Simvastatin and Myalgia - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Myalgia with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 138,167 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 22, 2017

138,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 4,720 people (3.42%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Myalgia?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 22.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.91 %
  • 10+ years: 4.58 %

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 45.39 %
  • male: 54.61 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.03 %
  • 20-29: 0.26 %
  • 30-39: 1.61 %
  • 40-49: 9.89 %
  • 50-59: 22.85 %
  • 60+: 65.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (1,697 people, 35.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (377 people, 7.99%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (308 people, 6.53%)
  • Osteoporosis (147 people, 3.11%)
  • Diabetes (132 people, 2.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (577 people, 12.22%)
  • Lisinopril (285 people, 6.04%)
  • Lipitor (282 people, 5.97%)
  • Amlodipine (282 people, 5.97%)
  • Omeprazole (257 people, 5.44%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (1,211 people, 25.66%)
  • Fatigue (1,020 people, 21.61%)
  • Joint Pain (813 people, 17.22%)
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (512 people, 10.85%)
  • Pain In Extremity (480 people, 10.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin?

Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 144,758 users)

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