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Review: could Zocor cause Tinnitus?

We study 60,331 people who have side effects while taking Zocor from FDA and social media. Among them, 338 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Zocor

Zocor (latest outcomes from 61,430 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 115,066 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 60,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 338 people (0.56%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.29% of all the 114,897 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Zocor reports

Time on Zocor when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus24.53%15.09%3.77%9.43%32.08%15.09%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zocor * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus56.20%43.80%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zocor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.32%11.42%31.48%52.78%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Zocor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (36 people, 10.65%)
  2. Depression (29 people, 8.58%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (23 people, 6.80%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 6.21%)
  5. Hypertension (20 people, 5.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (90 people, 26.63%)
  2. Fosamax (74 people, 21.89%)
  3. Vioxx (57 people, 16.86%)
  4. Atenolol (55 people, 16.27%)
  5. Lipitor (44 people, 13.02%)

* 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 (2 years ago):

  • getting worse. tinnitus almost unbearable, life altering.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • does simvastatin cause tinnitus

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Treated foe gerd and stomache ulcers from age 15. treated for asthma drom age 11. treated for high cholesteral at age 50.

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