Simvastatin and Myalgia - from FDA reports
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 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 4,517 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 Simvastatin 135,923 users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,845 Myalgia patients).
On Feb, 17, 2017
129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 4,517 people (3.49%) have Myalgia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Simvastatin when people have Myalgia *:
- < 1 month: 22.2 %
- 1 - 6 months: 24.55 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.76 %
- 1 - 2 years: 16.21 %
- 2 - 5 years: 15.68 %
- 5 - 10 years: 5.91 %
- 10+ years: 4.7 %
Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin *:
- female: 45.7 %
- male: 54.3 %
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Simvastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.05 %
- 10-19: 0.03 %
- 20-29: 0.24 %
- 30-39: 1.6 %
- 40-49: 9.72 %
- 50-59: 23.26 %
- 60+: 65.08 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (1,657 people, 36.68%)
- High Blood Pressure (357 people, 7.90%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (289 people, 6.40%)
- Osteoporosis (143 people, 3.17%)
- Diabetes (124 people, 2.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (576 people, 12.75%)
- Lisinopril (285 people, 6.31%)
- Lipitor (276 people, 6.11%)
- Omeprazole (257 people, 5.69%)
- Amlodipine (256 people, 5.67%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (1,171 people, 25.92%)
- Fatigue (992 people, 21.96%)
- Joint Pain (787 people, 17.42%)
- Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (491 people, 10.87%)
- Pain In Extremity (453 people, 10.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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