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Doctor insights on: Simvastatin Withdrawal

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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 accidentally took 2 40mg of simvastatin?

I accidentally took 2 40mg of simvastatin?

Overdose: You should be fine,skip the next dose.Be very careful perhaps get a day by day pill container to minimize future risk of such easily made errors. ...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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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 the side effects of simvastatin?

What are the side effects of simvastatin?

Statins: This class of compounds is used to lower elevated levels of fats in the body. Common side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and a general feeling of weakness. Rare side effects include joint pain, memory loss, and muscle cramps. Cholestatic hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, rhabdomyolysis and myositis have been reported in patients receiving the drug chronically. ...Read more

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Any connection between simvastatin and ild?

Any connection between simvastatin and ild?

Recently recognized: In 2008, the journal chest published a literature review describing multiple case reports and fda adverse event reporting suggesting a link between station use and interstitial lung disease. There was no possible mechanism of injury proposed, & there was not a strong link established (it appeared rare). However, ild was then added in 2010 to the product insert as a possible, rare adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Can you take Cialis while taking simvastatin?

Yes: No contraindications. Cialis and similar drugs should not be taken with other nitrates or Nitroglycerin or Alpha adrenergic agents. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Zocor (Definition)

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