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Mevacor (Lovastatin) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Mevacor (Lovastatin) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (28)
Death (6)
Life Threatening Events (3)
Disability (5)

Reports by Reaction Type

Drug Ineffective (5)Abdominal Pain Upper (4)Muscle Spasms (4)Malaise (3)Completed Suicide (3)Myocardial Infarction (3)Pain in Extremity (3)Toxicity To Various Agents (3)Abasia (2)Influenza Like Illness (2)Hot Flush (2)Nervousness (2)

Possible Mevacor side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: female, weighing 92.5 kg (203.6 pounds)

Reactions: Muscle Spasms, Influenza Like Illness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Simvastatin
    Indication: Hyperlipidaemia
    Start date: 2010-05-20
    End date: 2010-06-15

Mevacor
    Indication: Hyperlipidaemia
    Start date: 2010-06-20
    End date: 2010-06-30



Possible Mevacor side effects in 68 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-07

Patient: 68 year old female, weighing 71.0 kg (156.2 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Malaise, Pain in Extremity, Drug Ineffective, Abdominal Pain Upper, Nervousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased
    End date: 2012-05-16

Mevacor
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Crestor
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Other drugs received by patient: Bystolic; Levothyroxine; Metformin



Possible Mevacor side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-31

Patient:

Reactions: Burning Sensation, Hot Flush, Drug Ineffective

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pravachol

Zocor
    Administration route: Oral

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral

Niacin

Other drugs received by patient: Xanax



Possible Mevacor side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-31

Patient:

Reactions: Autoimmune Disorder, Haemolytic Anaemia, Muscle Spasms, Hepatic Enzyme Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Lipitor
    Dosage: 40 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Zocor
    Dosage: unk, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Mevacor
    Dosage: unk, qd

Other drugs received by patient: Metoprolol Tartrate; Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium (+) Glucosamine Hydrochloride; Omeprazole



Possible Mevacor side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-31

Patient:

Reactions: Atelectasis, Pancreatic Mass, Diabetes Mellitus, Treatment Noncompliance, Pericardial Effusion, Haematocrit Decreased, Aortic Arteriosclerosis, Pleural Effusion, Blood Urea Increased, Pseudocyst, Hepatic Steatosis, Cholelithiasis, Haemoglobin Decreased, Abdominal Mass, Pancreatitis, Prostatomegaly

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization, disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Prinivil
    Dosage: 20 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Januvia
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Start date: 2011-08-05
    End date: 2012-01-01

Mevacor
    Dosage: 20 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Januvia
    Dosage: 100 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-03-12
    End date: 2012-05-12

Prilosec
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Glucovance; Ativan; Atenolol; Aspirin



Possible Mevacor side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-19

Patient:

Reactions: Neuropathy Peripheral

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor



Possible Mevacor side effects in 63 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-21

Patient: 63 year old male, weighing 68.0 kg (149.6 pounds)

Reactions: Abasia, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Anaemia Haemolytic Autoimmune, Muscle Spasms

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased
    Start date: 1997-01-01

Zocor
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Other drugs received by patient: Metoprolol; Omeprazole; Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium and Glucosamine Sulfate



Possible Mevacor side effects in 52 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-06-06

Patient: 52 year old male

Reactions: Completed Suicide

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Metformin Hydrochloride
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral

Verapamil HCL
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral

Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
    Dosage: unk

Olanzapine
    Dosage: unk

Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral

Mevacor
    Dosage: unk

Glipizide
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral

Lithium Carbonate
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Mevacor side effects in 52 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-06-06

Patient: 52 year old male

Reactions: Completed Suicide, Intentional Drug Misuse, Toxicity To Various Agents

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Metformin HCL
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Dyazide
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Lithium
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Olanzapine
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Mevacor
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Verapamil HCL
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01

Glipizide
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2007-01-01



Possible Mevacor side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-05

Patient: male, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Anaemia Haemolytic Autoimmune, Muscle Spasms, Hepatic Enzyme Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Simvastatin
    Dosage: unk, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Mevacor
    Dosage: unk, daily

Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg or 40mg, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Other drugs received by patient: Glucosamine Hydrochloride / Chondroitin Sulfate; Omeprazole; Metoprolol



Possible Mevacor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-29

Patient: female, weighing 71.0 kg (156.2 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Malaise, Pain in Extremity, Drug Ineffective, Nervousness, Abdominal Pain Upper

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Crestor
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Lipitor
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased
    End date: 2012-05-16

Other drugs received by patient: Bystolic; Levothyroxine; Metformin



Possible Mevacor side effects in 54 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-19

Patient: 54 year old male, weighing 86.0 kg (189.2 pounds)

Reactions: Burning Sensation, Hot Flush, Drug Ineffective

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Indication: Blood Triglycerides Increased

Mevacor
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Pravachol
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Pravachol
    Indication: Blood Triglycerides Increased

Niacin

Zocor
    Indication: LOW Density Lipoprotein Increased

Zocor
    Indication: Blood Triglycerides Increased

Pravachol
    Indication: LOW Density Lipoprotein Increased

Mevacor
    Indication: LOW Density Lipoprotein Increased

Zocor
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Other drugs received by patient: Xanax



Possible Mevacor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-16

Patient: female, weighing 112.0 kg (246.4 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Dosage: 20 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Diovan
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Indication: Hypertension

Chantix
    Dosage: 0.5 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Smoking Cessation Therapy
    Start date: 2012-04-11



Possible Mevacor side effects in 84 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-06

Patient: 84 year old male, weighing 91.0 kg (200.2 pounds)

Reactions: Dyspnoea, Lung Disorder, Pneumonia, Lung Carcinoma Cell Type Unspecified Recurrent

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor



Possible Mevacor side effects in 64 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-04-03

Patient: 64 year old female, weighing 82.0 kg (180.4 pounds)

Reactions: Malaise, Nausea, Chest Pain, Adverse Event, Dizziness, Myocardial Infarction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zocor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol

Zocor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Cardiac Disorder

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Cardiac Disorder

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol

Other drugs received by patient: Levothyroxine Sodium; Aspirin; Calcium (Unspecified); Vitamins (Unspecified); Vitamin D (Unspecified)



Possible Mevacor side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-26

Patient: male

Reactions: Brain Injury, Myopathy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor



Possible Mevacor side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-26

Patient: 55 year old female, weighing 96.0 kg (211.2 pounds)

Reactions: Myocardial Infarction, Abdominal Pain Upper

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Arthrotec
    Indication: Arthritis
    Start date: 2003-01-01

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral

Norvasc
    Indication: Hypertension
    Start date: 2002-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Metoprolol; Lantus; Isosorbide; Humalog



Possible Mevacor side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-03-15

Patient: female, weighing 109.0 kg (239.8 pounds)

Reactions: Pain in Extremity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Atorvastatin Calcium
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Start date: 2012-01-04
    End date: 2012-01-01

Mevacor
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Other drugs received by patient: Isosorbide Mononitrate; Levothyroxine; Ibuprofen; Lisinopril; Lopressor; Hydralazine; Demadex; Clonidine



Possible Mevacor side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-07

Patient: 55 year old female, weighing 96.0 kg (211.2 pounds)

Reactions: Myocardial Infarction, Abdominal Pain Upper

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Arthrotec
    Indication: Arthritis
    Start date: 2003-01-01

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral

Norvasc
    Indication: Hypertension
    Start date: 2002-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Metoprolol; Lantus; Humalog; Isosorbide



Possible Mevacor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-14

Patient: female

Reactions: Abasia

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor



Possible Mevacor side effects in 62 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-01-23

Patient: 62 year old female

Reactions: Toxicity To Various Agents

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Furosemide
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Gabapentin
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Pepcid
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Fluticasone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metolazone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Clonidine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metformin HCL
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Amlodipine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Albuterol
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Docusate Sodium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Iron (Unspecified)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Citalopram
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Omeprazole
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metoprolol
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Insulin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Mevacor side effects in 53 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-01-19

Patient: 53 year old male

Reactions: Overdose, Completed Suicide, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral

Acetaminophen W / Propoxyphene HCL
    Administration route: Oral

Elavil
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Mevacor side effects in 62 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-01-11

Patient: 62 year old female

Reactions: Toxicity To Various Agents

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pepcid
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Docusate Sodium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Albuterol
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Gabapentin
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Citalopram
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metolazone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Furosemide
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Amlodipine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Clonidine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Omeprazole
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Insulin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Fluticasone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Iron (Unspecified)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metformin HCL
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metoprolol
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Mevacor side effects in 52 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-06

Patient: 52 year old female

Reactions: Dysstasia, Drug Ineffective, Arthralgia

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol
    Start date: 2002-01-01

Niacin

Other drugs received by patient: Acetaminophen; Aspirin; Aspirin; Diovan; Lipitor



Possible Mevacor side effects in 75 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-27

Patient: 75 year old male

Reactions: Arthralgia

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Statin (Unspecified) UNK
    Dosage: po
    Administration route: Oral

Mevacor
    Dosage: daily/po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: LOW Density Lipoprotein Increased
    End date: 2011-02-09

Other drugs received by patient: Aspirin



Possible Mevacor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Hypersensitivity

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor



Possible Mevacor side effects in

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2011-10-27

Patient:

Reactions: Rhabdomyolysis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor



Possible Mevacor side effects in 60 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-10-17

Patient: 60 year old female

Reactions: Drug Dose Omission, Wrong Technique in Drug Usage Process, Palpitations, Headache, Influenza Like Illness

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2011-10-11

Pravachol

Mevacor
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2002-09-01
    End date: 2008-12-01

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