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 Hypertension.
We study 77,477 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 532 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 Simvastatin 80,812 users)
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Arthritis 56,649 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 77,462 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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- Will taking simvistatin for dyslipidemia for 5 yrs cause my liver to ache/hurt?
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- When was this study made? can i sue merck?
I had a cerebral hemmorage and stroke. Was lucky and was at a major casino in Las Vegas. I had surgery through my groin to stop the bleed. I was then left in a coma for 2 months. When I started to wake up I could not move, eat, swallow, I did not know who I was or who my husband of 40 years were. I had to be taught everything over again. I had intense therapy. Physical, speech, cognitive, etc. It was over a year before I caught swallow soft food under supervision. Over a year before I was able to learn how to transfer from my bed to a wheelchair. I lost over 2 years of my life. I am now still recovery but I do have a quality of life that they told me I would never have. I was 2 weeks before my 60 birthday and the only drug I every took was Simvastian. Which was a very common drug I thought was harmless. My story was even published in my local newspaper.
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