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simvastatin, one every other day okay?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 48-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
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, then recheck your labs. If the numbers are similar to daily lower dose, then you should be fine going forward.

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