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Going Off Simvastatin
If there are signs of significant progress for one taking simvastatin, can the doses be reduced? How does it goes?
Yes: You're 29? I assume you've never had a heart attack? If you have an inherited disease with severely elevated cholesterol, you should take the highest dose tolerated to avoid premature death. Otherwise, an LDL of <100 to 130 is your goal. Your doctor can titrate your dose to achieve that goal. For people with heart attack due to atherosclerosis (not you), the goal is an LDL of <70. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can l temporarily stop simvastatin and immediately take intraconazole? After finish taking itraconazole can I immediately go back to simvastatin?
Generally yes: Liver function may need to be monitored with antifungal. ...Read more
When i breath my lungs hurt feels like if something is squezing me and the pain goes all the way to my chest that i can move i take lisinopril and simvastatin
This : This is a serious issue that needs a medical evaluation. You could be dealing with a cardiac (heart) issue or pulmonary (lung) problem such as asthma. Regardless you will need a work up likely to include a chest x-ray, ekg and any other testing your doctor feels is in order. Take care. ...Read more
There is a small: chance of harmful interaction between a macrolide (Zithromax) and a statin (Simvastatin). There have been a few reports of an increase in muscle tissue breakdown when used together. A rare, but serious condition -rhabdomyolisis has been reported, but usually these medications are taken together without problems, Your Doctor can decide for you if these medications are appropriate together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
24-48 hours: The listed half life is 4 hours. That means after 4 hours 50%is gone. After 6 half lives (24 hours) over 96% is gone from your system. However, side effects from simva may take more time to resolve. Eg. 2-4 weeks for muscle aches. Hope this helps ...Read more
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