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Advil, Simvastatin for a 70-year old man

This is a personalized study for a 70 year old male patient who has Muscle Aches, Cholesterol. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 542 male patients aged 70 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,812 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,801 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

What are the conditions

Muscle aches (muscle pain) (latest reports from 72,448 patients) can be treated by Flexeril, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Ibuprofen, Soma, Aleve, Skelaxin.

Cholesterol (latest reports from 171,209 patients) can be treated by Simvastatin, Lipitor, Crestor, Pravastatin Sodium, Zocor, Atorvastatin Calcium.

What is the symptom

Simvastatin (latest reports from 348 patients)

On Nov, 1, 2014: 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)
n/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Simvastatin is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingKnee ArthroplastyRenal FailureAtrioventricular BlockMyalgiaRenal FailureErb's PalsyVomiting
Renal Failure AcuteMelaenaPleural EffusionBlood Urea AbnormalSimvastatinLung AdenocarcinomaNausea
DiarrhoeaHaematemesisLung AdenocarcinomaNeck PainPallorPleural EffusionRenal Failure Acute
HyperkalaemiaDisease ProgressionAtrioventricular Block Second DegreeAstheniaSleep DisorderAnxiety
HyponatraemiaOropharyngeal PainCoronary Artery DiseaseDisease ProgressionDiarrhoea
DyspnoeaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDepressionDepressionEmotional Distress
NauseaErythemaAggressionNasopharyngitisDizziness
Back PainPruritusMyocardial InfarctionFearDyspnoea
Chest DiscomfortFlushingFatiguePeptic UlcerInjury
AbasiaMyalgiaDuodenal UlcerEye InfectionFatigue

* 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.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Cholesterol
- 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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Common symptoms:

Men of age 60+ with Muscle Aches:
  1. Heart attack (39 reports)
  2. Weakness (37 reports)
  3. Stroke (31 reports)
  4. Chest pain (28 reports)
  5. Dizziness (23 reports)
  6. Acute kidney failure (22 reports)
  7. Hypotension (21 reports)
  8. Rashes (20 reports)
  9. Nausea (19 reports)
  10. Joint pain (19 reports)
Men of age 60+ with Cholesterol:
  1. Weakness (2,326 reports)
  2. Muscle aches (2,035 reports)
  3. Skin blushing/flushing (1,781 reports)
  4. Fatigue (1,372 reports)
  5. Dizziness (1,323 reports)
  6. Pain in extremity (1,080 reports)
  7. Rashes (1,077 reports)
  8. Breathing difficulty (1,065 reports)
  9. Joint pain (1,051 reports)
  10. Itching (1,010 reports)

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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