A study for a 68 year old woman who takes Simvastatin - from FDA reports


27,653 females aged 68 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 68 year old female patient who has High Cholesterol. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 16, 2018

27,653 females aged 68 (±5) who take Simvastatin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Simvastatin for a 68-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 68
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: High Cholesterol
  • Drugs taken:
    • Simvastatin (simvastatin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Breast Pain: 14 (0.05% of females aged 68 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  5. Rashes (redness)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  3. Weakness
  4. Joint pain
  5. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  5. Pain
1 - 2 years:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Alanine aminotransferase increased
  3. Liver function test abnormal
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Blood alkaline phosphatase increased
2 - 5 years:
  1. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  2. Weakness
  3. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  4. Pain in extremity
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Weakness
  2. Pain in extremity
  3. Joint pain
  4. Breathing difficulty
  5. Cough
10+ years:
  1. Pneumonia
  2. Rashes (redness)
  3. Weakness
  4. Femur fracture
  5. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
not specified:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Weakness
  4. Breathing difficulty
  5. Dizziness

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1,800 people, 6.51%
  2. Diabetes : 1,477 people, 5.34%
  3. Depression : 1,345 people, 4.86%
  4. Pain : 1,269 people, 4.59%
  5. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 1,212 people, 4.38%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (3,222 people, 11.65%)
  2. Lisinopril (1,944 people, 7.03%)
  3. Synthroid (1,910 people, 6.91%)
  4. Metformin (1,836 people, 6.64%)
  5. Omeprazole (1,581 people, 5.72%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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