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 60,345 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 61,447 Zocor users)
Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 27,673 Neuropathy peripheral patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 60,345 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 679 people (1.13%) have Neuropathy Peripheral.
Time on Zocor when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Neuropathy peripheral||13.25%||33.73%||15.66%||8.43%||15.66%||9.64%||3.61% |
Gender of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor * :
|Neuropathy peripheral||45.30%||54.70% |
Age of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor * :
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||0.00%||0.32%||0.80%||4.46%||12.58%||21.34%||60.51% |
Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Neuropathy peripheral||20.00%||0.00%||60.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (95 people, 13.99%)
- Depression (95 people, 13.99%)
- Multiple myeloma (78 people, 11.49%)
- Sleep disorder (70 people, 10.31%)
- Pain (68 people, 10.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (272 people, 40.06%)
- Aredia (204 people, 30.04%)
- Zometa (200 people, 29.46%)
- Neurontin (180 people, 26.51%)
- Lipitor (170 people, 25.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Becca on Jan, 17, 2013:
I am a 49 y/o female. I have severe gluten intolerance. having been off gluten for about 6 months and not seeing as much improvement as I hoped for a friend with food allergies suggested I might have a problem with dairy. so I gave up milk and all of derivatives, cassein, whey, lactose.... the burning in feet stopped within days. That was 7 months ago if I eat just the smallest out of dairy the burning comes back. You are so very right it isn't funny it is painful.
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I am a 41 y/o female and had also had been taking simvistatin.
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