Could Simvastatin cause Gout - from FDA reports
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 Allopurinol, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 383 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 Simvastatin 135,876 users)
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, gout, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 22,882 Gout patients).
On Dec, 28, 2016
129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 383 people (0.3%) have Gout
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Simvastatin when people have Gout *:
- < 1 month: 42.86 %
- 1 - 6 months: 11.9 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
- 1 - 2 years: 2.38 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
- 10+ years: 23.81 %
Gender of people who have Gout when taking Simvastatin *:
- female: 24.8 %
- male: 75.2 %
Age of people who have Gout when taking Simvastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 1.69 %
- 40-49: 8.47 %
- 50-59: 19.66 %
- 60+: 70.17 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (81 people, 21.15%)
- High Blood Pressure (57 people, 14.88%)
- Diabetes (36 people, 9.40%)
- Multiple Myeloma (32 people, 8.36%)
- Pain (22 people, 5.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (82 people, 21.41%)
- Allopurinol (82 people, 21.41%)
- Furosemide (66 people, 17.23%)
- Lisinopril (48 people, 12.53%)
- Omeprazole (42 people, 10.97%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain In Extremity (72 people, 18.80%)
- Pain (63 people, 16.45%)
- Breathing Difficulty (62 people, 16.19%)
- High Blood Pressure (60 people, 15.67%)
- Fatigue (55 people, 14.36%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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