Review: could Simvastatin cause Inflammation?


Summary

Inflammation is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 93,793 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 305 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 98,710 users)

Inflammation

Inflammation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, chest pain, pain (latest reports from 19,647 Inflammation patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

93,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 305 people (0.33%) have Inflammation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Inflammation?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Inflammation *:

  • < 1 month: 16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16 %
  • 10+ years: 32 %

Gender of people who have Inflammation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 60.07 %
  • male: 39.93 %

Age of people who have Inflammation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 3.07 %
  • 40-49: 10.73 %
  • 50-59: 25.29 %
  • 60+: 59.77 %

Severity if Inflammation when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Inflammation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (49 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (42 people)
  • Pain (32 people)
  • Osteoporosis (32 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (32 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (72 people)
  • Zometa (64 people)
  • Folic Acid (52 people)
  • Omeprazole (48 people)
  • Prednisone (40 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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