Simvastatin and Skin burning sensation - from FDA reports


Summary

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 High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 343 have Skin burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin burning sensation 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)

Skin Burning Sensation

Skin burning sensation has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased (latest reports from 10,022 Skin burning sensation patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 343 people (0.26%) 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: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 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: 52.25 %
  • male: 47.75 %

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: 0.43 %
  • 30-39: 3.83 %
  • 40-49: 12.77 %
  • 50-59: 29.79 %
  • 60+: 53.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (152 people, 44.31%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (51 people, 14.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 12.83%)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (31 people, 9.04%)
  • Hypothyroidism (20 people, 5.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (184 people, 53.64%)
  • Aspirin (97 people, 28.28%)
  • Lisinopril (59 people, 17.20%)
  • Plavix (38 people, 11.08%)
  • Fish Oil (30 people, 8.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Skin Blushing/flushing (145 people, 42.27%)
  • Itching (96 people, 27.99%)
  • Rashes (85 people, 24.78%)
  • Paraesthesia (60 people, 17.49%)
  • Nausea (32 people, 9.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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