Simvastatin Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Simvastatin by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Glws66134
    nose bleed
    I started taking simvastatine 20mg 2 days ago for low hdl and high sugar in blood. After 2 hours of taking the first one I had a nose bleed. (it was not a gusher) very short. the next day I was fine and all night okay. until today at noon another nos - 21% more...
    Glws66134- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  2. link Glws66134
    nose bleed
    I started taking simvastatine 20mg 2 days ago for low hdl and high sugar in blood. After 2 hours of taking the first one I had a nose bleed. (it was not a gusher) very short. the next day I was fine and all night okay. until today at noon another nos - 21% more...
    Glws66134- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  3. link Harleygal
    Glad to see some other have same problem
    HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS FOR A MONTH HAVE FOUND BOWL MOVEMENT IS NOT SOLID, KNEES ARE SO SORE TINGLY FEELING IN HANDS JUST FEEL DOWN RIGHT LOUSY DO NOT FEEL LIKE MY OLD SELF
    Harleygal- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  4. link Keystone
    Simvastatin pins and needles in hands and feet, pins and needles in hands, pins and needles, muscle deterioration, pain in arms
    aching elbows and knees within one week of starting simvastatin 40mg . Told by GP to stick with it . Now have severe muscle pain in arms . Wake up at night with severe pins and needles in hands and feet , which takes hours to pass . Muscle deteriorat - 35% more...
    Keystone- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Simvastatin
  5. link Harleygal
    I had been taking Simvastatin 10 mg for 4 weeks. I was achey in the knees, and pins and needles in hands. Stopped this for two weeks, to get prescription to co-incide with other meds for the beginning of each month. For the two weeks that was off the - 64% more...
    Harleygal- over a year ago
  6. link Tjacobson
    Simvastatin hair loss, potassium chloride, statin drugs, demadex, baby fine
    Has anyone had hair loss? I have been on Simvastatin for 30 days adn I noticed hair loss.
    Tjacobson- over a year ago - 14 Replies - in Simvastatin
  7. link Pepper12
    That's what I'm waiting to find out I quit taking my simvastatin 3 months ago..I believe my hair has stabalized with no more huge losses. I use to have thick hair now I use a straightner so my hairs will stick together and look better. When I see my - 44% more...
    Pepper12- over a year ago
  8. link Pepper12
    Its the Simvastatin, I called the FDA and they said all Statins cause hair loss it take away the cholesterol that is a vital part of growing hair, I quit taking Simvastatin cause I would rather die early then to go with out hair and that is what the - 53% more...
    Pepper12- over a year ago
  9. link Waltone
    Urine Odor
    For 3 months I was on 30 mg, then with good results, my doctor put me on 40 mg. Now my urine has the most unusual strong odor - I am calling to see if this is a side effect, as I do not see it listed in the common side effects. Has anyone else notice - 3% more...
    Waltone- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Simvastatin
  10. link Kwilson962
    From [link removed]: "Besides muscle pain, the other major symptom of rhabdomyolysis is dark, red, or cola colored urine." Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers that results in the release of muscle fiber contents into the bloods - 28% more...
    Kwilson962- over a year ago
  11. link Jerryg1949
    Simvastatin stomach pains, nausea
    nausea every morning, stomach pains, always tired
    Jerryg1949- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Simvastatin
  12. link Gardenator
    Two years ago I was put on Simvastatin. I immediately had severe stomach pain non stop diarrhea and muscle pain. My doctor said to continue to take the drug and I would get used to it. After 5 weeks I had diarrhea 24/7 and he sent me to gastrinterolo - 64% more...
    Gardenator- over a year ago
  13. link Circe
    Aches, pains, and malaise
    Thank you for this site...I am so relieved to see that I'm not alone. I have been taking this crap for one month, and am so sore I can barely handle the steps at work. Body pain, exhausted, sinus pain, bad gut, morning naseau, etc., etc. I had not ma - 60% more...
    Circe- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  14. link Oldchina
    ringing in ears
    58 yr old female, never had it before and now experiencing constant buzzing (static) in my ears. I finally decided to go on-line to check our simvistatin as it is the only drug I am on. And guess what? Users report rining in their ears.
    Oldchina- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Simvastatin
  15. link Swedish
    I had a close friend who suffered from the same side effect and many others. Personally, I don´t worry about my cholesterol and would not take this type of medication. . Please, try to form your own opinion regarding the Cholesterol Hypotesis, There - 82% more...
    Swedish- over a year ago
  16. link Terrifriend
    Simvastatin
    Has anyone experienced an increase in belly fat?
    Terrifriend- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Simvastatin
  17. link Lsj
    There are a lot of people who have gained weight with simvastatin. Check out Health Central CholesterolNetwork.com under the thread "Does a statin drug called Zocor cause weight gain?" You're not alone.
    Lsj- over a year ago
  18. link Rosanne0741
    Yes I have after 9 months on simvastatin. It affected my lower back and I had severe sciatica.
    Rosanne0741- over a year ago
  19. link Jansy
    Simvastatin kidney damage, diet exercise, muscle damage, fish oil, gfr
    For an update to my earlier post - I had blood drawn 5 days after stopping Simvastatin (and having only been on it for 3 weeks), and it showed elevated CPK values (which indicate muscle damage) and elevated serum creatine levels and decreased GFR (wh - 55% more...
    Jansy- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Simvastatin
  20. link Isabel9
    My doctor recently stopped my stating Lilpitor (had been on simvastatin too.) I have 50% blockage in carotid arteries, muslce pain and weakness in the neck, base of skull, right shouldar that travels to my right hip. I am depressed..going to lavatory - 50% more...
    Isabel9- over a year ago
  21. link Latwell
    Simvastatin and mold allergies
    If you are allergic to Aspergillus terreus and yeast should you take Simvastatin or is the Aspergillus inactive?
    Latwell- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Simvastatin
  22. link Einstein
    Statins nearly killed me, then the doctor tried to give me a low dose statin, same thing began to happen, muscle dystrophy. It was incredibly painful to go through. I also have Lupus and Chronic Pain so I didn't know what was doing it at first. Stati - 8% more...
    Einstein- over a year ago
  23. link Ilbvacumin
    Simvastatin muscle and joint pain, withdrawal effects, blurry vision, walking stick, zocor
    I'm a 54 year old female prescribed 10 mg zocor(simvastatin) for slightly elevated cholesterol. Took it for 7 months before I clued in to the cause of my many symptoms. Muscle and joint pain, head fog, blurry vision, weight gain, stomach upset, fatig - 74% more...
    Ilbvacumin- over a year ago - 147 Replies - in Simvastatin
  24. link Caradjt
    caradjt: quiting today, or shall I say weaning off the drug. 20mg a day. my feet and legs feel like they weigh a ton. Joint pain making it painful to even walk to the bathroom. Going to back off every other day then 1 in 3 day, 1in 5 days. weaning sh - 9% more...
    Caradjt- over a year ago
  25. link Leebee
    all over itch
    I have been on simvastatin 40mg for about 2yrs. I have had a prickly, stingy all over body itch since with know rash or hives. Its driving me crazy. Nothing helps. Could it be the simvastatin? Has anyone else had these symptoms?
    Leebee- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  26. link Lallen
    simvastatin and liver
    What are the actual effects of simvistatin on your liver. My Doctor wants me on coumadin and just got thru prescibing simvastatin without telling me the effects. My INR level went thru the roof! Small bruise that should have been about the size of a - 35% more...
    Lallen- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  27. link Runningwolf1985
    Simvastatin paint brush, ezetimibe, dreadful, medication, spirit
    I BEGAN TAKING 10mg OF (SIMVASTATIN) IN MARCH OF 2010,...BY JUNE IT FELT LIKE BOTH OF MY WRIST'S WERE BROKEN,MY ANKLE'S FELT JUST AS BAD AT NIGHT,...MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON ANOTHER MEDICATION CALLED (EZETIMIBE) 10mg,...THIS TIME HOWEVER,...THE PAIN " - 66% more...
    Runningwolf1985- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  28. link Msjade44
    Simvastatin stomach distress, crazy stuff, medication
    Hives and severe stomach distress....
    Msjade44- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Simvastatin
  29. link Valdo
    I believe I had hives as well. Crazy stuff happens on this medication and it doesn't affect everyone.
    Valdo- over a year ago
  30. link Valdo
    Simvastatin sinus pain, night sweats, diarreah, jawline, congestion
    After about a month on a once a day 10mg tablet I started having severe night sweats, then came terrible sinus pain, sneezing and congestion, non-stop migraine headaches, nausea, diarreah and tingling in my jawline. I have since stopped this medicati - 6% more...
    Valdo- over a year ago - in Simvastatin
  31. link Cheweysmom
    Simvastatin sleep problems, bedtime, cholesterol, sleep, simvastatin
    My husband just started taking Simvastatin for cholesterol a couple of weeks ago. Has begun having sleep problems, tosses and turns and wakes up consistently about 5 hours after taking his 20mg dosage before bedtime....Any others out there?
    Cheweysmom- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Simvastatin
  32. link Babybunny88
    I have just started taking these for about 7 days now and ever since then i have had serious problems with my sleep, im not one to remeember any of my dreams at all and as soon as i take these before bedtime i wake up sweating with serious nightmares - 34% more...
    Babybunny88- over a year ago