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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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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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Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

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 more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) be causing my achy shoulders & fuzzy memory?

Can zocor (simvastatin) be causing my achy shoulders & fuzzy memory?

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

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Is it possible to stop taking zocor (simvastatin) once you have started?

Is it possible to stop taking zocor (simvastatin) once you have started?

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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What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

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

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What are the side effects of zocor (simvastatin) like?

What are the side effects of zocor (simvastatin) like?

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

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Any experience with side effects of zocor (simvastatin)?

Any experience with side effects of zocor (simvastatin)?

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

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What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

Zocor (simvastatin): zocor/ simvastatin has many potential side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zocor-side-effects.html ...Read more

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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

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Does candy and pop have triglycerideshow can I keep them down.I'm taking 40 milligram of zocor (simvastatin).?

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

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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!

Yes: Being diabetic at your age you need to be more proactive and aggressive in lowering your risk factors including lowering your cholesterol but you have to let your doctor help you. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Does zocor cause constipation?

Does zocor cause constipation?

Yes It Can: Yes it is listed as one of the side effects. Gas,Bloating,stomach pain,indigestion,nausea,constipation,and diarrhea in some.These are less serious side effects.The incidence of constipation is 6.6% ...Read more

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Mevacor or zocor, (simvastatin) what's better?

Mevacor or zocor, (simvastatin) what's better?

Statin: They do the same things. Zocor (simvastatin) is more potent milligram for milligram. One is not 'better' than the other, there are reasons a doc might choose one over the other in a specific situation. ...Read more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

No: Zocor (simvastatin) or simvastation don't cause chronic cough.A group of anti-hypertensives drugs called ace inhibitors may cause chronic cough. Please consult your M.D. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Zocor (Definition)

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