Review: could Zocor cause Tinnitus?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 58,460 people who take Zocor. Among them, 334 have Tinnitus. See who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zocor (latest outcomes from 59,587 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Zocor include weakness, nausea, muscle aches, fatigue, heart attack.
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 109,847 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 58,460 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 329 people (0.56%) have Tinnitus.
Time on Zocor when people have Tinnitus * :
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Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zocor * :
Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zocor * :
Severity of Tinnitus when taking Zocor ** :
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How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (36 people, 10.94%)
- Depression (29 people, 8.81%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (22 people, 6.69%)
- Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 6.38%)
- Hypertension (20 people, 6.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (89 people, 27.05%)
- Fosamax (72 people, 21.88%)
- Vioxx (57 people, 17.33%)
- Atenolol (51 people, 15.50%)
- Synthroid (44 people, 13.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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