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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 950 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 21,455 Symbicort users)

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,843 Simvastatin users)

On Jan, 7, 2015: 950 people who take Symbicort, Simvastatin are studied

Symbicort, Simvastatin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate)
- Simvastatin (simvastatin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Symbicort is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Simvastatin is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PruritusAsthmaFrequent HeadachesRenal Failure AcuteDrug IneffectiveSimvastatinSimvastatinDyspnoea
DiarrhoeaDyspnoeaFibromyalgiaHypotensionPregnancy On Oral ContraceptiveExtensive Interdialytic Weight GainFibromuscular DysplasiaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Oedema MouthExercise Tolerance DecreasedDrug IneffectiveGastroenteritis NorovirusExomphalosMuscle Cramps AggravatedDizziness
NauseaNeutropeniaEcchymosisTachycardiaSluggishnessNausea
HeadacheChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAsthmaDizzinessPancytopeniaChest Pain
DyspnoeaCondition AggravatedOedema PeripheralBreathlessnessDiarrhoea
CataractRespiratory Tract InfectionDyspnoeaNervousnessArthralgia
Chest PainThroat TightnessNauseaIdiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisOedema Peripheral
Cardiac ArrestMuscle SpasmsAstheniaRenal Failure AcuteCough
Abdominal DiscomfortPainTinnitusNon-small Cell Lung CancerAnxiety

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Symbicort is effective66.67%
(6 of 9 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
Simvastatin is effective44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
53.85%
(7 of 13 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DyspnoeaDyspnoea
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseChest Pain
ArthralgiaDizziness
FatigueBlood Glucose Increased
DizzinessNausea
AnxietyChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Oedema PeripheralPruritus
NauseaDiarrhoea
BronchitisDrug Ineffective
CoughPneumonia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Symbicort is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
28.57%
(4 of 14 people)
12.50%
(3 of 24 people)
Simvastatin is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
28.57%
(4 of 14 people)
14.81%
(4 of 27 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tachycardian/an/aHypersensitivityHelicobacter GastritisAnxietyDyspnoeaDyspnoea
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCarcinoembryonic Antigen IncreasedChest PainNauseaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Swollen TongueIron OverloadDiarrhoeaCoughDizziness
Enlarged UvulaLymphadenitisDyspnoeaDizzinessPneumonia
CoughTrigeminal NeuralgiaDizzinessBlood Glucose IncreasedCough
DysphagiaOvarian CystAsthmaVomitingChest Pain
ConvulsionAbdominal Pain LowerHypertensionOedema PeripheralDiarrhoea
LymphangiomaArthralgiaHeadacheDrug Ineffective
HyperandrogenismNauseaDiarrhoeaArthralgia
ExomphalosLeukocytosisChest PainMalaise

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I have been on amlodipine for approximately 3 months and have had terrible swelling in my legs and ankles along with pain and itching. should i be taken off this medication?
    I was previously taking Propranolol for blood pressure which didn't bother me at all, but last year I developed a breathing problem and was given Symbicort to help get rid of wheezing. The Symbicort and Propranolol don't mesh well so I was then put on Amlodipine. The swelling, pain and itching occurred right away. I asked the pharmacist about it and also my doctor and they both said a small percentage of people have this problem on this medication. I have tried many times to get my doctor to take me off of this medication but he insists it is best for me, but I disagree. I really don't want to have this problem for the rest of my life and I also won't have any skin left on my legs from the scratching, not to mention the pain that accompanies the swelling which seem to creep up to my knees and thighs and sometimes is so painful I just go to bed to lay down and hopefully the hydroclorithiazide will remove some of this water so that pain will go away. The doctor also doubled my dose of Losartin and Hydroclorithiazide. I'm up about 4-6 times a night going to the bathroom so it also interrupts my sleep. Is anyone else having this problem. I would prefer to go back on the Propranolol and get something other than Symbicort that won't interact with each other. Then I won't have pain and itching all the time. Does anyone have any input on this. I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks. Debbie CB
  • I took a musinex dm and acetominphen for congestion and a headache and fainted shortly after.
    I have fainted a few years ago and was told it was probably due to dehydration due to a couple glasses of wine and being hot. This incident was after breakfast and no wine!
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    I took prednisone for constant cough. had 3rd surgery on back one year ago. Had to patch spinal cord. Got blood clots. Had pulmonary embolism. Now have severe bronchitis. I know the prednisone will take care of cough, but what else?
  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
  • Is valerian safe to take with the rx drugs below?
    As a man in his late seventies I have sleep interruption issues, including length of sleep (only 4-6hrs.) as well as quality of that sleep. Having been apprised of the dangers of OTC as well as Rx meds increasing risk of dementia, I am researching natural supplement alternatives such as low dose, sublingual Melatonin, Valerian and Chamomile tea. QUESTION: Danger of Contraindication with above Rx drugs.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Believe my problem is with Formoterol. Symptoms (breathlessness and being winded with minimal exertion) first noted three years ago after taking Foradil aerolizer (formoterol) and asmanex twisthaler for one to two years. Health, stamina gradually dimished to shortness of breath with minimal exertion. One - two years ago prescription changed to symbicort. health improved dramatically for approximately two months. Began walking one to two miles a day. Now back to being winded with minimal exertion. Health seems better until I take my symbicort. Spiriva seems to counter act breathlessness at morning when I take with symbicort. At evening with no Spiriva, breathlessness prevails. using Spiriva twice daily works but doctor says no.

    Reply

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    Reply

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  • I believe the Gabapentin is causing headaches.

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On eHealthMe, Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is often used to treat asthma. Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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