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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 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 are the side effects of zocor (simvastatin) like?

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

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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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Is 208 high for cholesterol it was the same 8 months ago what should I try instead of zocor (simvastatin)

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

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Does candy and pop have triglycerideshow can I keep them down.I'm taking 40 milligram of zocor (simvastatin).?

Does candy and pop have triglycerideshow can I keep them down.I'm taking 40 milligram of zocor (simvastatin).?

Triglycerides: Soda does not contain triglycerides, and most candies also do not. They do make the triglycerides in your body go up however. Triglycerides are a combination of a fat backbone with sugars attached to it. When your sugars go up, triglycerides go up. If triglycerides are a problem for you, i suspect your sugar is also an issue. Stop eating sugary snacks. Eat a plant based diet. Read diabesity. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is elevated, is it advisable for me to take zocor (simvastatin)? How much milligram do I need to take? Thankyou and more power!

Yes: Being diabetic at your age you need to be more proactive and aggressive in lowering your risk factors including lowering your cholesterol but you have to let your doctor help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Zocor (Definition)

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