Review: could Simvastatin cause Tremors?


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 Hypertension . We study 76,668 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 950 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 78,207 users)

Tremors

Tremors has been reported by people with muscle aches, asthma, agitation, hair loss, confusion (latest reports from 59,563 Tremors patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

76,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 950 people (1.24%) have Tremors


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Tremors?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Tremors *:

  • < 1 month: 36.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.64 %
  • 10+ years: 3.64 %

Gender of people who have Tremors when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 59.36 %
  • male: 40.64 %

Age of people who have Tremors when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 2.1 %
  • 40-49: 8.01 %
  • 50-59: 20.72 %
  • 60+: 68.93 %

Severity if Tremors when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 25.0 %
  • moderate: 58.33 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Tremors **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (113 people)
  • Depression (97 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (72 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (50 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (45 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (238 people)
  • Lisinopril (153 people)
  • Omeprazole (124 people)
  • Atenolol (122 people)
  • Furosemide (99 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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