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Simvastatin Pruritus Side Effects

Simvastatin Pruritus Side Effect Reports


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

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



Nausea, Pruritus, Jaundice, Hepatic Enzyme Increased

This Pruritus side effect was reported by a physician from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 35-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: NA. When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Pruritus
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Neuropathy Peripheral, Constipation, Insomnia, Pain, Swelling Face, Pruritus

This Pruritus Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 11, 2013. A Female , 80 years of age, weighting 164.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Swelling Face
  • Pruritus
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Myalgia, Arthralgia, Pruritus, Pain In Extremity, Musculoskeletal Pain, Muscle Strain, Muscular Weakness

This is a Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect report of a 46-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage:NA, start time: 1996), combined with:
  • Atorvastatin (atorvastatin)
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Bisoprolol (bisoprolol)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole)
  • Ramipril (rampril)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pruritus side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Pruritus
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscular Weakness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment in patients suffering from hypercholesterolaemia, resulting in Pruritus.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Constipation, Myalgia, Tenderness, Vision Blurred, Pruritus, Diabetes Mellitus, Haematochezia, Chromaturia

A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: 1 Pill) on Feb 21, 2011. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Constipation
  • Myalgia
  • Tenderness
  • Vision Blurred
  • Pruritus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Haematochezia
  • Chromaturia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • L-thyroxine
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Pruritus.
Pruritus, Rash

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Aug 09, 2013. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: pruritus, rash Additional patient health information: Female , 39 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Simvastatin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Codeine
Diabetes Mellitus, Arthritis, Myalgia, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Tinnitus, Nausea, Pruritus, Fatigue

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from DK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia and used Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting May 20, 2010. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Arthritis
  • Myalgia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
  • Nausea
  • Pruritus
  • Fatigue
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Levemir (insulin Detemir)
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
  • Eltroxin (levothyroxine Sodium)
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Diabetes Mellitus, Mental Impairment, Arthritis, Myalgia, Memory Impairment, Sleep Disorder, Tinnitus, Nausea, Pruritus

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 10, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Milligram Daily;) was diagnosed with and. Location: DK , 54 years of age, weighting 147.7 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: diabetes mellitus, mental impairment, arthritis, myalgia, memory impairment, sleep disorder, tinnitus, nausea, pruritus. Additional medications/treatments:
Rash, Pruritus, Erythema, Blood Creatinine Increased

This Pruritus problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): type iib hyperlipidaemia,lipoprotein (a) increased.On 201209 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Tredaptive (1 Dosage Forms)
When commencing Simvastatin (simvastatin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Rash
  • Pruritus
  • Erythema
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pruritus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pruritus

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: 25 Mg, Unk) starting Sep 06, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pruritus
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Pruritus and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Vision Blurred, Diplopia, Pruritus, Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Local Swelling, Paraesthesia, Skin Depigmentation, Fatigue

This Pruritus side effect was reported by a physician from GB on Feb 15, 2013. A female patient from GB , 64 years of age, weighting 106.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: vision blurred, diplopia, pruritus, muscle spasms, weight decreased, local swelling, paraesthesia, skin depigmentation, fatigue. Simvastatin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Pruritus, Rash

This Pruritus side effect was reported by a physician from GB. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 07, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Anusol (anusol /00117301/
  • Atorvastatin (atorvastatin)
  • Beconase (beclometasone Dipropionate)
  • Belladonna (atropa Belladonna Extract)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (bendroflumethiazide)
  • Alceos (lekovit Ca)
  • Gaviscon Advance (gaviscon Advance)
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate (glyceryl Trinitrate)
When starting to take Simvastatin (simvastatin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin (simvastatin).
Mucosal Inflammation, Skin Exfoliation, Pruritus, Rash Erythematous

This Pruritus Simvastatin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT on Jan 03, 2013. A Female , 79 years of age, was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Pruritus
  • Rash Erythematous
. Simvastatin dosage: 20 Mg Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Cardioaspirin (100 Mg, Daily)
  • Ramipril (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)
  • Furosemide (Unk)
Myalgia, Abdominal Discomfort, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Pruritus, Rash, Faecal Incontinence

This is a Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from DE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia, who was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage:10-20 Mg Daily, Oral, start time: 200608), combined with:
  • Pravastatin (30 Mg (30 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Tredaptive (nicotinic Acid W/ Laropiprant) (1000 Mg [1000 Mg, 1 In 1 D] , Oral)
  • Fluvastatin (fluvastatin) (20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Ezetrol (ezetimibe) (10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pruritus side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myalgia
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
  • Faecal Incontinence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment in patients suffering from hyperlipidaemia, resulting in Pruritus.
Myalgia, Abdominal Discomfort, Pruritus, Rash, Diarrhoea, Faecal Incontinence

A patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: type iib hyperlipidaemia started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: 10 - 20 Mg, Oral) on 200608. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Myalgia
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Faecal Incontinence
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pravastatin
  • Fluvastatin (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Oral)
  • Tredaptive (1000 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Oral)
  • Ezetrol (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Oral)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Pruritus.
Vision Blurred, Depression, Diplopia, Ear Discomfort, Pruritus, Muscle Spasms, Paraesthesia, Local Swelling, Weight Decreased

A female patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Oct 19, 2012. After Simvastatin was administered, patient encountered several Simvastatin side effects: vision blurred, depression, diplopia, ear discomfort, pruritus, muscle spasms, paraesthesia, local swelling, weight decreased Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 106.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Vision Blurred, Diplopia, Pruritus, Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Paraesthesia, Fatigue, Ear Disorder

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia and used Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Jun 09, 2010. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Vision Blurred
  • Diplopia
  • Pruritus
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Weight Decreased
  • Paraesthesia
  • Fatigue
  • Ear Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Pravastatin
  • Atorvastatin (atorvastatin)
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine)
  • Bendrofluazide (bendroflumethiazide)
  • Paracetamol (paracetamol)
  • Prothiaden (dosulepin)
  • Senna (senna Alexandrina)
  • Ranitidine (ranitidine)
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Vision Blurred, Diplopia, Pruritus, Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Oedema Peripheral, Paraesthesia, Skin Depigmentation, Hepatomegaly

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 06, 2012 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 64 years of age, weighting 106.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: vision blurred, diplopia, pruritus, muscle spasms, weight decreased, oedema peripheral, paraesthesia, skin depigmentation, hepatomegaly. Additional medications/treatments:
Vision Blurred, Diplopia, Pruritus, Muscle Spasms, Weight Decreased, Local Swelling, Paraesthesia, Skin Depigmentation, Fatigue

This Pruritus problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hyperlipidaemia.On Jun 09, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Pravastatin Sodium
  • Amlodipine
  • Prothiaden
  • Senna (Once A Night)
  • Ranitidine
  • Bendrofluazide
  • Paracetamol (As Needed)
  • Atorvastatin
When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Vision Blurred
  • Diplopia
  • Pruritus
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Weight Decreased
  • Local Swelling
  • Paraesthesia
  • Skin Depigmentation
  • Fatigue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pruritus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Pruritus, Dyspnoea

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ITALY. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Apr 24, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omeprazole
  • Telmisartan And Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Carboplatin
  • Nadroparin
  • Potassium Chloride
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Pruritus
  • Dyspnoea
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Pruritus and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Rash, Pruritus, Urticaria, Lichen Planus, Vitamin D Deficiency

This Pruritus side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 01, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 149.9 lb, was treated with Simvastatin. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: rash, pruritus, urticaria, lichen planus, vitamin d deficiency. Simvastatin dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metformin Hcl (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lipitor (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Somavert (15 Mg, Daily)
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
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Simvastatin Pruritus Causes and Reviews


What is itching?

Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but it is different. Often, you feel itchy in one area in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may also have a rash or hives.

What causes itching?

Itching is a symptom of many health conditions. Some common causes are

  • Allergic reactions to food, insect bites, pollen, and medicines
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin
  • Irritating chemicals, cosmetics, and other substances
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver, kidney, or thyroid diseases
  • Certain cancers or cancer treatments
  • Diseases that can affect the nervous system, such as diabetes and shingles
What are the treatments for itching?

Most itching is not serious. To feel better, you could try

  • Applying cold compresses
  • Using moisturizing lotions
  • Taking lukewarm or oatmeal baths
  • Using over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or antihistamines
  • Avoiding scratching, wearing irritating fabrics, and exposure to high heat and humidity

Contact your health care provider if your itching is severe, does not go away after a few weeks, or does not have an apparent cause. You may need other treatments, such as medicines or light therapy. If you have an underlying disease that is causing the itching, treating that disease may help.


Simvastatin Pruritus 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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