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what happens if 40mg simvastatin is taken every other day instead of daily does that mean it is working at the 20mg strength

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: We usually recommend patients take their medications daily. The way to confirm if it is working or not is to take it every other day for 90 days, the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
simvastatin: The data for Simvastatin effective use are based on once a day. It may work every other day but no good data to support that.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Can affect liver: so have liver functions retested in a couple of months. If elevated could try Zetia (ezetimibe) or a fenofibrate.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Swallowing air: You're probably swallowing air. Do you belch alot? (a symptom of aerophagia). Neither of your meds are likely to be responsible. Your diet is very unh ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Good combo for BP and lipids.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience Rheumatology
Synvastatin : Synvastatin is a statin that has been shown to reduce the inflamation in infklammatory arthropaties , or better known as arthritis. There is no eviden ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Could be statin: Simvastatin can definitely cause muscle aches. The way to tell if a medication causing a side effect (or symptom) is to stop taking the medication fo ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Snake oil: Hi. Vitamin D3 is awesome for vitamin D deficiency, and oral vitamin B12 is awesome for vitamin B12 deficiency that is not due to pernicious anemia (a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Interesting question: Grapefruit juice can interact and raise simvastain levels. I'm not aware that grapefruit powder has ever been studied. You could try it but be aware ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can call Dr on video: Some common causes of lower back pain include: back muscle strain, back ligament sprain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, urine infect ... Read More

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