Review: Red face in Simvastatin
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 14, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.1/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Red face (Skin blushing/flushing) by studying 71,932 people who take Simvastatin. We analyze: the time on Simvastatin when people have Red face, age of these people, the severity of Red face, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Simvastatin. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, nausea, nausea aggravated, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, high blood pressure, low density lipoprotein increased, hyperlipidaemia.
On Nov, 14, 2013: 71,873 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,508 people (2.10%) have Red Face.
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||27.78%||27.78%||5.56%||5.56%||16.67%||11.11%||5.56% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Simvastatin * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.11%||2.23%||11.26%||26.14%||60.26% |
Severity of Red face when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||12.50%||62.50%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||25.00%||0.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Product used for unknown indication (891 people, 59.08%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (407 people, 26.99%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (331 people, 21.95%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (169 people, 11.21%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (145 people, 9.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (1,200 people, 79.58%)
- Aspirin (860 people, 57.03%)
- Lisinopril (344 people, 22.81%)
- Plavix (215 people, 14.26%)
- Fish oil (167 people, 11.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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