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 blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Itching with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 138,167 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 02, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,892 people (2.09%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Itching?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 32.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.02 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.78 %
  • 10+ years: 5.33 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 52.91 %
  • male: 47.09 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 1.53 %
  • 40-49: 6.89 %
  • 50-59: 20.13 %
  • 60+: 70.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (853 people, 29.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (390 people, 13.49%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (158 people, 5.46%)
  • Diabetes (141 people, 4.88%)
  • Pain (129 people, 4.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (548 people, 18.95%)
  • Aspirin (545 people, 18.85%)
  • Lisinopril (354 people, 12.24%)
  • Omeprazole (221 people, 7.64%)
  • Plavix (189 people, 6.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (931 people, 32.19%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (434 people, 15.01%)
  • Fatigue (306 people, 10.58%)
  • Pain (252 people, 8.71%)
  • Urticaria (243 people, 8.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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