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Simcor (Overview)

Simvastatin and niacin is a combination medication used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.


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What is simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

What is simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

A combination med: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. ...Read more

Simcor (Overview)

Simvastatin and niacin is a combination medication used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.


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What is simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

A combination med: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. ...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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Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is better: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin. Statins are the only cholesterol drugs that have been clearly shown to reduce mortality - that is, to save lives. While Zetia does lower cholesterol, there is to date no convincing evidence that it saves lives. ...Read more

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Gemfibrozil and simvastatin?

Gemfibrozil  and simvastatin?

NOT TOGETHER: Do not use Simvastatin and Gemfibrozil together. Gemfibrozil increases the availability of simvastatin, and can when used together increase the risk of muscle related side effects. The fda has recently changed the labeling for these meds and does not recommend using them together. Used individually they can each be useful for different types of lipid disorders. Gemfibrozil can lower triglycerides. ...Read more

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Can a niacin supplement replace vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Can a niacin supplement replace vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. Could replace Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). ...Read more

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Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is for what?

Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is for what?

Simcor (simvastatin and niacin): Combination drug containing Simvastatin and Niaspan (niacin) to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and raise levels of hdl-cholesterol (good). ...Read more

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Is zocor (simvastatin) effective for lowering cholesterol?

Is zocor (simvastatin) effective for lowering cholesterol?

Yes: Go to this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000911/. ...Read more

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What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?

What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is stronger: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and now generic Atorvastatin is 'stronger' on a mg to mg basis compared to simvastatin, meaning it lowers the cholesterol 20-30% more than simvastatin. ...Read more

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What is a vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) alternative?

What is a vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) alternative?

Statin drugs: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a specific combination of two medications; Simvastatin and ezetimibe. Generic Simvastatin is available by prescription. Zetia is the brand name for ezetimibe. These medications are useful to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Is generic Lipitor (atorvastatin) as affective as "real" lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Yes: Generics are required to prove bio-equivalency to the fda. However, the drug coating is proprietary. This only makes a real difference for some psychotropic medications. ...Read more

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Is pravachol (pravastatin) effective in lowering cholesterol?

Is pravachol (pravastatin) effective in lowering cholesterol?

LDLHDLnotCholesterol: Yes/some. But Cholesterol: a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell; building block of each cell membrane (enables fluidity & not tearing) fundamental to survival of every animal cell & animal movement. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. LDL ?700 nmol/l & Large-HDL ?9 ┬Ámol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more

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Is crestor better than zocor (simvastatin)? (when tg high HDL low LDL ok) . Thanks

Not better-different: Both are statins, and work through the same mechanism to lower cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a more potent statin than zocor ( now generic as simvastatin). Crestor (rosuvastatin) is more hydrophilic (water friendly), and Simvastatin more lipophilic (fat friendly). Crestor (rosuvastatin) may also have a better drug-drug interaction profile but there are no head to head studies comparing one to the other with regard to heart dz. ...Read more

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What is a substitute for simcor (simvastatin and niacin) 40/10?

What is a substitute for simcor (simvastatin and niacin) 40/10?

Two meds: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of Simvastatin and niacin, both cholesterol drugs. A substitute would be both of these in generic forms. I don't believe there is a simcor (simvastatin and niacin) 40/10, but there is a 40/1000, which is 40 mg of Simvastatin and 1000 mg of niacin. ...Read more