Simvastatin and Intraocular pressure increased - from FDA reports


Summary

Intraocular pressure increased is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Xalatan, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 137 have Intraocular pressure increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Intraocular pressure increased 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 135,923 users)

Intraocular Pressure Increased

Intraocular pressure increased has been reported by people with glaucoma, intraocular pressure increased, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 9,413 Intraocular pressure increased patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 137 people (0.11%) have Intraocular Pressure Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Intraocular pressure increased?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Intraocular Pressure Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Intraocular Pressure Increased when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Intraocular Pressure Increased when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.9 %
  • 40-49: 2.86 %
  • 50-59: 12.38 %
  • 60+: 82.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (58 people, 42.34%)
  • High Blood Pressure (41 people, 29.93%)
  • Glaucoma (40 people, 29.20%)
  • Diabetes (20 people, 14.60%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (12 people, 8.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xalatan (38 people, 27.74%)
  • Aspirin (15 people, 10.95%)
  • Lyrica (14 people, 10.22%)
  • Glyburide (14 people, 10.22%)
  • Metformin (12 people, 8.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (23 people, 16.79%)
  • Dizziness (23 people, 16.79%)
  • Vision Blurred (18 people, 13.14%)
  • Visual Impairment (16 people, 11.68%)
  • Visual Acuity Reduced (13 people, 9.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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