Review: taking Symbicort and Simvastatin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Symbicort and Simvastatin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Symbicort and Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,709 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Symbicort

Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Symbicort 38,200 users)

Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 131,416 users)

On Sep, 03, 2016

1,709 people who take Symbicort, Simvastatin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Symbicort and Simvastatin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Symbicort:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Simvastatin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Symbicort:
  • female: 66.0% - (6 of 9 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
Simvastatin:
  • female: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • male: 53.0% - (7 of 13 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Symbicort:
  • 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 50-59: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • oedema mouth
  • dyspnoea
  • eye swelling
  • rash macular
  • cataract
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
  • pruritus
  • feeling abnormal
1 - 6 months:
  • asthma
  • diarrhoea
  • exercise tolerance decreased
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • myalgia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • cough
  • neutropenia
6 - 12 months:
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • death
  • dyskinesia
  • herpes zoster
  • hypophagia
  • neuralgia
  • oral pain
  • pain
1 - 2 years:
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • dyspnoea exertional
  • gastroenteritis norovirus
  • hypotension
  • renal failure acute
  • tachycardia
  • cough
  • myocardial infarction
  • oral candidiasis
2 - 5 years:
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • drug ineffective
  • malaise
  • pain in extremity
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • asthma
  • dysphonia
  • early morning joint stiffness
5 - 10 years:
  • dyspnoea
  • gastrointestinal disorder
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • lung disorder
  • oesophageal disorder
  • oral fungal infection
  • extensive interdialytic weight gain
  • muscle cramps aggravated
  • myalgia
  • discomfort
10+ years:
  • fibromuscular dysplasia
  • pancreatitis
  • pyrexia
  • simvastatin
  • speech disorder
  • withdrawal syndrome
not specified:
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • pneumonia
  • fatigue
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • cough
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • pneumonia
male:
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • convulsion
  • cough
  • dysphagia
  • enlarged uvula
  • swollen tongue
  • tachycardia
10-19:
  • adverse event
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • body height decreased
  • cardiovascular disorder
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • dyspepsia
  • dysphagia
  • dyspnoea
  • gait disturbance
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
20-29:
  • pain
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • local swelling
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • nausea
  • oedema peripheral
  • abdominal distension
30-39:
  • abdominal pain lower
  • carcinoembryonic antigen increased
  • helicobacter gastritis
  • iron overload
  • lymphadenitis
  • lymphangioma
  • ovarian cyst
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • hyperandrogenism
40-49:
  • dyspnoea
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • asthma
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • diarrhoea
  • emotional distress
  • nausea
50-59:
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • malaise
  • pneumonia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • asthma
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • pneumonia
  • chest pain
  • dizziness
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • arthralgia
  • drug ineffective
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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