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Simvastatin Anxiety Side Effects

Simvastatin Anxiety Side Effect Reports


The following Simvastatin Anxiety side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Anxiety, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Simvastatin or it might take time to develop.



Road Traffic Accident, Dizziness, Panic Reaction, Blood Count Abnormal, Anxiety

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 67-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Insulin (insulin)
When starting to take Simvastatin (simvastatin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Dizziness
  • Panic Reaction
  • Blood Count Abnormal
  • Anxiety
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin (simvastatin).
Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Disturbance In Attention, Obsessive Thoughts, Fear Of Disease, Middle Insomnia, Off Label Use

This Anxiety Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jan 31, 2014. A Female , 55 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Fear Of Disease
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Off Label Use
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Metformin
  • Ramipril
Delirium, Hallucination, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Anxiety, Agitation, Insomnia

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from PH, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:10 Mg, Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Losartan Potassium (50 Mg, Unk)
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Aspirin (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Nitroglycerin (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Paroxetine (15 Mg, Unk)
  • Mk-9355 (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Amlodipine (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Oxycodone (5/2.5 Mg Twice A Day)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Delirium
  • Hallucination
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Simvastatin treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Anxiety.

Hypovitaminosis, Fatigue, Anxiety, Periorbital Oedema, Myalgia, Alopecia, High Density Lipoprotein Decreased

A 73-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol increased,vitamin supplementation,cardiac disorder,diabetes mellitus started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) on 201303. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypovitaminosis
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Periorbital Oedema
  • Myalgia
  • Alopecia
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cholecalciferol (2000 Iu, Daily)
  • Clopidogrel (75 Mg, Daily)
  • Glibenclamide (5 Mg, Daily)
  • Metformin Hcl (750 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Ocuvite (Daily)
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Bystolic (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Clonidine (0.3 Mg, 2x/day)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Anxiety.
Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Depression

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Oct 06, 2013. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: emotional distress, anxiety, depression Additional patient health information: male , 62 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Simvastatin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Disturbance In Attention, Obsessive Thoughts, Fear Of Disease, Middle Insomnia

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): diabetes mellitus and used Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd) starting Oct 16, 2009. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Fear Of Disease
  • Middle Insomnia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Metformin (Unk)
  • Ramipril
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fear Of Disease, Hypochondriasis, Middle Insomnia, Obsessive Thoughts

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 30, 2014 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 55 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: anxiety, disturbance in attention, fear of disease, hypochondriasis, middle insomnia, obsessive thoughts. Additional medications/treatments:
Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Fear Of Disease, Middle Insomnia, Obsessive Thoughts, Disturbance In Attention

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): diabetes mellitus,hypercholesterolaemia.On Oct 16, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg ( 40 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Fear Of Disease
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Disturbance In Attention
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Disturbance In Attention, Obsessive Thoughts, Fear Of Disease, Middle Insomnia

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd) starting Oct 16, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin
  • Ramipril
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Fear Of Disease
  • Middle Insomnia
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fear Of Disease, Hypochondriasis, Middle Insomnia, Obsessive Thoughts

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jan 21, 2014. A female patient from GB , 55 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: anxiety, disturbance in attention, fear of disease, hypochondriasis, middle insomnia, obsessive thoughts. Simvastatin dosage: 40 Mg, Qd. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Disturbance In Attention, Obsessive Thoughts, Fear Of Disease, Middle Insomnia

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Milligram Daily;), which was started on Oct 16, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin
  • Ramipril
When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Fear Of Disease
  • Middle Insomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Anxiety, Fear Of Disease, Disturbance In Attention, Hypochondriasis, Obsessive Thoughts, Middle Insomnia

This Anxiety Simvastatin side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Jan 23, 2014. A Female , 55 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Fear Of Disease
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Middle Insomnia
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Metformin
  • Ramipril
Cold Sweat, Muscle Spasms, Dizziness, Anxiety, Derealisation, Feeling Abnormal, Malaise, Headache

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:20 Mg, Qd, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Aspirin (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Candesartan (1 Df, Qd)
  • Ivabradine (0.5 Df, Bid)
  • Lansoprazole (1 Df, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (25 Microgram, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (50 Microgram, Qd)
  • Serevent (2 Df, Bid)
  • Ventolin (albuterol) (Unk, Prn)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cold Sweat
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Derealisation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Malaise
  • Headache
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Simvastatin treatment in female patients suffering from hypercholesterolaemia, resulting in Anxiety.
Depression, Anxiety

A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol increased started Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment (dosage: 20 Mg 1 Tablet Daily By Mouth) on Feb 15, 2013. Soon after starting Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effects, such as Anxiety.
Headache, Dizziness, Cold Sweat, Malaise, Sleep Disorder, Feeling Abnormal, Anxiety, Derealisation

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Aug 12, 2013. After Simvastatin was administered, patient encountered several Simvastatin side effects: headache, dizziness, cold sweat, malaise, sleep disorder, feeling abnormal, anxiety, derealisation Additional patient health information: Female , 81 years of age, weighting 132.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Candesartan (candesartan)
  • Ivabradine (ivavradine)
  • Lansoprazole (lansoprazole)
  • Levothyroxine (levothyroxine)
  • Serevent (salmeterol Xinafoate)
  • Ventolin (salbutamol)
Cold Sweat, Muscle Spasms, Dizziness, Anxiety, Derealisation, Feeling Abnormal, Malaise, Headache

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia and used Simvastatin (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) starting NS. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cold Sweat
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Derealisation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Malaise
  • Headache
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Aspirin (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Candesartan (1 Df, Qd)
  • Ivabradine (0.5 Df, Bid)
  • Lansoprazole (1 Df, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine (50 ?g, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine (25 U/g, Qd)
  • Serevent (2 Df, Bid)
  • Ventolin (As Necessary)
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Sleep Disorder, Tremor, Derealisation, Cold Sweat, Feeling Abnormal, Anxiety, Headache, Muscle Spasms

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Aug 12, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd (at Night)) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 81 years of age, weighting 132.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: sleep disorder, tremor, derealisation, cold sweat, feeling abnormal, anxiety, headache, muscle spasms. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lansoprazole (1 Df, Qd)
  • Candesartan (1 Df, Qd)
  • Ivabradine (0.5 Df, Bid)
  • Levothyroxine (50 Ug, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine
  • Aspirin (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Serevent (2 Df, Bid (2 Puffs Twice Dialy.))
  • Ventolin
Anxiety, Sleep Disorder, Cold Sweat, Muscle Spasms, Dizziness, Derealisation, Feeling Abnormal, Malaise

This Anxiety problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Aspirin
  • Candesartan
  • Ivabradine
  • Lansoprazole
  • Levothyroxine
  • Levothyroxine
  • Serevent
  • Ventolin
When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Cold Sweat
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Dizziness
  • Derealisation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Malaise
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Fatigue, Anxiety, Sudden Onset Of Sleep

This is a Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol and was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: (5 Mg 1 In 1 D)) starting Nov 27, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Effexor
  • Gabapentin
  • Donepezil
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Sudden Onset Of Sleep
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin (simvastatin) could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Distress

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Oct 05, 2013. A patient from GB , 62 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was treated with Simvastatin. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: anxiety, depression, emotional distress. Simvastatin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
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Simvastatin Anxiety Causes and Reviews


Fear and Anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of Anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the Anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have Anxiety disorders. Types include

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Simvastatin Anxiety Reviews

Wed, 29 Sep 2010

I've been on a Simvastatin for 6 months. I broke out in a mysterious rash about a few weeks after I began it. I've had a rash ever since. 2 dermatologist and 1 allergist later, it is the opinion of 1 dermatologist and the allergist that my rash is resulting from the Simvastatin. My heart dr. has never seen anyone get a rash from a Simvastatin, but he is going to work with me. He wants me to be off of everything I take (vitamins also) for 6 weeks. If the rash disappears, we will begin to introduce each pill 1 week at a time. I itch everywhere. The rash is terrible. My dermatologist has me on Doxepin at night, an antihistimine in the day, and cortizone mousse. I still itch. I can't seem to find others that have experienced a rash from a Simvastatin. Please reply if you can sympathize.

Sat, 20 Feb 2010

I was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol level so started taking Simvastatin a week ago. Two weeks befroe that, my podiatrist prescribed diclofenac sodium for my plantar fasciitis for a month. Are these two drugs conter-indicated???? PLus I am experiencing diarrhea with rectal pain and not sure which is the cause.

Fri, 05 Nov 2010

I been on simastatin 20gms for 4 yrs. I remember I did had a rash last Aug 09 and it was realy itch. After 2 wks of suffering. I finally made Appt. with my Dr.. They schelule me for the following week. The day I planed to go for my Appt. The rash totally subsided. I call it off the Appt. I noticed 3 days ago the rash started again, it is itch but I try not to scratch. I want to see if the rash will takes three wk to subside. I will let you know.

Fri, 15 Jan 2010

Has anyone taking this medication after a year,expierenced headaches?

Wed, 04 May 2011

Please reply me. Thanks.,

Wed, 24 Nov 2010

I have been in Zorcor for a good 6 years with no problems (40mg). I did not have any problems until recently. I now have a number of strange complaintes. I thought it may just be part of getting older. I am having joint and muscle pain and extreme headaches that absolutely debiliatate
me. I have a rash and my throat swells at times.Until reading some of your comments, I never suspected it could be from the same med. The swellinng in the throat was the final straw. I am officially off the med. as of today, with an immediate doctor visit in the works.

Thu, 24 Feb 2011

Have been on Zocor for almost 10 years with no problems but 6 months ago started getting rash on my left side which seems to be less annoying with good skin lotion. I also take some vitamin pills that have 1000% niacin(for building good HDL) and Niacin is known to create rash in many people along with other side effects that are similar to Zocor. If you are taking niacine as well as Zocor I believe the combination may be the cause as I have tried stopping either and the rash dimenishes, ythough does not disappear. The reduction of fats in your blood may just be giving you abnormally dry skin resulting in the rash as it seems ceaseing either pill reduces my rash to the area around a very small mole.

Tue, 06 Apr 2010

Blurred vision, like I was looking through water around the outside of my eyes, then very dizz, faint but not fainting--this has happened twice, I was shaky and weak after--it was frightening.....

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