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Simvastatin Diarrhoea Side Effects

Simvastatin Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


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

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



Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Asthenia, Arthralgia

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin 10 Mg (dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily), which was started on Jan 22, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Simvastatin 10 Mg the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Asthenia
  • Arthralgia
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin 10 Mg.
Pain, Incontinence, Muscular Weakness, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AU on Nov 20, 2013. A Female , weighting 209.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pain
  • Incontinence
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Diarrhoea
. Simvastatin dosage: 20 Mg, Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Hypotension, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Metabolic Acidosis, Rhabdomyolysis, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Renal Failure, Lung Infiltration

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 24-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Amlodipine Besylate (400 To 600 Mg)
  • Trazodone
  • Sertraline
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Renal Tubular Necrosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Lung Infiltration
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 Diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea

A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol abnormal started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: In The Evening) on 201303. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea, Hepatic Steatosis, Malaise, Infection, Hepatomegaly, Muscle Spasms, Erythema

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Sep 06, 2013. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: nasopharyngitis, diarrhoea, hepatic steatosis, malaise, infection, hepatomegaly, muscle spasms, erythema Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amlodipine
Pain, Arthritis, Urinary Incontinence, Fall, Spinal Fracture, Neuropathy Peripheral, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Flatulence, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood cholesterol,blood cholesterol increased,neuropathy peripheral,fibromyalgia and used Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting 2010. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Fall
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 02, 2013 by a male taking Simvastatin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 53 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Orlistat
  • Ramipril
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): blood cholesterol increased.On Jun 29, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Atenolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Orlistat
  • Ramipril
When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Diarrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Jun 29, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol
  • Ramipril
  • Omeprazole
  • Orlistat
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Diarrhoea
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Diarrhoea, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jul 29, 2013. A patient from GB , 53 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin). Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: diarrhoea, gastrooesophageal reflux disease. Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: 40 Mg (40 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol (atenolol)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole)
  • Orlistat (orlistat)
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin (simvastatin).
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 53-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: NA), which was started on Jun 29, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ramipril
  • Orlistat
  • Atenolol
  • Omeprazole
When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Diarrhoea
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jul 26, 2013. A male , 53 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Diarrhoea
. Simvastatin dosage: 40 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Atenolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Orlistat
  • Ramipril
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 53-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:40 Mg, Qd, start time: Jun 29, 2013), combined with:
  • Atenolol
  • Ramipril
  • Omeprazole
  • Orlistat
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Diarrhoea
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 blood cholesterol increased, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Diarrhoea

A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol increased started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jun 29, 2013. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Orlistat
  • Ramipril
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Rectal Haemorrhage, Hypophagia, Hypotension, Atrial Fibrillation, Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Haemorrhoidal Haemorrhage

A patient from US was prescribed and started Simvastatin (simvastatin) on Jun 13, 2013. After Simvastatin was administered, patient encountered several Simvastatin side effects: diarrhoea, dehydration, renal failure acute, rectal haemorrhage, hypophagia, hypotension, atrial fibrillation, lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage, haemorrhoidal haemorrhage Additional patient health information: male , 79 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin (atorvastatin)
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Digoxin (digoxin)
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole)
  • Padaxa (dabigatran Etexilate Mesilate)
  • Zetia (ezetimibe)
  • Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil)
The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Faecal Incontinence

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 89-year-old patient from SE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Simvastatin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Faecal Incontinence
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Resonium (Unk)
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 08, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 62 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Transient Ischaemic Attack, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On 2005 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Candesartan Cilexetil (8 Mg, Qd)
  • Atorvastatin (Unk)
  • Tamsulosin Hydrochloride (400 Mg, Qd)
  • Aspirin (75 Mg, Qd)
When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack
  • Diarrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Blood Pressure Systolic Decreased, Cyanosis, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Coma Scale Abnormal, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Cardiac Arrest

This is a Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Colchicine (colchicine)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Blood Pressure Systolic Decreased
  • Cyanosis
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
  • Coma Scale Abnormal
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Cardiac Arrest
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Simvastatin (simvastatin) could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Diarrhoea, Cardiac Arrest

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from ES on Jul 05, 2013. A female patient from ES , 49 years of age, was treated with Simvastatin. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: overdose, toxicity to various agents, diarrhoea, cardiac arrest. Simvastatin dosage: 120 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Colchicine (20 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
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Simvastatin Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Simvastatin Diarrhoea 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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