Review: Sleeplessness in Simvastatin
(By eHealthMe on Dec, 1, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Sleeplessness (Insomnia) by studying 71,932 people who take Simvastatin. We analyze: the time on Simvastatin when people have Sleeplessness, age of these people, the severity of Sleeplessness, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Simvastatin. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, nausea, nausea aggravated, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, insomnia, high blood pressure, pain.
On Dec, 1, 2013: 71,932 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,474 people (2.05%) have Sleeplessness.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Sleeplessness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (294 people, 19.95%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (248 people, 16.82%)
- Depression (204 people, 13.84%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (152 people, 10.31%)
- Diabetes mellitus (137 people, 9.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (356 people, 24.15%)
- Lisinopril (257 people, 17.44%)
- Chantix (176 people, 11.94%)
- Atenolol (164 people, 11.13%)
- Metformin hcl (147 people, 9.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
GIA (2 years ago):
I am on natural thyroid taking 1/2 grain in the morning and 1/2 in the evening. I was just also put on Simvastatin (Zocor) as my cholesterol went up 8 points in a short time and it's always been high anyway. I'm on 10 mg in the evening before bed and just took my first dose before bed last night.
I did not sleep well. It feels like I'm slightly shakey and amped like when you take a diet pill. I've looked to see Simvastatin side effects and it says "insomnia" might be a problem but doesn't say why. I already have sleep issues so this is the last thing I need to happen.
Could it be the Thyroid medication and the Zocor together or is this slight "shakey" feeling the side effect of the Zocor alone? I'm not seeing much information about it anywhere. I'm also on Cortisol but my doctor has told me to hold off on taking it while on the Zocor.
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