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Dr. Blase Carabello
410 doctors shared insights

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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Dizziness/weakness, vomiting, diarrhea. Started this evening. Stomach flu?

Dizziness/weakness, vomiting, diarrhea. Started this evening. Stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: It may not be the "flu" per se, but it sounds like you have a GI bug. Usually this is from a virus. For most people, the biggest risk is dehydration. Drink an electrolyte solution or make one yourself. Google "oral rehydration solution recipe". Otc meds like loperamide, used according to label instructions might be helpful. ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Infectious: It is hard to know the exact cause but with these symptoms an infectious cause should be considered and ruled out as you may need treatment. Please seek evaluation by your primary care physician. ...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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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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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 Bisoprolol cause nausea and vomiting?

Can Bisoprolol cause nausea and vomiting?

Not commonly: Any medication can cause a varying array of side effects to any patient. Although its not a common side effect ,doesn't mean its not the drug causing you a problem. The easiest thing to do is have your doctor change the medication to another and see if things resolve. If they don't a work up for why you have these issues should be performed. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

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 heartburn a side effect of zocor (simvastatin)?

Is heartburn a side effect of zocor (simvastatin)?

Can be.: Heartburn has been reported as a potential side effect of zocor (simvastatin). It is usually mild and responds to taking acid reducing medications. One other option would be to switch to a different medicine for your cholesterol. If you continue to have heartburn which does not respond to antacids easily, then i would speak with your physician about switching. ...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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Can toprol (metoprolol) and levothyroxin cause nausea and dizziness?

Can toprol (metoprolol) and levothyroxin cause nausea and dizziness?

Yes: Either of these drugs can reduce your bloodpressure which can cause nausea/dizziness, especially if rise quickly from a seated position (postural hypotension)). ...Read more

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Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more

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Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Maybe: All statins including zocor (simvastatin) can cause muscle pains, usually proximal muscles such as thighs or arms, and usually bilaterally. If you have this, check your ck blood test with your primary care doctor to rule out a more serious complication and try to stop it to see if the symptoms disappear - they always do in case of statin associated muscle pain within 1-2 weeks of stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Started taking lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 20 last week. Suffering nightly with severe abdominal pain and cramping with nausea. Side effects? Discontinue use?

Started taking lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 20 last week. Suffering nightly with severe abdominal pain and cramping with nausea. Side effects? Discontinue use?

Unrelated: It is understandable with the time proximity to link appropriate treatment of hypertension to a possible cause of your new abdominal pain. They are likely unrelated. However get in to see your doc right away. Possible diagnoses include gallbladder, hernia, colon, and several more. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Side effect on med: I would try to take the antibiotic with a full meal and lots of water. That may help and eat yogurt daily. I'f you still have nausea/ Gi upset then talk to your MD about changing it ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Zocor (Definition)

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


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more