Review: could Simvastatin cause Burning sensation?
Summary: Burning sensation could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.
We study 77,270 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 453 have Burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Burning sensation and more.
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On Apr, 6, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 453 people (0.59%) have Burning Sensation. They amount to 0.38% of all the 119,443 people who have Burning Sensation on eHealthMe.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Burning sensation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Burning sensation||58.62%||20.69%||0.00%||10.34%||3.45%||6.90%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Burning sensation when taking Simvastatin * :
|Burning sensation||0.29%||0.00%||0.00%||0.29%||2.87%||12.64%||25.86%||58.05% |
Severity of Burning sensation when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Burning sensation||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Burning sensation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Burning sensation||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (68 people, 15.01%)
- Hypertension (37 people, 8.17%)
- Blood cholesterol (31 people, 6.84%)
- Pain (24 people, 5.30%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (18 people, 3.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (131 people, 28.92%)
- Niaspan (98 people, 21.63%)
- Lisinopril (73 people, 16.11%)
- Atenolol (52 people, 11.48%)
- Omeprazole (51 people, 11.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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