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Review: could Simvastatin cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 77,276 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,301 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,585 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,277,961 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 2,354 people (3.04%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.19% of all the 1,270,089 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety27.85%20.89%12.03%7.59%21.52%2.53%7.59%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.04%0.00%0.13%0.99%3.19%12.35%31.63%51.66%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%70.97%25.81%3.23%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety7.69%7.69%84.62%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (495 people, 21.03%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (309 people, 13.13%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (290 people, 12.32%)
  4. Depression (264 people, 11.21%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (248 people, 10.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (816 people, 34.66%)
  2. Zocor (543 people, 23.07%)
  3. Lisinopril (503 people, 21.37%)
  4. Zometa (452 people, 19.20%)
  5. Prilosec (440 people, 18.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • BECAUSE OF A STROKE I EXPERIENCED AUGUST 5, 2010, I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN 24/7 ADD THE DISCOMFORTS CREATED FROM THE MEDICINE I TAKE SOME DAYS ARE HARDER TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT MY LIFE. I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS DAILY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT AND I SEEM TO BE FAILING AND I FEEL ITS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE MEDICINES I TAKE.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I take Prozac for depression, Atenolol Chlorthalidone for hypertension, and Valium as needed for stress. I also Vasovagal when stressed, which is becoming more frequent as I get older. Can I take a Valium in preparation for stressful situations, or does that exacerbate my tendency to Vasovagal under stress?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Not taking meds for mental issues mental health has berm getting worse over the past few years and is now rapidly deteriorating

    Reply

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