eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

  Tools   Community
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms       Compare drugs       Ask question       Write review       Answered/ Unanswered       Reviews

Review: could Simvastatin cause Gout?

Summary: Gout is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 77,499 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 272 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Simvastatin and have Gout >>>

 

 

 

 

Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,843 Simvastatin users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes. (latest reports from 13,649 Gout patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 77,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 272 people (0.35%) have Gout.

Trend of Gout in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Gout * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gout40.00%5.71%11.43%2.86%2.86%28.57%8.57%

Age of people who have Gout when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gout0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.61%8.70%19.57%69.13%

Severity of Gout when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gout0.00%33.33%58.33%8.33%

How people recovered from Gout ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gout0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (47 people, 17.28%)
  2. Gout (34 people, 12.50%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 11.03%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (24 people, 8.82%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (23 people, 8.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (95 people, 34.93%)
  2. Allopurinol (86 people, 31.62%)
  3. Furosemide (58 people, 21.32%)
  4. Digoxin (40 people, 14.71%)
  5. Omeprazole (39 people, 14.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Gout while taking Simvastatin?

You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Simvastatin and have Gout
- support group for people who take Simvastatin
- support group for people who have Gout

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

More questions for: Simvastatin, Gout

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Horrible bursitis while on simvastatin & low dose aspirin
    Horrible Bursitis in Hips and Shoulders. Resistant to multiple cortisone shots. Cost me multiple Orthopedic appointments and MRI.
  • A life of depression and fatigue
    1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
    do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
  • Lipitor caused gout attack.
    My doctor gave me Lipitor to lower my Collestoral (240). Three days later I had lower stomach pains and the beginning of a Gout attack on my foot. I stopped taking the drug after 4 days when the full blown Gout attack came. I had been watching my diet and had not had a Gout attack for two years (my first one). Nothing changed except the Lipitor. I have no doubt the attack was brought on by the Lipitor. If you have Gout DO NOT TAKE LIPITOR (or its generic). Im now in my second week of pain and it's terrible.
  • Androgel for secondary hypogonadism
    Severe swelling in legs, ankles and feet after being on my feet for more than one hour. Pain in calves and ankles. Feels like they're being squeezed or compressed. Pain dissipates after laying down for a few hours. Swelling never completely dissipates. Always some swelling in ankles.
  • Ear pain from allopurinol 100mg (1 response)
    I have just been prescribed 100mg Allopurinol.
    1 a day.
    I am in my second day of taking these tablets.
    I have begun to get get a sudden pain in my ear.
    I have never in all my years have ever had such a pain.
    I know the only change that has happened around me is taking these tablets.
    I have stopped taking these and am awaiting my next appt with my GP.
    I do take Arcoxia with paracetemol for pain relief.

More reviews for: Simvastatin, Gout

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Lung function tests outcome - OK for someone with Primary Sjogrens Syndrome. Sprirometery Tests - 320 (normal between 300 - 400) GP told me. Hypoxia diagnosed when I went for pre-op testing and again after op. GP told me everything was normal.
    After knee arthroscopy recently - surgeon told me I had chondro-calcinosis (Pseudogout). Now Rheumatologist has informed me that I have real Gout. He is thinking now about putting me on another drug! Nurse Specialist has suggested Iloprost Infusion - yet another drug. I meet none of the risk factors for gout so I am wondering if I am experiencing side effects from the other drugs I am on. I work for the NHS full time and have to for some years to come as I am the only breadwinner. Thanks for your website - very informatve. Kind regards. Chris Kirwan (Mrs)

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Moved from baby Aspirin to full strength after suffering double vision. Double vision went away in time, and who is to know if the full strength dose prevents it recurring? Simvastatin was already being taken. This week I had a flare-up of gout in my right toe, something I haven't experienced since I gave up alcohol some 25 years ago. I'm thinking of stopping the Simvastatin and reducing the aspirin to the baby dose again.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • suffer with osteoarthritis in knees and feet

    Reply

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2015 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.