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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

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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 happens if you take simvastatin while drinking?

What happens if you take simvastatin while drinking?

Statin: Most of us would not be using Simvastatin for shooters if we were drinking. If you have to choose between booze and simvastatin; the statin is better for you. Take the statin, leave the booze. ...Read more

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Any reason why am i hurting so much from simvastatin?

Any reason why am i hurting so much from simvastatin?

Statin: Sometimes statins cause muscle pains and more rarely muscle damage. Sometimes coenzyme q10 helps prevent these pains. Sometimes a change in the statin to a different type can prevent the pain. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...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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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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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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Zocor (Definition)

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