Simvastatin and Arthritis - from FDA reports


Summary

Arthritis is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Arthritis with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 138,167 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 17, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 990 people (0.72%) have Arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Arthritis?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 6.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.47 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.95 %
  • 10+ years: 27.12 %

Gender of people who have Arthritis when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 65.56 %
  • male: 34.44 %

Age of people who have Arthritis when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.14 %
  • 30-39: 1.36 %
  • 40-49: 7.61 %
  • 50-59: 25.27 %
  • 60+: 65.49 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (390 people, 39.39%)
  • High Blood Pressure (197 people, 19.90%)
  • Pain (131 people, 13.23%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (121 people, 12.22%)
  • Diabetes (115 people, 11.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (179 people, 18.08%)
  • Nexium (164 people, 16.57%)
  • Prilosec (153 people, 15.45%)
  • Lisinopril (127 people, 12.83%)
  • Zocor (120 people, 12.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (242 people, 24.44%)
  • Fatigue (230 people, 23.23%)
  • Back Pain (230 people, 23.23%)
  • Pain In Extremity (212 people, 21.41%)
  • Joint Pain (206 people, 20.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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