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Simvastatin Rash Side Effects

Simvastatin Rash Side Effect Reports


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

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



Head Injury, Fall, Victim Of Spousal Abuse, Contusion, Psoriasis, Rash, Dizziness, Amnesia

This Rash side effect was reported by a health professional from AU. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cartia /00002701/ (Unk)
  • Tenormin (Unk)
  • Tritace (Unk)
  • Thyroxine (Unk)
  • Atacand (Unk)
When starting to take Simvastatin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Head Injury
  • Fall
  • Victim Of Spousal Abuse
  • Contusion
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Amnesia
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Rash, Urticaria, Throat Tightness, Aphonia

This Rash Simvastatin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 23, 2013. A Female , 60 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Throat Tightness
  • Aphonia
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Rash, Erythema

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol, who was treated with Simvastatin (dosage:10 Mg 1 Tablet Every Evening 30-pills 1 Daily By Mouth ?after I Got A Shot And Then Went To Urgent C, start time: Jul 11, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Rash side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Rash
  • Erythema
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, resulting in Rash.

Pruritus, Rash

A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jun 27, 2013. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Codeine
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Rash.
Rash, Pruritus, Erythema, Blood Creatinine Increased

A patient from DE was prescribed and started Simvastatin (simvastatin) on Apr 23, 2013. Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: rash, pruritus, erythema, blood creatinine increased Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tredaptive (1 Dosage Forms)
Back Pain, Dyskinesia, Rash

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Rash side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting 2012. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Back Pain
  • Dyskinesia
  • Rash
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Flucloxacillin
  • Paracetamol
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rash, may still occur.
Skin Exfoliation, Rash

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Oct 09, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 70 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: skin exfoliation, rash. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Amoxicillin
  • Aspirin
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Clexane
  • Paracetamol
Urticaria, Rash, Swelling Face

This Rash problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 69-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Dec 27, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Unk)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Unk)
  • Clobetasol Propionate (Unk)
  • Duloxetine (Unk)
  • Gliclazide (Unk)
  • Hypromellose (Unk)
  • Hypromellose (Unk)
  • Losartan (Unk)
When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Urticaria
  • Rash
  • Swelling Face
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rash, Swelling Face, Urticaria

This is a Simvastatin side effect report of a 69-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Simvastatin (dosage: NA) starting Dec 27, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Clobetasol Propionate
  • Duloxetine
  • Gliclazide
  • Hypromellose
  • Losartan
  • Omeprazole
  • Symbicort
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Rash
  • Swelling Face
  • Urticaria
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin could cause Rash and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Rash, Urticaria, Swelling Face

This Rash side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Apr 10, 2013. A patient from GB , 69 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, was treated with Simvastatin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Simvastatin side effects: rash, urticaria, swelling face. Simvastatin dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Bendroflumethiazide (bendroflumethiazide)
  • Clobetasol Propionate (clobetasol Propionate)
  • Duloxetine
  • Gliclazide (gliclazide)
  • Hypromellose (hypromellose)
  • Losartan (losartan)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole)
  • Symbicort (budesonide W/ Formoterol Fumarate)
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin.
Anger, Hypoaesthesia, Local Swelling, Rash, Fatigue

This Rash side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 85-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Simvastatin Tablets, Usp (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
When starting to take Simvastatin Tablets, Usp the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anger
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Local Swelling
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin Tablets, Usp.
Skin Exfoliation, Rash

This Rash Simvastatin side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Feb 15, 2013. A Female , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Simvastatin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Rash
. Simvastatin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Amoxicillin
  • Aspirin
  • Bendrofluazide (bendroflymethiazide)
  • Enoxaparin + Enoxaparin Sodium + Sodiun Enoxaparine) (clexane)
  • Paracetamol
Rash, Skin Exfoliation

This is a Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 16, 2013), combined with:
  • Amoxicillin (amoxicillin)
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Bendriflumethiazole (bendroflumethiazole)
  • Clexane (enoxaparin Sodium)
  • Paracetamol (paracetamol)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Rash side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Rash
  • Skin Exfoliation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Simvastatin (simvastatin) treatment in female patients suffering from hypercholesterolaemia, resulting in Rash.
Skin Exfoliation, Rash

A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: hypercholesterolaemia,lower respiratory tract infection started Simvastatin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 09, 2013. Soon after starting Simvastatin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Rash
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amoxicillin
  • Aspirin
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Clexane
  • Paracetamol
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Simvastatin side effects, such as Rash.
Skin Exfoliation, Rash

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Simvastatin on Feb 12, 2013. After Simvastatin was administered, patient encountered several Simvastatin side effects: skin exfoliation, rash Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Simvastatin dosage: 40 Mg, Qd. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Tid)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Unk)
  • Clexane (Unk)
  • Paracetamol (Unk)
Rash, Skin Exfoliation

This report suggests a potential Simvastatin Rash side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia,pain and used Simvastatin (dosage: At Night) starting Jan 13, 2013. Soon after starting Simvastatin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Rash
  • Skin Exfoliation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Paracetamol (Ongoing)
  • Aspirin
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Clexane (Ongoing)
  • Amoxicillin (Ongoing)
Although Simvastatin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rash, may still occur.
Skin Exfoliation, Rash

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Oct 11, 2013 by a Female taking Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 70 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: skin exfoliation, rash. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Tid)
  • Aspirin (75 Mg)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Clexane (enoxaparin Sodium) (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (1 G, Unk)
Skin Exfoliation, Rash

This Rash problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia,thrombosis prophylaxis,pain.On Jan 13, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Simvastatin (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd At Night.). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Clexane (40 Mg)
  • Paracetamol (1 G)
  • Aspirin (75 Mg)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (2.5 Mg)
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Tid)
When commencing Simvastatin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Rash
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Eczema, Psoriasis, Rash

This is a Simvastatin (simvastatin) side effect report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: high cholesterol and was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin) (dosage: NA) starting 200603. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin
  • Fluoxetine
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
This opens a possibility that Simvastatin (simvastatin) could cause Rash and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pruritus, Rash

This Rash side effect was reported by a physician from GB on Dec 27, 2012. A female patient from GB , 53 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, was treated with Simvastatin (simvastatin). Patient felt the following Simvastatin side effects: pruritus, rash. Simvastatin (simvastatin) dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • 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)
These side effects may potentially be related to Simvastatin (simvastatin).
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Simvastatin Rash Causes and Reviews


A Rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many Rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some Rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get Rashes.

Contact dermatitis is a common type of Rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the Rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.

Some Rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most Rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.

Because Rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad Rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.


Simvastatin Rash 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.

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.

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.

Sat, 03 Apr 2010

I don't know if it is Simvastatin related or not. I have been on Plavix, metrolol, and Simvastatin for about 15 months, following a heart attack and inplacement of stents. Also, within that period, I was diagnosed with entrometrial cancer, and following surgery, received 28 radiation treatments, using the I-M-R-T method. I have had heavy gas problems, and thought the problem was lactose intolerance, so switched to soy milk and soy yogurt. Now, less than a month later, I have a facial Rash and wonder if there is an interaction with the soy and Simvastatin---or, if it is just the simivastatin. Also, midway through the radiation treatments I had a problem with a severely sore mouth, red and on fire. Didn't think at the time it was Simvastatin related, but after re-reading the pharmacy notes, think that may have been the cause.

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.

Mon, 22 Dec 2008
I have a Rash that covers my legs, abdomen, chest, arms, shoulders, back and thighs. It appears as red blotches and red pimple like. They did not itch for the first few months, but now do. I have used every cream available and have been to 4 derms and 1 allergist. I have been taking Simvastatin and Tricor. It seems like the Rash started about the time I started the Simvastatin. Prior to that I took Zetia for several years. The Rash does not cover the face, hands of feet. Do any of you have this Rash? Thanks, Mike
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