What is Simvastatin?
Simvastatin or statin is a member of the hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors.
It is FDA approved in 1991 and are used in the treatment of dyslipidemia.
Simvastatin are considered the most suitable medication available in the treatment for lowering cholesterol level.
Every patient that take Simvastatin reacts differently due to the dosage they are taking are not the same and also because the body reaction to this medication are different.
Although Simvastatin is regarded the most suitable medication for lowering cholesterol , there is a possibility of side effects by taking this medication.
If you take Simvastatin tablets then there is a possibility that you will have side effects. Although not everyone who take Simvastatin will have side effects.
In this article you will learn more about Simvastatin side effects and what you need to do if you have one of these side effects.
In one of the research for Simvastatin side effects , there are about 1.4 percent of people stop taking Simvastatin due to side effects.
If you have muscle pain or you feel weak like you are having a flu and accompanied by a fever then it is a good idea to consult your doctor or physician.
Simvastatin side effects listed below are not complete. Your doctor or physician can tell you the complete list of Simvastatin side effects and it is best to consult them if you are not sure.
The most common side effects of Simvastatin
In clinical trial , Simvastatin has been extensively studied for possible side effects.
There are over 21 thousand people that have been evaluated for Simvastatin side effects.
During the terms of the evaluation , Simvastatin side effects occurred in more than 1 percent of people being evaluated include:
1. Having headaches ( 3.5 percent ).
2. Abdominal pain ( 3.2 percent ).
3. Weakness feeling also known as Asthenia ( 1.6 percent ).
4. Constipation ( 2.3 percent ).
5. Diarrhea ( 1.9 percent ).
6. Muscle pain also known as myalgia ( 1.2 percent ).
7. Upper respiratory infections ( 2.1 percent )
8. Feeling of nausea ( 1.3 percent ).
9. Flatulence ( 1.9 percent ).
10 .Indigestion also known as dyspepsia.
Rare Simvastatin Side Effects
Below are rare Simvastatin side effects but it is not proven whether the side effects are due to Simvastatin or due to other medications or medicines:
- Muscle cramps and aches.
- Very serious breakdown of muscles also known as rhabdomyolysis.
- Joint pain.
- Cataracts became worse.
- Gynecomastia or breast development in boys.
- Anxiety or panic attack.
- Impotence also known as erectile dysfunction or ED.
- Spinning feeling ( vertigo ).
- Liver enzymes increases.
The Summary Of Simvastatin Side Effects
You may or may not experience any of the side effects above and also it is very impossible to know of any side effects before you try taking Simvastatin. If after taking Simvastatin and you have one or many of the above symptoms then you need to consult your doctor or physician immediately before the side effects became worse and they will decide whether you need to stop taking Simvastatin or not.