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 . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 7,188 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 135,928 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,155 Muscle weakness patients).

On Feb, 25, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 7,188 people (5.55%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 18.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.36 %
  • 10+ years: 9.08 %

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

  • female: 49.28 %
  • male: 50.72 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.03 %
  • 20-29: 0.48 %
  • 30-39: 1.42 %
  • 40-49: 7.03 %
  • 50-59: 19.81 %
  • 60+: 71.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (1,908 people, 26.54%)
  • High Blood Pressure (868 people, 12.08%)
  • Pain (334 people, 4.65%)
  • Diabetes (308 people, 4.28%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (286 people, 3.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,212 people, 16.86%)
  • Lisinopril (822 people, 11.44%)
  • Omeprazole (662 people, 9.21%)
  • Furosemide (594 people, 8.26%)
  • Amlodipine (453 people, 6.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,859 people, 25.86%)
  • Muscle Aches (1,171 people, 16.29%)
  • Nausea (1,165 people, 16.21%)
  • Dizziness (1,146 people, 15.94%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,020 people, 14.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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