Simvastatin side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Simvastatin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin. The review is based on 142,481 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 149,078 users)

On Nov, 15, 2017

142,481 people who take Simvastatin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Simvastatin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • myalgia
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • arthralgia
  • abdominal pain
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
1 - 6 months:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • arthralgia
  • myalgia
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • diarrhoea
  • abasia
  • renal failure acute
  • pain in extremity
  • asthenia
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
6 - 12 months:
  • myalgia
  • arthralgia
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • back pain
  • disturbance in attention
  • amnesia
  • gingivitis
  • asthenia
1 - 2 years:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • myalgia
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • arthralgia
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • fatigue
  • interstitial lung disease
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • hypoaesthesia
2 - 5 years:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • myalgia
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • amnesia
  • balance disorder
5 - 10 years:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • arthralgia
  • abdominal pain
  • dyspnoea
  • amnesia
  • pain in extremity
  • renal failure acute
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chest pain
  • activities of daily living impaired
10+ years:
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • arthralgia
  • alopecia
  • asthenia
  • abdominal pain
  • axonal neuropathy
  • back pain
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • atrial fibrillation
  • glucose tolerance impaired
not specified:
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • arthralgia
  • anaemia
  • diarrhoea
  • death
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • abdominal pain
  • cerebrovascular accident

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • drug ineffective
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • alopecia
male:
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • arthralgia
  • death
  • anaemia
  • flushing
  • diarrhoea
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • abnormal palmar/plantar creases
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • abdominal pain
  • anaemia neonatal
  • arthralgia
  • convulsion
  • coronary artery disease
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • peripheral ischaemia
  • vision blurred
2-9:
  • accidental drug intake by child
  • accidental exposure
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chest pain
  • drug ineffective
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • sinus arrhythmia
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal behaviour
  • activities of daily living impaired
10-19:
  • diabetes insipidus
  • myositis
  • fatigue
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • back pain
  • renal impairment
  • anticonvulsant drug level decreased
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • congestive cardiomyopathy
  • depression
20-29:
  • drug abuse
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • cholelithiasis
  • nausea
  • asthenia
30-39:
  • white blood cell count increased
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • completed suicide
  • drug ineffective
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • death
  • dizziness
40-49:
  • arthralgia
  • drug ineffective
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal distension
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • completed suicide
  • asthenia
  • flushing
  • dizziness
  • convulsion
50-59:
  • arthralgia
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • diarrhoea
  • blood glucose increased
60+:
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • anaemia
  • arthralgia
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • death
  • dizziness
  • atrial fibrillation
  • abdominal pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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