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Fall, Wrist Fracture (8389868-4)
on May 11, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, weighting 151.9 lb, was treated with Pravastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: fall, wrist fracture. Pravastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Tenormin
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
  • Ampyra (10 Mg, Q, 12 Hrs, Oral)
  • Percocet
  • Valium


Nightmare, Amnesia, Impulse-control Disorder (8388757-9)
Patient was taking Pravastatin Sodium. Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: nightmare, amnesia, impulse-control disorder on May 14, 2012 from TURKEY Additional patient health information: Male , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
and. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ezetimibe
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Fenofibrate
  • Atorvastatin Calcium


Nausea (8386757-6)
Adverse event was reported on May 21, 2012 by a Female taking Pravastatin (Dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hypertension
  • rheumatoid arthritis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 176.0 lb, After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: nausea.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Folic Acid (Unk)
  • Methotrexate (Unk)
  • Arthrotec (75 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Vicodin (Unk)


Product Physical Issue, Arthralgia, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Chromaturia, Pain In Extremity, Liver Disorder, Dysuria, Back Pain, Product Adhesion Issue (8385990-7)
on May 11, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Pravastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: product physical issue, arthralgia, hepatic enzyme increased, chromaturia, pain in extremity, liver disorder, dysuria, back pain, product adhesion issue. Pravastatin dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Tricor (Unk)
  • Lovaza (2 Df, Bid)
  • Lovaza



Atypical Femur Fracture (8380910-3)
on May 11, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypoaesthesia
and was treated with Pravastatin Sodium. Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: atypical femur fracture. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Vitamin B12
  • Ketoprofen
  • Shakuyaku-kanzo-to
  • Fosamax
Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Impairment (8379398-8)
Patient was taking Pravastatina. After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: renal impairment on May 16, 2012 from SPAIN Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 242.5 lb, . Pravastatina dosage: 20 Mg.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ramipril (10 Mg)
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Torasemida (5 Mg)


Pleural Effusion, Arthralgia, Osteoarthritis, Intervertebral Disc Space Narrowing, Rheumatoid Arthritis (8371044-2)
Adverse event was reported on May 11, 2012 by a Female taking Pravastatin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • pleural effusion
  • rheumatoid arthritis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, weighting 225.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: pleural effusion, arthralgia, osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc space narrowing, rheumatoid arthritis.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Methotrexate
  • Humira
Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea (8369695-4)
on May 04, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, was treated with Pravastatin. Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: diarrhoea. Pravastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Bactrim Ds
  • Dilaudid
  • Hydralazine Hcl
  • Revlimid (5 Mg, Daily X 21 Days, Po; 10 Mg, Daily X 21 Days, Then Off For 7 Days, Po)
  • Lipitor
  • Neomycin/polymyxin (conjunction)
  • Robaxin
  • Vancomycin
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Myocardial Infarction (8369176-8)
on Nov 21, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, was treated with Pravastatin. After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: myocardial infarction. Pravastatin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Allegra D (allegra-d - Slow Release)
  • L-carnitine
  • Niacin
  • Nitrostat
  • Nifedical Xl (nifedipine)
  • Fish Oil
  • Gabapentin
  • Carvedilol
Patient was hospitalized.

Hemiplegia, Muscular Weakness, Muscle Spasms (8365829-6)
Patient was taking Pravastatin Sodium. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: hemiplegia, muscular weakness, muscle spasms on May 03, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
and. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: 40 Milligram, 1 In 1 D, By Mouth.
Associated medications used:
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Metoprolol Succinate
Patient was hospitalized.

Erythema, Eczema, Acarodermatitis, Photosensitivity Allergic Reaction, Pruritus, Skin Oedema (8363576-8)
Adverse event was reported on May 09, 2012 by a Male taking Pravastatin (Dosage: 10 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Location: FRANCE , weighting 149.9 lb, Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: erythema, eczema, acarodermatitis, photosensitivity allergic reaction, pruritus, skin oedema.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nebivolol (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Nicardipine Hydrochloride
  • Vasobral
  • Nebivolol Hcl
  • Rasilez (150 Mg, Qd)


Hypoglycaemia, Overdose, Hyperlipasaemia (8362209-4)
on May 10, 2012 Male from FRANCE , 56 years of age, was treated with Pravastatin Sodium. After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: hypoglycaemia, overdose, hyperlipasaemia. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metformin
  • Januvia
  • Glyburide
Patient was hospitalized.

Pneumonia, Febrile Neutropenia (8361602-3)
on May 10, 2012 Male from CANADA , weighting 126.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
  • glaucoma
and was treated with Pravastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: pneumonia, febrile neutropenia. Pravastatin dosage: 40 Milligram.
Associated medications used:
  • Travoprost And Timolol
  • Calcium Gluconate (500 Milligram)
  • Sodium Chloride (120 Milliliter)
  • Ensure
  • Niaspan (500 Milligram)
  • Sodium Chloride (500 Milliliter)
  • Pepcid (20 Milligram)
  • Timolol Maleate (1 Drops)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypersensitivity, Stomatitis, Pain, Pain In Extremity, Eye Swelling, Glossodynia, Influenza Like Illness (8359877-X)
Patient was taking Pravastatin. Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: hypersensitivity, stomatitis, pain, pain in extremity, eye swelling, glossodynia, influenza like illness on May 14, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol
and. Pravastatin dosage: 40 Mg 1 A Day.

Arthralgia, Pruritus, Platelet Disorder, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemorrhagic Diathesis, Pain, Injection Site Haematoma, Influenza Like Illness, Thrombocytopenia (8358762-7)
Adverse event was reported on May 08, 2012 by a Male taking Pravastatin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GERMANY , 72 years of age, After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: arthralgia, pruritus, platelet disorder, platelet count decreased, haemorrhagic diathesis, pain, injection site haematoma, influenza like illness, thrombocytopenia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amlodipine
  • Indapamide
  • Nebivolol
  • Betaseron (Unk)


Incontinence, Rash, Skin Lesion, Blood Potassium Increased, Diplopia, Vision Blurred, Dry Skin, Rheumatoid Factor Increased, Gait Disturbance (8358507-0)
on May 10, 2012 Female from CANADA , 90 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • lipids increased
  • bladder disorder
  • pain
and was treated with Pravastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: incontinence, rash, skin lesion, blood potassium increased, diplopia, vision blurred, dry skin, rheumatoid factor increased, gait disturbance. Pravastatin dosage: 40 Mg Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Lyrica (25 Mg, 3x/day)


Dizziness, Insomnia (8356800-9)
on May 10, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 176.4 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • sleep disorder
and was treated with Pravastatin. Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: dizziness, insomnia. Pravastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Trazodone (Unk)
  • Baclofen (Unk)
  • Lasix (Unk)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Chantix (1 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Klor-con (Unk)
  • Vitamin B1 Tab (Unk)
  • Gabapentin (Unk)


Ventricular Fibrillation, Pseudoaldosteronism, Hypokalaemia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Syncope (8356187-1)
Patient was taking Pravastatin Sodium. After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: ventricular fibrillation, pseudoaldosteronism, hypokalaemia, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, syncope on May 08, 2012 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 100.1 lb, . Pravastatin Sodium dosage: 1 Df, Uid/qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vesicare
  • Ferrous Citrate (1 Df, Uid/qd)
  • Shakuyakukanzoutou (1 Df, Tid)
  • Vesicare (5 Mg, Uid/qd)


Nausea (8353079-9)
Adverse event was reported on May 07, 2012 by a Female taking Pravastatin (Dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hypertension
  • rheumatoid arthritis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 176.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: nausea.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Methotrexate (Unk)
  • Arthrotec (75 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Vicodin (Unk)
  • Folic Acid (Unk)


Cognitive Disorder, Viral Infection, Haemorrhage Intracranial (8351504-0)
on May 02, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Pravastatin Sodium. Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: cognitive disorder, viral infection, haemorrhage intracranial. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Idarubicin Hcl
  • Cytarabine
Patient was hospitalized.

C-reactive Protein Increased, Incontinence, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Rheumatoid Factor Increased, Skin Lesion, Dizziness, Nail Disorder, Dry Skin, Blood Potassium Increased (8348341-X)
on May 04, 2012 Female from CANADA , 90 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • lipids increased
  • bladder disorder
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Pravastatin. After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: c-reactive protein increased, incontinence, blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased, rheumatoid factor increased, skin lesion, dizziness, nail disorder, dry skin, blood potassium increased. Pravastatin dosage: 40 Mg Every Two Days.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Detrol (Unk)
  • Lyrica (25 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Lyrica (25 Mg, 2x/day)


Haemorrhagic Stroke, Arrhythmia, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiovascular Disorder, Cardiac Disorder (8347756-3)
Patient was taking Pravastatin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: haemorrhagic stroke, arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disorder, cardiac disorder on May 01, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 62 years of age, . Pravastatin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
  • Januvia
  • Lyrica
  • Avandia (8mg Per Day)
  • Metformin Hcl
Patient was hospitalized.

Limb Discomfort, Pruritus (8347537-0)
Adverse event was reported on May 07, 2012 by a Male taking Pravastatin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 57 years of age, weighting 249.1 lb, Patient felt the following Pravastatin side effects: limb discomfort, pruritus.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Naproxen Sodium (2 U, Qd)


Hearing Impaired (8346350-8)
on May 07, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypertension
and was treated with Pravastatin Sodium. After Pravastatin was administered, patient encountered several Pravastatin side effects: hearing impaired. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: 10 Mg Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Norvasc (5 Mg Daily)


Pneumonia Aspiration, Insomnia, Appendicitis, Intestinal Obstruction, Wound Complication (8345949-2)
on Apr 29, 2012 Male from JAPAN , 50 years of age, weighting 181.7 lb, was treated with Pravastatin Sodium. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Pravastatin side effects: pneumonia aspiration, insomnia, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, wound complication. Pravastatin Sodium dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Allopurinol
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2b (See Image)
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2b (See Image)
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2b (See Image)
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2b (See Image)
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2b (See Image)
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2b (See Image)
Patient was hospitalized.

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