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Do you know if there are side affects to in the long term use of simvastatin, or any of the statin drugs?
Extremely safe: About 1 in 100,000 can get serious liver injury or rhabdomyolysis. These are the only serious long term side effects. There is a slightly increased incidence of diabetes which is out weighed by the benefit. The commonest side effect, muscle aching, occurs in about 1 in 10 but resolves with withdrawal of the medicine. ...Read more
I was taking aleve and then advil, i was on simvastatin but have to wait for blood work to get more, was getting headaches, which med caused the heada?
Was taking simvastatin.Started itching all over last year.Left with a weak feeling and muscular pain and itching eyes.What happens in the body?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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