Could Simvastatin cause Anxiety - from FDA reports


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 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 3,292 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 135,876 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 292,392 Anxiety patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 3,292 people (2.54%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Anxiety?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 4.44 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 57.88 %
  • male: 42.12 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.45 %
  • 20-29: 1.35 %
  • 30-39: 3.38 %
  • 40-49: 11.19 %
  • 50-59: 28.49 %
  • 60+: 54.99 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (842 people, 25.58%)
  • High Blood Pressure (541 people, 16.43%)
  • Depression (387 people, 11.76%)
  • Pain (248 people, 7.53%)
  • Quit Smoking (245 people, 7.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (711 people, 21.60%)
  • Lisinopril (503 people, 15.28%)
  • Zometa (484 people, 14.70%)
  • Zocor (429 people, 13.03%)
  • Furosemide (355 people, 10.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (1,244 people, 37.79%)
  • Depression (984 people, 29.89%)
  • Fatigue (745 people, 22.63%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (719 people, 21.84%)
  • Nausea (697 people, 21.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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