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Review: could Simvastatin cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 77,499 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,305 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Simvastatin

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

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 212,462 Anxiety patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 77,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 2,358 people (3.04%) have Anxiety.

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
Anxiety27.16%20.37%11.73%8.02%22.84%2.47%7.41%

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%3.18%12.38%31.61%51.66%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety2.86%65.71%28.57%2.86%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety5.88%11.76%82.35%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (496 people, 21.03%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (309 people, 13.10%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (290 people, 12.30%)
  4. Depression (265 people, 11.24%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (248 people, 10.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (819 people, 34.73%)
  2. Zocor (543 people, 23.03%)
  3. Lisinopril (504 people, 21.37%)
  4. Zometa (452 people, 19.17%)
  5. Prilosec (440 people, 18.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Deru on Jul, 9, 2014:

    try Acupuncture or buy a Acupuncture machine which has pads to stimulate your nerves. Your sure to quit using antidepressants and be stable for the rest of your life but treatment should be done for about 6 months or more and may differ case to case.

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