Simvastatin and Back pain - from FDA reports


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 High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 2,874 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 135,928 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 173,423 Back pain patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,874 people (2.22%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Back pain?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 19.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.56 %
  • 10+ years: 8.0 %

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

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.35 %
  • 30-39: 2.33 %
  • 40-49: 8.6 %
  • 50-59: 25.8 %
  • 60+: 62.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (767 people, 26.69%)
  • High Blood Pressure (462 people, 16.08%)
  • Osteoporosis (263 people, 9.15%)
  • Pain (241 people, 8.39%)
  • Diabetes (191 people, 6.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (554 people, 19.28%)
  • Lisinopril (402 people, 13.99%)
  • Zometa (321 people, 11.17%)
  • Prilosec (310 people, 10.79%)
  • Omeprazole (272 people, 9.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (739 people, 25.71%)
  • Pain In Extremity (701 people, 24.39%)
  • Fatigue (670 people, 23.31%)
  • Weakness (616 people, 21.43%)
  • Joint Pain (572 people, 19.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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