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Review: could Simvastatin cause Burning sensation?

We study 77,392 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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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,725 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Burning sensation

Burning sensation (latest reports from 121,893 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 77,379 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 453 people (0.59%) have Burning Sensation. They amount to 0.37% of all the 121,881 people who have Burning Sensation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Burning sensation in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Burning sensation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Burning sensation58.62%20.69%0.00%10.34%3.45%6.90%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Burning sensation0.29%0.00%0.00%0.29%2.87%12.64%25.86%58.05%

Severity of Burning sensation when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Burning sensation0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Burning sensation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Burning sensation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (68 people, 15.01%)
  2. Hypertension (37 people, 8.17%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (31 people, 6.84%)
  4. Pain (24 people, 5.30%)
  5. Blood triglycerides increased (18 people, 3.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (131 people, 28.92%)
  2. Niaspan (98 people, 21.63%)
  3. Lisinopril (73 people, 16.11%)
  4. Atenolol (52 people, 11.48%)
  5. Omeprazole (51 people, 11.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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