Simvastatin and Skin blushing/flushing - from FDA reports
Skin blushing/flushing is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Niaspan, and have High density lipoprotein decreased. This review analyzes which people have Skin blushing/flushing with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 142,404 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Nov, 21, 2017
142,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,330 people (1.64%) have Skin blushing/flushing
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Simvastatin when people have Skin blushing/flushing *:
- < 1 month: 45.45 %
- 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
- 6 - 12 months: 3.03 %
- 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
- 2 - 5 years: 3.03 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Skin blushing/flushing when taking Simvastatin *:
- female: 35.2 %
- male: 64.8 %
Age of people who have Skin blushing/flushing when taking Simvastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.37 %
- 30-39: 2.21 %
- 40-49: 11.72 %
- 50-59: 26.68 %
- 60+: 59.03 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (451 people, 19.36%)
- Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (194 people, 8.33%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (109 people, 4.68%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (99 people, 4.25%)
- Diabetes (66 people, 2.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Niaspan (1,442 people, 61.89%)
- Aspirin (734 people, 31.50%)
- Lisinopril (425 people, 18.24%)
- Plavix (261 people, 11.20%)
- Fish Oil (248 people, 10.64%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Itching (436 people, 18.71%)
- Feeling Hot (361 people, 15.49%)
- Rashes (317 people, 13.61%)
- Paraesthesia (289 people, 12.40%)
- Nausea (174 people, 7.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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