Review: taking Simvastatin and Celexa together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Simvastatin and Celexa together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Simvastatin and Celexa. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,299 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 78,857 users)

Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 30,304 users)

On Jul, 19, 2016

4,299 people who take Simvastatin, Celexa are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Simvastatin and Celexa drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Simvastatin:
  • < 1 month: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 56.0% - (9 of 16 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 52.0% - (13 of 25 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (30 of 59 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 60.0% - (18 of 30 people)
  • 10+ years: 86.0% - (25 of 29 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Celexa:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.0% - (6 of 23 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (6 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (11 of 22 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.0% - (24 of 59 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 47.0% - (19 of 40 people)
  • 10+ years: 72.0% - (8 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Simvastatin:
  • female: 60.0% - (70 of 115 people)
  • male: 52.0% - (32 of 61 people)
Celexa:
  • female: 43.0% - (50 of 114 people)
  • male: 39.0% - (25 of 63 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Simvastatin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 55.0% - (20 of 36 people)
  • 50-59: 43.0% - (16 of 37 people)
  • 60+: 66.0% - (63 of 95 people)
Celexa:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 53.0% - (22 of 41 people)
  • 50-59: 31.0% - (13 of 41 people)
  • 60+: 42.0% - (35 of 82 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • chest pain
  • confusional state
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • hyponatraemia
  • lethargy
  • nausea
1 - 6 months:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • myalgia
  • cardiac failure
  • pneumonia
  • fall
  • mobility decreased
  • depression
  • renal failure acute
  • anxiety
  • confusional state
6 - 12 months:
  • cough
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • muscular weakness
  • sensory disturbance
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • blood glucose decreased
  • insomnia
  • renal failure chronic
  • stress
1 - 2 years:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • chest pain
  • urinary tract infection
  • fatigue
  • swelling face
  • blood glucose decreased
  • dysphagia
  • dyspnoea
  • sinus arrhythmia
  • asthenia
2 - 5 years:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • mobility decreased
  • asthenia
  • pain in extremity
  • burning mouth syndrome
  • anxiety
  • renal impairment
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • depression
5 - 10 years:
  • hyponatraemia
  • syncope
  • extensive interdialytic weight gain
  • muscle cramps aggravated
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • dysphagia
  • myalgia
  • nausea
  • abdominal distension
10+ years:
  • burning mouth syndrome
  • immune system disorder
  • stomach pain
  • cardiac arrest
  • cluster headache
  • depression suicidal
  • dizziness
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • sleep disorder due to general medical condition, hypersomnia type
  • hair thinning
not specified:
  • pain
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • anaemia
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • anaemia
male:
  • fall
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • anaemia
  • hypotension

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • sinus arrhythmia
  • chest pain
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • accidental drug intake by child
  • accidental exposure
  • arthritis bacterial
  • influenza like illness
  • joint swelling
  • myositis
10-19:
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • aggression
  • colitis
  • confusional state
  • death
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic hyperosmolar coma
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
20-29:
  • depression
  • fall
  • intra-uterine death
  • loss of consciousness
  • maternal drugs affecting foetus
  • suicide attempt
  • complications of maternal exposure to therapeutic drugs
  • confusional state
  • dizziness
  • epistaxis
30-39:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • chest pain
  • depression
  • feeling abnormal
  • insomnia
  • dyspnoea
  • mental disorder
  • pain
  • anxiety
40-49:
  • neutropenia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • psychotic disorder
  • hepatitis c virus test positive
  • salivary hypersecretion
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • bone disorder
  • constipation
  • fall
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • dyspnoea
  • oedema peripheral
60+:
  • fall
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • confusional state
  • depression
  • anaemia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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