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Review: could Simvastatin cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?

We study 77,438 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,459 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,754 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 505,803 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 77,401 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 2,460 people (3.18%) have Myalgia.

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
Myalgia23.11%28.47%12.10%11.69%15.13%6.33%3.16%

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%23.42%66.93%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia6.90%43.10%43.10%6.90%

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Myalgia5.88%0.00%94.12%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (381 people, 15.49%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (250 people, 10.16%)
  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, 25.24%)
  2. Lisinopril (252 people, 10.24%)
  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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