Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Nov 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovastatin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Influenza Like IllnessThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovastatin.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9797570
Dizziness
This is a report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: 1 Pill, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in female patients, resulting in Dizziness side effect.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9767174
Respiratory Failure, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This report suggests a potential Lovastatin Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lovastatin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Lovastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Respiratory Failure, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Lovastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9732052
Agitation, Delirium, Metabolic Encephalopathy
This Agitation problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lovastatin (dosage: 1 Pill Qhs/bedtime Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Agitation, Delirium, Metabolic EncephalopathyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9725145
Atypical Pneumonia, Hepatic Mass, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, Myalgia
This Atypical Pneumonia side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia,blood cholesterol increased,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Lovastatin Tablets Usp 40 Mg (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lovastatin Tablets Usp 20 Mg
  • Lisinopril
  • Diltiazem
  • Glyburide
  • Metformin
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Spiriva
  • Pro Air
.After starting to take Lovastatin Tablets Usp 40 Mg the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Atypical Pneumonia, Hepatic Mass, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, MyalgiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovastatin Tablets Usp 40 Mg.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9702052
Hepatic Cyst, Back Pain, Flank Pain
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: NA, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Metformin
  • Glyburide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatic Cyst, Back Pain, Flank Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in female patients, resulting in Hepatic Cyst side effect.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9652211
Arthritis, Nervous System Neoplasm, Muscle Disorder, Myalgia, Unevaluable Event
This report suggests a potential Lovastatin Arthritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lovastatin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Lovastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arthritis, Nervous System Neoplasm, Muscle Disorder, Myalgia, Unevaluable EventAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arthritis, may still occur.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9644747
Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Pelvic Pain, Muscular Weakness
This Pain In Extremity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lovastatin (dosage: Half Tablet At Bedtime Taken By Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Pelvic Pain, Muscular WeaknessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pain In Extremity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9607844
Rhabdomyolysis
This Rhabdomyolysis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia.The patient was prescribed Lovastatin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Sep 25, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovastatin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: RhabdomyolysisThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovastatin. The patient was hospitalized.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9461178
Product Odour Abnormal
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Odour Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in female patients, resulting in Product Odour Abnormal side effect.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9457522
Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Feeling Abnormal, Tremor, Feeling Jittery
This report suggests a potential Lovastatin Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lovastatin (dosage: 1 Once Daily Taken By Mouth) starting
Jun 07, 2013. After starting Lovastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Feeling Abnormal, Tremor, Feeling JitteryAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9397175
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Myalgia, Liver Disorder
This Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2011 this consumer started treatment with Lovastatin (dosage: Cut One 40 Mg Pill In Half Once A Day Taken By Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lisinopril
  • Amlodpine Besylate
  • Allopurinol
  • Fish Oil Omega 3
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin For Older People
When using Lovastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Myalgia, Liver DisorderAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9325501
Gynaecomastia, Emotional Disorder, Mental Disorder
This Gynaecomastia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol.The patient was prescribed Lovastatin (drug dosage: 1 Tablet), which was initiated on
Sep 01, 1999. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovastatin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gynaecomastia, Emotional Disorder, Mental DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovastatin.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9319251
Coeliac Disease
This is a report of a 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: NA, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Losartan (losartan)
  • Desvenlafaxine (pristiq)
  • Topiramate (topamax)
  • Singulair
  • Cetirizine (zyrtec)
  • Fexofenadine (allegra)
  • Ranitidine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Coeliac Disease after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in female patients, resulting in Coeliac Disease side effect.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9315859
Gastric Disorder, Arthralgia, Headache
This report suggests a potential Lovastatin Gastric Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lovastatin (dosage: Unk) starting 201205. After starting Lovastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gastric Disorder, Arthralgia, HeadacheAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gastric Disorder, may still occur.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9303461
Urticaria, Angioedema
This Urticaria problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lovastatin (dosage: 20 Mg Daily Po?2/11 - 4/17/13). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urticaria, AngioedemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urticaria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9266057
Crohn^s Disease, Rash
This Crohn^s Disease side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Lovastatin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovastatin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Crohn^s Disease, RashThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovastatin.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9203699
Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Intestinal Ulcer, Large Intestinal Ulcer, Eye Swelling
This is a report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: 10 Mg Tab 1 Every Day, start time:
Feb 12, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Intestinal Ulcer, Large Intestinal Ulcer, Eye Swelling after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Pain side effect.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9159595
Asthenia, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Fall, Pain In Extremity, Pain
This report suggests a potential Lovastatin Asthenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lovastatin (dosage: 40mg One Per Day Po) starting
Dec 01, 2011. After starting Lovastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Asthenia, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Fall, Pain In Extremity, PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Asthenia, may still occur.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9159588
Retinal Tear, Vitreous Floaters
This Retinal Tear problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. On
Dec 01, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Lovastatin (dosage: 40mg One Per Day Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Retinal Tear, Vitreous FloatersAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Retinal Tear, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9026561
Musculoskeletal Pain, Asthenia
This Musculoskeletal Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 82-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: cholesterol high.The patient was prescribed Lovastatin (drug dosage: One At Night One A Day Oral), which was initiated on
Feb 08, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovastatin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Musculoskeletal Pain, AstheniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovastatin.
Lovastatin Side Effect Report#9013295
Eye Disorder, Excessive Eye Blinking, Lacrimal Disorder
This is a report of a 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lovastatin (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 01, 2002), combined with:
  • Risperdal
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eye Disorder, Excessive Eye Blinking, Lacrimal Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovastatin treatment in male patients, resulting in Eye Disorder side effect.


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What are common Lovastatin Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Myalgia 44
Pain In Extremity 30
Asthenia 26
Arthralgia 25
Muscle Spasms 20
Nausea 20
Fatigue 19
Pain 19
Rhabdomyolysis 19
Headache 17

What are common Lovastatin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Myalgia 41
Rhabdomyolysis 33
Asthenia 19
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased 19
Arthralgia 17
Pain 13
Fatigue 12
Renal Failure Acute 11
Hepatic Enzyme Increased 10
Muscle Spasms 10

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    Lovastatin Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0093-0576
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameLovastatin
    NameLovastatin
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20011217
    LabelerTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)LOVASTATIN
    Strength(s)20
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassHMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor [EPC],Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors [MoA]

    Lovastatin Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 582

    Lovastatin safety alerts: 2013

    Reported deaths: 21

    Reported hospitalizations: 171

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