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A 76-year-old male asked:

i have diabetes type2 i take amlodipine besylate, lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 20-12,5, medformin. is it bad to ad simvastatin >?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Simvastatin can: help lower cholesterol levels. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide), (hydrochlorothiazide) however, can cause increases in both glucose and cholesterol. There are other blood pressure medications which do not contain HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). Discuss w/your doctor.

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