Review: could Simvastatin cause Red face?
Summary: Red face could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased.
We study 77,276 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,983 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,585 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) (latest reports from 372,446 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,983 people (2.56%) have Red Face. They amount to 0.53% of all the 372,064 people who have Red Face on eHealthMe.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Red face * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Red face||26.32%||26.32%||5.26%||5.26%||21.05%||10.53%||5.26% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Simvastatin * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.43%||2.52%||13.01%||25.33%||58.72% |
Severity of Red face when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||11.11%||66.67%||22.22%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||20.00%||0.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (454 people, 22.89%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (396 people, 19.97%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (210 people, 10.59%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (173 people, 8.72%)
- Hypertension (136 people, 6.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (1,430 people, 72.11%)
- Aspirin (1,012 people, 51.03%)
- Lisinopril (378 people, 19.06%)
- Plavix (235 people, 11.85%)
- Fish oil (206 people, 10.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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