Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle wasting (Muscle atrophy)?
We study 77,401 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 201 have Muscle wasting. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,744 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 37,361 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.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle wasting * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle wasting||15.22%||21.74%||13.04%||4.35%||26.09%||13.04%||6.52% |
Age of people who have Muscle wasting when taking Simvastatin * :
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.56%||2.25%||25.84%||71.35% |
Severity of Muscle wasting when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||80.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle wasting ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (40 people, 20.00%)
- Anxiety (35 people, 17.50%)
- Sleep disorder (34 people, 17.00%)
- Generalised anxiety disorder (34 people, 17.00%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (27 people, 13.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (56 people, 28.00%)
- Atenolol (44 people, 22.00%)
- Diazepam (44 people, 22.00%)
- Lyrica (40 people, 20.00%)
- Promethazine (38 people, 19.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Simvastatin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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Muscle Wasting is also known as: Atrophy of the muscles, Muscle atrophy, Wasting.
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