Review: could Simvastatin cause Gout?
Summary: Gout is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure. We study 77,566 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 80,909 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 13,686 Gout patients)
On Apr, 27, 2015: 77,553 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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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 (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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