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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
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
I have a weak liver. 20mg Atorvastatin daily lowered my liver func. Hence Simvastatin 10mg every alt. day is prescribed. Is it safe for the liver?
...: you will have to continue to monitor this with routine LFTs. elevation in LFts secondary to statin therapy is usually evident in the first 3 months of therapy and is dose dependent. it is recommended to decrease dose or change med if ALT is 3 times the upper limit of normal. if thats the case, pravachol (pravastatin) may ve an option since it is primarily metabolized by the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel bloated every evening , even when i only eat 1 banana and 1 apple all day I am on 2 meds. Lisinopril 20 mg, simvastatin. 10 mg. Why ?
Yes: Good combo for BP and lipids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Synvastatin : Synvastatin is a statin that has been shown to reduce the inflamation in infklammatory arthropaties , or better known as arthritis. There is no evidence that the statins could contribute or be part of the etiology or the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achy shoulders and hips especially at night. I take simvastatin, B6, and 81 mg of aspirin every night.
Psych has prescribed D3 5,000 iu, B12 500 mcg & Rhodiola 400/600 mgs daily for depression.I also take simvastatin and levothyroxine.is it ok to take ?
Snake oil: Hi. Vitamin D3 is awesome for vitamin D deficiency, and oral vitamin B12 is awesome for vitamin B12 deficiency that is not due to pernicious anemia (autoimmune B12 defic.), but they are not a treatment for depression. There are no scientific data to support rhodiola for depression. They're all very nice placebo for depression. At least simvastatin and l-thyroxine are being used for real reasons(?) ...Read more
I'm taking 10mg of simvastatin every night, can I take raspberry ketones that contain grapefruit (powder)?
Interesting question: Grapefruit juice can interact and raise simvastain levels. I'm not aware that grapefruit powder has ever been studied. You could try it but be aware that if you get muscle aches, you may need to eliminate the rk or lower the dose of simvastatin. At 18, why are you taking Simvastatin anyway?! ...Read more
16years old, T cholestrol-370mgh/dl, Tg-1.5, HDL 1.16, LDL 294, Ratio 7.91..taking Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20mg daily,can take one table spoon of flax seed also?
I have been advised to receive 20 mg. Of pravachol (pravastatin) daily. I was previously on zocor (simvastatin). Which medicine is safer as to side effects?
Neither: They're very similar in structure, efficacy, and safety/side effect profile. But because they are slightly different, one may be better for you than the other. Your doctor should be monitoring your progress on these meds. ...Read more
I take 10 mg zocor (simvastatin) 20 mg Prozac every morning after a few hours of being up blood pressure drops to 90/58 then after a few more hours goes back up. ?
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.?
Lab results ALT 44 , AST 50, both are indicated high, what does it mean and what can be done? I take metformin, lisinopril and simvastatin.
Not high: Those numbers may be technically "high" in the lab you're using but they're not of biologic importance, being normal in most labs or only slightly above normal. I suggest you avoid alcohol and repeat the test in a few weeks. Simvastatin can raise liver tests but they often return to normal with continued use and/or resolve with dose reduction-your doc can decide which is preferable. ...Read more
Heart concerns history of afib....Bp is 120 over 75. No pain. But pulse dropped into the high 40s about 4 hours ago and is still hovering between 48 and 52. Taking 120 mg of diltiazem every morning. 40 mg of zocor at night and half an aspirian. Also tal
A : A heart rate of 48-52 is not concerning as long as you are not having symptoms associated with it (shortness of breath, dizziness, chest discomfort, fatigue). If you are using your fingers or machine to check your pulse and if you are in afib, it is also possible that you may not be picking up all your heartbeats because of the irregular rhythm. You should mention/discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Is it okay to take colchicine for gout for one day (two 0.6 tablets and another an hour later) if I stop taking Simvastatin for one day?
Likely Okay: The main concern when using colchicine with a statin medication is myotoxicity (muscle toxicity). If you decide to use colchicine for your gout flare then notify your doctor immediately if you begin to have generalized muscle pain or very dark urine. This can be a sign of a serious medical condition called rhabdomyolysis. While this is rare it can be very serious. Hope this helps. God Bless ...Read more
Male 45 yrs old 5'7 185 lbs asian.Bp 118/85 61, 125/80 73, 121/83 68. Is this a bad sign? Taking lisinopril 5 mg 2x/day. Simvastatin half of 10mg
I just found out that im5 weeks pregnant,before i knew i was ptegnant i was still taking my simvastatin 20mg p/day,and i took coxflam 1 per day for 2 days,will this short exposure harm my baby?
Preg and meds:
Regarding coxflam which is meloxicam in the US, a single dose in early pregnancy should not pose significant risk. it is more an issue in late pregnancy.
Simvastatin a is NOT advised to be use at all during pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor/ ob. They will be following you and the baby and can do serial ultrasounds. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me 40mg simvastatin and fish oil/omega 3 4x's a day to help lower my triglyl. Levels. Does this seem efficient since i'm only 18?
Am taking 80mg/day simvastatin. Hdl and LDL are both well controlled. If i increase dose to 120 mg/day, would it help me burn fat faster?
I am 52 years old and love green leafy veggies. Should i be worried about nth vitamin K intake. I take a 50 mg atenolol and a 20 mg simvastatin a day?
M58, May I take vitamin b complex with zinc, vit E, C , folic acid and B12 500mcg with Norvasc 10mg and zocor (simvastatin) 10mg per day.thanks?
Am changing from simvastatin 40mg to atorvastatin. Shall i start with atorvastatin 40mg or with 20mg? Is atorvastatin best taken at night or morning?
Dr switched me back to 40mg simvastatin after taking 20mg lipitor (atorvastatin). Should I get off the Lipitor (atorvastatin) for a few days before starting simvastatin?
Not necessary: Simvastatin 40mg is similar in potency to 20mg of lipitor (atorvastatin). There is no need to stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) for a few days before starting Simvastatin as they are similar drugs (both are statins). The Simvastatin can be started the day after stopping the Lipitor (atorvastatin) -- for most efficacy, take a statin at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr prescription liver ultrasx because AST 69, ALT 96 (75/75 3 wks ago), GGT 83. I want to reduce 40mg omeprazole and 20mg simvastatin, alcohol first. Thoughts?
Good ideas-both!: I think your ideas are terrific, and I'd implement them immediately. In so doing you could get your labs rechecked in about one month and see if any positive impact. Having said that, I think its a good idea to still follow your doctor's advice. A liver ultrasound is quite benign (even on the pocketbook, relatively speaking!) and helps exclude important considerations such as gallstone and cancer ...Read more
Is 208 high for cholesterol it was the same 8 months ago what should I try instead of zocor (simvastatin)
A : A more important number to know is the LDL (bad cholesterol) and the HDL (good cholesterol). If the HDL is high and the LDL is low then you may not need to change medications. Also you may just need a larger dose of zocor (simvastatin). You should go over the results and plan with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Is Simvastatin 20mg contraindicated with taking atenolol 50mg? She said shes nauseous after taking simvastatin, is it still ok to cont. it?
Fine in combination: Hi. Simvastatin and atenolol are fine to take in combination. Simvastatin works best taken in the evening. It doesn't cause nausea but maybe if she takes it with dinner that might help her. Of course the nausea could be from many things, and she may need to see her doctor for that. Good luck to her! ...Read more
Re simvastatin & amlodipine new guideline ie. Not more than 20mg, does this apply to felodipine as well?
Is there another medicine that i could take instead of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and diavon rhat wouldnt cost so much?
It is possible.: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is used to lower cholesterol. Diovan is used primarily for blood pressure lowering. Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of Simvastatin and ezetimibe. It may be possible that you don't need the combo. Simvastatin is generic, as is Atorvastatin and pravastatin. Possible Diovan substitutes could include cozaar, avapro, benecar, atacand, or micardis. ...Read more
Would like to check cholesterol/trigs using a home kit before seeing doc in 6 mos.; on simvastatin 20mg (age 48). Any recommendations?
No harm in it...: The test may not be as accurate as a blood test done at the lab. Also, it only gives you a signle number..Total cholesterol. There are few other components of the cholesterol testing in medical practice..These are quite important in determining the effectiveness of the medication..Some med increase good cholesterol, others lower it..Thus, you need to full profile..In the lab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers