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Zocor Myositis Side Effects

Zocor Myositis Side Effect Reports


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

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



Myositis, Hepatitis

This Myositis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 43-year-old 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:
  • Acetaminophen (acetaminophen)
  • Cod Liver Oil (cod Liver Oil)
When starting to take Zocor (simvastatin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Myositis
  • Hepatitis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor (simvastatin).
Rhabdomyolysis, Oliguria, Hypotension, Myositis

This Myositis Zocor side effect was reported by a physician from CN on Jun 08, 2013. A male , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Oliguria
  • Hypotension
  • Myositis
. Zocor dosage: 40 Mg, Qd, 1 Tablet After Dinner. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lipitor (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Cordarone (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)
  • Betaloc (12.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Furosemide (Unk)
  • Digoxin (Unk)
Myositis, Myopathy, Tetany, Arthralgia, Muscle Spasms, Muscular Weakness, Paraesthesia, Abdominal Pain, Thermal Burn

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: cholesterol high, who was treated with Zocor (dosage:Event Abated After Use (over Time), start time: 1994), combined with:
  • Synthroid
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myositis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myositis
  • Myopathy
  • Tetany
  • Arthralgia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Paraesthesia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Thermal Burn
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 cholesterol high, resulting in Myositis.

Hypokinesia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myositis

A 85-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Zocor treatment (dosage: 40 Mg, Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Zocor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypokinesia
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myositis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Verapamil Hydrochloride (40 Mg, Tid)
  • Acetaminophen (+) Codeine Phosphate
  • Panadeine (acetaminophen (+) Caffeine (+) Codeine Phosphate)
  • Lisinopril
  • Qvar
  • Albuterol
  • Salmeterol
  • Brimonidine Tartrate
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zocor side effects, such as Myositis.
Myositis, Hypokinesia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

A patient from US was prescribed and started Zocor on Nov 07, 2013. Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: myositis, hypokinesia, blood creatine phosphokinase increased Additional patient health information: male , 85 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zocor dosage: 40 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Verapamil Hydrochloride (40 Mg, Tid)
  • Beclomethasone Dipropionate
  • Panadeine (acetaminophen (+) Codeine Phosphate) (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Brimonidine Tartrate
  • Salbutamol Sandoz (albuterol)
  • Salmeterol (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Aspirin
  • Furosemide (40 Mg, Unk)
Muscular Weakness, Myositis, Renal Failure Acute, Listless, Metabolic Acidosis, Rhabdomyolysis, Night Sweats

This report suggests a potential Zocor Myositis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zocor (dosage: 80 Mg, Qd) starting NS. Soon after starting Zocor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Myositis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Listless
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Night Sweats
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Amlodipine Besylate (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Lanoxin (0.125 Mg, Qd)
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Zocor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myositis, may still occur.
Myositis, Hepatitis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 01, 2013 by a male taking Zocor (dosage: 40 Mg, Qd) . Location: US , 43 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zocor side effects: myositis, hepatitis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Zinc
The patient was hospitalized.
Asthenia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Mobility Decreased, Myositis, Myopathy, Local Swelling

This Myositis problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 63-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Mar 06, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Zocor (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Itraconazole (100 Mg, Bid)
When commencing Zocor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Asthenia
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Myositis
  • Myopathy
  • Local Swelling
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 Myositis, 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 Myositis and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Hepatic Enzyme Abnormal, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Cardiotoxicity, Muscular Weakness, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Myoglobin Blood Increased, Myositis, Gait Disturbance

This Myositis side effect was reported by a health professional from DENMARK on Jun 08, 2012. A female patient from DENMARK , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zocor. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zocor side effects: hepatic enzyme abnormal, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, cardiotoxicity, muscular weakness, alanine aminotransferase increased, myoglobin blood increased, myositis, gait disturbance. Zocor dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Imatinib Mesylate
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Migraine, Myositis

This Myositis side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 40-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zocor (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zocor the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Migraine
  • Myositis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
Myositis, Migraine

This Myositis Zocor side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Sep 20, 2011. A male , 40 years of age, was treated with Zocor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Myositis
  • Migraine
. Zocor dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Compartment Syndrome, Haemoglobinuria, Myositis, Muscle Necrosis, C-reactive Protein Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Erythema Nodosum, Pain In Extremity

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 56-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zocor (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel Bisulfate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myositis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Haemoglobinuria
  • Myositis
  • Muscle Necrosis
  • C-reactive Protein Increased
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Pain In Extremity
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 Myositis.
Myositis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myalgia

A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM with the following symptoms: hypercholesterolaemia started Zocor treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Zocor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Myositis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myalgia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ramipril
  • Aspirin
  • Bisoprolol
  • Furosemide
  • Itraconazole
  • Tamsulosin Hydrochloride
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zocor side effects, such as Myositis.
Myalgia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myositis, Pain In Extremity

A patient from UNITED KINGDOM was prescribed and started Zocor on Jul 18, 2011. After Zocor was administered, patient encountered several Zocor side effects: myalgia, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, myositis, pain in extremity Additional patient health information: male , 49 years of age, weighting 178.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zocor dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Rhabdomyolysis, Myositis, Bursitis

This report suggests a potential Zocor Myositis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (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:
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Myositis
  • Bursitis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Zocor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myositis, may still occur.
Rhabdomyolysis, Myositis, Bursitis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 09, 2011 by a Female taking Zocor (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: rhabdomyolysis, myositis, bursitis. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Zetia
  • Amlodipine
The patient was hospitalized.
Chest Discomfort, Chest Pain, Myositis

This Myositis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): blood cholesterol increased.On Jan 01, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Zocor (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zocor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Chest Pain
  • Myositis
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myositis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Chest Discomfort, Chest Pain, Myositis

This is a Zocor side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and was treated with Zocor (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin
  • Simvastatin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Chest Pain
  • Myositis
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Zocor could cause Myositis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Chest Pain, Myositis, Pain In Extremity

This Myositis side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Oct 04, 2010. A female patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 34 years of age, was treated with Zocor. Patient felt the following Zocor side effects: chest pain, myositis, pain in extremity. Zocor dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Multaq
  • Amiodarone
These side effects may potentially be related to Zocor.
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Zocor Myositis Causes and Reviews


Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. An injury, infection, or autoimmune disease can cause it. Two specific kinds are polyMyositis and dermatoMyositis. PolyMyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the trunk of your body. DermatoMyositis causes muscle weakness, plus a skin rash.

Other symptoms of Myositis may include

  • Fatigue after walking or standing
  • Tripping or falling
  • Trouble swallowing or breathing

Doctors may use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests and a muscle biopsy to diagnose Myositis. There is no cure for these diseases, but you can treat the symptoms. PolyMyositis and dermatoMyositis are first treated with high doses of a corticosteroid. Other options include medications, physical therapy, exercise, heat therapy, assistive devices, and rest.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Zocor Myositis 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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