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Review: could Simvastatin cause Panic attack (Panic disorder)?

Summary: Panic attack is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 77,518 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 323 have Panic attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attack and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,859 Simvastatin users)

Panic attack

Panic attack has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 24,823 Panic attack patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 77,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 323 people (0.42%) have Panic Attack.

Trend of Panic attack in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Panic attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Panic attack66.67%18.52%7.41%0.00%3.70%3.70%0.00%

Age of people who have Panic attack when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Panic attack0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.11%10.31%39.31%44.27%

Severity of Panic attack when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Panic attack0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Panic attack ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Panic attack0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (82 people, 25.39%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (60 people, 18.58%)
  3. Depression (59 people, 18.27%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (57 people, 17.65%)
  5. Mental disorder (50 people, 15.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (93 people, 28.79%)
  2. Zocor (72 people, 22.29%)
  3. Chantix (70 people, 21.67%)
  4. Mirtazapine (68 people, 21.05%)
  5. Toprol-xl (68 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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