Could Simvastatin cause Tremors - from FDA reports


Summary

Tremors is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 1,674 have Tremors. Find out below who they are, when they have Tremors 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 135,876 users)

Tremors

Tremors has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 95,020 Tremors patients).

On Jan, 02, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,674 people (1.29%) have Tremors


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Tremors?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Tremors *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.52 %
  • 10+ years: 3.03 %

Gender of people who have Tremors when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 61.23 %
  • male: 38.77 %

Age of people who have Tremors when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.07 %
  • 20-29: 0.44 %
  • 30-39: 2.54 %
  • 40-49: 7.33 %
  • 50-59: 20.04 %
  • 60+: 69.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (356 people, 21.27%)
  • High Blood Pressure (218 people, 13.02%)
  • Depression (157 people, 9.38%)
  • Diabetes (110 people, 6.57%)
  • Pain (93 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (300 people, 17.92%)
  • Lisinopril (202 people, 12.07%)
  • Omeprazole (180 people, 10.75%)
  • Atenolol (154 people, 9.20%)
  • Metformin (136 people, 8.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (359 people, 21.45%)
  • Weakness (308 people, 18.40%)
  • Fatigue (305 people, 18.22%)
  • Nausea (285 people, 17.03%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (244 people, 14.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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