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Review: could Simvastatin cause Myalgia?

We study 77,401 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,457 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,725 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 505,142 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 77,379 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 2,459 people (3.18%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.49% of all the 504,968 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Myalgia in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Myalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myalgia23.14%28.51%12.12%11.71%15.01%6.34%3.17%

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.22%1.26%8.17%23.39%66.96%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia7.02%42.11%43.86%7.02%

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Myalgia6.25%0.00%93.75%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (381 people, 15.49%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (250 people, 10.17%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (244 people, 9.92%)
  4. Hypertension (199 people, 8.09%)
  5. Osteoporosis (97 people, 3.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (621 people, 25.25%)
  2. Lisinopril (251 people, 10.21%)
  3. Lipitor (226 people, 9.19%)
  4. Atenolol (202 people, 8.21%)
  5. Omeprazole (194 people, 7.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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