Review: could Simvastatin cause Sleeplessness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 72,153 people who take Simvastatin. Among them, 1,615 have Sleeplessness. See who they are, when they have Sleeplessness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,527 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) (latest reports from 757,618 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, insomnia, high blood pressure, pain.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 72,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,615 people (2.24%) have Sleeplessness. They amount to 0.21% of all the 757,596 people who have Sleeplessness.
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How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (315 people, 19.50%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (265 people, 16.41%)
- Depression (220 people, 13.62%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (152 people, 9.41%)
- Diabetes mellitus (144 people, 8.92%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (377 people, 23.34%)
- Lisinopril (268 people, 16.59%)
- Chantix (176 people, 10.90%)
- Atenolol (168 people, 10.40%)
- Metformin hcl (151 people, 9.35%)
* 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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