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Drug interactions thawhorn and simvastin

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cholesterol: The drug begins working within hours of absorption but it is weeks to begin to see the lipids begin to decrease.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: It should have it maximum effect on lipids over a period of 3-6 weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Zocor (simvastatin): No it does not.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Extremely safe: About 1 in 100,000 can get serious liver injury or rhabdomyolysis. These are the only serious long term side effects. There is a slightly increased in... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Statin: Glucose intolerance, impaired exercise training and muscle aches have all been reported.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not reported.: If it occurs, probably another cause, not the simivistatin. I could find only one citation on simvistatin and cutaneous vasculitis, a case report of ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Statins: There are several studies: doi: 10.1183/09031936.02.00258802 erj march 1, 2002 vol. 19 no. 3 577-580 statin-induced fibrotic nonspecific intersti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
None that I know of: I have not heard of any drug interactions between those two medications.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Pretty Safe: The fda has conducted extensive safety testing before allowing any medication on the market. That means they consider it safe for the general populat... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: There are no reported interactions.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
See below: Norvasc increases zocor (simvastatin) levels thus the maximum recommended dose of zocor (simvastatin) when also taking Norvasc is 20 mg but you're oka... Read More
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