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 77,499 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,751 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,843 Simvastatin users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,007 Back pain patients)
On Dec, 29, 2014: 77,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,751 people (2.26%) have Back Pain.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||18.81%||25.74%||8.91%||11.88%||21.78%||6.93%||5.94% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Simvastatin * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.20%||0.20%||2.29%||9.83%||26.94%||60.54% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||4.76%||42.86%||42.86%||9.52% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||11.11%||0.00%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (266 people, 15.19%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (194 people, 11.08%)
- Osteoporosis (177 people, 10.11%)
- Pain (151 people, 8.62%)
- Diabetes mellitus (131 people, 7.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (625 people, 35.69%)
- Lisinopril (320 people, 18.28%)
- Zometa (277 people, 15.82%)
- Prilosec (258 people, 14.73%)
- Vitamin d (217 people, 12.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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.
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!!
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