Simvastatin and Muscle wasting - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle wasting is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Muscle wasting with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 138,167 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 14, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 426 people (0.31%) have Muscle Wasting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Muscle wasting?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle Wasting *:

  • < 1 month: 4.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.48 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 39.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.99 %
  • 10+ years: 2.1 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Wasting when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 48.42 %
  • male: 51.58 %

Age of people who have Muscle Wasting when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.28 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.57 %
  • 40-49: 4.27 %
  • 50-59: 26.21 %
  • 60+: 68.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (168 people, 39.44%)
  • Depression (49 people, 11.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 10.33%)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (30 people, 7.04%)
  • Sleep Disorder (29 people, 6.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (71 people, 16.67%)
  • Amlodipine (44 people, 10.33%)
  • Diazepam (42 people, 9.86%)
  • Atenolol (41 people, 9.62%)
  • Lyrica (40 people, 9.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (167 people, 39.20%)
  • Muscle Aches (141 people, 33.10%)
  • Fatigue (127 people, 29.81%)
  • Weight Decreased (104 people, 24.41%)
  • Pain (99 people, 23.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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