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Review: could Simvastatin cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 77,270 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,798 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,782 people (2.30%) have Itching. They amount to 0.33% of all the 536,577 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

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
Itching37.50%28.57%8.93%9.82%8.04%1.79%5.36%

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%8.57%21.42%67.98%

Severity of Itching when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching10.53%31.58%47.37%10.53%

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, 17.62%)
  2. Hypertension (234 people, 13.13%)
  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 (638 people, 35.80%)
  2. Niaspan (546 people, 30.64%)
  3. Lisinopril (278 people, 15.60%)
  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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  • From this study (7 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (9 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??

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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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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I am taking several melaleuca wellness company herbal products: multivitamin & mineral tablets, calcium complete, Florify probiotics, Cellwise antioxidant, ProvexCV, Phytomega heart health supplement, & Replenex extra strength for joint protection; caltrate vitamin b complete, 81mg low dose aspirin, stool softner,

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