Simvastatin and Muscle wasting - from FDA reports
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 . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 405 have Muscle wasting. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,923 users)
Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 8,143 Muscle wasting patients).
On Feb, 02, 2017
129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 405 people (0.31%) have Muscle Wasting
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle Wasting *:
- < 1 month: 4.93 %
- 1 - 6 months: 10.56 %
- 6 - 12 months: 16.9 %
- 1 - 2 years: 17.61 %
- 2 - 5 years: 40.14 %
- 5 - 10 years: 7.75 %
- 10+ years: 2.11 %
Gender of people who have Muscle Wasting when taking Simvastatin *:
- female: 49.36 %
- male: 50.64 %
Age of people who have Muscle Wasting when taking Simvastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.3 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.6 %
- 40-49: 4.5 %
- 50-59: 26.73 %
- 60+: 67.87 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (156 people, 38.52%)
- Depression (49 people, 12.10%)
- High Blood Pressure (44 people, 10.86%)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (30 people, 7.41%)
- Sleep Disorder (29 people, 7.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (71 people, 17.53%)
- Amlodipine (44 people, 10.86%)
- Diazepam (42 people, 10.37%)
- Atenolol (41 people, 10.12%)
- Lyrica (40 people, 9.88%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (150 people, 37.04%)
- Muscle Aches (139 people, 34.32%)
- Fatigue (115 people, 28.40%)
- Weight Decreased (102 people, 25.19%)
- Pain (98 people, 24.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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