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Is simvastatin a blood thinner

A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
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
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
There shouldn't : Be any problem with this.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 34 years experience
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
A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Simvastatin is unlikely to cause spikes in blood pressure and an alternate condition appears more likely. It would be also unusual for statin therapy ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
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. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Blood donation: There could be other reason/s why they do not allow you to donate blood. How high your blood pressure when you were there? I know that a small amount ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
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
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Neurology 22 years experience
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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
At age 60, stopping a statin will require significant modification of your consumption of cholesterol containing foods , but systemic production of ch... Read More