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Doctor insights on: What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Adverse Reaction To Simvastatin

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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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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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My LDL is high, blood pressure sometime high. Is it okay to take 10mg simvastatin and 80mg aspirin daily. Are there any risk or adverse effect.?

My LDL is high, blood pressure sometime high. Is it okay to take 10mg simvastatin and 80mg aspirin daily. Are there any risk or adverse effect.?

Yes: As long as you are taking the Simvastatin by prescription and are being followed by your physician it should be fine. Be sure to report any unusual muscle pain to the physician immediately. The low dose Aspirin is also fine. ...Read more

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89 year old with symptoms of dementia; on 10 mg daily inderal; is there an appropriate alternative. She had adverse reaction to atenolol years ago. ?

89 year old with symptoms of dementia; on 10 mg daily inderal; is there an appropriate alternative. She had adverse reaction to atenolol years ago. ?

Yes: The main question is whether her hypertension is adequately managed with inderal (propranolol). If it is managed appropriately it is unlikely that 10 mg of Inderal (propranolol) is causing adverse effect on her brain. However if she is having any symptoms that can be construed as due to the inderal (propranolol), perhaps an agent from a different class would be more suitable. We have believed that the beta blockers have psych se's. ...Read more

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Could you have an adverse reaction to an ultrasound?

Could you have an adverse reaction to an ultrasound?

Generally safe imagi: Who technical report shows that ultrasound is safe. It is safe and effective and highly flexible imaging, which provides very valuable information in diagnosing and managing diseases there is no evidence that ultrasond is harmful to the fetus, or children and adults. ...Read more

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Difference between allergic reaction and adverse reaction? Is there an official definition of both?

Difference between allergic reaction and adverse reaction?  Is there an official definition of both?

Very different : An allergic reaction refers to a process that normally does not occur with the administration of drug: specifically involved with histamine release and the signs and symptoms associated with histamine release such as: swelling, itching, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, etc. Adverse reactions are usually predictable but unwanted symptoms associated with a certain medication. ...Read more

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My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.

My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.

See below: Need more information. What kind of illness did you contract from the tick? Lyme disease, rmsf, erlichiosis, babisiosis, etc.? Also, did you have brain involvement - encephalitis? This information would help to answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Zocor (Definition)

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