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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zocor (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What if any are the possible cross interactions of the following medications, Trepilin, Simvastatin, Azor, Gerricomplex, Mobic, Purata and Glucophage.

What if any are the possible cross interactions of the following medications, Trepilin, Simvastatin, Azor, Gerricomplex, Mobic, Purata and Glucophage.

See details: I try not to use an NSAID such as Mobic in individuals with high cardiac risk. Individuals with hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes are considered high risk. ...Read more

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M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? is there any interaction

M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? is there any interaction

See below: Norvasc increases zocor levels thus the maximum recommended dose of zocor when also taking Norvasc is 20 mg but you're okay with that. However, you should take zocor in the evening to maximize its benefit, whereas, generally, glucophage is usually taken during the day. You can take the Norvasc anytime. ...Read more

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Can I take simvastatin with azithronycin?

Can I take simvastatin with azithronycin?

There is a small: chance of harmful interaction between a macrolide (Zithromax) and a statin (Simvastatin). There have been a few reports of an increase in muscle tissue breakdown when used together. A rare, but serious condition -rhabdomyolisis has been reported, but usually these medications are taken together without problems, Your Doctor can decide for you if these medications are appropriate together. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take simvastatin in the morning?

Can you tell me if i could take simvastatin in the morning?

Yes: but it is more effective in the evening, Take it at dinner time or put it with your toothbrush and take when you brush your teeth before bed. ...Read more

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How long does it take simvastatin to leave your system when u stop taking it?

24-48 hours: The listed half life is 4 hours. That means after 4 hours 50%is gone. After 6 half lives (24 hours) over 96% is gone from your system. However, side effects from simva may take more time to resolve. Eg. 2-4 weeks for muscle aches. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can i eat grapefruit while on simvastatin?

Can i eat grapefruit while on simvastatin?

Grapefruit : Not recommended in general but if you only eat it say once a week and not a lot probably be ok. The recommendations always err on the side of caution. If you are more cautious by bent, then no grapefruit at all or juice either. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: simvastatin?

Please describe the medication: simvastatin?

Statin Medication: 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, also called a statin. ...Read more

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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