Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 1,559 have Stroke. See who they are, when they have Stroke and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 434,012 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 72,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,559 people (2.16%) have Stroke.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke * :
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Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Simvastatin ** :
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How people recovered from Stroke ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (228 people, 14.62%)
- Diabetes mellitus (131 people, 8.40%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.09%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (93 people, 5.97%)
- Pain (81 people, 5.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (531 people, 34.06%)
- Lisinopril (272 people, 17.45%)
- Omeprazole (214 people, 13.73%)
- Plavix (181 people, 11.61%)
- Furosemide (167 people, 10.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Believe my problem is with Formoterol. Symptoms (breathlessness and being winded with minimal exertion) first noted three years ago after taking Foradil aerolizer (formoterol) and asmanex twisthaler for one to two years. Health, stamina gradually dimished to shortness of breath with minimal exertion. One - two years ago prescription changed to symbicort. health improved dramatically for approximately two months. Began walking one to two miles a day. Now back to being winded with minimal exertion. Health seems better until I take my symbicort. Spiriva seems to counter act breathlessness at morning when I take with symbicort. At evening with no Spiriva, breathlessness prevails. using Spiriva twice daily works but doctor says no.
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krissybyrd on Mar, 10, 2014:
I had a series of 6 strokes on New Years eve and into day and then 2 more in a month. Doctors could not find out why except that I have thick blood they were in my brain stem. But one doctor the last time said that Topamax would kill me and not to take it. Since stopping I am doing much better and have been home for one month now. I hate Topamax.
L. Hudson on May, 28, 2012:
Massive Stroke after taking Topamax for 9 mo. unknown etiology, misdiagnosed for 5+ months- lost entire rt cerebellum and part of brain stem due to no intervention.
High Blood Pressure since 25 unknown etiology, casual smoker on/off ~2 yrs. Otherwise healthy. Blood tests, CTAs of neck and brain vessels all within normal limits. Awaiting echo of heart (neuro thinks it will be WNL as well).
Am on other meds as well.
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