Review: could Zocor cause Neuropathy peripheral?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 60,278 people who take Zocor. Among them, 679 have Neuropathy peripheral. See who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zocor (latest outcomes from 61,402 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Zocor include weakness, nausea, muscle aches, fatigue, heart attack.
Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) (latest reports from 193,430 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 58,460 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 679 people (1.16%) have Neuropathy Peripheral. They amount to 0.35% of all the 192,593 people who have Neuropathy Peripheral.
Time on Zocor when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Neuropathy peripheral||13.25%||33.73%||15.66%||8.43%||15.66%||9.64%||3.61% |
Gender of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor * :
|Neuropathy peripheral||45.30%||54.70% |
Age of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor * :
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||0.00%||0.32%||0.80%||4.46%||12.58%||21.34%||60.51% |
Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Zocor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Neuropathy peripheral||20.00%||0.00%||60.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (95 people, 13.99%)
- Depression (95 people, 13.99%)
- Multiple myeloma (78 people, 11.49%)
- Sleep disorder (70 people, 10.31%)
- Pain (68 people, 10.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (272 people, 40.06%)
- Aredia (204 people, 30.04%)
- Zometa (200 people, 29.46%)
- Neurontin (180 people, 26.51%)
- Lipitor (170 people, 25.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The symptoms I had were severe leg and arm muscle pain and severe foot pain. I spent most of my time on simvistatin being told I was a hypochondriac and that the pain couldn't be that bad and that I was using the pain as an excuse to lie in bed. Well, I knew there was risk of rhabdomyolysis while taking this drug, but the symptoms I had started out being very subtle. The next thing I knew I was having unbearable wake-you-up at night pain and could only walk distances early in the day before the foot pain would become unbearable. I decided it had to be the simvistatin so I discontinued the medication immediately and within a week or two the pain was gone! I refuse to take any other statin and am now on lipofen.
Becca on Jan, 17, 2013:
I am a 49 y/o female. I have severe gluten intolerance. having been off gluten for about 6 months and not seeing as much improvement as I hoped for a friend with food allergies suggested I might have a problem with dairy. so I gave up milk and all of derivatives, cassein, whey, lactose.... the burning in feet stopped within days. That was 7 months ago if I eat just the smallest out of dairy the burning comes back. You are so very right it isn't funny it is painful.
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