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Review: could Simvastatin cause Kidney stones?

Summary: Kidney stones could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 77,276 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,594 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones (latest reports from 105,430 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 282 people (0.36%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.27% of all the 105,112 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney stones in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones55.56%11.11%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.98%14.60%36.28%45.13%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Simvastatin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (45 people, 15.96%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (38 people, 13.48%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (37 people, 13.12%)
  4. Osteoporosis (28 people, 9.93%)
  5. Metastases to bone (24 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (94 people, 33.33%)
  2. Zometa (76 people, 26.95%)
  3. Omeprazole (58 people, 20.57%)
  4. Lipitor (48 people, 17.02%)
  5. Coumadin (48 people, 17.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Swollen! on Apr, 21, 2014:

    About a week ago, my doctor took me off Clopidogrel Bisulfat 75mg blood thinner, which I've been taking for about two years.

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  • For the last year I seem to be bruising a lot easier and any cut I get takes for ever to heal. My kitten scratched me the other day and I had to wrap my hand to get to a sink to put it under water and try to make the bleeding stop. I wrapped it completely in guaze to make it stop. It actually scared me to see so much blood from a cat scratch! It looked like someone had been stabbed. The next day my hand swelled up and bruised like it had been hit with a hammer!

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