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Doctor insights on: Simvastatin 40 Mg

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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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Can losartan 50 mg be at 10 pm with vytoryn 10/20, tegretol 400 mg and klonopin (clonazepam) 1.5?

Can losartan 50 mg be at 10 pm with vytoryn 10/20, tegretol 400 mg and klonopin (clonazepam) 1.5?

Cozaar (losartan) with others: You should ask the physician (P) who prescribed the losartan (L) that question, as the P knows your condition and past medical history the best. I would opine that the answer to your question is "Yes". ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

 Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Can you take together 10 mg lexapro (escitalopram) , 25 mg lamotrigine 1200 mg fish oil and 1000 mg acetaminofen ?

Can you take together 10 mg lexapro (escitalopram) , 25 mg lamotrigine 1200 mg fish oil and 1000 mg acetaminofen ?

Yes, but...: Lexapro, (escitalopram) Lamictal, and Fish Oil are often co-prescribed. If fish oil is being used for therapeutic benefit, its good to know the EPA content of the capsules. EPA (not total fish oil weight) needs to be around 1000 to 1500 mg per day to impact mood (FYI). Acetaminophen at 1000 mg - as an occasional dose - is fine to take s the above. Frequent use, though, is to be avoided. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Diovan (valsartan) 320 mg and lisinopril 40 mg?

What's the difference between Diovan (valsartan) 320 mg and  lisinopril 40 mg?

ACE I vs ARB: High BP medicines, like antibiotics work at various points in a series of events, much like the links of a chain; Diovan (valsartan) is in the class of medicines called "arb's" and works later in the hi BP chain. Lisinopril (an ace i) works earlier in the chain of events that cause high blood pressure the mg.Numbers" you gave are quite comparable. Arb's like Diovan (valsartan) have fewer side effects than ace i's. ...Read more

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25 mg hydroxyzine and 1 mg klonopin (clonazepam). Is it safe?

25 mg hydroxyzine and 1 mg klonopin (clonazepam). Is it safe?

No: Would increase risk of CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, better drop one of them, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Does taking 40 mg Benicar (olmesartan) per day exacerbate my COPD?

Does taking 40 mg Benicar (olmesartan) per day exacerbate my COPD?

Not Usually: While any medication may theoretically create novel side effects in any given individual, Benicar (brand name for olmesartan) is not routinely associated with lung issues and should not exacerbate your COPD. It's cousin medications, ACE inhibitors, can have some lung-related side effects, most commonly cough. ...Read more

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Can I take red yeast rice 600 mg daily along with sertraline 350 mg and Tricor (fenofibrate) 48 mg?

Can I take red yeast rice 600 mg daily along with sertraline 350 mg and Tricor (fenofibrate) 48 mg?

Drug Interactions: Drug interactions can occur with combinations of prescription SSRI with certain statins, including those found in naturally occurring Red Yeast Rice. It is best to avoid Red yeast rice and ask MD to use a non-interacting statin. Consider using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), to lower lipids and help with depression & anxiety. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

Depends...: on what you and your doctor decide together. There are theoretically some interactions among the drugs you've listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. It's difficult to know all of the possible interactions when you have this many medications in combination. Some of the drugs' metabolism could be affected or you may have increased risk of side effects. ...Read more

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Will grapefruit interfere with 40 mg pravastatin?

Will grapefruit interfere with 40 mg pravastatin?

Not really: No grapefruit juice does not interfere with pravastatin but it does with zocor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) the other commonly used statins. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Zocor (Definition)

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