Review: could Simvastatin cause Back Pain?


Summary

Back pain is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 93,793 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,130 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain 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 94,390 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, dizziness (latest reports from 126,425 Back pain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

93,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,130 people (2.27%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Back pain?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 19.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.91 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.21 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.96 %
  • 10+ years: 11.92 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 60.16 %
  • male: 39.84 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.24 %
  • 20-29: 0.35 %
  • 30-39: 2.66 %
  • 40-49: 9.98 %
  • 50-59: 26.99 %
  • 60+: 59.72 %

Severity if Back Pain when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 4 %
  • moderate: 44 %
  • severe: 44 %
  • most severe: 8 %

How people recovered from Back Pain **:

  • while on drug: 7.69 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 92.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (323 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (261 people)
  • Osteoporosis (214 people)
  • Pain (166 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (150 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (526 people)
  • Lisinopril (385 people)
  • Zometa (305 people)
  • Prilosec (284 people)
  • Omeprazole (266 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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