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Should you take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) in the morning?

Should you take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) in the morning?

Bedtime is better: Bedtime is better but taking it regularly is more important. So if you are going to miss doses to take it at bedtime, taking it in the morning is better than missing doses. However, you will get a more robust response from taking it at bedtime. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Medications: All anti hypertensives have to be monitored by a physician during pregnancy so if you become pregnant when taking these medications you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Costacondritis and pregnancy 32weeks?

Costacondritis and pregnancy 32weeks?

Warm & Cold packs: You might be able to treat this with alternating warm then cold packs. Usually Acetaminophen in low doses helps, but as always check with your physician first. ...Read more

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Can I take diaformin, insulin, micardis, (telmisartan) efexor and crestor at the same time?

Can I take diaformin, insulin, micardis, (telmisartan) efexor and crestor at the same time?

Drug interactions: Insulin, micardis, effexor, (venlafaxine) and Crestor may all be taken together safely. I could not find a drug under the spelling of "diaformin". Assuming that this is a variant of 'metformin' that would lead to a very small risk of low blood sugar when mixed with insulin. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol and am taking crestor. Also high bp, and taking diovan (valsartan).. Can i take milk thistle as well?

I have high cholesterol and am taking crestor. Also high bp, and taking diovan (valsartan).. Can i take milk thistle as well?

Of course: Milk thistle is unlikely to affect you for better or worse. Let your physician know you are supplementing. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

No: I believe it is pregnancy class X which means it would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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Can there be problems with taking Tenormin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) at the same time?

Can there be problems with taking Tenormin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) at the same time?

Usually not.: There is usually not a problem with these two drugs both of which are now available generically. Because of the short half-life tenormin (atenolol) it needs to be taken twice a day. ...Read more

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I an on L-Thyroxine, Amlodipine, and Crestor (rosuvastatin). Can i take Omega and multimerals and multivitamins when i am on these?

I an on L-Thyroxine, Amlodipine, and Crestor (rosuvastatin).  Can i take Omega and multimerals and multivitamins when i am on these?

Yes: You can take all the nutritional supplements with your regular medication , may be take at a different time ,to make sure will not interfere absorption or reaction with Rx ed medications ...Read more

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Welbutrin and pregnancy..what are the side effects?

Welbutrin and pregnancy..what are the side effects?

Depends: All anti-depressants have pros and cons. You have to check with your psychiatrist to see if the benefits to continue outweigh the risks to discontinue the wellbutrin (bupropion). It is one of the anti-depressants that we recommend tapering slowly to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doc first and good luck with your baby :) ...Read more

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Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Yes: These medicines are considered safe during pregnancy and don't seem to have much effect on the development of the fetus. ...Read more

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I have 270 in chlostrol, i take a zocor (simvastatin) tablet, is it have side effect , I have no gall blader?

I have 270 in chlostrol, i take a zocor (simvastatin) tablet, is it have side effect , I have no gall blader?

Yes: Statin in general can cause myopathy(muscle pain) along liver issues. Therefore liver function should be monitored regularly. It could happen in higher dose. Watch you grapefruit consumption. ...Read more

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Is niapsan %00mg ER anight time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But i don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?

Is niapsan %00mg ER  anight  time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But i don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?

Niaspan (niacin) : Niaspan (niacin) is best taken in the morning with a low dose 81 mg aspirin. The Aspirin lessens the flushing that accompanies the niaspan (niacin). Zocor is best taken in the evening, when it is 10% more effective due to the body's biorhythm. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

Reduces blood fats: This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when you take this drug. ...Read more

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Does zocor cause constipation?

Does zocor cause constipation?

Yes It Can: Yes it is listed as one of the side effects. Gas,Bloating,stomach pain,indigestion,nausea,constipation,and diarrhea in some.These are less serious side effects.The incidence of constipation is 6.6% ...Read more

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Mevacor or zocor, (simvastatin) what's better?

Mevacor or zocor, (simvastatin) what's better?

Statin: They do the same things. Zocor (simvastatin) is more potent milligram for milligram. One is not 'better' than the other, there are reasons a doc might choose one over the other in a specific situation. ...Read more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

No: Zocor (simvastatin) or simvastation don't cause chronic cough.A group of anti-hypertensives drugs called ace inhibitors may cause chronic cough. Please consult your M.D. ...Read more

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Could zocor (simvastatin) cause an elevated liver?

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Could zocor (simvastatin) cause an elevated liver?

Zocor (simvastatin) & liver: Liver enzymes can be elevated, but rarely. ...Read more

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Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more

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Is zocor (simvastatin) effective for lowering cholesterol?

Is zocor (simvastatin) effective for lowering cholesterol?

Yes: Go to this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000911/. ...Read more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) cause me to have an elevated liver?

Can zocor (simvastatin) cause me to have an elevated liver?

Yes: yes - should be monitored and a dose reduction may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can zocor and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) be taken together?

Can zocor and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) be taken together?

Probably O.K.: These medications are often prescribed in combination and there does not appear to be a significant interaction. ...Read more

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Is osteobioflex compatible with plavix and zocor (simvastatin)?

Is osteobioflex compatible with plavix and zocor (simvastatin)?

Yes, buy: They are compatible but be advised that if you take high dose osteobioflex (> 3 g/day of glucosamine or >2.4 g/day of chondroitin) there is an additive effect with Plavix (clopidogrel) that increases your risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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How effective is Zocor (simvastatin) for lowering triglyceride levels?

How effective is Zocor (simvastatin) for lowering triglyceride levels?

Moderately: Statins are primarily effective in lowering LDL but are only moderately effective in lowering triglycerides. Average reduction to be expected in the newer generation statins is around 15-20%. ...Read more

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Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Yes most of the time: Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations. Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine. ...Read more

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Simvastatin (generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor (atorvastatin)? What is the difference?

Simvastatin (generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor (atorvastatin)? What is the difference?

Statins: The milligram for milligram potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is higher than that for simvastatin. There is some difference in the incidence of side effects but clinically these are not seen very often. Since Lipitor (atorvastatin) became generic it has become more popular. Rosuvastatin(crestor) not generic so expensive has become very popular tho' why given its cost/pill relative to the others is debatable. ...Read more

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Simvastatin( generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor, (atorvastatin) what is the difference?

Simvastatin( generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor, (atorvastatin) what is the difference?

Very similar: Atorvastatin (lipitor) is a little more potent, milligram for milligram than Simvastatin (zocor). Both have good outcome data. Both are safe. But either can cause muscle aches (in up to 10% of people) which is dependent on the dose. If muscle aches occur, a lower dose should be tried. ...Read more

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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Zocor (Definition)

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