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Review: could Zocor cause Neuropathy peripheral?

Summary: Neuropathy peripheral is found among people who take Zocor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 60,350 people who have side effects while taking Zocor from FDA and social media. Among them, 679 have Neuropathy peripheral. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more.

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Zocor has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 61,454 Zocor users)

Neuropathy peripheral

Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 27,674 Neuropathy peripheral patients)

On Apr, 3, 2015: 60,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 679 people (1.13%) have Neuropathy Peripheral.

Trend of Neuropathy peripheral in Zocor reports

Time on Zocor when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy peripheral13.25%33.73%15.66%8.43%15.66%9.64%3.61%

Gender of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor * :

Neuropathy peripheral45.30%54.70%

Age of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor * :

Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%0.32%0.80%4.46%12.58%21.34%60.51%

Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neuropathy peripheral20.00%0.00%60.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (95 people, 13.99%)
  2. Depression (95 people, 13.99%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (78 people, 11.49%)
  4. Sleep disorder (70 people, 10.31%)
  5. Pain (68 people, 10.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (272 people, 40.06%)
  2. Aredia (204 people, 30.04%)
  3. Zometa (200 people, 29.46%)
  4. Neurontin (180 people, 26.51%)
  5. Lipitor (170 people, 25.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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