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Review: could Simvastatin cause Urinary tract infection?

Summary: Urinary tract infection could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 77,270 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,475 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,585 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, nausea, nausea aggravated, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 452,395 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 77,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,533 people (1.98%) have Urinary Tract Infection. They amount to 0.34% of all the 447,151 people who have Urinary Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection25.45%21.82%3.64%3.64%14.55%10.91%20.00%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.00%0.00%0.00%0.14%1.81%3.25%22.17%72.64%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary tract infection0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (208 people, 13.57%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (145 people, 9.46%)
  3. Pain (136 people, 8.87%)
  4. Depression (136 people, 8.87%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (123 people, 8.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (496 people, 32.35%)
  2. Lisinopril (292 people, 19.05%)
  3. Furosemide (263 people, 17.16%)
  4. Metformin hcl (251 people, 16.37%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (232 people, 15.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • charlie russell wheaton on Jul, 27, 2013:

    man-54yrs doctor said take mictonorm morning at night befor bed take tamsulosine. i have read that mictonorm cause increse in heart beat and i know its true cause my hear beat unregularly so stop traking mictonorm and the tamsulosine is not working good with me??

    Reply

    CRW on Jul, 27, 2013:

    man-54yrs doctor Prescription was take Mictonorm Uno 30mg morning afther eating, night befor bed take Tamsulosine Sandoz 0,4mg. i have read that mictonorm cause increse in heart beat/rate and i know its true cause my hear beat unregularly, both have so many side affects so i stop traking Mictonorm Uno 30mg and the Tamsulosine Sandoz 0,4mg cause they are not working good for me??

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Called doctor to ask if it was caused by taking this drug - he said no.

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