Could Simvastatin cause Psoriasis - from FDA reports
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 High blood cholesterol . We study 96,903 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 467 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 Simvastatin 135,855 users)
Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) has been reported by people with psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease (latest reports from 164,181 Psoriasis patients).
On Nov, 29, 2016
96,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 467 people (0.48%) have Psoriasis
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 55.07 %
- male: 44.93 %
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: 4.79 %
- 40-49: 10.42 %
- 50-59: 33.8 %
- 60+: 49.86 %
Severity of Psoriasis **:
- least: 33.33 %
- moderate: 66.67 %
- severe: 0.0 %
- most severe: 0.0 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Humira (210 people, 44.97%)
- Aspirin (88 people, 18.84%)
- Lisinopril (81 people, 17.34%)
- Enbrel (71 people, 15.20%)
- Omeprazole (54 people, 11.56%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Simvastatin, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- High Blood Pressure (111 people, 23.77%)
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (81 people, 17.34%)
- Diabetes (66 people, 14.13%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (35 people, 7.49%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (35 people, 7.49%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Rashes (62 people, 13.28%)
- Pain (58 people, 12.42%)
- Drug Ineffective (58 people, 12.42%)
- Joint Pain (49 people, 10.49%)
- Stress And Anxiety (42 people, 8.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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