Review: could Simvastatin cause Myalgia?


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 96,898 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,117 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,849 users)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,695 Myalgia patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

96,898 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 3,117 people (3.22%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Myalgia?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 22.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.1 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.37 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 45.88 %
  • male: 54.12 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.04 %
  • 20-29: 0.26 %
  • 30-39: 1.51 %
  • 40-49: 7.91 %
  • 50-59: 23.55 %
  • 60+: 66.62 %

Severity of Myalgia **:

  • least: 6.35 %
  • moderate: 41.27 %
  • severe: 46.03 %
  • most severe: 6.35 %

How people recovered from Myalgia **:

  • while on drug: 4.35 %
  • after off the drug: 4.35 %
  • not yet: 91.3 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (569 people, 18.25%)
  • Lisinopril (293 people, 9.40%)
  • Omeprazole (254 people, 8.15%)
  • Lipitor (242 people, 7.76%)
  • Atenolol (233 people, 7.48%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Simvastatin, learn more)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weakness (701 people, 22.49%)
  • Joint Pain (568 people, 18.22%)
  • Fatigue (566 people, 18.16%)
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (388 people, 12.45%)
  • Pain (306 people, 9.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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