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is simvastatin a blood thinner

A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a blood thinner: Simvistatin does not affect blood clotting. Most glaucoma surgery is practically bloodless, so you can continue taking this medication even through t ... Read More

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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
May be: I would love to help you with refill untill you see docotr. Question - have you had any laboratory test done in last 12 monhts? Check liver and Lipids ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong place to ask: You have posted on the HT information site that features 100K volunteer docs primarily located in the US that answer questions. We do not provide pres ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Minor glucose effect: Simvastatin can have a minor effect on increasing blood sugar, but it is easy to correct with your diabetes medication. Allowing your cholesterol to i ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
There shouldn't : Be any problem with this.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Not likely: Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug interaction: When you take more than one drug you do have an interaction. Simvastatin and coumadin (warfarin) are very often given together. Though now with newer ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Blood donation : I don't see any reason why not.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Good medication.: If you don't actually have diabetes right now, the risk versus benefit would be in favor of your taking the medication for your cholesterol and for pr ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Or reduce dose: Till your doctor comes back, at any rate no harm done if stopped or reduced, given that your labs are fine and you are watching your diet, but you wan ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Not clear: Prozac (fluoxetine) is not known to significantly interact with simvastatin so it is not clear that is the cause and you may have morning hypotension ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on symptoms: U should see a vascular surgeon and get evaluation of plaque to see what type of plaque you have.
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