Experiences with Simvastatin

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Level of
Satisfaction

Level of Satisfaction 27%

What patients say...

Effectiveness 45%
Quantity of side effects 68%
Severity of side effects 65%
Ease of use 73%

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C10AA01
ATC Code
Manufacturer: Not specified.
Generic Drug: Yes
C10AA01
ATC Code
Manufacturer: Not specified.
Generic Drug: Yes
Positive effects: No positive effects specified.
Negative effects: No negative effects specified.

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Simvastatin

6/6/2018 | | 54moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

Within 5 days i got terrible muscle pains in my arms, legs, and back. i have osteoporosis so the pain became completely unbearable. Since then ive stopped taking this medication.
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Simvastatin

10/5/2017 | | 70moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've been taking this medicine since I had a heart attack in 2010. It seems to be working according to the cardiologist. And nothing else to say on the matter.
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Simvastatin

10/5/2017 | | 64moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for stroke

muscle stiffness began almost straightaway. Difficulty getting out of bed and then moving. Coordinating and moving my feet was problematic.
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Simvastatin

10/1/2017 | | 51moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (20mg) for high blood pressure

As soon as I started taking this medication, I started getting a lot of joint pain in the mornings, especially in my legs: ankles and knees.
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Simvastatin

9/30/2017 | | 61moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Over a period of half a year tried various different statins, but they all had the same effect; bad joint pain and bad muscle pain. Joint pain was so bad it was like I had gout.
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Simvastatin

9/12/2017 | | 55moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I started on 20mg and the experience was reasonable. Mild tiredness in my muscles. On 40mg the muscle pains got a lot worse, so much so that I couldn't exercise any more because my muscles couldn't manage. Until then I was usually exercising twice a week. A big disappointment and I got the impression that no one was actually listening to what I was saying.
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Simvastatin

9/10/2017 | | 59moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (10 mg) for high cholesterol

Even in small doses simvastatin is poisonous for me! Started on 40 mg on the doctor's advice. After a few weeks: muscle pain in strange places: feet, shoulders, mostly neck pain. By the evenings I couldn't turn or raise my head, paired with bad pain. So I stopped this medicine. Bought 10 mg simvastatin later when I was abroad and tried that out. 10 mg is 'only 25% of 40mg so I shouldn't have an...
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Simvastatin

8/18/2017 | | 63moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (40mg) for angina pectoris

I'm taking this medicine because of osteoarthritis and heart cramps. No abnormalities were found in the heart, but the specialist recommended using preventive Simvastatin. From the first day i still haven't seen any side effects. taking a single tablet with food is enough.
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Simvastatin

5/1/2017 | | 49moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (80mg) for high cholesterol

Switched from crestor to simvastatin because of the cost. Was on it for 4 months but I stopped two weeks ago to see if the side effects disappeared: Pain in my upper thighs, difficulty walking, legs feel weak. So, yep, on to the next medicine!
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Simvastatin

3/26/2017 | | 61moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for atherosclerosis

I have got a severe form of atherosclerosis, had 3 heart attacks, possibly even more than tat, and at the moment I've got an aneurysm in my stomach that's now about 5 cm.
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Simvastatin

1/31/2017 | | 56moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

To me the side effects are very unpleasant. But my GP said not to stop, or my cholesterol will go up again. cholesterol was 11 and is now down to 8 with the use of Simvastatine.
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Simvastatin

1/10/2017 | | 69moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

the longer this goes on the more and more symptoms I'm developing. Cramps in my hands, feet and calves, muscle pain in my arms and legs and hip, difficulty getting to sleep, heartburn after taking the simvastatin. Libido has disappeared out the window, bruising under my skin when I bump into anything. poor concentration, drastic reduction in my strength. I stopped 8 weeks ago and the physical s...
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Simvastatin

1/2/2017 | | 55moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've been using simvastatin for 2 years now and for about a year I've been suffering with muscle pains in my legs. I didn't associate this with my use of this medicine until my GP put me up to 80 mg because of cholesterol, which wasn't getting better. I took simvastatin 80 mg for a week and could hardly walk any more because of the muscle pains in my legs. Then my neck, shoulders and lower back...
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Simvastatin

11/28/2016 | | 52moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

No side effects from the Simavastatine, but my cholesterol was still too high. Ezetrol was added to lower the cholesterol even more, is now 8.4.
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Simvastatin

9/29/2016 | | 62moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

Narrowing of the coronary arteries due to cholesterol, after having 3 stents inserted, I have to take this according to the heart specialist! Don't know if I've had any side effects.....taken several different medicines since having the stents! I feel more or less fine! I don't if I would feel better or worse without them!
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Simvastatin

9/7/2016 | | 68moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Stiff muscles, awful feeling in my feet, cramp-like pain in my feet and legs, pain in my joints especially in my pelvis. Tiresome and unpleasant.
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Simvastatin

8/30/2016 | | 55moderated by Susan
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Dear one and all, my experience with simvastatin is terrible. When I saw my doctor, I had a programme about it fresh in my head. My cholesterol was also high, not really high but still. Got medicines straight away and all their effects. Weakening of my muscles and all the negative consequences. I'm never taking simvastatin again!
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Simvastatin

8/26/2016 | | 50moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Prescribed because of too-high cholesterol (8.0); took once before I went to bed. Following day noticed that I wasn't "with it" in the morning; after midday I was a wreck: muscle pain everywhere, high fever, headache, nausea, muscle weakness. My daytime temperature of 34 also didn't help much. Stopped taking it straight away; today calling the doctor for an alternative because this just won't do.
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Simvastatin

7/20/2016 | | 70moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for angina pectoris

my husband got this for a small blockage in his coronary artery. which I think makes it very easy to deal with. It was discovered because he had a tia, but the side effects that he has are cramp in his legs, crooked fingers, not nice for him. I use Crestor, no side effects. that also reduces cholesterol.
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Simvastatin

7/10/2016 | | 56moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (20mg) for high cholesterol

I have taken this medicine quite happily for 9 years. Gradually started getting pain in my legs and over time the problem has got worse. It started with restless legs but now I can't hardly walk any more. I didn't make the link to Simvastatine. It was only when I saw a TV programme that I realised Simvastatine could be to blame. I stopped taking it straight away and after a week and a half I wa...
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Simvastatin

6/9/2016 | | 44moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (40mg) for angina pectoris

Because I'm suspected of having angina pectoris (I am supposed to be having the tests next week), I've been prescribed this medicine in advance and from day one I've been really nauseous and often dizzy and light-headed. I just don't feel quite right. And I've only been taking them for 2 weeks… But the doctor says I'm not allowed to stop taking them.
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Simvastatin

5/24/2016 | | 51moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Both my husband and I use this medicine and its excellent. Absolutely no side-effects and my cholesterol is less than half what it was.
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Simvastatin

5/20/2016 | | 75moderated by Susan
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've started having palpitations since I started using this and I never had them before, as well as muscle cramps in my neck and legs. Is it true about the palpitations, has anyone else had this?!!!
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Simvastatin

5/9/2016 | | 46moderated by Charlotte
Simvastatin (40mg) for angina pectoris

this medicine makes you feel like you're 80! (80 and falling apart). Muscles cause me pain and then there is the disturbed sleep and the tiredness etc etc.
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Simvastatin

5/1/2016 | | 62moderated by Susan
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Started off with rigid fingers and then muscle pain in my legs that was so bad I could hardly walk any more, stopped taking it 3 days ago and the muscle pain in my legs is near enough gone so that I can walk well again. Investigated for muscle degradation but nothing was detected. Next week back to the GP...
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Simvastatin

4/26/2016 | | 62moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (40mg) for stroke

Really bad pain and stiffness in my shoulder, arms, side, hips, leg, foot - mostly on the left but sometimes on my right-hand side. After about 5 weeks taking 40 mg a day (on account of a minor brain haemorrhage without any kind of attack) now almost 2 weeks ago stopped in agreement with GP and stroke clinic. suffering with pain and impediments arose on the 2nd day of taking, recently also reac...
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Simvastatin

4/24/2016 | | 71moderated by Susan
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Took a tablet in the evening at 11 PM, I woke around 1 AM and felt sick so I ran to the toilet and was vomiting until 2:30 PM, over and over again until at 2:30 I was able to lie back in bed, I read that you are supposed to go to the hospital and that this can be fatal. I think this is rubbish and will be staying away from it.
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Simvastatin

4/23/2016 | | 62moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

Medicine prescribed by GP because of high cholesterol. Side effects were really bad. Severe rheumatic pains. Exhaustion. Muscle cramps, mostly in my legs and neck. Really horrible. Stopped taking it now. After I stopped, it took 3-4 weeks until the last of the side effects had gone.
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Simvastatin

4/23/2016 | | 74moderated by Susan
Simvastatin (40mg) for heart attack

My cholesterol has always been excellent, bi-annual review with a specialist. In Feb. 2015 it looked like I'd had a heart attack. to me it just felt like acid reflux. The cardiologist said that the ecg was in a grey area but that he would still say it was a heart attack. Never had any medication and all of a sudden was on 7! No further explanation. I can't understand it. I am now a patient at a...
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Simvastatin

4/16/2016 | | 21moderated by Philip
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I have to take this for hereditary high cholesterol. I have also had 80 mg of simvastatin. That considerably reduced my cholesterol level in my blood. Lots of serious side effects. Tried it several times and each time I've had to stop taking it and use other statins, but getting more and more sensitive to them. It has probably affected my muscles more because of the combination of rheumatism an...
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Simvastatin

4/16/2016 | | 73moderated by Henry
Simvastatin (10mg) for high cholesterol

Are there also natural medicines I can take in the place of this chemical rubbish? Loads of awful side effects. They lead to other problems which you then have to to fight with other pills. I have managed to assemble quite a collection of tablets and hardly ever run out of medicine. In fact I haven't even begun to
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Simvastatin

4/8/2016 | | 59moderated by Susan
Simvastatin (40mg) for high cholesterol

I've been taking Simvastatin 40 mg for a long time and I've come to the conclusion that it has caused my leg cramps and pain in my tendons so is there another medicine? I've been back into the hospital for my throat and I find it hard to swallow. The doctor said that's down to heartburn, but I've never had heartburn, but they gave me this drug, Esomeprazole 40 mg. But now I'm getting really bad...
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