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Reduces blood fats: This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when you take this drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk To Your Doctor: Statin medications, including zocor, (simvastatin) are known to be associated with muscle aches, pain or weakness. The relationship with memory is controversial and has not been seen in well designed clinical trials. Individuals, however, can have unique reactions to a given medication. You should contact your doctor and discuss options for a time off the medication and reassessment. ...Read more
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
Simvastatin: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692030.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Rare, but not zero: Most people have no side effects from "statin" medications. A small percentage of people may get muscle symptoms and a very small number can develop life-threatening muscle cell destruction called rhabdomyolysis. Also uncommon are serious liver problems. The benefits of lowering cholesterol far outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, a misguided public scare has exagerated these risks. ...Read more
Usually none: Usually none. Some people report muscle aches or weakness, and some report memory impairment. The majority of these reports turn out not to be from the medication. There are a very small number of potentially life-threatening reactions when muscle cells break down threatening kidney damage. The benefits of cholesterol lowering greatly outweigh the risks for most people. ...Read more
Zocor (simvastatin): Most common side effects are elevation of the liver enzymes over two times the normal values. Other side effects are muscle pains and aches. There is also a reaction that can occur when this is taken in combination with calcium channel blockers which can cause lab abnormalities. ...Read more
Is 208 high for cholesterol it was the same 8 months ago what should I try instead of zocor (simvastatin)
A : A more important number to know is the LDL (bad cholesterol) and the HDL (good cholesterol). If the HDL is high and the LDL is low then you may not need to change medications. Also you may just need a larger dose of zocor (simvastatin). You should go over the results and plan with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Does candy and pop have triglycerideshow can I keep them down.I'm taking 40 milligram of zocor (simvastatin).?
Triglycerides: Soda does not contain triglycerides, and most candies also do not. They do make the triglycerides in your body go up however. Triglycerides are a combination of a fat backbone with sugars attached to it. When your sugars go up, triglycerides go up. If triglycerides are a problem for you, i suspect your sugar is also an issue. Stop eating sugary snacks. Eat a plant based diet. Read diabesity. ...Read more
My cholesterol is elevated, is it advisable for me to take zocor (simvastatin)? How much milligram do I need to take? Thankyou and more power!
My cholesterol is elevated, it is advisable for me to take zocor (simvastatin)? 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