Simvastatin and Ringing in the ears - from FDA reports


Summary

Ringing in the ears is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 491 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears 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 135,923 users)

Ringing In The Ears

Ringing in the ears has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis (latest reports from 28,280 Ringing in the ears patients).

On Feb, 03, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 491 people (0.38%) have Ringing In The Ears


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Ringing in the ears?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Ringing In The Ears *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 35.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.67 %
  • 10+ years: 3.33 %

Gender of people who have Ringing In The Ears when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 45.03 %
  • male: 54.97 %

Age of people who have Ringing In The Ears when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.17 %
  • 40-49: 9.11 %
  • 50-59: 23.18 %
  • 60+: 63.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (156 people, 31.77%)
  • High Blood Pressure (79 people, 16.09%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (53 people, 10.79%)
  • Depression (45 people, 9.16%)
  • Diabetes (33 people, 6.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (71 people, 14.46%)
  • Zometa (67 people, 13.65%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (57 people, 11.61%)
  • Celebrex (53 people, 10.79%)
  • Protonix (52 people, 10.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (143 people, 29.12%)
  • Dizziness (137 people, 27.90%)
  • Chest Pain (109 people, 22.20%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (99 people, 20.16%)
  • Nausea (98 people, 19.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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