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Liver Problems With Simvastatin

Liver Problems With Simvastatin: Warnings and Precautions

Because simvastatin can affect the liver, it is used with caution in people who drink more than a moderate amount of alcohol or have a history of liver disease.
Simvastatin is not recommended for people with liver disease or high liver enzymes before treatment begins.

Possible Symptoms of Liver Problems

Several symptoms can occur in someone who develops liver problems while taking simvastatin. You should contact your healthcare provider if you have any of the following problems:
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Passing brown or dark-colored urine
  • Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes
  • Fatigue, or feeling more tired than usual.

Final Thoughts

Liver problems with simvastatin occur rarely; in order to keep you as safe as possible, however, your healthcare provider will routinely check your liver enzyme levels. If they are high, your healthcare provider may recommend lowering your simvastatin dosage or switching medicines.
If you have any questions or concerns about liver problems with simvastatin, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. He or she understands your situation best and is in the best position to give you recommendations.
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