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can I take flaxseed oil along with simvastatin for lowering my cholesterol

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Keskey
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Red yeast rice is a statin which is unregulated for potentency and dangerous additives. Dont mix it with a statin.

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes- stop RYR too!: Of course tell your doctor! try stopping both simvistatin & red yeast rice as that also has statins, then get your lipids rechecked in a 3 months, inc ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
5000 mgs: 5000 mgs of omega 3 in divided doses.
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Usually 4 grams: Fish oil can be taken as a supplement or a prescription. Only dha and epa are the active ingredients that affect cholesterol and triglyceride (tg) lev ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Side effects and Yes: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Skop
Dr. Neal Skop answered
26 years experience Cardiology
Xantomas: xanthomas are a marker o familial hyperlipidemia..this places you at significant risk for future cardiovascular events and based on your LDL cholester ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Generally speaking: If you need significant cholesterol lowering diet alone is oten not enough. Diet and exercise are important parts of the treatment. Unfortunately ther ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Zocor (simvastatin) & other statins are not associated w/chronic cough, at least not to same extent as ACE inhibitors, which are used to lower blo ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on how high your levels are and what your goal is. Usually Simvastatin is started at 10-20mg at night.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Check: With your physician who ordered the test. Yes, you should be taking one of the statin drugs to normalize cholesterol levels. You should also make sure ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sure: But if the triglycerides are up, stop all forms of sugar that is more dangerous to health than cholesterol.

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