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Pravastatin Sodium

Popular Brands: : Pravastatin, Pravachol, Pravastatin Sodium, Mevalotin, Elisor
Official FDA Reports168,736
Social Media Events891
Total Posts537
Avg. Review Score2.31/ 5

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Pravastatin Sodium Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Pravastatin Sodium

Myalgia

Side Effects: It is undetermined whether Pravastatin is responsible for the muscle pain and diarrhea I am experiencing daily. I had cronic back pain prior to taking Pravastatin and I am now having mu...


Source: Pravachol (Pravastatin)

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Back Pain

Side Effects: It is undetermined whether Pravastatin is responsible for the muscle pain and diarrhea I am experiencing daily. I had cronic back pain prior to taking Pravastatin and I am now having mu...


Source: Pravachol (Pravastatin)

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Arthralgia

... is responsible for the muscle pain and diarrhea I am experiencing daily. I had cronic back pain prior to taking Pravastatin and I am now having muscle cramps and significant joint pain . The chronic d...


Source: Pravachol (Pravastatin)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Diarrhoea, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe back pain.... Weight loss sever diarrhea. N the list goes on

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Dizziness, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe dizzyness, neck and joint aches and overall weakness Do

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Diabetes, Cystitis, Apathy, Blood glucose increased, Confusional state, Pain in jaw

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: headache ligament trouble neck spine elbow fingers shoulders hips knees toes Jaw pain confusion empty feeling elevated blood sugar diabetes 2 UTI tried very hard to sta...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Myalgia, Muscle spasms, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I had severe leg cramps and burning in my feet. Muscle pain and weakness in my thighs and triceps followed. I quit the meds, but still have the pain and weakness 6 weeks later. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Fatigue, Malaise, Nausea, Pain, Influenza, Abdominal pain upper, Convulsion, Depression, Diarrhoea, Muscular weakness, Tenderness, Thinking abnormal, Musculoskeletal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... throughout my abdomen. Extreme fatigue, going back to bed several times a day, weakness, hard to lift my limbs to reach for anything or to get in and out of the car, slight headache, feeling like I...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Neuralgia, Myalgia, Musculoskeletal pain, Arthralgia, Headache, Fatigue

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: muscle pains....nerve pain...bulging veins in wrists...severe pain in shoulders, back sent me to ER 4 times before I realized it was the meds. l will NEVER EVER take another statin. I h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Insomnia, Abasia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Pain everywhere, back, knees, hips, do not sleep well LDL's went from 120 to 147 so Doc put me on 80mg. Could not walk or move within 1 week so went to 40 mg. Tired of being...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Pain, Diarrhoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... a while. The pain was getting progressively worse so my doctor took my off. I had been on it for 8 months. In 3 months he put me on pravastatin. Psin in knee immediately but not as gas as the credtor....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Sleep disorder, Muscle spasms, Paraesthesia, Trigger finger, Vision blurred

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: leg and foot cramps, burning/tingling in hands (not there previously), trigger finger, decreased flexibility in hands (arthritis-like symptoms), blurred vision the dr. insists...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Neuropathy peripheral, Anxiety, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Nerves gone wild. I have lived with neuropathy for 11 years and had finally gotten the pain levels down to around a 3. pravachol destroyed years of lowered levels and in less than 2 wee...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.