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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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When does someone get simvastatin?

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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more