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Going Off Zocor
My cholesterol is elevated, it is advisable for me to take zocor? How much milligram should I am going to take? Thank you and more power!
Check: With your physician who ordered the test. Yes, you should be taking one of the statin drugs to normalize cholesterol levels. You should also make sure your diabetes is well controlled as you want to keep your arteries healthy, exercise needs to be incorporated in your life and watch your weight! ...Read more
Since i go to gym, diet, control my food, I have been remove from taking Norvasc and zocor. But not i get gout attack. Any reason or idea why?
Hydration: Many times i see patients in my practice who control their diet, avoid alcohol, exercise who still get gout attacks. When i inquire, many of them are either a) on a diuretic (water pill) or b) don't hydrate enough (drink enough water). Uric acid precipitates out into joints when there is not enough fluid volume to dissolve it. See your internist for proper bloodwork to find the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 10 mg zocor 20 mg Prozac every morning after a few hours of being up blood pressure drops to 90/58 then after a few more hours goes back up. ?
Can taking zocor cause restless legs? I take it before i go to bed (10:00), and by 12 my legs are bothering me so much I have to get up. Please advise
How will facelift surgery affect my high blood pressure? I currently take high blood pressure (metoprolol) and cholesterol (zocor) medication. I am thinking about a facelift surgery to make me look a bit younger. Is my medication regimen going to effect r
Statin - Simvastatin: Zocor is the brand name for simvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simvastatin: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692030.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Depending on where you started from and how much cholesterol lowering is needed based on risk factors etc. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
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