Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle Weakness?


Summary

Muscle weakness 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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 96,881 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,249 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 131,413 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 271,258 Muscle weakness patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

96,881 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 5,249 people (5.42%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 17.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.36 %
  • 10+ years: 7.38 %

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

  • female: 48.76 %
  • male: 51.24 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.04 %
  • 20-29: 0.58 %
  • 30-39: 1.43 %
  • 40-49: 6.04 %
  • 50-59: 20.06 %
  • 60+: 71.85 %

Severity if Muscle Weakness when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 4.84 %
  • moderate: 54.84 %
  • severe: 33.87 %
  • most severe: 6.45 %

How people recovered from Muscle Weakness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (615 people, 11.72%)
  • Hypertension (614 people, 11.70%)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (357 people, 6.80%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (253 people, 4.82%)
  • Osteoporosis (237 people, 4.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,208 people, 23.01%)
  • Lisinopril (832 people, 15.85%)
  • Omeprazole (660 people, 12.57%)
  • Furosemide (598 people, 11.39%)
  • Atenolol (423 people, 8.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,075 people, 20.48%)
  • Nausea (934 people, 17.79%)
  • Dyspnoea (803 people, 15.30%)
  • Dizziness (795 people, 15.15%)
  • Pain (701 people, 13.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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