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 77,532 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 has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,878 Simvastatin users)
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 Mar, 1, 2015: 77,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 550 people (0.71%) have Arthritis.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Arthritis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Arthritis when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Arthritis when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Arthritis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (125 people, 22.73%)
- Blood cholesterol (88 people, 16.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus (84 people, 15.27%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (81 people, 14.73%)
- Pain (79 people, 14.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (166 people, 30.18%)
- Zocor (106 people, 19.27%)
- Prilosec (102 people, 18.55%)
- Nitroglycerin (96 people, 17.45%)
- Potassium chloride (84 people, 15.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of drug interactions between Multivitamin, Aspirin, Simvastatin, Clonazepam for a 60-year old man with Nutrition - Inadequate, Heart Attack, High Blood Cholesterol, Generalised Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Rash Generalised
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Losartan Potassium, Simvastatin, Baclofen for a 51-year old woman with Vitamin D Decreased, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Muscle Spasms. The patient has Fear Of Eating, Uncontrollable Urination, Sudden Onset Of Sleep
Recent Simvastatin related drug comparison:
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