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What are the common side effects of Simvastatin?

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: What side effects does simvastatin have?
my email address is YYYY@YYYY . I am 68 years old with a history of depression and anxiety. I have been taking simvastatin for approximately 15 years.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Your depression/anxiety meds donot interact with Sivastatin

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for your query.

Please find below the common side effects of Simvastatin.
Heartburn, gas, bloating, stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, skin rash, sleep problems (insomnia), or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat.

I would like to know if you are experiencing myalgia(muscle pain) or gastrointestinal disturbances which are commonly reported in my clinical practice.

Your depression medications donot interact with simvastatin. Nothing to worry.

Await your reply soon.

Regards
Dr.Praveen PVVSB
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What are the common side effects of Simvastatin?

Brief Answer: Your depression/anxiety meds donot interact with Sivastatin Detailed Answer: Hi dear.Thanks for your query. Please find below the common side effects of Simvastatin. Heartburn, gas, bloating, stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, skin rash, sleep problems (insomnia), or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat. I would like to know if you are experiencing myalgia(muscle pain) or gastrointestinal disturbances which are commonly reported in my clinical practice. Your depression medications donot interact with simvastatin. Nothing to worry. Await your reply soon. Regards Dr.Praveen PVVSB