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Thursday, September 25, 2008 djreg, Community Member, asks

Q: anyone heard of getting neuropathy from zocor?

this seemed to happen to me. anyone else?

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Casey McNulty, Health Pro
9/25/08 4:40pm

Hi djreg,


Thank you for your question. Zocor, as well as other medications belonging to the same class, has been associated with myopathy, or muscle pain, due to breakdown of muscle tissues in the body. This can lead to serious complications, including kidney problems. However, the statins are not known to cause neuropathy, or nerve pain. You can read more about Zocor and its side effects by clicking the blue links. I hope this helps.


Best of luck,


Gracie, Community Member
10/16/08 1:00pm

Thanks to a statin, my sister is now in a wheelchair with neuropathy. I am sorry it has also happened to you. When I was diagnosed my doctor wanted to put me on one, said a diabetic should take a statin "just in case" I refused then, and will do so again if it's ever brought up. In my opinion ( and that's just what it is, my opinion) no one should take them. 

John Wayne, Community Member
4/20/10 4:32am

I had a quad heart bypass, heart muscle good, but clogged arties with cholosterol (ph).  Heart Dr., put me on 80 mg Zocor.  Within 2 weeks I had extreme pain in my leg muscles.  Complained to Dr., but he insisted I continue.  8 months later, I am on crutches.  Dr. stated body will get use to the pain.....  Finally went to neurologist, first thing out of his mouth was you are probably taking statins.....  He told me I had a gene that did not get along with statins.  By then, I had developed a serious nerve damage called neuropathy.   I now suffer with numbness in my legs, fingers, and toes, and I do not have diabetes........  My brother took a statin of another make, and he is in a wheel chair.....BEWARE OF THE STATINS.

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro
2/20/12 12:13pm

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Tammy F, Community Member
2/29/12 1:43pm

yes!  I took zocor for two years and developed type 2 diabetes and within 4 months i had diabetic neuropathy.  Neurologist said i must have had undetected diabetes for years to develop this neuropathy.  But, I have lab results for two years prior and my blood sugar was fine.  I have constant pain, headaches, memory problems, tremors, central cervical spinal steosis, pain from head to toe, vision problems, blacking out, fatigue, heart PVCs, tendinitis, and many more problems my doctors didnt believe.  now i dont know what to do since FDA now says these problems are a result of zocor.

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By djreg, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/13/12, First Published: 09/25/08