Simvastatin and Kidney failure - from FDA reports


Summary

Kidney failure is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Kidney failure 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 May, 12, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,268 people (1.64%) have Kidney Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Kidney failure?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Kidney Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 13.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.14 %

Gender of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 38.38 %
  • male: 61.62 %

Age of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.41 %
  • 20-29: 0.67 %
  • 30-39: 1.91 %
  • 40-49: 4.9 %
  • 50-59: 16.04 %
  • 60+: 75.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (381 people, 16.80%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (322 people, 14.20%)
  • Diabetes (130 people, 5.73%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (124 people, 5.47%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (120 people, 5.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (486 people, 21.43%)
  • Furosemide (324 people, 14.29%)
  • Lasix (316 people, 13.93%)
  • Lisinopril (282 people, 12.43%)
  • Omeprazole (255 people, 11.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (320 people, 14.11%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (275 people, 12.13%)
  • Hypotension (248 people, 10.93%)
  • Weakness (241 people, 10.63%)
  • Injury (227 people, 10.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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