Review: Kidney failure in Simvastatin
(By eHealthMe on Dec, 2, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Kidney failure (Acute kidney failure) by studying 71,932 people who take Simvastatin. We analyze: the time on Simvastatin when people have Kidney failure, age of these people, the severity of Kidney failure, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Simvastatin. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, nausea, nausea aggravated, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.
On Nov, 24, 2013: 71,873 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,572 people (2.19%) have Kidney Failure.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Kidney failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Kidney failure||18.33%||30.00%||5.83%||7.50%||10.83%||21.67%||5.83% |
Age of people who have Kidney failure when taking Simvastatin * :
|Kidney failure||0.00%||0.00%||0.49%||0.21%||2.01%||5.07%||16.66%||75.57% |
Severity of Kidney failure when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Kidney failure||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Kidney failure||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (250 people, 15.90%)
- Product used for unknown indication (180 people, 11.45%)
- Coronary artery bypass (137 people, 8.72%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (128 people, 8.14%)
- Diabetes mellitus (95 people, 6.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (535 people, 34.03%)
- Furosemide (290 people, 18.45%)
- Lasix (273 people, 17.37%)
- Lisinopril (240 people, 15.27%)
- Omeprazole (218 people, 13.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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