Could Simvastatin cause 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 . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 947 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 Simvastatin 135,876 users)

Arthritis

Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 86,666 Arthritis patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 947 people (0.73%) have Arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Arthritis?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.24 %
  • 10+ years: 27.59 %

Gender of people who have Arthritis when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 64.76 %
  • male: 35.24 %

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: 1.41 %
  • 40-49: 7.88 %
  • 50-59: 24.89 %
  • 60+: 65.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (375 people, 39.60%)
  • High Blood Pressure (189 people, 19.96%)
  • Pain (127 people, 13.41%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (114 people, 12.04%)
  • Diabetes (113 people, 11.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (179 people, 18.90%)
  • Nexium (162 people, 17.11%)
  • Prilosec (150 people, 15.84%)
  • Lisinopril (127 people, 13.41%)
  • Zocor (118 people, 12.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (236 people, 24.92%)
  • Fatigue (226 people, 23.86%)
  • Back Pain (225 people, 23.76%)
  • Pain In Extremity (206 people, 21.75%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (201 people, 21.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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