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Long Term Simvastatin
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
What to do if I have been taking simvastatin for several years and wanted to know if there are any long term side affects I should be concerned about?
Simple answer - no: The statin drugs have now been used for indefinite periods in humans now for over 25 years and are incredibly safe and well tolerated without long term side effects. Muscle soreness can happen even after being on a statin for a long time, but almost never causes true medical harm. They are very safe and wonderful drugs that have prolonged countless lives and greatly improved quality of life. ...Read more
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
Simvistatin: it should be clear in 72 hours ...Read more
I have xanthomas and i am using simvastatin since one month.my cholesterol level is 198 and i am 28 years old.how long i should take this medicine??
Xantomas: xanthomas are a marker o familial hyperlipidemia..this places you at significant risk for future cardiovascular events and based on your LDL cholesterol number you should be on long standing statin therapy..unfortunately statin use is contraindicated in women of childbearing age and considered unsafe for use during pregnancy..if you are considering more children you need alternate therapy ...Read more
I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor. How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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