Side effect(s) of Simvastatin

Review the side-effects of Simvastatin as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

  Central Nervous System
- Headache, dizziness, sleeplessness, depression.

- Nausea, flatulence, distortion of the sense of taste, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

- Lens opacities, blurring of vision.

- Serum transaminases and CPK elevations.

- Muscle pain, muscle weakness and Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy (IMNM).

- Heartburn, hypersensitivity, sexual dysfunction, and upper respiratory symptoms.

Other Precautions :

Avoid changing the dose without doctor's advice.

Drug Name : Simvastatin

Simvastatin(Zocor) generic is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin", used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients with appropriate diet. It reduces the risk of cardio vascular diseases, and blood vessels blockage.

Trade Names for Simvastatin

India :

International :