Review: could Simvastatin cause Gout?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 271 have Gout. See who they are, when they have Gout and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 53,860 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 72,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 271 people (0.38%) have Gout.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Gout * :
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Age of people who have Gout when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Gout when taking Simvastatin ** :
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How people recovered from Gout ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (46 people, 16.97%)
- Gout (33 people, 12.18%)
- Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 11.07%)
- Multiple myeloma (24 people, 8.86%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (23 people, 8.49%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (94 people, 34.69%)
- Allopurinol (85 people, 31.37%)
- Furosemide (57 people, 21.03%)
- Digoxin (40 people, 14.76%)
- Omeprazole (39 people, 14.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (6 months 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)
From this study (1 year 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.
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