Simvastatin and Burning sensation - from FDA reports


Summary

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 High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 733 have Burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Burning sensation and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,928 users)

Burning Sensation

Burning sensation has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 34,760 Burning sensation patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 733 people (0.57%) have Burning Sensation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Burning sensation?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Burning Sensation *:

  • < 1 month: 64.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.57 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 61.45 %
  • male: 38.55 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.17 %
  • 30-39: 2.24 %
  • 40-49: 11.36 %
  • 50-59: 26.16 %
  • 60+: 59.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (255 people, 34.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (94 people, 12.82%)
  • Pain (49 people, 6.68%)
  • Diabetes (48 people, 6.55%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (44 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (134 people, 18.28%)
  • Niaspan (101 people, 13.78%)
  • Lisinopril (95 people, 12.96%)
  • Omeprazole (80 people, 10.91%)
  • Lyrica (71 people, 9.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (151 people, 20.60%)
  • Pain (134 people, 18.28%)
  • Paraesthesia (123 people, 16.78%)
  • Pain In Extremity (120 people, 16.37%)
  • Itching (113 people, 15.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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