Review: could Simvastatin cause Red Face?


Summary

Red face 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 Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 96,881 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,088 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face 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 131,416 users)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, itching, paraesthesia, heart palpitations (latest reports from 66,180 Red face patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

96,881 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,088 people (2.16%) have Red Face


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Red face?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 48.15 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.41 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Red Face when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 32.96 %
  • male: 67.04 %

Age of people who have Red Face when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.26 %
  • 30-39: 2.49 %
  • 40-49: 12.17 %
  • 50-59: 27.08 %
  • 60+: 58.01 %

Severity if Red Face when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 30 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Red Face **:

  • while on drug: 16.67 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (492 people, 23.56%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (446 people, 21.36%)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (244 people, 11.69%)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (194 people, 9.29%)
  • Hypertension (154 people, 7.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (1,427 people, 68.34%)
  • Aspirin (734 people, 35.15%)
  • Lisinopril (424 people, 20.31%)
  • Plavix (258 people, 12.36%)
  • Fish Oil (238 people, 11.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pruritus (409 people, 19.59%)
  • Feeling Hot (348 people, 16.67%)
  • Paraesthesia (272 people, 13.03%)
  • Erythema (222 people, 10.63%)
  • Skin Burning Sensation (144 people, 6.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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