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 . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 2,200 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure 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 135,923 users)

Kidney Failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 82,171 Kidney failure patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,200 people (1.7%) have Kidney Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Kidney failure?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Kidney Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 14.37 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.97 %
  • 10+ years: 5.17 %

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

  • female: 38.17 %
  • male: 61.83 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 0.69 %
  • 30-39: 1.96 %
  • 40-49: 4.82 %
  • 50-59: 16.2 %
  • 60+: 75.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (354 people, 16.09%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (312 people, 14.18%)
  • Diabetes (125 people, 5.68%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (124 people, 5.64%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (117 people, 5.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (486 people, 22.09%)
  • Furosemide (324 people, 14.73%)
  • Lasix (312 people, 14.18%)
  • Lisinopril (282 people, 12.82%)
  • Omeprazole (255 people, 11.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (317 people, 14.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (273 people, 12.41%)
  • Hypotension (246 people, 11.18%)
  • Weakness (236 people, 10.73%)
  • Injury (227 people, 10.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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