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Simvastatin Pain Side Effects

Simvastatin Pain Side Effect Reports


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

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



Myalgia, Asthenia, Muscle Spasms, Pain, Abnormal Dreams

This Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from SE. A 69-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Myalgia
  • Asthenia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain
  • Abnormal Dreams
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Myalgia, Nasopharyngitis, Dizziness, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Headache, Pain

This Pain Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Mar 05, 2014. A male , 75 years of age, weighting 224.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Myalgia
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Headache
  • Pain
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Warfarin
The patient was hospitalized.
Muscle Spasms, Pain, Toxicity To Various Agents

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: Nov 16, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Pain side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
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 hypercholesterolaemia, resulting in Pain.

Muscle Injury, Pain

A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: angioplasty started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 14, 2012. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Muscle Injury
  • Pain
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Pain.
Muscle Injury, Pain

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Feb 17, 2014. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: muscle injury, pain Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, weighting 144.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin dosage: 20 Mg 1/1 Day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Pain, Off Label Use, Muscle Injury

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): angioplasty and used Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Feb 14, 2012. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pain
  • Off Label Use
  • Muscle Injury
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pain, may still occur.
Muscle Injury, Pain

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 14, 2014 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 61 years of age, weighting 144.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: muscle injury, pain. Additional medications/treatments:
Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Gait Disturbance

This Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): blood cholesterol.On Mar 01, 2013 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:
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Arthralgia
  • Gait Disturbance
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pain, Myalgia, Muscle Spasms

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Feb 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Muscle Spasms
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Pain and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Mobility Decreased, Fatigue, Confusional State, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Gingival Erosion, Pain

This Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jan 15, 2014. A female patient from GB , 71 years of age, was treated with Simvastatin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, mobility decreased, fatigue, confusional state, memory impairment, insomnia, gingival erosion, pain. Simvastatin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Fatigue, Confusional State, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Gingival Erosion, Pain, Mobility Decreased

This Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin
When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Confusional State
  • Memory Impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Gingival Erosion
  • Pain
  • Mobility Decreased
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Mobility Decreased, Pain, Gingival Erosion, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Confusional State, Fatigue, Memory Impairment, Insomnia

This Pain Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jan 09, 2014. A Female , 71 years of age, was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Pain
  • Gingival Erosion
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Confusional State
  • Fatigue
  • Memory Impairment
  • Insomnia
. Simvastatin dosage: 40 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Atorvastatin (20 Mg, Qd)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Fatigue, Confusional State, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Gingival Erosion, Pain, Mobility Decreased

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Atorvastatin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pain side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Confusional State
  • Memory Impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Gingival Erosion
  • Pain
  • Mobility Decreased
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 Pain.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Fatigue, Confusional State, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Gingival Erosion, Pain, Mobility Decreased

A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: 40 Milligram Daily;) on NS. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Confusional State
  • Memory Impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Gingival Erosion
  • Pain
  • Mobility Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin (20 Milligram Daily;)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Pain.
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Confusional State, Gingival Erosion, Mobility Decreased, Fatigue, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Pain

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Jan 07, 2014. After Simvastatin was administered, patient encountered several Simvastatin side effects: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, confusional state, gingival erosion, mobility decreased, fatigue, memory impairment, insomnia, pain Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Simvastatin dosage: 40 Mg, Qd. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin (20 Mg, Qd)
Back Pain, Fatigue, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Discomfort, Movement Disorder, Vitamin D Deficiency, Sinusitis, Quality Of Life Decreased

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood cholesterol increased and used Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Sep 09, 2010. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Back Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal Stiffness
  • Discomfort
  • Movement Disorder
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Sinusitis
  • Quality Of Life Decreased
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pain, may still occur.
Pain, Incontinence, Muscular Weakness, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 20, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: AU , weighting 209.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: pain, incontinence, muscular weakness, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Neuropathy Peripheral, Constipation, Insomnia, Pain, Swelling Face, Pruritus

This Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): blood cholesterol.On Dec 25, 2007 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:
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Swelling Face
  • Pruritus
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pain, Pain In Extremity

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: 1 Pill Per Day) starting Jun 12, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Pain In Extremity
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Pain and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hepatitis, Myositis, Lethargy, Pain

This Pain side effect was reported by a physician from GB on Oct 11, 2013. A female patient from GB , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin). Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: hepatitis, myositis, lethargy, pain. Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Bisoprolol (bisoprolol)
  • Lansoprazole (lansoprazole)
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
  • Ticagreylor (ticagreylor)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin (simvastatin).
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Simvastatin Pain Causes and Reviews


Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel Pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, pelvis, or you may feel Pain all over.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. If you never felt Pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment.

There are two types of Pain: acute and chronic. Acute Pain usually comes on suddenly, because of a disease, injury, or inflammation. It can often be diagnosed and treated. It usually goes away, though sometimes it can turn into chronic Pain. Chronic Pain lasts for a long time, and can cause severe problems.

Pain is not always curable, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on the cause and type of Pain. Pain relievers and other medicines, acupuncture, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery may be helpful.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Simvastatin Pain Reviews

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.

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.

Mon, 11 Jan 2010

I've been on Simvastatin 20 mg for a month and I'm experiencing Pain in both my shins. I was taking Lipitor but it became too expensive.

Fri, 07 Oct 2011

extreme muscle Pain in legs, shoulders, neck and back. already had fibromyalgia and this was worse than any Pain had previous to taking Simvastatin. I was on it a yr. I had chonic insomnia, chest Pain like pneumonia, so tired couldn't hardly move. constipation and just a feeling of my health getting worse and worse. my memory had gotten so bad my daughter mentioned that in the last yr. I had gotten so much worse and complained more about it. I took myself off two weeks ago, started myself on coq10 300mg. I found out simvastin deletes you of it. I also am taking a vitamin/herb for enhanced memory. At first I still had lots of Pain, I seem to be getting somewhat better. Hope I continue to get better. I'd rather have high cholestrol than have all these health issues, at least I'd have a better quality of life. I think this drug is pushed way too much on the public. I wonder about all the dementia and alzeimer patients if they really have as bad a case or would have if they had not been treated with this drug as some of them have.

Fri, 29 Oct 2010

a few months ago my doctor prescribed 40mg Simvastatin to take one before bedtime ,and he never told me anything about the side efect of thid drug,I have started feeling some muscle Pain and abdomnel Paint that was later on after I started taking the pill,but a few weeks ago late at night around 2-3am in the moning I starte feeling Pain in my muscels back and shoulders and Pain in my abdomnel,burping a lot ,heartburn and a lot of flart,alot of Pain during the day,I have stopped taking this pill,and I feel much better now.this pill is not safe

Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Have taken Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor over 8 years.  No immediate problems.  Then, severe bottom of foot Pain, enough to cause very noticeable limping, right heel for the past 3 years.  Recently, the skin rash and eye tics.  Finally got onto some of these forums discussing side effects of statins.  Who would have connected such bizarre set of symptoms to statin use?  Thank goodness for the internet.  Have taken myself off the pills for 3 weeks and already all of the above are gradually but definitely subsiding.  Hoping to restore my formerly excellent health with continuing CoQ10.  Never again will I take a statin.  Might have made the connection had the problems cropped up right after starting the drug.  It crept up very gradually on me.  Hope this info will help others.

Sat, 03 Jan 2009
Simvastatin: Excruciating muscle Pain, mainly in back but compromising movement in any part of body and making sleep its own nightmare. Started about one year into treatment; lasted one month until I realized the cause was Simvastatin rather than a new medical condition. Disappeared gradually after abandoning Simvastatin, now completely gone. It is my belief that manufacturers fail to provide sufficient warning. Simply stating quot;may cause muscle Painquot; on label does not describe the degree and nature of the Pain enough to alert patients as to the cause of this unusual affliction.
Fri, 13 Feb 2009
Zocor side efefcts for me: Muscle Pains (shoulder, thighs, back, calves, hips and shin bones), peripheral neuropathy in feet, slight numbness in tongue and lips, wrist soreness, balance problems, fatigue. Went for an easy hike and ended up in agony on Feb. 8, 2009. Called Dr. who ordered a CPK (Creatine phospokinase)blood test. Spec is less than 173, mine was 247. Doctor ordered me to cut Zocor from 40 mg a day to 20 mg. I did not tell him (he is pill pusher that I had stopped Zocor on Feb.8. It's been five days now and my muscles don't hurt as bad; the peripheral neuropathy in my feet is gone at night but comes back in the day but less than what it was. I was on Simvastatin (Zocor) for 2 1/2 months or so but did not take it every day. I have come to believe that many Drs. are pill pushers for Big Pharma. I have Diabetes II and my cholesterol reading was 160. I have now switched to a cholesterol reducing diet and seem to be making progess also in reducing my glucose readings. I encourage all to challenge Drs advice by first doing your homework. I won't be going back to him as he gets pissed off if you don't do what he wants. There are other Drs. who may not be as paranoid about cholesterol. Have used COQ10 recently to help myself as statin use robs the body of the COQ10.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011
When I told my doctor about the gas, stomach Pains and constipation after being on Simvastatin for 3 months, he told me I must be the only person in the world with these side effects. We're looking for a new doctor!
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