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Review: could Simvastatin cause Kidney failure (Acute kidney failure)?

We study 77,438 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,660 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,771 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Kidney failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) (latest reports from 427,622 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 77,438 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,660 people (2.14%) have Kidney Failure.

Trend of Kidney failure in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Kidney failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney failure15.83%27.34%5.04%15.83%9.35%20.14%6.47%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney failure0.00%0.00%0.46%0.20%1.92%4.84%17.50%75.08%

Severity of Kidney failure when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney failure33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Kidney failure50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (259 people, 15.60%)
  2. Hypercholesterolaemia (129 people, 7.77%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (95 people, 5.72%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (94 people, 5.66%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (67 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (555 people, 33.43%)
  2. Furosemide (291 people, 17.53%)
  3. Lasix (279 people, 16.81%)
  4. Lisinopril (245 people, 14.76%)
  5. Omeprazole (224 people, 13.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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