Thanks for your question. Simvastatin is a medication used in the treatment of elevated fats (lipids) in the blood. It lowers total cholesterol, and specifically lowers "bad cholesterol" (LDL) and raises "good cholesterol" (HDL).
I am inserting the side effect section for simvastatin from our website:
Stomach upset may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your
doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the
benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this
medication do not have serious side effects.
This drug may infrequently cause muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
(which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis).
Seek immediate medical attention if you develop these muscle problems
(especially with fever or unusual tiredness).
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious
side effects occur:
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical
attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or
Our website has much more information about simvastatin. Just go to the search portion of this page and type in the medication name and press search. Be sure to review this website for more information and tips on getting your lipids down, including diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
I hope this has been helpful.
Martin Cane, M.D.
Ugh...there is not enough room here, nor is this the right forum for me to go on about the utterly flawed science behind the cholesterol myth and the big pharma statin fraud. Suffice it to say...if you have having ANY muscle pain from these drugs STOP THEM IMMEDIATELY. If you, or a relative, beginto have neurologic or mental impairment including depression, "dementia", alzheimer like symptoms, confusion, memory loss, ANY cognition issues...STOP THE DRUG IMMEDIATELY.
If you are over 70, lowering your cholesterol may very well kill you. DO NOT TAKE A STATIN. If you are under 40 and someone wants you to take a statin ASK THEM WHAT LONG TERM EFFECTS CAN BE EXPECTED ON YOUR BRAIN AND FOR RESEARCH WHICH BACKS UP THEIR "OH THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM" RESPONSE. I
If you are anyone else...DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU AGREE TO TAKE A STATIN...I HAVE GIVEN ANESTHESIA FOR 20 YEARS AND I WOULD NOT TOUCH A STAIN WITH A 10 FOOT POLE. NOR DO I ALLOW MY FAMILY TO TAKE THEM. This is CRAP science and a multibillion dollar fraud...that CAN leave you a blubbering idiot, or kill you.
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