Could Simvastatin cause Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 2,734 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 Simvastatin 135,876 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,315 Itching patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,734 people (2.11%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Itching?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 30.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.31 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.79 %
  • 10+ years: 5.36 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 52.51 %
  • male: 47.49 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.71 %
  • 30-39: 1.52 %
  • 40-49: 7.08 %
  • 50-59: 20.29 %
  • 60+: 70.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (818 people, 29.92%)
  • High Blood Pressure (365 people, 13.35%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (158 people, 5.78%)
  • Diabetes (127 people, 4.65%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (109 people, 3.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (548 people, 20.04%)
  • Aspirin (545 people, 19.93%)
  • Lisinopril (354 people, 12.95%)
  • Omeprazole (221 people, 8.08%)
  • Plavix (188 people, 6.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (876 people, 32.04%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (432 people, 15.80%)
  • Fatigue (289 people, 10.57%)
  • Pain (236 people, 8.63%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (232 people, 8.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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