Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle wasting?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 200 have Muscle wasting. See who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 36,384 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 72,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 194 people (0.27%) have Muscle Wasting.
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||15.91%||18.18%||13.64%||4.55%||27.27%||13.64%||6.82% |
Age of people who have Muscle wasting when taking Simvastatin * :
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.57%||2.27%||26.14%||71.02% |
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, 20.62%)
- Anxiety (35 people, 18.04%)
- Generalised anxiety disorder (34 people, 17.53%)
- Sleep disorder (34 people, 17.53%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (27 people, 13.92%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (55 people, 28.35%)
- Atenolol (44 people, 22.68%)
- Diazepam (44 people, 22.68%)
- Lyrica (40 people, 20.62%)
- Promethazine (38 people, 19.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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