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Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle wasting?

We study 77,401 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 200 have Muscle wasting. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,737 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in blood cholesterol decreased.

Muscle wasting

Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 37,337 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain.

On Aug, 23, 2014: 77,392 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 200 people (0.26%) have Muscle Wasting. They amount to 0.54% of all the 37,332 people who have Muscle Wasting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle wasting in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle wasting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle wasting15.22%21.74%13.04%4.35%26.09%13.04%6.52%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle wasting0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.56%2.25%25.84%71.35%

Severity of Muscle wasting when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle wasting0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle wasting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle wasting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (40 people, 20.00%)
  2. Anxiety (35 people, 17.50%)
  3. Sleep disorder (34 people, 17.00%)
  4. Generalised anxiety disorder (34 people, 17.00%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (27 people, 13.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (56 people, 28.00%)
  2. Atenolol (44 people, 22.00%)
  3. Diazepam (44 people, 22.00%)
  4. Lyrica (40 people, 20.00%)
  5. Promethazine (38 people, 19.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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