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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 77,553 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 80,902 Simvastatin users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,113 Back pain patients)

On Mar, 31, 2015: 77,532 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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