Could Simvastatin cause Sleeplessness - from FDA reports


Summary

Sleeplessness is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 96,899 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 2,061 have Sleeplessness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeplessness 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 135,857 users)

Sleeplessness

Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 206,827 Sleeplessness patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

96,899 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,061 people (2.13%) have Sleeplessness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Sleeplessness?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Sleeplessness *:

  • < 1 month: 15.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.34 %
  • 10+ years: 2.96 %

Gender of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 56.36 %
  • male: 43.64 %

Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.12 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.6 %
  • 30-39: 3.06 %
  • 40-49: 9.24 %
  • 50-59: 27.95 %
  • 60+: 58.85 %

Severity of Sleeplessness **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 46.67 %
  • severe: 42.22 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (710 people, 34.45%)
  • High Blood Pressure (408 people, 19.80%)
  • Depression (264 people, 12.81%)
  • Diabetes (176 people, 8.54%)
  • Quit Smoking (159 people, 7.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (390 people, 18.92%)
  • Lisinopril (333 people, 16.16%)
  • Chantix (186 people, 9.02%)
  • Atenolol (185 people, 8.98%)
  • Omeprazole (175 people, 8.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (490 people, 23.77%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (484 people, 23.48%)
  • Nausea (415 people, 20.14%)
  • Pain (376 people, 18.24%)
  • Depression (358 people, 17.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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