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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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Zocor (Definition)

This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when ...Read more


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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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. Blase Carabello
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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