Review: could Simvastatin cause Back pain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 1,628 have Back pain. See who they are, when they have Back pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Back pain (latest reports from 652,365 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 72,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,628 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%||0.22%||0.22%||2.47%||9.75%||26.86%||60.48% |
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 (257 people, 15.79%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (188 people, 11.55%)
- Osteoporosis (169 people, 10.38%)
- Pain (140 people, 8.60%)
- Diabetes mellitus (126 people, 7.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (601 people, 36.92%)
- Lisinopril (308 people, 18.92%)
- Zometa (259 people, 15.91%)
- Prilosec (249 people, 15.29%)
- Vitamin d (203 people, 12.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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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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