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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Side effects of simvastatin to look for?

Side effects of simvastatin to look for?

Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Blase Carabello
407 doctors shared insights

Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the side effects of simvastatin?

What are the side effects of simvastatin?

Statins: This class of compounds is used to lower elevated levels of fats in the body. Common side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and a general feeling of weakness. Rare side effects include joint pain, memory loss, and muscle cramps. Cholestatic hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, rhabdomyolysis and myositis have been reported in patients receiving the drug chronically. ...Read more

Dr. Terrence Cohen Dr. Cohen
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

Rare, but not zero: Most people have no side effects from "statin" medications. A small percentage of people may get muscle symptoms and a very small number can develop life-threatening muscle cell destruction called rhabdomyolysis. Also uncommon are serious liver problems. The benefits of lowering cholesterol far outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, a misguided public scare has exagerated these risks. ...Read more

Dr. Terrence Cohen Dr. Cohen
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What are the side effects of zocor (simvastatin) like?

Usually none: Usually none. Some people report muscle aches or weakness, and some report memory impairment. The majority of these reports turn out not to be from the medication. There are a very small number of potentially life-threatening reactions when muscle cells break down threatening kidney damage. The benefits of cholesterol lowering greatly outweigh the risks for most people. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Any experience with side effects of zocor (simvastatin)?

Any experience with side effects of zocor (simvastatin)?

Zocor (simvastatin): Most common side effects are elevation of the liver enzymes over two times the normal values. Other side effects are muscle pains and aches. There is also a reaction that can occur when this is taken in combination with calcium channel blockers which can cause lab abnormalities. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

Zocor (simvastatin): zocor/ simvastatin has many potential side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zocor-side-effects.html ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Georgina Sehapayak Dr. Sehapayak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
57 years in practice
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Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Which are side effects of simvastatin for the cholesterol?

Which are side effects of simvastatin for the cholesterol?

All Relatively Rare: Cholesterol (?$, but misleading): a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), fundamental to survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 ┬Ámol/l). Study: nusi.Org, lustig. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Yes most of the time: Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations. Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Which symptoms are a result of my stroke, and which are side effects of simvastatin?

Which symptoms are a result of my stroke, and which are side effects of simvastatin?

See below: Simvastatin adverse events include muscle weakness diffusely with/without pain, and cognitive difficulties. Stroke may cause acute focal weakness, numbness, speech problems, visual loss, incoordination, etc. If confusing, contact your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What are the side effects of simvastatin does it really help lower cholesterol?

What are the side effects of simvastatin does it really help lower cholesterol?

Side effects and Yes: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. Yes, it does help in lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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The side effects of simvastatin for high cholesterol are what?

The side effects of simvastatin for high cholesterol are what?

Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Grenzer Dr. Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
51 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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My doctor has prescibed simvastatin, has anybody had side effects?

Sure: All drugs have side effects. With statin drugs we check liver tests as they can cause abnormalities in those tests, also pain in the muscles can be related to the drugs. As Simvastatin has a somewhat higher incidence of side effects than some of the other drugs, i avoid it especially in the higher doses. ...Read more

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Edward Hoffer Dr. Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
48 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is Norvasc and zocor (simvastatin) safe to take together and what may be some side effects?

Is Norvasc and zocor (simvastatin) safe to take together and what may be some side effects?

Norvasc, zocor (simvastatin): This combination is quite safe. The commonest side effect is none. With zocor (simvastatin) muscle aches, with Norvasc ankle swelling are common side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Bress Dr. Bress
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Side effects. Of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). 10/80. I have beem using. For. 6 years?

Side effects. Of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). 10/80. I have beem using. For. 6 years?

Muscle weakness: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/80 contains 80mg of simvastatin. Studies have shown an increased incidence of muscle pain or weakness compared to lower doses or other statin drugs. It is currently recommended by the fda not to place new patients on this dose. But if you are doing well on this dose without problems and meeting your cholesterol goals there is no need to change. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more