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Zocor And Pregnancy
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
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
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
Are you supposed to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) along with red yeast rice to lower cholesterol?
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
Is it safe to take metformin and prometrium (micronized progesterone) together early in pregnancy?
Yes: They are both safe, especially in the first trimester. ...Read more
Can yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 21 cause neusea and a feeling of vomiting? Secondly can a hcg test detect pregnancy a day before period due date?
I an on L-Thyroxine, Amlodipine, and Crestor (rosuvastatin). Can i take Omega and multimerals and multivitamins when i am on these?
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
I am taking glucophage for my diabetes and at same time also taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for my cholesterol. Is this okay?
Generally yes but: Laboratory monitoring is required.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have 270 in chlostrol, i take a zocor (simvastatin) tablet, is it have side effect , I have no gall blader?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: yes - should be monitored and a dose reduction may be necessary. ...Read more
Probably O.K.: These medications are often prescribed in combination and there does not appear to be a significant interaction. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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