Simvastatin and Skin burning sensation
This is a study of Skin burning sensation among people who take Simvastatin. The study analyzes: the time on Simvastatin when people have Skin burning sensation, age of these people, the severity of Skin burning sensation, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Simvastatin. In total 69,587 Simvastatin users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia, blood cholesterol decreased, coronary heart disease. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include breathing difficulty, weakness, nausea, fatigue, dizziness.
Skin burning sensation
Skin burning sensation has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, high blood pressure, low density lipoprotein increased, rheumatoid arthritis.
On May, 13, 2013: 69,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 224 people (0.32%) have Skin Burning Sensation.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Skin burning sensation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Skin burning sensation||60.00%||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Skin burning sensation when taking Simvastatin * :
|Skin burning sensation||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.38%||13.12%||28.75%||53.75% |
Severity of Skin burning sensation when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Skin burning sensation||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Skin burning sensation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Skin burning sensation||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (63 people, 28.12%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (36 people, 16.07%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (23 people, 10.27%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 8.48%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (16 people, 7.14%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (156 people, 69.64%)
- Aspirin (113 people, 50.45%)
- Lisinopril (51 people, 22.77%)
- Plavix (27 people, 12.05%)
- Fish oil (22 people, 9.82%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 months ago):
ive been taking 40 mg daily lisinopril and 20 mg of simvastisin, and fish oil and flax seed oil and 1/2 aspirin [162 mg] for over a month now i have experienced severe shoulder, arm, wrist and hand pain, swollen fingers, and skin burning sensation. my left face including my eyelid is numb and uncomfortable. Advil nor Tylenol barley touch the pain if at all. after some unsuccessful tries, i got some relief using oxycodiene. i have decided to eat strictly organic, to avoid all gmo foods and greatly limit sweets. no dairy. i drink org soy, org rice, or org almond milk
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