Simvastatin-induced lupus erythematosus has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Simvastatin-induced lupus erythematosus.
South Med J. 1998 Sep ;91(9):873-4. PMID: 9743064
Wright State University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
We report the case of a 79-year-old man who had onset of fatigue, myalgia, and pleuritic chest pain 3 months after initiation of therapy with simvastatin. He had signs of pleuropericarditis due to simvastatin-induced lupus erythematosus. This should alert clinicians to this possible adverse effect of simvastatin and other statins.