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Simvastatin Depression Side Effects

Simvastatin Depression Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Depression, 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.



Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 62-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 07, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Emotional Distress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Depression, Anxiety

This Depression Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Aug 14, 2013. A Female , 55 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
. Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: 20 Mg 1 Tablet Daily By Mouth. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Distress

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 62-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:NA, start time: Nov 07, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Distress
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Simvastatin treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Depression.

Pain, Intentional Overdose, Depression, Foot Fracture

A 48-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: NA started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: Unk) on Dec 31, 2011. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pain
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Depression
  • Foot Fracture
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Metformin Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (Unk)
  • Protonix (Unk)
  • Xanax (Unk)
  • Norvasc (Unk)
  • Neurontin (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Depression.
Depressed Mood, Depression, Anhedonia

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin (simvastatin) on Jan 18, 2013. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: depressed mood, depression, anhedonia Additional patient health information: male , 70 years of age, weighting 189.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bisoprolol
  • Perindopril (perindopril)
  • Terazosin(terazosin)
  • Warfarin(warfarin)
The patient was hospitalized.
Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Poor Quality Sleep, Anxiety, Depression

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin (simvastatin) Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood cholesterol increased and used Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: NA) starting 2004. Soon after starting Simvastatin (simvastatin) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nightmare
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Poor Quality Sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Diazepam (diazepam)
  • Metformin (metformin)
Although Simvastatin (simvastatin) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Anxiety, Depression, Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Poor Quality Sleep

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jan 11, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: (20 Mg, 1 In 1d)) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , weighting 140.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: anxiety, depression, nightmare, sleep disorder, poor quality sleep. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Diazepam
  • Metformin
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Distress

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Nov 07, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: NA). 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
  • Depression
  • Emotional Distress
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Distress

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Nov 07, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Distress
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Depression and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Poor Quality Sleep, Anxiety, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB on Jan 09, 2013. A female patient from GB , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: nightmare, sleep disorder, poor quality sleep, anxiety, depression. Simvastatin dosage: 20 Milligram Daily;.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin (1000 Milligram Daily;)
  • Diazepam
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Depression, Memory Impairment, Flatulence, Constipation, Dizziness, Cough, Aphonia, Hyperhidrosis, Myalgia

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: NA), which was started on 200901. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Memory Impairment
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Aphonia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Myalgia
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Anxiety, Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Poor Quality Sleep, Depression

This Depression Simvastatin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB on Jan 10, 2013. A Female , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Nightmare
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Poor Quality Sleep
  • Depression
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Diazepam (As Necessary)
  • Metformin
Anxiety, Depression, Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Poor Quality Sleep

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,anxiety,grief reaction, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:20 Mg, Qd, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Diazepam (2 Mg, Prn)
  • Diazepam
  • Metformin (500 Mg, Bid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nightmare
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Poor Quality Sleep
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 blood cholesterol increased,anxiety,grief reaction, resulting in Depression.
Blood Pressure Decreased, Depression, Anxiety, Disability, Emotional Distress

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 07, 2011. Soon after starting Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Disability
  • Emotional Distress
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irbesartan
  • Pizotifen (pizotifen)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effects, such as Depression.
Anxiety, Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Depression, Poor Quality Sleep

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Jan 07, 2013. After Simvastatin was administered, patient encountered several Simvastatin side effects: anxiety, nightmare, sleep disorder, depression, poor quality sleep Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 140.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin dosage: 20 Mg, Qd. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diazepam (2 Mg, Prn)
  • Diazepam
  • Metformin (500 Mg, Bid)
Anxiety, Sleep Disorder, Nightmare, Poor Quality Sleep, Depression

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood cholesterol increased,type 2 diabetes mellitus,anxiety and used Simvastatin (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) starting 201204. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Nightmare
  • Poor Quality Sleep
  • Depression
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Metformin (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Diazepam (2 Mg)
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Depression

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 28, 2012 by a male taking Simvastatin (dosage: NA) . Location: GB , 62 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: emotional distress, anxiety, depression. Additional medications/treatments:
Emotional Distress, Depression, Anxiety

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Nov 07, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Emotional Distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Emotional Distress, Depression, Anxiety

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Nov 07, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irbesartan
  • Pizotifen
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Emotional Distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Depression and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Distress

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Sep 30, 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: 20 Mg, Unk. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
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Simvastatin Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Simvastatin Depression 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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