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 75,672 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,776 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 78,207 users)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with rashes, itching, paraesthesia, heart palpitations, hyperhidrosis (latest reports from 42,296 Red face patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

75,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,776 people (2.35%) have Red Face


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Red face?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 4.55 %

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

  • female: 32.25 %
  • male: 67.75 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.29 %
  • 30-39: 2.4 %
  • 40-49: 12.4 %
  • 50-59: 25.96 %
  • 60+: 58.94 %

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 (435 people)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (384 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (197 people)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (166 people)
  • Hypertension (131 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (1,407 people)
  • Aspirin (661 people)
  • Lisinopril (374 people)
  • Plavix (229 people)
  • Fish Oil (203 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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