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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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I am experiencing impotence since being diag with Angina and arrythmia, no problems b4 tking asprin simvastatin nicorandil bisoprolol fumatate, help.

I am experiencing impotence since being diag with Angina and arrythmia, no problems b4 tking asprin simvastatin nicorandil bisoprolol fumatate, help.

Sudden E.D.: Erectile dysfunction (ED) that occurs with a more sudden onset is often due to new medications. Bisoprolol is just one of many that can cause this. Depending on the arrhthymia your have, there may be alternative meds that have less effect on you in this area. Also consider any new stress/anxiety, perhaps related to your new diagnoses, that can also induce ED. ...Read more

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Hi, I have hi cholesterol, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, i take simvastatin and insulin is it bad if i take niacin to increase my hdl.?

Hi, I have hi cholesterol,  diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, i take simvastatin and insulin is it bad if i take niacin to increase my hdl.?

No: Otc Niacin can cause mild increase in sugar- not significant in someone already on insulin. Best form to take is prescription Niaspan (niacin) which after 3 months has no significant increase in sugars. Safe to take either with simvastatin. ...Read more

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I'm having side effects (impotence) on propecia (finasteride) 1mg. Can I try taking a smaller dose? If so should it be e.G .25mg daily or .5 every other day? Thanks

I'm having side effects (impotence) on propecia (finasteride) 1mg. Can I try taking a smaller dose? If so should it be e.G .25mg daily or .5 every other day? Thanks

Finasteride: It's very unlikely that 1 mg of Finasteride (propecia) would by itself cause significant erectile dysfunction unless you had other significant co-factors as well. Perhaps consider being evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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Side effects of simvastatin to look for?

Side effects of simvastatin to look for?

Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more

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What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

Rare, but not zero: Most people have no side effects from "statin" medications. A small percentage of people may get muscle symptoms and a very small number can develop life-threatening muscle cell destruction called rhabdomyolysis. Also uncommon are serious liver problems. The benefits of lowering cholesterol far outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, a misguided public scare has exagerated these risks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zocor (simvastatin) like?

Usually none: Usually none. Some people report muscle aches or weakness, and some report memory impairment. The majority of these reports turn out not to be from the medication. There are a very small number of potentially life-threatening reactions when muscle cells break down threatening kidney damage. The benefits of cholesterol lowering greatly outweigh the risks for most people. ...Read more

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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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Which are side effects of simvastatin for the cholesterol?

Which are side effects of simvastatin for the cholesterol?

All Relatively Rare: Cholesterol (?$, but misleading): a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), fundamental to survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 ┬Ámol/l). Study: nusi.Org, lustig. ...Read more

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The side effects of simvastatin for high cholesterol are what?

The side effects of simvastatin for high cholesterol are what?

Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Erectile dysfunction refers to any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Impotence (Definition)

Impotence is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to achieve or maintain a state of sexual arousal, ...Read more