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Review: could Simvastatin cause Leg pain?

Summary: Leg pain could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Zyrtec, and have Cholesterol.

We study 77,270 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Leg pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg pain and more.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 10 people (0.01%) have Leg Pain. They amount to 0.50% of all the 1,993 people who have Leg Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Leg pain in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Leg pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leg pain20.00%0.00%0.00%40.00%10.00%20.00%10.00%

Age of people who have Leg pain when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leg pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%50.00%40.00%

Severity of Leg pain when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Leg pain0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Leg pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Leg pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cholesterol (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. High blood cholesterol (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. High blood pressure (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Pain (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Insomnia (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyrtec (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Vitamin d (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Fish oil (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Ambien (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Zoloft (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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