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Review: could Zocor cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Zocor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 60,349 people who have side effects while taking Zocor from FDA and social media. Among them, 334 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Zocor

Zocor has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 61,451 Zocor users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 20,173 Tinnitus patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 60,345 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 338 people (0.56%) have Tinnitus.

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 (6 months ago):

  • I had initial assessment for hearing loss. tinnitus came on after a ear and nose infection. Went after taking antibiotics on two occasions but returned after coming off antibiotics. Still awaiting referral to ENT. Noise reduced after coming off simivastatin but acceptable. Had to go back on statins as a result of increased level of cholesterol.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • getting worse. tinnitus almost unbearable, life altering.

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