Simvastatin and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle weakness is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Muscle weakness with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 142,404 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 21, 2017

142,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 7,764 people (5.45%) have Muscle weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Muscle weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 17.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.52 %
  • 10+ years: 8.85 %

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

  • female: 49.4 %
  • male: 50.6 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.48 %
  • 30-39: 1.34 %
  • 40-49: 6.95 %
  • 50-59: 19.34 %
  • 60+: 71.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (360 people, 4.64%)
  • Diabetes (353 people, 4.55%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (308 people, 3.97%)
  • Depression (307 people, 3.95%)
  • Osteoporosis (302 people, 3.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,212 people, 15.61%)
  • Lisinopril (822 people, 10.59%)
  • Omeprazole (663 people, 8.54%)
  • Furosemide (594 people, 7.65%)
  • Amlodipine (513 people, 6.61%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (2,026 people, 26.09%)
  • Nausea (1,271 people, 16.37%)
  • Dizziness (1,232 people, 15.87%)
  • Muscle Aches (1,230 people, 15.84%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,092 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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