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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 21,477 Symbicort users)

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,909 Simvastatin users)

On May, 12, 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)

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)

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 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

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

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year 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

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I was placed on 1 mg of minipress two days ago.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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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