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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 High blood pressure.

We study 77,518 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,752 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 80,864 Simvastatin users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,077 Back pain patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 77,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,752 people (2.26%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain18.63%25.49%8.82%12.75%21.57%6.86%5.88%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.00%0.20%0.20%2.29%9.89%26.92%60.50%

Severity of Back pain when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain4.55%45.45%40.91%9.09%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain10.00%0.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (266 people, 15.18%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (194 people, 11.07%)
  3. Osteoporosis (177 people, 10.10%)
  4. Pain (151 people, 8.62%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (131 people, 7.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (625 people, 35.67%)
  2. Lisinopril (320 people, 18.26%)
  3. Zometa (277 people, 15.81%)
  4. Prilosec (258 people, 14.73%)
  5. Vitamin d (217 people, 12.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My mom believes her sciatic pain is directly related to her use of the statin.
    She's been off it for more than a year. Has the statin permanently damaged her?
    What can she do besides the PT that she has been doing?
    Thanks.
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    My partner was given Naproxin for back pain, after taking the reccommended dose of 2 per day for about 10 days he had a severe reaction. It started off with what looked like insect bites on his torso and arms, within half an hour, these had turned into huge welps that were blending together, He looked like he had been scalded all over. The itching was unbearable so rang NHS helpline, they said to get antihistimnes in the morning and to stop the Naproxin. My partner started to hallucinate, he said he saw vivid colours, a vortex of bright colours and flowers, then he passed out in the bathroom and it took a while to bring him round. He insisted he was fine and just wanted to sleep. In the morning we went to the GP, got some antihistimines but by now his whole body was in a mess, his hands had swollen to 3 x normal size and he was having cold sweats. By now the weekend was here so when he took another turn for the worse, we had to go to an out of hours gp, he saw the photos I had taken of the welps and immediately prescribed very strong antihistimines to be taken x 4 daily, thankfully after the second day everything normalised, we are in day 3 now and my hope is that when he stops taking the meds, the hives will not return. Very worrying medication in my opinion and one that I will not have in the house again.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Jemini on Feb, 11, 2013:

    I'm a female, age 53. My doctor prescribed HCTZ 25/ Triamterene 37.5 MG for my High Blood Pressure. After taking it for about 3 days, on the 4th day I developed really bad muscle spasms in my mid back area. I did loose water weight really good but could not deal with the spasms. I informed my Dr and was taken off the medication. I explained to my Dr the pain & the Dr told me if it was spasms it was a rare side effect. I did read up on the medication once I started developing the pain in back and read that HCTZ could cause muscle spasms. After about 3 - 4 days after not taking HCTZ the pain went away. If it wasn't for the pain I would have continued it because I lost about 9 pds & my BP went down.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I went off Naproxen after doing some research on long -term use and the possibility of lower back pain. After 12 or so hours the backpain lightened. I only used 50 HCL Tramadol and 975 of Aspirin. I am not sure if the back pain ceased because of the Naproxen cessation or the new Aspirin Tramadol Combo. Before I used 1000 Naproxen and 50HCL of Tramadol.

    Reply

    abiengill on Jan, 22, 2013:

    If you are taking 975mg of asprin, you are taking too much and it will probably destroy your liver! 325mg a day isn't great, but that's what my doctor has me on. PLEASE, check with your doctor. If he isn;t concerned, get a 2nd opinion!!

    Reply

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