Review: could Simvastatin cause Anxiety?


Summary

Anxiety is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 96,899 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,762 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 Simvastatin 135,849 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 292,073 Anxiety patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

96,899 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,762 people (2.85%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Anxiety?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.21 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 4.69 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 56.25 %
  • male: 43.75 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.4 %
  • 20-29: 1.42 %
  • 30-39: 3.37 %
  • 40-49: 11.71 %
  • 50-59: 28.79 %
  • 60+: 54.17 %

Severity of Anxiety **:

  • least: 2.94 %
  • moderate: 64.71 %
  • severe: 26.47 %
  • most severe: 5.88 %

How people recovered from Anxiety **:

  • while on drug: 5.26 %
  • after off the drug: 10.53 %
  • not yet: 84.21 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (712 people, 25.78%)
  • Lisinopril (505 people, 18.28%)
  • Zometa (481 people, 17.41%)
  • Zocor (413 people, 14.95%)
  • Furosemide (354 people, 12.82%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Simvastatin, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (312 people, 11.30%)
  • Quit Smoking (237 people, 8.58%)
  • Pain (189 people, 6.84%)
  • Osteoporosis (158 people, 5.72%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (1,168 people, 42.29%)
  • Depression (881 people, 31.90%)
  • Fatigue (658 people, 23.82%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (646 people, 23.39%)
  • Nausea (625 people, 22.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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