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Zocor Myopathy Side Effects

Zocor Myopathy Side Effect Reports


The following Zocor Myopathy side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

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



Liver Function Test Abnormal, Myopathy, Malaise

This Myopathy side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zocor (simvastatin) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Orencia
When starting to take Zocor (simvastatin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Myopathy
  • Malaise
These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor (simvastatin).
Muscle Atrophy, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myalgia, Myopathy, Feeling Hot, Malaise, Weight Decreased

This Myopathy Zocor side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DK on Apr 25, 2013. A male , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myalgia
  • Myopathy
  • Feeling Hot
  • Malaise
  • Weight Decreased
. Zocor dosage: 10 Mg Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Renal Failure Acute, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myopathy, Rhabdomyolysis, Myalgia, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Blood Creatinine Increased

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 76-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia,osteoarthritis, who was treated with Zocor (dosage:40 Mg, Qd, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Diclofenac (50 Mg, Tid)
  • Cinnarizine
  • Glucosamine
  • Sildenafil Citrate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myopathy side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myopathy
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Myalgia
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
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 patients suffering from hypercholesterolaemia,osteoarthritis, resulting in Myopathy.

Paresis, Abasia, Fibromyalgia, Weight Increased, Device Failure, Myopathy, Gastrointestinal Pain, Dental Implantation, Muscle Disorder

A 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: hypercholesterolaemia started Zocor treatment (dosage: 40 Mg, Unk) on 2005. Soon after starting Zocor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Paresis
  • Abasia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Weight Increased
  • Device Failure
  • Myopathy
  • Gastrointestinal Pain
  • Dental Implantation
  • Muscle Disorder
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vicodin
  • Lipitor
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zocor side effects, such as Myopathy.
Myositis, Myopathy, Tetany, Arthralgia, Muscle Spasms, Muscular Weakness, Paraesthesia, Abdominal Pain, Thermal Burn

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Zocor on Aug 28, 2012. Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: myositis, myopathy, tetany, arthralgia, muscle spasms, muscular weakness, paraesthesia, abdominal pain, thermal burn Additional patient health information: Female , 59 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zocor dosage: Event Abated After Use (over Time). Concurrently used drugs:
  • Synthroid
Liver Function Test Abnormal, Myopathy, Malaise

This report suggests a potential Zocor Myopathy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zocor (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Zocor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Myopathy
  • Malaise
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Orencia
Although Zocor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myopathy, may still occur.
Renal Failure Chronic, Abdominal Pain, Myopathy, Rhabdomyolysis, Abdominal Distension

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Oct 31, 2013 by a male taking Zocor (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) . Location: US , 79 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zocor side effects: renal failure chronic, abdominal pain, myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, abdominal distension. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myopathy, Renal Failure Acute, Rhabdomyolysis

This Myopathy problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 76-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Zocor (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Diclofenac Sandoz
  • Glucosamine
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • Cinnarizine
When commencing Zocor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myopathy
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Rhabdomyolysis
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 Myopathy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Renal Injury, Myopathy

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 76-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zocor (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diclofenac Sodium
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • Glucosamine
  • Cinnarizine
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Renal Injury
  • Myopathy
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Zocor could cause Myopathy and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Myopathy, Mobility Decreased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Decreased, Chromaturia

This Myopathy side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 07, 2013. A patient from US , 78 years of age, was treated with Zocor. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zocor side effects: myopathy, mobility decreased, blood creatine phosphokinase decreased, chromaturia. Zocor dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Fusidic Acid
  • Floxacillin
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Mitral Valve Incompetence, Tearfulness, Ileus, Antinuclear Antibody Positive, Paraesthesia, Gait Disturbance, Tricuspid Valve Incompetence, Myopathy, Anxiety

This Myopathy side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 79-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zocor (dosage: 20 Mg, 40 Mg), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Doxazosin Mesylate (8 Mg, Unk)
  • Gemfibrozil (600 Mg, Bid)
  • Finasteride (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Amlodipine (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Lactulose
When starting to take Zocor the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Mitral Valve Incompetence
  • Tearfulness
  • Ileus
  • Antinuclear Antibody Positive
  • Paraesthesia
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Myopathy
  • Anxiety
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Movement Disorder, Dyspnoea Exertional, Fatigue, Myopathy, Muscular Weakness

This Myopathy Zocor side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Nov 06, 2013. A male , 57 years of age, was treated with Zocor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Movement Disorder
  • Dyspnoea Exertional
  • Fatigue
  • Myopathy
  • Muscular Weakness
. Zocor dosage: 40 Mg, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Mobility Decreased, Myopathy, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Pneumonia, Chromaturia

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 78-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zocor (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Fusidic Acid
  • Floxacillin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myopathy side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Myopathy
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Pneumonia
  • Chromaturia
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 patients suffering from NA, resulting in Myopathy.
Gait Disturbance, Erosive Duodenitis, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Myopathy, Renal Impairment, Rhabdomyolysis, Anxiety, Tearfulness, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased

A 79-year-old patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: NA started Zocor treatment (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd, For 1.5 Years) on NS. Soon after starting Zocor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Erosive Duodenitis
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Myopathy
  • Renal Impairment
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Anxiety
  • Tearfulness
  • Blood Pressure Systolic Increased
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zocor side effects, such as Myopathy.
Renal Failure Acute, Myopathy, Rhabdomyolysis

A patient from US was prescribed and started Zocor on Nov 07, 2013. After Zocor was administered, patient encountered several Zocor side effects: renal failure acute, myopathy, rhabdomyolysis Additional patient health information: male , 76 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zocor dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diclofenac
  • Glucosamine
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • Cinnarizine
The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure Chronic, Gait Disturbance, Myopathy, Ileus, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Haemodialysis, Erosive Duodenitis, Paraesthesia

This report suggests a potential Zocor Myopathy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zocor (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) starting NS. Soon after starting Zocor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure Chronic
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Myopathy
  • Ileus
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Haemodialysis
  • Erosive Duodenitis
  • Paraesthesia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Gemfibrozil (600 Mg, Unk)
  • Doxazosin Mesylate (8 Mg, Qd)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Proscar (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
  • Aspirin
  • Insulin Glargine
The patient was hospitalized. Although Zocor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myopathy, may still occur.
Asthenia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Mobility Decreased, Myositis, Myopathy, Local Swelling

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 08, 2013 by a male taking Zocor (dosage: NA) . Location: GB , 63 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: asthenia, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, liver function test abnormal, alanine aminotransferase increased, mobility decreased, myositis, myopathy, local swelling. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Itraconazole (100 Mg, Bid)
The patient was hospitalized.
Myopathy, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Creatinine Abnormal

This Myopathy problem was reported by a physician from CN. A 82-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia,coronary artery disease.On NS a consumer started treatment with Zocor (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zocor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Myopathy
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Creatinine Abnormal
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myopathy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellulitis, Oedema Peripheral, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myopathy, Mobility Decreased, Myositis, Asthenia

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zocor (dosage: NA) starting Mar 06, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Itraconazole (100 Mg, Bid)
  • Corticosteroids
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Cellulitis
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myopathy
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Myositis
  • Asthenia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Zocor could cause Myopathy and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Creatinine Abnormal, Myopathy, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

This Myopathy side effect was reported by a physician from CHINA on Jun 25, 2012. A patient from CHINA , 82 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, blood creatinine abnormal, myopathy, blood creatine phosphokinase increased. Zocor dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Acarbose
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
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Zocor Myopathy Causes and Reviews


Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.


Zocor Myopathy 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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