Simvastatin Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bronchitis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Problems Related To The Drug And Having The SLCO1B1 Gene

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Skin Rash
  • An Infection
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Muscle Pain
  • Urinary Tract Infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Type Of Skin Condition With Redness And Itching Called Eczema
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Gas
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Visible Water Retention

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of The Bile Duct That Resulting In High Bilirubin Levels
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Condition With Symptoms That Resemble Lupus
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Low Number Of Red Blood Cells In The Blood Called Anemia
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Inflammation Of Muscles In The Body Called Polymyositis
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diabetes
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hives
  • Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Skin And Muscle
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Lung Tissue Problems
  • Muscle Inflammation
  • Muscle Pain And Stiffness In The Shoulder, Neck And Pelvis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralysis Of Some Or All Of The Muscles Of The Eye
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Urinary Tract Infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Blurred Vision
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Cramps
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Fever
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Paralysis Of Nerves For The Face
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Nodules
  • Taste Impairment
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Urination During The Night
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Vomiting

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