Simvastatin and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


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 High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Muscle weakness 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 Apr, 27, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 7,574 people (5.48%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 18.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.47 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.68 %
  • 10+ years: 9.01 %

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

  • female: 49.23 %
  • male: 50.77 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.03 %
  • 20-29: 0.47 %
  • 30-39: 1.36 %
  • 40-49: 6.99 %
  • 50-59: 19.45 %
  • 60+: 71.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (1,994 people, 26.33%)
  • High Blood Pressure (944 people, 12.46%)
  • Pain (350 people, 4.62%)
  • Diabetes (338 people, 4.46%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (301 people, 3.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,212 people, 16.00%)
  • Lisinopril (822 people, 10.85%)
  • Omeprazole (663 people, 8.75%)
  • Furosemide (594 people, 7.84%)
  • Amlodipine (494 people, 6.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,965 people, 25.94%)
  • Nausea (1,234 people, 16.29%)
  • Muscle Aches (1,211 people, 15.99%)
  • Dizziness (1,206 people, 15.92%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,065 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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