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Review: could Simvastatin cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 77,499 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 has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,843 Simvastatin users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,231 Itching patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 77,499 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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