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Zocor Diarrhoea Side Effects

Zocor Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


The following Zocor 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 Zocor or it might take time to develop.



Convulsion, Disability, Mental Disorder, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Diarrhoea, Arthralgia, Fatigue, Abdominal Discomfort, Malaise

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 46-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. The patient was prescribed Zocor (dosage: 1 Df, Qd), which was started on 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zocor the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Convulsion
  • Disability
  • Mental Disorder
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Diarrhoea
  • Arthralgia
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Malaise
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Renal Failure Acute, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Metabolic Acidosis, Eosinophilia, Colitis

This Diarrhoea Zocor side effect was reported by a physician from CH on Aug 26, 2013. A Female , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Colitis
. Zocor dosage: 40 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Cardiac Arrest, Diarrhoea, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from ES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Zocor (dosage:120 Mg, Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Colchicine (20 Mg, Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Diarrhoea
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zocor treatment in female patients suffering from hypercholesterolaemia, resulting in Diarrhoea.

Blood Urine Present, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea, Gait Disturbance, Hepatic Steatosis, Malaise, Infection

A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol increased started Zocor treatment (dosage: 20 Mg, Unk) on 2008. Soon after starting Zocor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Blood Urine Present
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Malaise
  • Infection
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zocor side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Weight Decreased, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Zocor on Nov 05, 2013. Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: weight decreased, diarrhoea, off label use Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zocor dosage: 20 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Actiq (600 Microgram, Unk)
  • Calcimagon /00751501/ (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Metoject (2.857 Mg, Unk)
  • Voltaren (200 Mg, Unk)
Memory Impairment, Somnolence, Pain, Fatigue, Asthenia, Haematochezia, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Zocor Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zocor (dosage: 20 Mg, Qpm) starting NS. Soon after starting Zocor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Somnolence
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia
  • Haematochezia
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril (5 Mg, Bid)
Although Zocor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Abdominal Distension, Hot Flush, Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 07, 2013 by a Female taking Zocor (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd) . Location: US , 54 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zocor side effects: abdominal distension, hot flush, abdominal pain upper, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Weight Decreased, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Zocor (dosage: 20 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Voltaren (100 Mg, Qd)
  • Metoject (20 Mg, Qw)
  • Calcium Carbonate (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Actiq (600 Microgram, Qd)
When commencing Zocor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Weight Decreased
  • 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.
Vision Blurred, Dry Eye, Eye Swelling, Hyperglycaemia, Eye Pruritus, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 36-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and was treated with Zocor (dosage: 20 Mg, Bid) starting May 28, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omega-3 Marine Triglycerides
  • Diamicron Mr
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride
  • Glucophage
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Vision Blurred
  • Dry Eye
  • Eye Swelling
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Eye Pruritus
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Zocor could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anti-platelet Antibody Positive, Autoantibody Positive, Renal Atrophy, Abdominal Pain Lower, Thrombocytopenia, Diarrhoea, Haemolytic Anaemia, Antibody Test Positive

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Aug 17, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 143.3 lb, was treated with Zocor. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zocor side effects: anti-platelet antibody positive, autoantibody positive, renal atrophy, abdominal pain lower, thrombocytopenia, diarrhoea, haemolytic anaemia, antibody test positive. Zocor dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Theragran M (theragran-m)
  • Mestinon
  • Zantac
  • Privigen
  • Kaopectate (kaopectate /00140201/)
  • Privigen
  • Zosyn ((4.5 Mg Tid))
  • Coreg
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Metastases To Central Nervous System, Fatigue, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Weight Decreased, Vision Blurred, Diarrhoea, Sleep Disorder, Rash, Nausea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 70-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zocor (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 10, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pantoprazole
  • Aspirin
  • Yervoy (Last Inf:12oct2011 No Of Cycle: 4)
  • Coumadin
  • Sotalol Hcl
When starting to take Zocor the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Metastases To Central Nervous System
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
  • Weight Decreased
  • Vision Blurred
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Rash
  • Nausea
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Gait Disturbance, Erythema, Malaise, Pruritus, Diarrhoea, Pallor, Nausea, Hypersensitivity

This Diarrhoea Zocor side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Apr 30, 2012. A male , weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Erythema
  • Malaise
  • Pruritus
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pallor
  • Nausea
  • Hypersensitivity
. Zocor dosage: 20 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Gabapentin (300 Mg, Tid)
  • Lisinopril (Unk, Once A Day)
  • Protonix (20 Mg, Bid)
  • Naproxen Sodium (440 Mg, Single)
The patient was hospitalized.
Nausea, Abdominal Discomfort, Vomiting, Dehydration, Diarrhoea

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 82-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zocor (dosage:NA, start time: Sep 30, 2011), combined with:
  • Synthroid
  • Namenda
  • Exelon (Bid, Oral)
  • Atenolol
  • Aggrenox
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zocor treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Neoplasm Progression, Nausea, Blood Creatinine Increased, Vomiting, Headache, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased, Neck Pain

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol increased started Zocor treatment (dosage: 80 Mg, Qd) on Mar 30, 2012. Soon after starting Zocor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Neoplasm Progression
  • Nausea
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight Decreased
  • Neck Pain
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Byetta (5 Ug, Bid)
  • Byetta (5 Ug, Bid)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zocor side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Pelvi-ureteric Obstruction, Cough, Aortic Disorder, Hydronephrosis, Cardiac Murmur, Diarrhoea, Blood Creatinine Increased, Thrombosis, Iron Deficiency

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zocor on Mar 28, 2012. After Zocor was administered, patient encountered several Zocor side effects: pelvi-ureteric obstruction, cough, aortic disorder, hydronephrosis, cardiac murmur, diarrhoea, blood creatinine increased, thrombosis, iron deficiency Additional patient health information: male , 87 years of age, weighting 152.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zocor dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Procrit
The patient was hospitalized.
Oral Pain, Fatigue, Dysphagia, Asthenia, Dry Mouth, Appetite Disorder, Stomatitis, Dehydration, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Zocor Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zocor (dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day (1, Once A Day, At Bedtime)) starting Jan 21, 2012. Soon after starting Zocor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Oral Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Dysphagia
  • Asthenia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Appetite Disorder
  • Stomatitis
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol (50 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Klor-con (10 Meq, 1x/day, (1 Tablet, Once A Day))
  • Sutent (37.5 Mg, 1x/day, Daily X 4 Weeks, Then 2 Weeks Off)
  • Bumex (0.5 Mg, 1x/day, (1 Tablet, Once A Day, Morning))
  • Fish Oil (Unk, 2x/day, (1, Two Times A Day))
  • Calcium W/colecalciferol (600 Mg, 2x/day, (1 With Vitamin D3 Two Times A Day))
  • Leuprolide Acetate ((1 Injection, As Directed, Notes: Given Every 6 Months))
  • Vitamin B Complex With C ((1 Tabled Daily))
Although Zocor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Diarrhoea, Pain In Extremity, Headache

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jan 09, 2012 by a Female taking Zocor (dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: diarrhoea, pain in extremity, headache. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Qwk)
Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Crohn's Disease

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Apr 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Zocor (dosage: Daily). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Ondansetron Hcl
  • Humira
  • Humira
When commencing Zocor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • White Blood Cell Count Increased
  • Crohn's Disease
The patient was hospitalized. 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.
Muscle Spasms, Rash, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Dizziness

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zocor (dosage: NA) starting Feb 20, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Twice Per Day)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
This opens a possibility that Zocor could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Diarrhoea, Colitis, Pain In Extremity, Haematochezia

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 30, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, weighting 124.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: diarrhoea, colitis, pain in extremity, haematochezia. Zocor dosage: 20mg - 40mg 1 X Day. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
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Zocor 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


Zocor Diarrhoea Reviews

Sun, 31 Oct 2010

Lip swelling, acute.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011

urinary retention Is there a correlation between this and using a statin. Had this problem
shortly after starting a simvistatin routine.

Wed, 27 May 2009
How long does it take to get back to normal after taking Zocor. I had a major problem in November 2008 and it is now May 2009 and I am still having problems and testing. It has cost me a fortune and they still say it is not Zocor but I still believe it was and I stopped in November but still have many of the problems.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010
Zocor 40 mg, Typical gout experience 2 times a month, treatable with fluids and diet. Some use of colchicine. Within a week of using Zocor experienced gout over an extended period of time. Basically 6 weeks straight. Taking Zocor at night and experienced worse symptoms at night and early next day. Better until taking Zocor before bed. Repeat every day.
Wed, 17 Mar 2010
I am asking, does Levaxin a thyroid med. and Zantac antiacid, is it OK to take those at the same time
Sat, 10 Apr 2010
I have a frozen diagfram and shrinking lung. It affects my breathing and energy. Could this possibly be caused by Zocor as I was told by someone who also has this condition. I also have lots of muscle pain daily. These both came on me since starting Zoroc about 10 years ago.
Mon, 18 Jul 2011
Zocor 40mg. Since I started taking have had rotator repair, frozen shoulder same shoulder, tarsal tunnel in my ankle. Surgery and now frozen shoulder other shoulder that my doc wants to operate on
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