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Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

We study 77,392 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,616 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,725 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 445,972 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 23, 2014: 77,392 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,559 people (2.01%) have Stroke. They amount to 0.35% of all the 445,957 people who have Stroke on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stroke in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stroke11.90%26.19%7.14%16.67%28.57%4.76%4.76%

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stroke0.00%0.00%0.00%0.89%1.79%8.05%21.25%68.01%

Severity of Stroke when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stroke0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Stroke ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stroke0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (228 people, 14.62%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (131 people, 8.40%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.09%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (93 people, 5.97%)
  5. Pain (81 people, 5.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (531 people, 34.06%)
  2. Lisinopril (272 people, 17.45%)
  3. Omeprazole (214 people, 13.73%)
  4. Plavix (181 people, 11.61%)
  5. Furosemide (167 people, 10.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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