Review: could Simvastatin cause Psoriasis?
Summary: Psoriasis is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Psoriasis.
We study 77,499 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 264 have Psoriasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,843 Simvastatin users)
Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) has been reported by people with psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 68,508 Psoriasis patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 77,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 265 people (0.34%) have Psoriasis.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Psoriasis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Psoriasis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Psoriasis (129 people, 48.68%)
- Hypertension (63 people, 23.77%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (52 people, 19.62%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (43 people, 16.23%)
- Diabetes mellitus (40 people, 15.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (101 people, 38.11%)
- Aspirin (61 people, 23.02%)
- Lisinopril (48 people, 18.11%)
- Enbrel (37 people, 13.96%)
- Folic acid (33 people, 12.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
Emma J Sanders on Mar, 12, 2013:
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.
From this study (3 years ago):
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