Discussions that mention simvastatin

High Cholesterol board


I have high blood pressure and took "simvastatin (Zocor) 20mg" for 2 months to see if it would lower it. But I stopped taking it and then it was 2 weeks later when I had my next blood test. My cholesterol basically didn't change but now I'm wondering if the 2 week interval allowed the cholesterol to go back to where it was originally. Does anyone know how fast the benefits of a statin wear off? Does the 2 week interval matter in the test result? Is it possible that the Zocor may have actually reduced my cholesterol but I goofed by not taking the blood test while I was still taking the Zocor? Thanks