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Review: could Simvastatin cause Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?





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 pressure.

We study 77,477 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 330 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 80,812 users)

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Ringing in the ears 19,199 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 77,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 325 people (0.42%) have Ringing In The Ears.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Ringing in the ears * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ringing in the ears15.91%11.36%13.64%15.91%29.55%13.64%0.00%

Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.75%7.14%27.07%65.04%

Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears6.90%55.17%37.93%0.00%

How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (67 people, 20.62%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (46 people, 14.15%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (31 people, 9.54%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (27 people, 8.31%)
  5. Depression (25 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (81 people, 24.92%)
  2. Zometa (59 people, 18.15%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (54 people, 16.62%)
  4. Protonix (49 people, 15.08%)
  5. Celebrex (49 people, 15.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have ringing in the ears. is there anyway of getting rid of it?
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has Tinnitus, and takes Aspirin, Norgesic Forte)
    I feel this tinnitus was induced from my taking the norgesic forte, that I no longer take for tension headaches. But I do take over the counter aspirin. Can the tinnitus ever go away?
  • Will taking simvistatin for dyslipidemia for 5 yrs cause my liver to ache/hurt?
    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Back Pain, Side Pain, and takes Simvastatin)
    Been taking simvastatin for about 5 yrs, but in the last 2-3 months have been experiencing ache and sometimes pain from my lower right front emanating around my right side and into my lower back, I have been tested for a possible urinary tract infection that came in negative, doctors are unsure of what could be going on at this point, I am suspicious of the simvastatin affecting my liver but am not sure because of the long time I have been using it and not experiencing any problem until now
  • Nimotop for curing tinnitus?
    (Asked by a 56 year old man who has Tinnitus, and takes Nimotop)
    i have tinnitus and the doctor is giving me nimotop 30 mg is this good?
  • Can this medication cause the ears to ring?
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Ringing In The Ears, and takes Protonix)
    I developed tinnitus about one year ago. I understand that there is no cure for it. I'm researching it myself. I'm also in a research program that requires me to wear small ear generators. It doesn't seem to help at this time.
  • Have you taken levothyroxine and noticed a ringing in your eyes after taking the medication.
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Tinnitus, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
    Never had ringing before taking Levothyroxine for thyroid problem.If you have experienced the same please respond when and if you had the same.Thanks

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  • A life of depression and fatigue
    (Posted by a 70 year old man who has COPD, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dysthymia, and takes Simvastatin, Daytrana, Klonopin, Concerta, Lamictal Xr, Prozac)
    1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
    do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
  • Ringing in the ears from linzess
    (Posted by a 23 year old woman who has Ringing In The Ears, and takes Linzess)
    I started Linzess about a month ago, taking it about every three days. It was my miracle pill, until recently when I started having ringing in my ears. I am stopping the medication in hopes that the ringing will subside.
  • Side effects of using terazosin
    (Posted by a 64 year old woman who has Ringing In The Ears, and takes Terazosin Hydrochloride)
    I have been on terazosin for 9 days. The ringing in my ears is unbearable, dizzy in the night if I wake up to use the bathroom, intermittent throbbing heartbeat. Also very significant is dramatic decrease in libido and difficulty achieving satisfaction. Dose started at 5 mg at night, reduced to 2 mg. at night after two days and ringing does not go away. I have permission from my doctor to discontinue use and replace with Lisinopril.
  • Still ill after several years (1 response)
    (Posted by a 43 year old man who has Sweating, Headache, Vertigo, Restlessness, Throat - Sore, Pain - Joints, Fatigue - Chronic, Tinnitus, Chronic Sinusitis, and takes Beconase Aq)
    I became ill several years ago.
    It all started with a head cold that lasted a few months and left me with Tinnitus and chronic sinusitis.

    After a nose operation and many visits to the doc and hospital, I am no closer to felling better or being cured.
    My doc gave me Beconase Aq at first and this made me very unwell, causing me fatigue which would last for a few days. I'm still searching for help.
  • Androgel for secondary hypogonadism
    (Posted by a 55 year old man who has Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, and takes Simvastatin, Cetirizine Hydrochloride Allergy, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Morphine Sulfate, Amlodipine Besylate)
    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.

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