Could Zocor cause Tinnitus - from FDA reports


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 Fosamax, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 70,764 people who have side effects while taking Zocor from FDA. Among them, 374 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 Zocor 72,268 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 28,204 Tinnitus patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

70,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor.
Among them, 374 people (0.53%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zocor cause Tinnitus?

Time on Zocor when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zocor *:

  • female: 55.68 %
  • male: 44.32 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zocor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.92 %
  • 40-49: 10.78 %
  • 50-59: 30.72 %
  • 60+: 54.25 %

Severity of Tinnitus **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (75 people, 20.05%)
  • Atenolol (51 people, 13.64%)
  • Aspirin (49 people, 13.10%)
  • Vioxx (47 people, 12.57%)
  • Xanax (43 people, 11.50%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (31 people, 8.29%)
  • Diabetes (22 people, 5.88%)
  • Preventive Health Care (19 people, 5.08%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (109 people, 29.14%)
  • High Blood Pressure (84 people, 22.46%)
  • Fatigue (81 people, 21.66%)
  • Dizziness (79 people, 21.12%)
  • Nausea (73 people, 19.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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