Review: could Simvastatin cause Burning Sensation?


Burning sensation is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 93,793 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 516 have Burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Burning sensation and more.

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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 98,710 users)

Burning Sensation

Burning sensation has been reported by people with pain, feeling abnormal, oedema peripheral, drowsiness, fatigue (latest reports from 24,038 Burning sensation patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

93,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 516 people (0.55%) have Burning Sensation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Burning sensation?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Burning Sensation *:

  • < 1 month: 58.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Burning Sensation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 54.83 %
  • male: 45.17 %

Age of people who have Burning Sensation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 3.04 %
  • 40-49: 11.14 %
  • 50-59: 28.1 %
  • 60+: 57.22 %

Severity if Burning Sensation when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Burning Sensation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (95 people)
  • Hypertension (55 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (41 people)
  • Pain (33 people)
  • Depression (31 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (131 people)
  • Niaspan (100 people)
  • Lisinopril (94 people)
  • Omeprazole (66 people)
  • Atenolol (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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