Originally Posted by Heidi_B
I know that Lipitor may cause tinnitus, but since Zocor has a different active ingredient (simvastatin), I am not sure if this is the case for Zocor. However, my mother, who has been on Zocor for 3 months, has suddenly developed a very annoying case of tinnitus........
Although tinnitus is not a life threatening condition, your mother does need to tell her doctor of this recent development. Tinnitus can cause trouble sleeping and concentration, which might be very stressful for your mom. Tinnitus could also indicate that something else is going on.
Make a list of all your mother's medications and OTC's. My M-I-L had drug induced lupus from mixing OTC's with her prescription drugs. I researched all her OTC's. One, a fiber supplement, had over 30 different ingredients, 3 of which are known to cause trouble with prescription drugs.
Re: Zocor vs Lipitor - both are statin drugs. All the statin drugs share the same side effects.