Review: could Simvastatin cause Psoriasis?


Summary

Psoriasis 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 Humira, and have Psoriasis . We study 96,874 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 465 have Psoriasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 98,710 users)

Psoriasis

Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) has been reported by people with rashes, drug ineffective, itching, injection site erythema, joint pain (latest reports from 100,353 Psoriasis patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

96,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 465 people (0.48%) have Psoriasis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Psoriasis?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Psoriasis *:

  • < 1 month: 46.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 54.87 %
  • male: 45.13 %

Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.28 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.85 %
  • 30-39: 4.82 %
  • 40-49: 10.48 %
  • 50-59: 33.99 %
  • 60+: 49.58 %

Severity if Psoriasis when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Psoriasis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psoriasis (266 people, 57.20%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (122 people, 26.24%)
  • Hypertension (109 people, 23.44%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (81 people, 17.42%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (66 people, 14.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (209 people, 44.95%)
  • Aspirin (88 people, 18.92%)
  • Lisinopril (81 people, 17.42%)
  • Enbrel (70 people, 15.05%)
  • Omeprazole (54 people, 11.61%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (58 people, 12.47%)
  • Drug Ineffective (58 people, 12.47%)
  • Arthralgia (48 people, 10.32%)
  • Rash (44 people, 9.46%)
  • Fatigue (38 people, 8.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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