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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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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...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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What foods should I avoid while taking simvastatin?

What foods should I avoid while taking simvastatin?

Teens and Medication: First. Please tell me why an 18 year old female is taking simvastatin. ...Read more

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If there are signs of significant progress for one taking simvastatin, can the doses be reduced? How does it goes?

If there are signs of significant progress for one taking simvastatin, can the doses be reduced? How does it goes?

Yes: You're 29? I assume you've never had a heart attack? If you have an inherited disease with severely elevated cholesterol, you should take the highest dose tolerated to avoid premature death. Otherwise, an LDL of <100 to 130 is your goal. Your doctor can titrate your dose to achieve that goal. For people with heart attack due to atherosclerosis (not you), the goal is an LDL of <70. ...Read more

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I have really bad side affects with simvastatin can I get them changed?

I have really bad side affects with simvastatin can I get them changed?

Yes: If you are experiencing side-effects from your medication, let your doctor know right away. There should be alternative therapy that can help you! ...Read more

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What happens if 40mg simvastatin is taken every other day instead of daily? Does that mean it is working at the 20mg strength?

Probably: We usually recommend patients take their medications daily. The way to confirm if it is working or not is to take it every other day for 90 days, then recheck your labs. If the numbers are similar to daily lower dose, then you should be fine going forward. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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