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A study for a 71-year old man who takes Advil, Simvastatin

Summary: 542 male patients aged 71 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 71 year old male patient who has Muscle Aches, Cholesterol. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


On Feb, 27, 2015: 542 males aged 65 (±5) who take Advil, Simvastatin are studied

Advil, Simvastatin outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 65

Gender: male

Conditions: Muscle Aches, Cholesterol

Drugs taking:
- Advil (ibuprofen): used for < 1 month
- Simvastatin (simvastatin): used for 2 - 5 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
SimvastatinThe drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Advil is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Simvastatin is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
(2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingKnee ArthroplastyRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Atrioventricular Block (heart block)Myalgia (muscle pain)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Erb's Palsy (nerve injury that effects the movement of a child's shoulder, arm, and hand)Vomiting
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Blood Urea AbnormalSimvastatinLung Adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DiarrhoeaHaematemesis (vomiting of blood)Lung Adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer)Neck PainPallor (unusual lightness of skin colour)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Disease ProgressionAtrioventricular Block Second Degree (heart block second degree)Asthenia (weakness)Sleep DisorderAnxiety
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Oropharyngeal PainCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Disease ProgressionDiarrhoea
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)DepressionDepressionEmotional Distress
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Erythema (redness of the skin)AggressionNasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)Dizziness
Back PainPruritus (severe itching of the skin)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)FearDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest DiscomfortFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Peptic Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Injury
Abasia (inability to walk)Myalgia (muscle pain)Duodenal Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Eye InfectionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group on :
- support group for people who have Muscle Aches
- support group for people who take Advil
- support group for people who take Simvastatin

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