Review: could Simvastatin cause Sleeplessness?
Summary: Sleeplessness could be caused by Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 77,270 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,617 have Sleeplessness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeplessness and more.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,585 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) (latest reports from 776,574 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Apr, 9, 2014: 77,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,617 people (2.09%) have Sleeplessness. They amount to 0.21% of all the 773,030 people who have Sleeplessness on eHealthMe.
Time on Simvastatin when people have Sleeplessness * :
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Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Simvastatin * :
Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Simvastatin ** :
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How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (315 people, 19.48%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (265 people, 16.39%)
- Depression (220 people, 13.61%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (152 people, 9.40%)
- Diabetes mellitus (144 people, 8.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (377 people, 23.31%)
- Lisinopril (268 people, 16.57%)
- Chantix (176 people, 10.88%)
- Atenolol (168 people, 10.39%)
- Metformin hcl (151 people, 9.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
GIA (3 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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