Review: could Simvastatin cause Red face (Skin blushing/flushing)?
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 - 6 months, also take medication Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 77,553 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.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,902 Simvastatin users)
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,041 Red face patients)
On Apr, 4, 2015: 77,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,984 people (2.56%) 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||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.
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- A study of drug interactions between Carvedilol, Ramipril, Simvastatin for a 88-year old man with Heart Disease, Heart Disease - Aging. The patient has Open Heart Surgery
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- A study of side effects of Simvastatin for a 49-year old woman with High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides. The patient has Yellow Watery Chronic Diarhea
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