Simvastatin and Inflammation - from FDA reports


Summary

Inflammation is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 409 have Inflammation. Find out below who they are, when they have Inflammation and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,928 users)

Inflammation

Inflammation has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, crohn's disease (latest reports from 26,996 Inflammation patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 409 people (0.32%) have Inflammation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Inflammation?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Inflammation *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 24.24 %

Gender of people who have Inflammation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 58.77 %
  • male: 41.23 %

Age of people who have Inflammation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.29 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.59 %
  • 30-39: 2.65 %
  • 40-49: 9.71 %
  • 50-59: 28.24 %
  • 60+: 58.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (119 people, 29.10%)
  • High Blood Pressure (76 people, 18.58%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (61 people, 14.91%)
  • Pain (43 people, 10.51%)
  • Depression (36 people, 8.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (74 people, 18.09%)
  • Zometa (67 people, 16.38%)
  • Humira (53 people, 12.96%)
  • Omeprazole (51 people, 12.47%)
  • Folic Acid (51 people, 12.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (112 people, 27.38%)
  • Fatigue (74 people, 18.09%)
  • Back Pain (74 people, 18.09%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (72 people, 17.60%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (70 people, 17.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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