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Review: could Simvastatin cause Gout?

Summary: Gout could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 77,276 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 271 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,585 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 56,529 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 77,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 271 people (0.35%) have Gout. They amount to 0.48% of all the 56,507 people who have Gout on eHealthMe.

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
Gout41.18%5.88%11.76%2.94%2.94%29.41%5.88%

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%2.62%8.73%19.65%69.00%

Severity of Gout when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gout0.00%27.27%63.64%9.09%

How people recovered from Gout ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gout0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (46 people, 16.97%)
  2. Gout (33 people, 12.18%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 11.07%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (24 people, 8.86%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (23 people, 8.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (94 people, 34.69%)
  2. Allopurinol (85 people, 31.37%)
  3. Furosemide (57 people, 21.03%)
  4. Digoxin (40 people, 14.76%)
  5. 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 (7 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)

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  • 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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  • From this study (2 years ago):

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