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Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


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Can the drug simvastatin work very quickly?

Cholesterol: The drug begins working within hours of absorption but it is weeks to begin to see the lipids begin to decrease. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are side affects to in the long term use of simvastatin, or any of the statin drugs?

Extremely safe: About 1 in 100, 000 can get serious liver injury or rhabdomyolysis. These are the only serious long term side effects. There is a slightly increased incidence of diabetes which is out weighed by the benefit. The commonest side effect, muscle aching, occurs in about 1 in 10 but resolves with withdrawal of the medicine. ...Read more

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Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

No: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is mostly associated with inhaled particles. That the body has a reaction to). Typically with molds, bacteria etc. This may be associated with certain hobbies. A classic cause is related to having a pet bird. There are some drugs which can cause and inflammation of the lung that is similar, amiodarone the antiarrythmic is one, some cancer drugs, not usually statins. ...Read more

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Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Yes most of the time: Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations. Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine. ...Read more

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Is there any study on the drug simvastatin causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Statins: There are several studies:

doi: 10.1183/09031936.02.00258802
erj march 1, 2002 vol. 19 no. 3 577-580
statin-induced fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
is one of them. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take the drug vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

How safe is it to take the drug vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Pretty Safe: The fda has conducted extensive safety testing before allowing any medication on the market. That means they consider it safe for the general population described within the package insert when prescribed by a physician. For more specific individual concerns for you, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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What drugs for enlarged prostate do not conflict with simvastatin and metropolol?

What drugs for enlarged prostate do not conflict with simvastatin and metropolol?

Prescription: These medications should be prescribed by your doctor. In general, Alpha blockers in combination with beta blockers may cause low blood pressure. Otherwise no significant interactions with this group of medications, metoprolol and Simvastatin Finasteride is also an option. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take zocor (simvastatin) or similar cholesterol lowering drugs and experienced chronic cough 2 months later?

Can you tell me about it's like to take zocor (simvastatin) or similar cholesterol lowering drugs and experienced chronic cough 2 months later?

Go see your doctor: Zocor (simvastatin) & other statins are not associated w/chronic cough, at least not to same extent as ACE inhibitors, which are used to lower blood pressure and protect heart & kidneys. Statins are more commonly linked to unexplained muscle pain/weakness. Regardless, if you suspect that you're suffering from side effect, go see prescribing doc. In meantime, check out WSJ's http://goo. Gl/sy78hq ...Read more

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Diag Angina, lost erectile function and sexual excitment no prev probs this area I feel related to drugs nicorandil bisoprolol fumarate simvastin?

Diag Angina, lost erectile function and sexual excitment no prev probs this area I feel related to drugs nicorandil bisoprolol fumarate simvastin?

Bisoprolol: Is likely to be the culprit here. If your ED started around the same time as that med you should go see your doc about switching you to something else. I do not recommend you stop it without seeing your doctor. This medication can have a rebound effect and possibley cause you more angina if you stop it in-appropriately. ...Read more

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M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor (simvastatin) 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? Is there any interaction

M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor (simvastatin) 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? Is there any interaction

See below: Norvasc increases zocor (simvastatin) levels thus the maximum recommended dose of zocor (simvastatin) when also taking Norvasc is 20 mg but you're okay with that. However, you should take zocor (simvastatin) in the evening to maximize its benefit, whereas, generally, glucophage is usually taken during the day. You can take the Norvasc anytime. ...Read more

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What are the prescription drugs Simvastatin and Lisinopril for? What do they do? My dad is to take these, and he's curious as what they're for.

What are the prescription drugs Simvastatin and Lisinopril for? What do they do? My dad is to take these, and he's curious as what they're for.

OK: Simvastatin is a cholesterol lowering agent. Lisinopril is a blood pressure medicine, it is also used for patients who have some kidney impairment. Now for a brief scolding, . your father should not have left the dr's office with these prescriptions without knowing what they are, what they are used for and what side effects to look out for. OK, scolding over. Best wishes for good health. ...Read more

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How effective is simvastatin?

How effective is simvastatin?

Very: If you are asking about how well it works for lowering cholesterol, then it is very effective ...Read more

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Can herbs interact with simvastin?

Can herbs interact with simvastin?

Statins. & Herbs: Yes. Avoid Chaparral, Chinese Skullcap, St. John's Wart can all increase the risk of side effects from the statins, especially muscle breakdown. ...Read more

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When does someone get simvastatin?

When LDL is high: Simvastatin is a statin drug good to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
It is usually given when diet and exercise fail to reduce cholesterol to guideline levels. It is also started when pts have known coronary or cerebral artery disease and the level needs to be controlled faster. ...Read more

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Should you take simvastatin at night?

Should you take simvastatin at night?

Yes: If possible. Cholesterol production peaks in the evening/at night, so it's believed that taking statins at that time helps maximize their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Simvastatin, one every other day okay?

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. ...Read more

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Who should not use Zocor (simvastatin)?

Who should not use Zocor (simvastatin)?

Zocor (simvastatin): simvastatin/Zocor See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/zocor-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm

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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more