About this FactMed analysis covering adverse side effect reports of LOVASTATIN patients who developed ACHLORHYDRIA.

FactMed provides MD-approved analysis to help both patients, researchers, and physicians accurately assess the risk profile for more than 20,000 different pharmaceutical products. The below report offers compiled information from Food & Drug Administration and FactMed user submissions. Between January 2004 and October 2012, 1 individuals taking LOVASTATIN reported ACHLORHYDRIA to the FDA. A total of 9898 LOVASTATIN drug adverse event reaction reports were made with the FDA during this time period. Often the FDA only receives reports of the most critical and severe cases; these numbers may therefore underrepresent the complication rate of the medication.

FDA Research Report

Introduction This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between LOVASTATIN and ACHLORHYDRIA. In doing so, we compare LOVASTATIN with other drugs that cause ACHLORHYDRIA, to help you evaluate whether or not LOVASTATIN causes ACHLORHYDRIA. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of LOVASTATIN, so you can see if ACHLORHYDRIA ranks among LOVASTATIN's most well-known side effects.
Summary Statistics
Reports of LOVASTATIN causing ACHLORHYDRIA: 1
Reports of any side effect of LOVASTATIN : 9898
Percentage of LOVASTATIN patients where ACHLORHYDRIA is a reported side effect: 0.0101%

FDA reports of any drug causing ACHLORHYDRIA : 27
Average percentage for all medicated patients where ACHLORHYDRIA is reported as a complication: 0.0002%

Physician opinion on LOVASTATIN as adverse event culprit:

Overall opinion for all reports of this drug:
Most frequent diagnoses/indications for prescribing LOVASTATIN:
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED ( 1062 patients )
PRODUCT USED FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 513 patients )
DRUG USE FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 358 patients )
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL ( 278 patients )
HYPERLIPIDAEMIA ( 266 patients )
HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA ( 191 patients )
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL ABNORMAL ( 90 patients )
DYSLIPIDAEMIA ( 56 patients )
HYPERTENSION ( 35 patients )
CARDIAC DISORDER ( 27 patients )
BLOOD TRIGLYCERIDES INCREASED ( 24 patients )
PROPHYLAXIS ( 18 patients )
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE ( 11 patients )
DIABETES MELLITUS ( 10 patients )
LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN INCREASED ( 9 patients )
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER ( 6 patients )
CORONARY ARTERY SURGERY ( 6 patients )
LIPIDS INCREASED ( 6 patients )
HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN DECREASED ( 5 patients )
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL DECREASED ( 5 patients )
BLOOD PRESSURE ( 5 patients )
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED ( 5 patients )
TYPE IIA HYPERLIPIDAEMIA ( 5 patients )
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ( 5 patients )
MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME ( 4 patients )
UNEVALUABLE EVENT ( 4 patients )
LIPIDS ( 4 patients )
CARDIAC FAILURE CONGESTIVE ( 4 patients )
BLOOD TRIGLYCERIDES ( 3 patients )
LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN ( 3 patients )
CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT PROPHYLAXIS ( 3 patients )
RHABDOMYOLYSIS ( 3 patients )
THYROID DISORDER ( 3 patients )
LIPID METABOLISM DISORDER ( 2 patients )
LIPIDS ABNORMAL ( 2 patients )
FLUID RETENTION ( 2 patients )
ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY ( 2 patients )
STENT PLACEMENT ( 2 patients )
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS CORONARY ARTERY ( 2 patients )
THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS ( 2 patients )
ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK ( 2 patients )
CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS ( 2 patients )
NEPHROTIC SYNDROME ( 2 patients )
LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION ( 2 patients )
FAMILIAL RISK FACTOR ( 2 patients )
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS ( 2 patients )
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT PROPHYLAXIS ( 2 patients )
CHOLESTEROSIS ( 2 patients )
BLOOD PRESSURE ABNORMAL ( 1 patients )
RENAL DISORDER ( 1 patients )
RENAL TRANSPLANT ( 1 patients )
BODY FAT DISORDER ( 1 patients )
MIXED HYPERLIPIDAEMIA ( 1 patients )
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISCOMFORT ( 1 patients )
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK ( 1 patients )
CHEMOTHERAPY ( 1 patients )
ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE PROPHYLAXIS ( 1 patients )
PROSTATE CANCER ( 1 patients )
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE ( 1 patients )
ALCOHOL ABUSE ( 1 patients )
HEART RATE INCREASED ( 1 patients )
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN INCREASED ( 1 patients )
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS ( 1 patients )
SUICIDE ATTEMPT ( 1 patients )
ASTHMA ( 1 patients )
HYPERSENSITIVITY ( 1 patients )
MYALGIA ( 1 patients )
BACK PAIN ( 1 patients )
HYPERTRIGLYCERIDAEMIA ( 1 patients )
INFECTION ( 1 patients )
PAIN ( 1 patients )
KIDNEY INFECTION ( 1 patients )
( 0 patients )
Drugs with high FDA adverse event association with ACHLORHYDRIA:

ASPIRIN (8 patients)
AMLODIPINE (7 patients)
COREG (6 patients)
COUMADIN (6 patients)
FLUCONAZOLE (6 patients)
GLUCOVANCE (6 patients)
GLYBURIDE (6 patients)
LASIX (6 patients)
LEVAQUIN (6 patients)
LIPITOR (6 patients)
PROMETHAZINE (6 patients)
SEROQUEL (6 patients)
AMOXICILLIN (5 patients)
CARVEDILOL (5 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN (5 patients)
CYANOCOBALAMIN (5 patients)
DIGOXIN (5 patients)
DOXYCYCLINE (5 patients)
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM (5 patients)
GABAPENTIN (5 patients)
LISINOPRIL (5 patients)
LORCET-HD (5 patients)
MELOXICAM (5 patients)
METOLAZONE (5 patients)
NEXIUM (5 patients)
OMEPRAZOLE (5 patients)
OXYCODONE HCL AND ACETAMINOPHEN (5 patients)
ACULAR (4 patients)
GEMFIBROZIL (4 patients)
MUPIROCIN OINTMENT (4 patients)
NEORAL (4 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (4 patients)
SILVASORB (4 patients)
TEMAZEPAM (4 patients)
TRIMETHO SULFAMETHOX (4 patients)
ACTOS (3 patients)
AGGRENOX (3 patients)
GLUCOPHAGE (3 patients)
KLOR-CON (3 patients)
LANSOPRAZOLE (3 patients)
SODIUM BICARBONATE (3 patients)
CODEINE (2 patients)
COZAAR (2 patients)
FUROSEMIDE (2 patients)
HYDROCODONE (2 patients)
MUPIROCIN (2 patients)
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM (2 patients)
PEG (2 patients)
POTASSIUM (2 patients)
PRILOSEC OTC (2 patients)
PROPO-K (2 patients)
RANITIDINE (2 patients)
SIMVASTATIN (2 patients)
SPIRIVA (2 patients)
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE AND TRIMETHOPRIM (2 patients)
WARFARIN SODIUM (2 patients)
ZANTAC (2 patients)
ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID SRT (1 patients)
ADVAIR HFA (1 patients)
ALBUTEROL SULFATE AUTOHALER (1 patients)
ALCOHOL (1 patients)
ALLEGRA (1 patients)
AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANATE (1 patients)
ATENOLOL (1 patients)
AZITHROMYCIN (1 patients)
BUPROPION HCL (1 patients)
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS (1 patients)
CHLORTHALIDONE (1 patients)
CLOFAZIMINE (1 patients)
CLONAZEPAM (1 patients)
CLOTRIMAZOLE (1 patients)
COCAINE (1 patients)
COMBIVENT (1 patients)
CORTICOSTEROIDS (1 patients)
CYCLOBENZAPRINE (1 patients)
DARVOCET-N 100 (1 patients)
DEPO-MEDROL (1 patients)
DIET (NO INGREDIENTS/SUBSTANCES) (1 patients)
DIFLUCAN (1 patients)
DUONEB (1 patients)
EFFEXOR (1 patients)
ETHAMBUTOL HYDROCHLORIDE (1 patients)
FERROUS GLUCONATE (1 patients)
FLONASO (1 patients)
FLOR-CON (1 patients)
FLOVENT (1 patients)
INSULIN (1 patients)
LACTAID (1 patients)
LITHIUM CARBONATE (1 patients)
LOVASTATIN (1 patients)
MIRAPEX (1 patients)
MONTELUKAST SODIUM (1 patients)
NEOSTIGMINE BROMIDE (1 patients)
PAROXETINE HCL (1 patients)
PEPCID (1 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE CR (1 patients)
PRAVACHOL (1 patients)
PREDNISONE (1 patients)
PREMARIN (1 patients)
PREVACID (1 patients)
PRILOSEC (1 patients)
QUINIDINE GLUCONATE (1 patients)
RANITIDINE 150MG TABLETS, UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER (1 patients)
RANITIDINE HCL (1 patients)
RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE (1 patients)
RECLAST (1 patients)
ROPINIROLE (1 patients)
SINGULAIR (1 patients)
SODIUM BICARBONATE IN PLASTIC CONTAINER (1 patients)
SYNTHROID (1 patients)
TOPROL-XL (1 patients)
TRAZODONE HCL (1 patients)
TRILEPTAL (1 patients)
TRIMEBUTINE (1 patients)
ZETIA (1 patients)
Most common side effects for patients taking LOVASTATIN:
NAUSEA (818 patients)
DYSPNOEA (679 patients)
PAIN (669 patients)
DIZZINESS (639 patients)
DRUG INEFFECTIVE (634 patients)
FATIGUE (576 patients)
ASTHENIA (554 patients)
ANXIETY (537 patients)
VOMITING (491 patients)
FALL (484 patients)
DIARRHOEA (476 patients)
HEADACHE (470 patients)
ARTHRALGIA (440 patients)
CHEST PAIN (416 patients)
PAIN IN EXTREMITY (409 patients)
OEDEMA PERIPHERAL (387 patients)
WEIGHT DECREASED (385 patients)
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (376 patients)
HYPERTENSION (366 patients)
DEPRESSION (363 patients)
BLOOD GLUCOSE INCREASED (351 patients)
BACK PAIN (337 patients)
INSOMNIA (333 patients)
CARDIAC FAILURE CONGESTIVE (324 patients)
PNEUMONIA (311 patients)
PRURITUS (287 patients)
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (282 patients)
MYALGIA (281 patients)
PYREXIA (281 patients)
HYPOTENSION (275 patients)
DEHYDRATION (272 patients)
ANAEMIA (271 patients)
RENAL FAILURE (270 patients)
RASH (268 patients)
COUGH (264 patients)
WEIGHT INCREASED (259 patients)
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT (255 patients)
CONSTIPATION (254 patients)
INJURY (253 patients)
FLUSHING (248 patients)
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE (247 patients)
MUSCLE SPASMS (247 patients)
MALAISE (243 patients)
DECREASED APPETITE (231 patients)
CONFUSIONAL STATE (231 patients)
GAIT DISTURBANCE (226 patients)
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (217 patients)
FEELING ABNORMAL (216 patients)
HYPOAESTHESIA (215 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN (214 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER (214 patients)
VISION BLURRED (214 patients)
TREMOR (212 patients)
PARAESTHESIA (208 patients)
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (206 patients)
DIABETES MELLITUS (199 patients)
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (192 patients)
HYPERHIDROSIS (183 patients)
DEATH (183 patients)
ERYTHEMA (181 patients)
TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS (180 patients)
DRUG INTERACTION (176 patients)
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (173 patients)
CONTUSION (165 patients)
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED (163 patients)
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (163 patients)
DYSPEPSIA (162 patients)
GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (161 patients)
OSTEOARTHRITIS (161 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED (159 patients)
CHEST DISCOMFORT (158 patients)
RHABDOMYOLYSIS (152 patients)
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS (149 patients)
CONVULSION (148 patients)
PANCREATITIS (147 patients)
CONDITION AGGRAVATED (146 patients)
SOMNOLENCE (142 patients)
HYPERLIPIDAEMIA (142 patients)
CHILLS (139 patients)
PALPITATIONS (136 patients)
BALANCE DISORDER (135 patients)
OSTEONECROSIS OF JAW (135 patients)
PLEURAL EFFUSION (135 patients)
SEPSIS (132 patients)
INFECTION (131 patients)
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (130 patients)
SYNCOPE (130 patients)
BRONCHITIS (128 patients)
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL (127 patients)
FEAR (126 patients)
RESPIRATORY FAILURE (125 patients)
CATARACT (124 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN (124 patients)
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT (123 patients)
MITRAL VALVE INCOMPETENCE (122 patients)
OEDEMA (122 patients)
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED (120 patients)
ANHEDONIA (119 patients)
JOINT SWELLING (118 patients)
CARDIAC ARREST (118 patients)
BRADYCARDIA (117 patients)
CELLULITIS (117 patients)
NECK PAIN (115 patients)
NERVOUSNESS (113 patients)
DYSPHAGIA (113 patients)
CARDIAC DISORDER (112 patients)
BLOOD CREATININE INCREASED (112 patients)
HEART RATE INCREASED (111 patients)
UNEVALUABLE EVENT (110 patients)
ECONOMIC PROBLEM (109 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT (106 patients)
ANGINA PECTORIS (105 patients)
URTICARIA (103 patients)
BLOOD GLUCOSE DECREASED (102 patients)
DRY MOUTH (101 patients)
RENAL IMPAIRMENT (101 patients)
DYSPNOEA EXERTIONAL (101 patients)
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK (100 patients)
THROMBOCYTOPENIA (100 patients)
STRESS (100 patients)
DYSGEUSIA (100 patients)
CARDIOMEGALY (100 patients)
BONE DISORDER (97 patients)
ARRHYTHMIA (97 patients)
ARTHRITIS (96 patients)
LETHARGY (96 patients)
PULMONARY EMBOLISM (95 patients)
HYPERGLYCAEMIA (94 patients)
HYPERSENSITIVITY (94 patients)
PAIN IN JAW (92 patients)
GASTRITIS (92 patients)
OSTEOPOROSIS (92 patients)
SPINAL OSTEOARTHRITIS (92 patients)
AMNESIA (92 patients)
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT COMPLAINT (91 patients)
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (91 patients)
HYPOGLYCAEMIA (91 patients)
MENTAL STATUS CHANGES (91 patients)
DIABETES MELLITUS INADEQUATE CONTROL (90 patients)
PRODUCT QUALITY ISSUE (90 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISTENSION (89 patients)
TACHYCARDIA (89 patients)
INJECTION SITE PAIN (89 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE DECREASED (88 patients)
NASOPHARYNGITIS (88 patients)
GASTROINTESTINAL HAEMORRHAGE (87 patients)
SWELLING (87 patients)
DYSURIA (86 patients)
CHOLELITHIASIS (85 patients)
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROTRUSION (84 patients)
OBESITY (84 patients)
PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDER (83 patients)
ALOPECIA (83 patients)
FEELING HOT (83 patients)
HALLUCINATION (81 patients)
RENAL FAILURE CHRONIC (81 patients)
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS (80 patients)
ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (79 patients)
DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY (79 patients)
INTERNATIONAL NORMALISED RATIO INCREASED (79 patients)
BLOOD TRIGLYCERIDES INCREASED (78 patients)
CARDIAC FAILURE (78 patients)
INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS (77 patients)
SINUSITIS (77 patients)
RIB FRACTURE (77 patients)
ATELECTASIS (76 patients)
MULTIPLE INJURIES (76 patients)
SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (76 patients)
HAEMATURIA (75 patients)
OSTEOMYELITIS (75 patients)
OVERDOSE (75 patients)
BLOOD CREATINE PHOSPHOKINASE INCREASED (75 patients)
DISORIENTATION (74 patients)
HAEMORRHAGE (74 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL STIFFNESS (74 patients)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (74 patients)
ASTHMA (74 patients)
BURNING SENSATION (74 patients)
TOOTH LOSS (74 patients)
GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION (74 patients)
TRICUSPID VALVE INCOMPETENCE (74 patients)
ABASIA (73 patients)
HYPOKALAEMIA (73 patients)
DRUG DOSE OMISSION (73 patients)
VERTIGO (72 patients)
RECTAL HAEMORRHAGE (72 patients)
HOT FLUSH (72 patients)
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IMPAIRED (71 patients)
VISUAL ACUITY REDUCED (71 patients)
MYOCARDIAL ISCHAEMIA (71 patients)
NEOPLASM MALIGNANT (70 patients)
PANCYTOPENIA (70 patients)
AGITATION (70 patients)
MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE (70 patients)
SUICIDAL IDEATION (70 patients)
SWELLING FACE (70 patients)
RENAL INJURY (70 patients)
INCORRECT DOSE ADMINISTERED (69 patients)
OFF LABEL USE (68 patients)
SPEECH DISORDER (67 patients)
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED (67 patients)
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER (67 patients)
BONE PAIN (67 patients)
DYSARTHRIA (66 patients)
CARDIO-RESPIRATORY ARREST (66 patients)
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED (66 patients)
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT DECREASED (66 patients)
DYSPHONIA (65 patients)
EXOSTOSIS (65 patients)
RENAL CYST (65 patients)

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