Review: could Simvastatin cause Itching?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 1,515 have Itching. See who they are, when they have Itching and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Itching (latest reports from 520,177 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 72,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,515 people (2.10%) have Itching.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Itching * :
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Age of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Itching when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (283 people, 18.68%)
- Hypertension (217 people, 14.32%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (110 people, 7.26%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (75 people, 4.95%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (63 people, 4.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (564 people, 37.23%)
- Niaspan (446 people, 29.44%)
- Lisinopril (256 people, 16.90%)
- Omeprazole (162 people, 10.69%)
- Plavix (141 people, 9.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (6 months ago):
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.
From this study (8 months 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??
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??
From this study (3 years ago):
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