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  1. New numbers and lipitor
    ... threads, some of which are placed on this board. FYI, Simvastatin (zocor), is chemically manufactured, with it's main...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  2. What are you doing to boost HDL Levels?
    ... Taking simvastatin 40mg per day.....it costs me 25 cents, raises my HDL...

  3. what could happen if i take tricor and simvastatin together
    ... vbblack;3763920]what could happen if i take tricor and simvastatin together 1: Severe myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. 2 ... the upper limit of normal has been reported. 3: If simvastatin has to be used with a fibrate, daily dosage should...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tricor

  4. Can Niacin raise your blood glucose?
    ... 82 so it was definitely the drug. I switched to simvastatin . I was originally put on niaspan because I was afraid...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  5. Brand new here and upset with my 'numbers'.
    ... to take good care of myself. I decided to take the simvastatin for now and put my cholesterol on autopilot. I must...
    ... the zocor, make sure you get the generic which is simvastatin . I don't know what kind of insurance you have but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan Zocor

  6. High Numbers For Years
    ... jumped up to 181 (HDL 71). I have been on 40mg. of simvastatin (generic zocor) now for 3 months. I get retested...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zocor

  7. Advice on triglycerides and medicine
    ... As a result, the doctor put me on 10mg of Zocor, a simvastatin , in addition to the Lopid. 1. My question is, first...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lopid Zocor

  8. Got My New Results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6/06/2008
    ... might want to consider lowering the latter (40mg. simvastatin ) to 20mg. or even 10mg. and get re-tested. How long...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  9. Calling Mr. Taffyboyo.........
    ... place on estimate a further 1.5 million people on Simvastatin , if they are at high risk of having a heart attack...

  10. Test Results - Need Advice
    ... I just went to the pharmacy and the simvastatin was $42! I didn't have enough money. I have been ... doctor and ask if I can use the Niaspan until the simvastatin comes in on mailorder (mailorder 90day is only...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  11. Cholesterol Blood Test
    ... I have high blood pressure and took " simvastatin (Zocor) 20mg" for 2 months to see if it would lower...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  12. high cholesterol and poor kidney function
    ... as good as it should be. Has prescribed me 20mg of Simvastatin , 1 aspirin and 1.25mg of Ramipril for my kidneys. ... concerned re the meds as bothe the Ramipril and the Simvastatin mention not taking if any kidney problems! I am also ... term damage etc; also due to the fact that once on Simvastatin you can't come off them! Also the Ramipril is supposedly...
    ... term damage etc; also due to the fact that once on Simvastatin you can't come off them! .... Because heart attack...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin

  13. How much cholesterol reduction
    ... could I expect from 10mg of simvastatin ? This is now OTC... I have always taken a daily...

  14. Anyone asking Doc to change from Vytorin to ? Husband now has Simvastatin...
    ... contains 10 milligrams of ezetimibe and 20 milligrams of simvastatin . Your doctor may believe that 20 mg of simvastatin ... previous use of Vytorin. Im not positive but I think simvastatin was one of the earlier statin available. I personally...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  15. Vytorin Study
    ... along with another cholesterol-lowering drug, Zocor ( simvastatin ), compared to those taking Zocor alone, the study...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia Zocor vytorin

  16. Does Triglyceride Effect Your Sex Drive
    ... Fluvastatin. ED was reported with Atorvastatin and Simvastatin (Lipitor). FG...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Fluvastatin Lipitor hydrochlorothiazide

  17. HELP!---with everything!
    ... problem (?). I was given a script in June 2007 for simvastatin (Zocor), filled it, but never took one. Been doing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid Zocor

  18. when do you take your statin?
    ... take it during the day with food or what. I am on Simvastatin 10 which is low dose. I keep putting it off....

  19. Zetia question / what to do questions
    ... minor and I would just keep an eye on them. I think simvastatin (Zocor) is a FAR better cholesterol med than Zetia ... ever get a set of lipid numbers while you were on the simvastatin ?...
    ... Lipitor. Make SURE you are getting the generic, simvastatin , becasue the price has dropped HUGELY in the few months...
    ... beacuse of insurance issues, I switched to Vytorin ( simvastatin & Zeita combo) at 40mg/10mg. My numbers went up a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia Zocor Lipitor vytorin

  20. Could Lipitor Be the Culprit?
    ... better than Lipitor? Probably none BETTER but simvastatin is quite good and a LOT cheaper. Can I just quite...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  21. Zocor Info
    ... Not much other than it is wiser to buy it as simvastatin ...the new generic, it's cheaper. Get a blood test...
    ... than good. In fact, that is completely untrue... simvastatin can prevent heart attacks, and that is a GREAT good...

  22. Question about Fish Oil Vitamin
    ... sugar. It can react unfavorably with Pravastatin and Simvastatin . Nutritional experts recommend washing fish oil down...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Pravastatin

  23. Taking niacin with a statin?
    ... read that Abbott Pharma is resurrecting the Niaspan/ simvastatin combo. My info is April, 2007, so I don't know if ... has "invented" Aspirniastatin...a $6/pill combo of simvastatin , niacin and acetylsalicilic acid...maybe they could...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  24. Zocor side effects
    ... daily for 9 years, my partner has taken Zocor (20 mg. simvastatin ) for 6 years...both rather low doses. Neither of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor

  25. should i or should i not you be my judge please!!!!
    ... as retry to Lipitor 10 mg. or the cheaper generic simvastatin 20 mg., both small doses. A blood test after 30 days...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia

  26. anyone experience side effects from lovastatin?
    ... family since it has been around 20 years. Zocor ( simvastatin ), Lipitor, and Crestor are much stronger than lovastatin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lovastatin Mevacor Zetia Zocor

  27. New numbers
    ... statins. But nobody says you can't take 10 mg. simvastatin or 5 mg. Lipitor (a tiny dose) to help.;) Really...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  28. yellow fingernails? Lenin?
    ... have a liver panel blood test run. Either niacin or simvastatin can cause his liver to shut down and cause jaundice...

  29. Newbie here and need help
    ... disease. If I had to recommend a drug, it would be simvastatin because it is strong, but not the strongest, and it...

  30. Diet for high cholesterol...
    ... many many people take statin drugs, like Lipitor, simvastatin and Crestor. Getting cholesterol in line with diet...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor

  31. Zocor and shoulder/neck pain?
    ... He is taking 80mg of simvastatin . Still waiting a call back from the dr, now almost...
    ... MyOMy I don't think it's the simvastatin either. Whatever the cause, after two heart attacks...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  32. Should I take Lipitor?
    ... were you, I would try a weaker statin, maybe 20 mg. simvastatin (the generic for Zocor.) WHat was the dosage of Lipitor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia Zocor

  33. Cholesterol MD
    ... I was taking simvastatin for 2 months & had to discontinue because of fatigue ... HDL 72 & Triglycerides 106. After nearly 2 months of simvastatin it is TC 158, LDL 84, HDL 60 & Triglycerides 85. But...

  34. My cholesterol dropped!
    ... is my history: I have been taking 5mg/daily of Simvastatin for 5 years now. The pills come in 10mg size and...

  35. High Cholesterol - Zocor
    ... in spite of heart disease . My partner has taken simvastatin for 7 years and remains extremely active in spite...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  36. My drug plan
    ... generic co pay ($5). The ones they have listed are Simvastatin , Lovastatin, and Pravastatin. I dont have any side...
    ... Lipitor users are doing this year is switching to simvastatin becasue it has just gone generic and the price is ... a very effective statin. As a rule of thumb, 2 mg. simvastatin is about as strong as 1 mg. Lipitor (atorvastatin ... Lipitor, you'll get almost the same response with 40 mg. simvastatin . Lipitor's patent won't expire til 2010 go generic ... lovastatin) because they are much weaker than the simvastatin . When I go onto Medicare in not too distant future...
    ... I wanted to echo what Lenin said...try simvastatin (Zocor). If you can get the same effect with it as...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Lovastatin Pravastatin Atorvastatin Zocor

  37. High Colesterol and red yeast rice
    ... Rice IS a statin...low dose lovastatin. (Lipex is simvastatin , a stronger statin.)...
    ... Lovastatin.Compare this to a 20Mg synthetic dose of Simvastatin there is a big difference.What I said was I am glad...
    ... evening.Absolutely no side effects I was on Lipex simvastatin some time ago and had some bad side effects joint...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lovastatin

  38. Leg cramps w/Vytorin
    ... After taking simvastatin for two months and no noticable reduction in cholesterol...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  39. Vytorin
    ... at 230). My cardiologist started me on the generic Simvastatin which brought my LDLs to 113, the Vytorin brought ... may want to ask your doctor if you could switch to Simvastatin (much cheaper too). Cheers...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  40. A cholesterol question please
    ... My cholesterol was high, so my doctor prescribed Simvastatin which has worked wonders, and things now look OK....

  41. Blood work question
    ... which is still too high even after 8-9 months on 20 mg simvastatin . Although, I did forget, and ate some 'bad' stuff...

  42. I think I got it
    ... together.... until about a month ago. My Doc had me on Simvastatin (40mgs) and Tricor (145mg) and I'm not sure if it...
    ... Dave, Do I read you right? You take simvastatin in the month before a blood lipid draw to get good...
    ... Lenin;2787947]Dave, Do I read you right? You take simvastatin in the month before a blood lipid draw to get good...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tricor

  43. Different looking simvastatin pill
    ... after much courtroom squabbling, to market generic simvastatin . The only question is the dosage. There is conflicting...

  44. I need help!
    ... gets very good results because it is a compound drug ( simvastatin + ezetimibe.) I think it less likely to cause you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor vytorin

  45. Help my husband!
    ... cause insomnia much more readily than any statin like simvastatin ....

  46. Crestor v Zocor potency?
    ... worked as well for me as Lipitor, I'd still be taking simvastatin myself. (I actually have fewer side effects with ... Lipitor...Zocor/ simvastatin made me constipated, Lipitor does not). It looks ... have changed lifestyle issues and have switched to simvastatin . Note also they do not recommend Crestor for any...
    ... the pharmacist I asked how much of a bargain WAS the simvastatin . I was amazed that it was less than 10% discounted ... in all strengths was just under $100. The generic simvastatin thus was more expensive than the branded Lipitor. ... lots of Lipitor stockpiled and partner has lots of simvastatin ...we've both been splitting pills for a long while...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Zocor

  47. Need advice - Cholesterol at 275 for over a year
    ... to continue to gain as you get older. That said, simvastatin is a good statin med to start with at the dosage your...
    ... numbers were out of line. My doctor also started me on Simvastatin , which is the generic for Zocor, a very good statin ... high but are coming down. You need to understand that Simvastatin does not normally work on lowering you trig's and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tricor Zocor

  48. Cholesterol-When to start statins
    ... I would ask my doctor for either Lipitor or Zocor ( simvastatin .) I consider them both pretty strong statins. Remember ... for you is either 10 mg. Lipitor or 20 mg. Zocor ( simvastatin .) It sounds like that diet might be a bit hard...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor

  49. Vytorin 10/20 WOW!
    ... on Crestor in 2005? If they were normal, then the simvastatin in the Vytorin is not likely to be the culprit. That ... week. If still high, do a month's trial with just simvastatin (Zocor) and test again. And then work in a trial...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Tylenol Zocor vytorin

  50. Bad cholesterol suddenly high
    ... have noticed so great a difference between Zocor and simvastatin telll your doctor, call it to the attention of your ... much of a price difference between the Zocor and the simvastatin ?...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  51. Do Not Take Lipitor!!!
    ... muscle problems apply only to Lipitor? I am taking Simvastatin ....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  52. Good results with Zocor
    ... Bert, your response to the low dose simvastatin was superb. It was obviously enhanced by your high...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  53. Too much gas/wind
    ... I'm currently taking Simvastatin 20mg nightly. Nexium 40mg twice a day. My tummy ... can I solve the windy stomach problem? It caused by Simvastatin or Nexium? Thanks Pika...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium

  54. Framingham Risk Assessment for Men
    ... more popular and stronger med like atorvastatin or simvastatin ? Just a philosophical aside: If heart disease...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Pravastatin

  55. Niacin Studies
    ... University of Washington concerning Slo-Niacin and Simvastatin but it appears to ongoing (or I can't figure out the...
    ... coronary disease and low HDL. There were 4 groups; Simvastatin + Niacin, Antioxidant Vitamins, Simvaastatin/Niacin ... Vitamins, All Placebos.The winner was,:) drumroll please, Simvastatin and Niacin with -42%LDL, +26 % HDL, -36% TG, although...
    ... University of Washington concerning Slo-Niacin and Simvastatin but it appears to ongoing (or I can't figure out the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Lovastatin

  56. Does anyone cut their Vytorin 10/20 dosage? Can I do this?
    ... ezetimibe whether they contain, 10, 20 or 40 mg. simvastatin . THis is PROBABLY because ezetimibe (Zetia) was only...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia vytorin

  57. Who takes Vytorin 10/20 Any advice for New User? Better/safer than Lipitor, etc?
    ... Vytorin, is that you can take less of the statin, simvastatin , to get the same effect. Probably not wise to snap...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia vytorin

  58. New Study On Statin Therapy-Is 70mg/l LDL to low?
    ... with another and thus a GAZILLION doses of 40 mg, simvastatin (now generic) could be ordered and dispensed to all...

  59. opinions sought-Do I need statin?
    ... them, I'd say Crestor> Lipitor(atorvastatin)> Zocor ( simvastatin ) in strength and all are stronger than the Lescol...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Crestor Fluvastatin Lescol Lipitor Zocor

  60. Is anyone on Ezetimibe/Zetia
    ... I was on Statins (Atorvastatin, Simvastatin and Pravastatin) but after muscle weakness, abdominal...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Pravastatin

  61. simvastatin side effects?
    ... effects seems more likely due to the Norvasc than the simvastatin whose usual complaint is muscle pain. Best way ... Norvasc, then go back on it and go a week without the simvastatin (Zocor) and see what that does....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Norvasc Zocor

  62. Provachol and swelling??
    ... had it that bad -just in my calfs. Vytorin is Simvastatin (Zocor) and Zetia. Zocor works on the cholesterol...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Pravachol Tricor Zetia Zocor vytorin

  63. Vytorin AND TriCor... Results too!
    ... triglycerides, a problem for you. The switch to Zocor ( simvastatin ) from Vytorin (simvastain + ezetimibe) is merely the...
    ... week and today I got my perscription filled for the Simvastatin and will stop taking the Vytorin today and replace ... it with the Simvastatin . The one thing I really need to work on is the...
    ... Dave's numbers were achieved with 6 months of daily simvastatin and ezetimibe, so that while decent now, they would...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tricor Zocor vytorin Zetia

  64. Lovastatin Question
    ... Zocor is allowed under the new generic formulation, simvastatin . Gastritis, nausea, and headache really aren't...
    ... Zocor is allowed under the new generic formulation, simvastatin . Gastritis, nausea, and headache really aren't...
    ... Zocor is allowed under the new generic formulation, simvastatin . Gastritis, nausea, and headache really aren't...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lovastatin Pravachol Zocor

  65. Patent Expiry Tomorrow
    ... ZOCOR... Merck....generic simvastatin Patent No. 4,444,784 ...expires JUN 23, 2006 Good...
    ... ZOCOR... Merck....generic simvastatin Patent No. 4,444,784 ...expires JUN 23, 2006 Good...
    ... and none saw any compelling reason to add Co-Q10. Simvastatin is a good strong statin and if Merck lowers the price...
    ... and none saw any compelling reason to add Co-Q10. Simvastatin is a good strong statin and if Merck lowers the price...
    ... and none saw any compelling reason to add Co-Q10. Simvastatin is a good strong statin and if Merck lowers the price...
    ... generic is $20. Zocor was recently increased to $60 and simvastatin is $20. With Merck's attempts to price the generic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  66. An Interesting Chinese Study
    ... patent. I usually think in terms of the BIG statins simvastatin and atorvastatin which were introduced in the '90...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Lovastatin Pravachol

  67. just wondering???
    ... to increase my healthy life span. I MAY switch to simvastatin if it becomes a much cheaper generic alternative....
    ... I MAY switch to simvastatin if it becomes a much cheaper generic alternative....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  68. I really could use some help about now!
    ... Statins: Lipitor is a strong one. Perhaps you might try simvastatin (Zocor) which is somewhat less strong, or pravastatin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Fluvastatin Lescol Lipitor Plavix Pravastatin Zocor

  69. Medications that can lower Coq10
    ... atorvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin ), fibric acid derivatives for cholesterol (specifically...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Amitriptyline Atenolol Atorvastatin Coreg Doxepin Lovastatin Nortriptyline Pravastatin Propranolol

  70. Fh
    ... deliver much above the 10/40 so considering 40 mg. simvastatin "enough" is wise. It's still a pretty high dose. ... aspirin might work far better than the additional 40 mg. simvastatin . Give it a try if you aren't intolerant of aspirin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin vytorin

  71. High cholesterol???
    ... have unpleasant side affects, i am about to start simvastatin , is this a statin, it says i must take it at night ... all this, is 6.8 high and am i going to feel bad on simvastatin , as i feel ill enough with the chest pain....
    ... have unpleasant side affects, i am about to start simvastatin , is this a statin, it says i must take it at night ... all this, is 6.8 high and am i going to feel bad on simvastatin , as i feel ill enough with the chest pain. I guess...
    ... I wouldn't worry one bit about the side effects of simvastatin . I personally know around 10 people on statins and...
    ... I wouldn't worry one bit about the side effects of simvastatin . I personally know around 10 people on statins and ... I would worry a lot about the side effects of simvastatin . I personally know 10 people on statins, and every...
    ... points of view. As of yet i have not taken any of my simvastatin as the DR said it cannt be taken with the tablets...
    ... have spoken to my sister this week who has been on simvastatin for 5 yrs, she has been having terrible muscle cramps ... her about the side affects some people can have with simvastatin and told her she must point this out to her doctor ... aged 37. But the doctor is also now looking at the simvastatin for the muscle pain?? I still have not started taking...
    ... I would worry a lot about the side effects of simvastatin . I personally know 10 people on statins, and every...
    ... I wouldn't worry one bit about the side effects of simvastatin . I personally know around 10 people on statins and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Quinine Zocor

  72. Splitting Pills
    ... even sends a pill splitter with many prescriptions, simvastatin (Zocor)included. For real!...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  73. a question about cholesterol
    ... of 5.5 years. Patients were randomized to receive simvastatin 40 mg per day or placebo. Simvastatin reduced the...
    ... atorvastatin (adjusted OR 0.62, 95% CI 0.48 to 0.79) and simvastatin (adjusted OR 0.62, 95% CI 0.50 to 0.76)." and thier...
    ... individual is any more likely to benefit. When they say " Simvastatin reduced the coronary mortality by 18% (P = .0005)...
    ... It is mentioned that the average compliance in the simvastatin group was 85%. This means that 15% of the patients ... in the simvastatin group did not take the medication and should be removed ... the numbers of patients in each group, it shows that simvastatin is indeed useless. The authors of the simvastatin ... study say if everyone in the simvastatin group took the medication the difference would have...
    ... evidence that one can glean from: The Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S) established the importance of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Zocor Pravastatin

  74. HATS study
    ... benefit in patients with coronary disease. We studied simvastatin –niacin and antioxidant-vitamin therapy, alone and ... randomly assigned to receive one of four regimens: simvastatin plus niacin, antioxidants, simvastatin–niacin plus ... “42 percent and +26 percent, respectively) in the simvastatin –niacin group. The protective increase in HDL2 with ... simvastatin plus niacin was attenuated by concurrent therapy with ... comparison with the placebo group), and 0.7 percent with simvastatin –niacin plus antioxidants (P=0.004) and regressed ... by 0.4 percent with simvastatin –niacin alone (P<0.001). The frequency of the clinical ... point was 24 percent with placebos, 3 percent with simvastatin –niacin alone, 21 percent in the antioxidant-therapy ... group, and 14 percent in the group given simvastatin –niacin plus antioxidants. Conclusions Simvastatin ... vitamins in this setting must be questioned. The simvastatin used was pretty low dose: either 10 or 20 mg. to start...
    ... look at the groups they divided these people into: simvastatin -niacin antioxidants simvastatin-niacin-antioxidants ... almost as if the entire study was slanted in favor of simvastatin and niacin. There is a group which should have been...
    ... look at the groups they divided these people into: simvastatin -niacin antioxidants simvastatin-niacin-antioxidants ... almost as if the entire study was slanted in favor of simvastatin and niacin. There is a group which should have been...

  75. Question about Vytorin
    ... get very good results with a low dose of the statin ( simvastatin .) I think it's an excellent first choice but like...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor vytorin


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