eHealthMe - FDA and Social Media, Personalized eHealthMe - FDA and Social Media, Personalized

FDA and Social Media, Personalized

Tools
Browse by drug       Browse by condition       Feature support groups

Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

We study 77,438 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,617 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Simvastatin and have Stroke >>>

Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,771 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 441,421 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 77,438 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,560 people (2.01%) have Stroke.

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
Stroke11.63%25.58%6.98%18.60%27.91%4.65%4.65%

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%21.24%68.03%

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 (229 people, 14.68%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (131 people, 8.40%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.09%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (93 people, 5.96%)
  5. Pain (82 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (532 people, 34.10%)
  2. Lisinopril (273 people, 17.50%)
  3. Omeprazole (214 people, 13.72%)
  4. Plavix (181 people, 11.60%)
  5. Furosemide (167 people, 10.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Stroke while taking Simvastatin?

Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Simvastatin and have Stroke
- support group for people who take Simvastatin
- support group for people who have Stroke

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • When was this study made? can i sue merck?
    I had a cerebral hemmorage and stroke. Was lucky and was at a major casino in Las Vegas. I had surgery through my groin to stop the bleed. I was then left in a coma for 2 months. When I started to wake up I could not move, eat, swallow, I did not know who I was or who my husband of 40 years were. I ...

  • Can long-term methadone use cause or increase the risk of colon cancer?
    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay ...

  • Could inhaled steroids and predisone over 20 years attribute to necrosis of the femoral head?
    Hi, I am a 44 year old South African white male. I have been on inhaled steroids since the early 1990's, after being diagnosed as a chronic allergic asthmatic and sinus sufferer. I have been on Medrol 16mg on and off since diagnosis, and The asthma is now well controlled. I had cateract surgery in ...

More questions for: Simvastatin, Stroke

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Androgel for secondary hypogonadism
    Severe swelling in legs, ankles and feet after being on my feet for more than one hour. Pain in calves and ankles. Feels like they're being squeezed or compressed. Pain dissipates after laying down for a few hours. Swelling never completely dissipates. Always some swelling in ankles.

  • Bad hair days due to medication i think, is prednisolone the culprit and if so wiil things get back to normal?
    My hair has changed from a slightly wavy thick head of, to frizzy, still a good lot of hair. I did have a 1 month spell of more than usual hair loss. I have been on Prednisolone since July 2013 30grm a day to start with reducing, at present 9 mg per day. The texture and look is not sitting well with ...

  • Simvastatin side effects
    I have taken this drug to reduce my high cholesterol. It has done a good job keeping it down, but may be the cause of the symptoms I listed above.

More reviews for: Simvastatin, Stroke

On eHealthMe, Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Simvastatin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is Simvastatin used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Could it be a symptom from a condition:

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause it?

Related drug studies for: Simvastatin, Stroke

Recent Simvastatin related drug comparison:

More related comparison studies for: Simvastatin, Stroke

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

44 million health professionals and patients have studied on eHealthMe. Recent studies:

- Vicodin for a 50-year old woman who has Back Injury (1 minute ago)

- Celexa for a 16-year old girl who has Depression (1 hour ago)

- Zoloft for a 22-year old woman who has Depression (2 hours ago)

 

Recent mobile support groups

- Back Injury

- Vicodin

- Loss Of Hair and Vicodin

- Back Injury and Loss Of Hair

- Hair Loss and Enbrel

 

Recent user comments

- "I've been on vicodin for 8 plus years hair is coming ... " (2 minutes ago)

- "Diagnosed with a variety of cardiac arrthymias. Dr. ... " (8 hours ago)

- "I have severe swelling of the legs thighs all the way ... " (11 hours ago)

 

Recent searches

- Histamine Abnormal
- Borate Poisoning
- Pityriasis Alba
- Indole
- Sleep Too Much

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Advertise - Apps - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.