Simvastatin and Skin blushing/flushing - from FDA reports


Summary

Skin blushing/flushing is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Niaspan, and have High density lipoprotein decreased. This review analyzes which people have Skin blushing/flushing with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 142,404 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 21, 2017

142,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,330 people (1.64%) have Skin blushing/flushing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Skin blushing/flushing?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Skin blushing/flushing *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Skin blushing/flushing when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 35.2 %
  • male: 64.8 %

Age of people who have Skin blushing/flushing when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.37 %
  • 30-39: 2.21 %
  • 40-49: 11.72 %
  • 50-59: 26.68 %
  • 60+: 59.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (451 people, 19.36%)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (194 people, 8.33%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (109 people, 4.68%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (99 people, 4.25%)
  • Diabetes (66 people, 2.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (1,442 people, 61.89%)
  • Aspirin (734 people, 31.50%)
  • Lisinopril (425 people, 18.24%)
  • Plavix (261 people, 11.20%)
  • Fish Oil (248 people, 10.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (436 people, 18.71%)
  • Feeling Hot (361 people, 15.49%)
  • Rashes (317 people, 13.61%)
  • Paraesthesia (289 people, 12.40%)
  • Nausea (174 people, 7.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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