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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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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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When does someone get simvastatin?

When does someone get simvastatin?

When LDL is high: Simvastatin is a statin drug good to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. It is usually given when diet and exercise fail to reduce cholesterol to guideline levels. It is also started when pts have known coronary or cerebral artery disease and the level needs to be controlled faster. ...Read more

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Should you take simvastatin at night?

Should you take simvastatin at night?

Yes: If possible. Cholesterol production peaks in the evening/at night, so it's believed that taking statins at that time helps maximize their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Simvastatin, one every other day okay?

simvastatin: The data for Simvastatin effective use are based on once a day. It may work every other day but no good data to support that. ...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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Zocor (Definition)

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