Review: could Simvastatin cause Urinary tract infection?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
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, 1,468 have Urinary tract infection. See who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection 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.
Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 439,212 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 72,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,416 people (1.96%) have Urinary Tract Infection.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Urinary tract infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Urinary tract infection||13.95%||27.91%||4.65%||4.65%||18.60%||13.95%||16.28% |
Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Simvastatin * :
|Urinary tract infection||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.15%||1.93%||3.08%||21.96%||72.88% |
Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Urinary tract infection||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (194 people, 13.70%)
- Diabetes mellitus (139 people, 9.82%)
- Depression (133 people, 9.39%)
- Pain (127 people, 8.97%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (117 people, 8.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (475 people, 33.55%)
- Lisinopril (283 people, 19.99%)
- Furosemide (252 people, 17.80%)
- Metformin hcl (246 people, 17.37%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (226 people, 15.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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