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Review: could Simvastatin cause Arthritis?

Summary: Arthritis is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 77,553 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 550 have Arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthritis and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,894 Simvastatin users)

Arthritis

Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 59,110 Arthritis patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 77,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 550 people (0.71%) have Arthritis.

Trend of Arthritis in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Arthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arthritis0.00%10.53%2.63%10.53%13.16%47.37%15.79%

Age of people who have Arthritis when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arthritis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.66%7.88%26.70%64.77%

Severity of Arthritis when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Arthritis0.00%28.57%42.86%28.57%

How people recovered from Arthritis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Arthritis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (125 people, 22.73%)
  2. Blood cholesterol (88 people, 16.00%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (84 people, 15.27%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (81 people, 14.73%)
  5. Pain (79 people, 14.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (166 people, 30.18%)
  2. Zocor (106 people, 19.27%)
  3. Prilosec (102 people, 18.55%)
  4. Nitroglycerin (96 people, 17.45%)
  5. Potassium chloride (84 people, 15.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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