Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?
Summary: Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 77,518 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,560 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,859 Simvastatin users)
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 93,279 Stroke patients)
On Feb, 14, 2015: 77,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,560 people (2.01%) have Stroke.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Stroke ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (229 people, 14.68%)
- Diabetes mellitus (131 people, 8.40%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.09%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (93 people, 5.96%)
- Pain (82 people, 5.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (532 people, 34.10%)
- Lisinopril (273 people, 17.50%)
- Omeprazole (214 people, 13.72%)
- Plavix (181 people, 11.60%)
- Furosemide (167 people, 10.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Does anyone get numbness in lower legs after sleeping for 4-5 hours? wakes me up and now advil no longer helping with discomfort
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My mom believes her sciatic pain is directly related to her use of the statin.
She's been off it for more than a year. Has the statin permanently damaged her?
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From this study (1 day ago):
Was on plavix since TIA stroke in 2007 just changed to aspirin 325 mg in February 2012 than had ataxia attack on April 2012, still doing tests for type of ataxia, CT & MRI and all blood work normal
Except for previous TIA.
david on Feb, 13, 2015:
i am 70 male live in canberra act.i have had ataxia for 2yrs 8 mths.i am undiagnosed.i am in a wheelchair.my symtoms are slurres speech,double vision and impairment of my fine motor skills. i have had multiple mri scans lumbur puntures chemo steriods platelette exchanges.the professor i last saw thought my immune system was fighting itself.before all this i was healthy and working fulltime.
From this study (5 days ago):
diarrhea every day usually in morning right away until evacuated.
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