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Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle wasting (Muscle atrophy)?

Summary: Muscle wasting is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 77,532 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 202 have Muscle wasting. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,878 Simvastatin users)

Muscle wasting

Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 5,641 Muscle wasting patients)

On Mar, 16, 2015: 77,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 202 people (0.26%) have Muscle Wasting.

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 wasting14.58%20.83%12.50%4.17%25.00%14.58%8.33%

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%2.22%26.11%71.11%

Severity of Muscle wasting when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle wasting0.00%71.43%28.57%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, 19.80%)
  2. Anxiety (35 people, 17.33%)
  3. Generalised anxiety disorder (34 people, 16.83%)
  4. Sleep disorder (34 people, 16.83%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (27 people, 13.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (56 people, 27.72%)
  2. Atenolol (44 people, 21.78%)
  3. Diazepam (44 people, 21.78%)
  4. Lyrica (40 people, 19.80%)
  5. Promethazine (38 people, 18.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Muscle Wasting while taking Simvastatin?

 

 

 

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