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.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,843 Simvastatin users)
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.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Gout * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Gout when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Gout when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Gout ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (47 people, 17.28%)
- Gout (34 people, 12.50%)
- Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 11.03%)
- Multiple myeloma (24 people, 8.82%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (23 people, 8.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (95 people, 34.93%)
- Allopurinol (86 people, 31.62%)
- Furosemide (58 people, 21.32%)
- Digoxin (40 people, 14.71%)
- Omeprazole (39 people, 14.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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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.
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