Simvastatin and Social avoidant behavior - from FDA reports

Social avoidant behavior 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 Aspirin, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 164,357 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 12, 2018

164,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 208 people (0.13%) have Social avoidant behavior

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Social avoidant behavior?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Social avoidant behavior *:

  • < 1 month: 91.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Social avoidant behavior when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 45.88 %
  • male: 54.12 %

Age of people who have Social avoidant behavior when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.79 %
  • 40-49: 30.17 %
  • 50-59: 26.82 %
  • 60+: 40.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 10 people, 4.81%
  2. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 7 people, 3.37%
  3. Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures): 7 people, 3.37%
  4. Sleep Disorder: 6 people, 2.88%
  5. Quit Smoking: 5 people, 2.40%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 21 people, 10.10%
  2. Digoxin: 17 people, 8.17%
  3. Lasix: 16 people, 7.69%
  4. Furosemide: 14 people, 6.73%
  5. Lipitor: 14 people, 6.73%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 139 people, 66.83%
  2. Balance Disorder: 119 people, 57.21%
  3. Quality Of Life Decreased: 117 people, 56.25%
  4. Weakness: 115 people, 55.29%
  5. Psychiatric Symptom: 108 people, 51.92%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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