Review: could Simvastatin cause Ocular Hypertension?


Ocular hypertension is reported only by a few people who take Simvastatin. We study 93,793 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Ocular hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Ocular hypertension and more.

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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 94,390 users)

Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension (intraocular pressure higher than normal) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, muscle aches, ocular hyperaemia, uveitis, heart palpitations (latest reports from 964 Ocular hypertension patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

93,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Ocular Hypertension

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Ocular hypertension?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Ocular Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ocular Hypertension when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Ocular Hypertension when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 40 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 40 %

Severity if Ocular Hypertension when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (2 people)
  • Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (1 person)
  • Triglyceride Level (1 person)
  • Bipolar Disorder (1 person)
  • Agitation (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (2 people)
  • Ortho Cyclen (1 person)
  • Doxepin Hcl (1 person)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (1 person)
  • Abilify (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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