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Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

No: Simvistatin, the generic name for zocor, (simvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl. It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is it safe to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No when nursing: Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, any cholesterol-lowering drugs are best not used during breastfeeding. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...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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I take senna certirizine co dydromol simvastatin and ranitidine at once is this safe to do as i now hve kidney problems whts your advice ?

I take senna certirizine co dydromol simvastatin and ranitidine at once is this safe to do as i now hve kidney problems whts your advice ?

Too specific: Your question requires detailed consultation with a physician or pharmacist. General information about drug interactions can be found by putting your drugs into this website: http://www.Drugs.Com/drug_interactions.Html. ...Read more

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Having burning pain in stomach. What antacid is safe to take with zocor, (simvastatin) felodipine & aspirin.

Having burning pain in stomach.  What antacid is safe to take with zocor, (simvastatin) felodipine & aspirin.

You can take : Antacid such as ranitidine or Famotidine otc. However pls see your dr if symptoms don't improve, there are other diseases that can abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

FDA web stated:: "Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants". It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Zocor (Definition)

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