Review: could Simvastatin cause Skin Burning Sensation?


Skin burning sensation is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 76,668 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 249 have Skin burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin burning sensation and more.

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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 78,858 users)

Skin Burning Sensation

Skin burning sensation has been reported by people with rashes, cognitive disorder, drowsiness, muscle spasms, esophageal spasm (latest reports from 5,683 Skin burning sensation patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

76,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 249 people (0.32%) have Skin Burning Sensation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Skin burning sensation?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Skin Burning Sensation *:

  • < 1 month: 62.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Skin Burning Sensation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 51.22 %
  • male: 48.78 %

Age of people who have Skin Burning Sensation when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.08 %
  • 40-49: 12.99 %
  • 50-59: 29.94 %
  • 60+: 51.98 %

Severity if Skin Burning Sensation when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Skin Burning Sensation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (68 people)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (42 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (25 people)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (20 people)
  • Hypertension (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (174 people)
  • Aspirin (92 people)
  • Lisinopril (53 people)
  • Plavix (32 people)
  • Fish Oil (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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