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Why can't I donate blood, when I am on Norvasc and zocor (simvastatin)?

Blood donation. There could be other reason/s why they do not allow you to donate blood. How high your blood pressure when you were there? I know that a small amount of Norvasc and zocor (simvastatin) in the blood can be detected and combination can increase risk for muscle damage. Perhaps this is something they want to prevent from happening to the blood receiver. Sometimes, blood center has different stringent criteria. Read more...

M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor (simvastatin) 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? Is there any interaction

See below. Norvasc increases zocor (simvastatin) levels thus the maximum recommended dose of zocor (simvastatin) when also taking Norvasc is 20 mg but you're okay with that. However, you should take zocor (simvastatin) in the evening to maximize its benefit, whereas, generally, glucophage is usually taken during the day. You can take the Norvasc anytime. Read more...

Since I go to gym, diet, control my food, I have been remove from taking Norvasc and zocor (simvastatin). But not I get gout attack. Any reason or idea why?

Gout attacks. Gout attacks are caused by increased uric acid levels in your system. Consult your internist to see if you are an overproducer or uric acid, or that you are not excreting enough of it out of your body. Once the cause is found, proper diet and possible medication treatment will help. Read more...
Hydration. Many times i see patients in my practice who control their diet, avoid alcohol, exercise who still get gout attacks. When i inquire, many of them are either a) on a diuretic (water pill) or b) don't hydrate enough (drink enough water). Uric acid precipitates out into joints when there is not enough fluid volume to dissolve it. See your internist for proper bloodwork to find the cause. Read more...
Acute gout. I wonder if your diet is a reason; or if you are stressing foot joints? Tart cherry juice is effective against gout; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - to enhance uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein; minimize stress to feet. Read more...