Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
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, 4,359 have Muscle weakness. See who they are, when they have Muscle weakness 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 weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,312,171 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 72,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 4,359 people (6.04%) have Muscle Weakness. They amount to 0.33% of all the 1,307,145 people who have Muscle Weakness.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle weakness||17.97%||23.69%||10.95%||11.76%||19.44%||10.95%||5.23% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Simvastatin * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||0.02%||0.46%||1.39%||6.10%||21.09%||70.93% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||5.26%||56.14%||33.33%||5.26% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (496 people, 11.38%)
- Hypertension (492 people, 11.29%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (326 people, 7.48%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (233 people, 5.35%)
- Atrial fibrillation (201 people, 4.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (1,457 people, 33.43%)
- Lisinopril (728 people, 16.70%)
- Furosemide (564 people, 12.94%)
- Omeprazole (545 people, 12.50%)
- Digoxin (394 people, 9.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Severe body aches and fatigue - unable to excersize anymore (was running 5 miles, 3-5 times a week).
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Since having been diagnosed with osteoporsis, becoming very bent over due to not having the strength to hold up. Luckily no pain but concerned that the muscle weakness is making condition much worse. Age 91 but otherwise fit and strong spirit to live life. Concerned that muscles are becoming weaker de to mix of medications? Advice would be gratefully received-many thanks
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