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Review: could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?
We study 77,438 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,341 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,754 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,330,636 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Sep, 15, 2014: 77,401 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 4,362 people (5.64%) 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||17.89%||23.58%||10.89%||11.87%||19.51%||11.06%||5.20% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Simvastatin * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||0.02%||0.46%||1.39%||6.10%||21.10%||70.93% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||5.00%||55.00%||35.00%||5.00% |
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, 11.37%)
- Hypertension (492 people, 11.28%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (326 people, 7.47%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (233 people, 5.34%)
- Atrial fibrillation (201 people, 4.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (1,458 people, 33.43%)
- Lisinopril (728 people, 16.69%)
- Furosemide (564 people, 12.93%)
- Omeprazole (546 people, 12.52%)
- Digoxin (394 people, 9.03%)
* 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).
From this study (3 years ago):
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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