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Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?

Summary: Muscle weakness is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 77,499 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,342 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 80,843 Simvastatin users)

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 182,201 Muscle weakness patients)

On Jan, 1, 2015: 77,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 4,363 people (5.63%) have Muscle Weakness.

Trend of Muscle weakness in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle weakness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle weakness17.89%23.58%10.89%11.87%19.51%11.06%5.20%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle weakness0.00%0.00%0.02%0.46%1.39%6.10%21.09%70.94%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness4.92%54.10%34.43%6.56%

How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle weakness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (496 people, 11.37%)
  2. Hypertension (493 people, 11.30%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (326 people, 7.47%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (233 people, 5.34%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (201 people, 4.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (1,458 people, 33.42%)
  2. Lisinopril (728 people, 16.69%)
  3. Furosemide (564 people, 12.93%)
  4. Omeprazole (546 people, 12.51%)
  5. Digoxin (394 people, 9.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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