Simvastatin Safety Information and Side Effects

Simvastatin Safety Information

  • FDA Side Effects: 8348
  • Deaths: 549
  • Life-threatening: 803
  • Disabled: 1120
  • Hospitalized: 3040
  • Safety Alerts:N/A

Rhabdomyolysis ( 1122 reports)    ➢ More

Rhabdomyolysis, Dyspnoea

This case suggests a potential Simvastatin 40 Mg Rhabdomyolysis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood cholesterol increased,antifungal prophylaxis and used Simvastatin 40 Mg (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Simvastatin 40 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Dyspnoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Voriconazole
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Valacyclovir Tablets
  • Metformin
  • Atovaquone
  • Aspirin
  • Folic Acid
  • The patient was hospitalized. Although Simvastatin 40 Mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rhabdomyolysis, may still occur.

    Myalgia ( 992 reports)    ➢ More

    Sexual Dysfunction, Decreased Appetite, Fatigue, Insomnia, Myalgia

    Adverse event was reported on Mar 19, 2014 by a male taking Simvastatin (Dosage: 20 Mg, 1 /1 Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 76 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: sexual dysfunction, decreased appetite, fatigue, insomnia, myalgia.
    Associated medications used:
    • Aspirin
    • Ramipril

    Renal Failure Acute ( 459 reports)    ➢ More

    Renal Failure Acute, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

    This Renal Failure Acute problem was reported by a physician from DE. A 71-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hyperlipidaemia,hypertension.On NS a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: NA). The following health products were being taken at the same time:
  • Ramipril
  • Evacetrapib
  • Galvus
  • Ass 100
  • Fenofibrate
  • Carvedilol
  • Spironolakton
  • Digitoxin
  • When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
    • Renal Failure Acute
    • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
    The patient was hospitalized. Although all health products are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Renal Failure Acute, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

    Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased ( 458 reports)    ➢ More

    Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue, Muscle Atrophy, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myositis, Exercise Tolerance Decreased

    A case of a 51-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB was presented. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the subject experienced the following of symptoms:
    • Myalgia
    • Muscular Weakness
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle Atrophy
    • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
    • Myositis
    • Exercise Tolerance Decreased
    This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased and that some subjects may be more susceptible.

    Fatigue ( 445 reports)    ➢ More

    Pain In Extremity, Back Pain, Asthenia, Fatigue, Inflammation, Hypoaesthesia

    on Mar 12, 2014 a Female from GB , 54 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: pain in extremity, back pain, asthenia, fatigue, inflammation, hypoaesthesia. Simvastatin dosage: 40mg. Dose Increased In 2008.
    Associated medications used:
    • Starflower Oil
    The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

    Common Simvastatin Side Effects

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    Rhabdomyolysis (1122)
    Myalgia (992)
    Renal Failure Acute (459)
    Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (458)
    Fatigue (445)
    Pain In Extremity (403)
    Muscular Weakness (399)
    Asthenia (367)
    Arthralgia (352)
    Muscle Spasms (301)
    Pain (282)
    Dyspnoea (268)
    Dizziness (261)
    Nausea (236)
    Diarrhoea (221)
    Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (217)
    Fall (217)
    Gait Disturbance (195)
    Headache (194)
    Myositis (193)
    Malaise (187)
    Myopathy (180)
    Back Pain (166)
    Amnesia (163)
    Vomiting (160)
    Insomnia (157)
    Depression (156)
    Rash (154)
    Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased (152)
    Renal Failure (143)
    Liver Function Test Abnormal (141)
    Abdominal Pain (140)
    Chest Pain (134)
    Blood Creatinine Increased (133)
    Confusional State (130)
    Hypoaesthesia (126)
    Paraesthesia (126)
    Feeling Abnormal (123)
    Memory Impairment (122)
    Anxiety (117)
    Myocardial Infarction (112)
    Weight Decreased (111)
    Cough (107)
    Pruritus (107)
    Condition Aggravated (106)
    Cerebrovascular Accident (104)
    Tendon Rupture (103)
    Hepatic Enzyme Increased (101)
    Abasia (98)
    Mobility Decreased (98)

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