Review: could Simvastatin cause Red face?
We study 77,401 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,984 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Simvastatin and have Red face >>>
Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,737 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in blood cholesterol decreased.
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) (latest reports from 377,539 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.
On Aug, 15, 2014: 77,379 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,984 people (2.56%) have Red Face. They amount to 0.53% of all the 377,529 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||25.00%||30.00%||5.00%||5.00%||20.00%||10.00%||5.00% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Simvastatin * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.43%||2.51%||13.08%||25.30%||58.67% |
Severity of Red face when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||10.00%||60.00%||30.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||16.67%||0.00%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (454 people, 22.88%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (396 people, 19.96%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (210 people, 10.58%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (173 people, 8.72%)
- Hypertension (136 people, 6.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (1,430 people, 72.08%)
- Aspirin (1,012 people, 51.01%)
- Lisinopril (378 people, 19.05%)
- Plavix (235 people, 11.84%)
- Fish oil (206 people, 10.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who take Simvastatin and have Red Face
- group for people who take Simvastatin
- group for people who have Red Face
Comments from related studies:
From this study (3 months ago):
It has been suggested that I might have carcinoid tumours or carcinoid syndrome.
From this study (11 months ago):
Very momentary symptoms, more like a belch.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Simvastatin, Red face
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Androgel for secondary hypogonadism
Severe swelling in legs, ankles and feet after being on my feet for more than one hour. Pain in calves and ankles. Feels like they're being squeezed or compressed. Pain dissipates after laying down for a few hours. Swelling never completely dissipates. Always some swelling in ankles.
- Bad hair days due to medication i think, is prednisolone the culprit and if so wiil things get back to normal?
My hair has changed from a slightly wavy thick head of, to frizzy, still a good lot of hair. I did have a 1 month spell of more than usual hair loss. I have been on Prednisolone since July 2013 30grm a day to start with reducing, at present 9 mg per day. The texture and look is not sitting well with ...
- Simvastatin side effects
I have taken this drug to reduce my high cholesterol. It has done a good job keeping it down,
but may be the cause of the symptoms I listed above.
More reviews for: Simvastatin, Red face
On eHealthMe, Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Simvastatin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Simvastatin used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.