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Review: could Simvastatin cause Itching?

We study 77,401 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,783 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,744 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 544,797 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 77,401 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,783 people (2.30%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching37.17%28.32%8.85%9.73%8.85%1.77%5.31%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.07%0.07%0.63%1.26%8.56%21.47%67.93%

Severity of Itching when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching10.00%30.00%50.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (314 people, 17.61%)
  2. Hypertension (234 people, 13.12%)
  3. High density lipoprotein decreased (138 people, 7.74%)
  4. Blood triglycerides increased (88 people, 4.94%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (69 people, 3.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (639 people, 35.84%)
  2. Niaspan (546 people, 30.62%)
  3. Lisinopril (279 people, 15.65%)
  4. Omeprazole (180 people, 10.10%)
  5. Plavix (156 people, 8.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Have been itching all over, scalp, ears, face, arms, legs, buttock, everywhere. I have never had this problem before. I have been on lorazepam for years with no problems.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • charlie russell wheaton on Jul, 27, 2013:

    man-54yrs doctor said take mictonorm morning at night befor bed take tamsulosine. i have read that mictonorm cause increse in heart beat and i know its true cause my hear beat unregularly so stop traking mictonorm and the tamsulosine is not working good with me??

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    CRW on Jul, 27, 2013:

    man-54yrs doctor Prescription was take Mictonorm Uno 30mg morning afther eating, night befor bed take Tamsulosine Sandoz 0,4mg. i have read that mictonorm cause increse in heart beat/rate and i know its true cause my hear beat unregularly, both have so many side affects so i stop traking Mictonorm Uno 30mg and the Tamsulosine Sandoz 0,4mg cause they are not working good for me??

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