Review: could Simvastatin cause Psoriasis?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 264 have Psoriasis. See who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) (latest reports from 136,381 patients) has been reported by people with psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 72,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 264 people (0.37%) have Psoriasis.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Psoriasis * :
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Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin ** :
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How people recovered from Psoriasis ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Psoriasis (129 people, 48.86%)
- Hypertension (63 people, 23.86%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (52 people, 19.70%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (43 people, 16.29%)
- Diabetes mellitus (40 people, 15.15%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (100 people, 37.88%)
- Aspirin (61 people, 23.11%)
- Lisinopril (47 people, 17.80%)
- Enbrel (37 people, 14.02%)
- Omeprazole (33 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am female, 66 yrs old and was living in Las Vegas,NV when my doc prescribed Bystolic for my high blood pressure in Feb/2011. By Feb, 2012, I had an episode of sweating,nausea, cramps, diarrhea and near passing out. Paramedics were call, I was taken to the UMC Emer room. On the 3rd day in the hospital, I was told that the Bystolic I was taking for high blood pressure had weaken my heart to a point that I had acquired A-Fib and that I had to have a pacemaker implanted . WHAT? The cardiologist came in and told me that
I have a perfectly healthy heart but it was weakened by the Bystolic. 2 days later after having the pacemaker implanted, I had a heart attack. Rushed back to the hospital again. Then I found out that the doctors withdrew the Bystolic without weaning me off of it. Clear warning on medicine bottle, DO NOT DISCONTINUE ABRUPTLY or you could have a ghee art attack. I notified FDA, and the makers of Bystolic (Forest Pharmaceuticals) of my experience. Now I am taking Norvasc. Alone and doing just fine, I have to take aspirin everyday to prevent blood clots because of the pacemaker. Had I died during my heart attack, who would have known that my problem started with the Bystolicd medication.
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