Review: could Simvastatin cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?
Summary: Myalgia 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 77,518 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,461 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,859 Simvastatin users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,499 Myalgia patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 77,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 2,462 people (3.18%) have Myalgia.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Myalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Myalgia when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Myalgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (381 people, 15.48%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (250 people, 10.15%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (244 people, 9.91%)
- Hypertension (199 people, 8.08%)
- Osteoporosis (97 people, 3.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (621 people, 25.22%)
- Lisinopril (252 people, 10.24%)
- Lipitor (226 people, 9.18%)
- Atenolol (202 people, 8.20%)
- Omeprazole (194 people, 7.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My mom was prescribed simvastatin to reduce her cholesterol. Within a couple of weeks taking it she complained about muscle pain in her back to her doc. Doc said it was normal. She continued to take the statin until the pain moved down her leg to her calf. She had a blood test and the doc told her to stop taking it. She did but the pain is still there (more than a year).
My mom believes her sciatic pain is directly related to her use of the statin.
She's been off it for more than a year. Has the statin permanently damaged her?
What can she do besides the PT that she has been doing?
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