Simvastatin and 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 density lipoprotein decreased. This review analyzes which people have Itching with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 142,404 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

142,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,967 people (2.08%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Itching?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 31.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.74 %
  • 10+ years: 5.23 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 53.36 %
  • male: 46.64 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.75 %
  • 30-39: 1.54 %
  • 40-49: 6.76 %
  • 50-59: 19.79 %
  • 60+: 71.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (158 people, 5.33%)
  • Diabetes (143 people, 4.82%)
  • Pain (134 people, 4.52%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (122 people, 4.11%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (112 people, 3.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (548 people, 18.47%)
  • Aspirin (546 people, 18.40%)
  • Lisinopril (354 people, 11.93%)
  • Omeprazole (221 people, 7.45%)
  • Metformin (195 people, 6.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (961 people, 32.39%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (436 people, 14.69%)
  • Fatigue (310 people, 10.45%)
  • Pain (260 people, 8.76%)
  • Urticaria (252 people, 8.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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