A study for a 60 year old man who takes Simvastatin - from FDA reports

Summary

26,568 males aged 60 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 60 year old male patient who has High Cholesterol. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



How the study uses the data?

The study is based on gender, age, active ingredients of any drugs used. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are considered.

What are the drugs?

What are the conditions?

What are the symtoms?

  • Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, acne (latest reports from 11,646 Dermatitis patients).
  • Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with gout, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 30,949 Gout patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 15, 2019

26,568 males aged 60 (±5) who take Simvastatin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Simvastatin for a 60-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 60
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: High Cholesterol
  • Drugs taken:
    • Simvastatin (simvastatin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Dermatitis(inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it): 36 (0.14% of males aged 60 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Gout(uric acid crystals building up in the body): 93 (0.35% of males aged 60 (±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. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Joint pain
  5. Fever
  6. Depressed level of consciousness
  7. Urine color abnormal
  8. Intentional self-injury
  9. Confusional state
  10. Depression
1 - 6 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  3. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  4. Weakness
  5. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  6. Joint pain
  7. Pain in extremity
  8. Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Breathing difficulty
6 - 12 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  4. Joint pain
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Memory loss
  7. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  8. Fall
  9. Stress and anxiety
  10. Pain
1 - 2 years:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Gait disturbance
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Weakness
  7. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  8. Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)
  9. Heart attack
  10. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  2. Joint pain
  3. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  4. Weakness
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  7. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  8. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  9. Musculoskeletal pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)
  10. Nausea and vomiting
5 - 10 years:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  3. Weakness
  4. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  5. Heart attack
  6. Breathing difficulty
  7. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  8. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  9. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  10. Memory loss
10+ years:
  1. Weakness
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Pain in extremity
  4. Joint pain
  5. Musculoskeletal stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)
  6. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body)
  7. Joint swelling
  8. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
  9. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  10. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves)
not specified:
  1. Weakness
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Breathing difficulty
  4. Heart attack
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Chest pain
  7. Dizziness
  8. Drug ineffective
  9. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  10. Pain

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Diabetes : 1,687 people, 6.35%
  2. Type 2 Diabetes : 1,250 people, 4.70%
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1,228 people, 4.62%
  4. Pain : 1,009 people, 3.80%
  5. Depression : 892 people, 3.36%
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 776 people, 2.92%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 760 people, 2.86%
  8. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 736 people, 2.77%
  9. Preventive Health Care : 735 people, 2.77%
  10. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 557 people, 2.10%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (3,558 people, 13.39%)
  2. Lisinopril (2,433 people, 9.16%)
  3. Metformin (2,005 people, 7.55%)
  4. Plavix (1,771 people, 6.67%)
  5. Atenolol (1,514 people, 5.70%)
  6. Omeprazole (1,416 people, 5.33%)
  7. Amlodipine (1,378 people, 5.19%)
  8. Furosemide (1,304 people, 4.91%)
  9. Lasix (1,259 people, 4.74%)
  10. Ramipril (1,071 people, 4.03%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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