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High Cholesterol board

  1. Upped to 80mg of Pravachol daily - HDL not high enough!
    ... whackedback, Generic for Zocor will come next year... simvastatin (Merck is ready to hang itself over losing the patent...

  2. Something positive about Statins?
    ... department, are presently conducting a trial involving simvastatin v placebo. Looks like the French have beaten them...

  3. lipitor failed to beat zocor
    ... widely used dose of Zocor, known by the chemical name simvastatin . Instances of death, acute heart attack or cardiac...

  4. Switching Statins
    ... consideration, remember Zocor is going generic in 2006 as simvastatin . (In Britain it's available even without a prescription...

  5. Frustration- Bad results
    ... Advicor... OK Vytorin has the stronger statin ( simvastatin vs. lovastatin) And the better adjunctive med for...

  6. Zocor better than Lipitor
    ... going NUTS trying to avoid a huge switch to generic simvastatin when Zocor goes generic next year. :) :) So there ... secrets! :D Has anyone seen a date for the generic simvastatin ? (I hope Merck doesn;t throw a $$jilliion at Congress...

  7. Doctor put me on med. Please help!
    ... probably among the best tolerated statin because the simvastatin dosage is low.You will be startled with the results...

  8. Cholestatin any negative effects
    ... results. In fact, if I read the PATENTS correctly, simvastatin (Zocor) may be going generic in 2006 and then ALL...

  9. Pravachol generic available yet?
    ... CANADA but not in the U.S. But look soon for Zocor ( simvastatin ) to lose it's U.S. patent protection...
    ... Pravastatin Sodium" BTW, Zocor just went generic as Simvastatin but it's still over $100/month. Look for these prices ... but I think TEVA is also the maker of the generic simvastatin ....

  10. 22 year old with high cholesterol
    ... journal Circulation found the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin (Zocor) significantly reduced cholesterol levels in...

  11. Statins versus Red Rice Yeast - Need info!
    ... you problems, Frankie. I tried a very low dose of simvastatin twice and was plunged into a terrible depression that...

  12. Cholesterol or Inflammation?
    ... combination drug consisting of a lower dose statin ( simvastatin - Zocor) and ezetimibe. It will lower cholesterol A ... very good chance the Vytorin will do the same...but simvastatin IS weaker than atorvastatin and the dose is smaller...

  13. Latest test results
    ... the benefits were far from massive. Those who took simvastatin had an 87.1 percent survival rate after five years ... study of 47,294 patients treated with the same dose of simvastatin .43 Patients were grouped by the amount of cholesterol...
    ... the benefits were far from massive. Those who took simvastatin had an 87.1 percent survival rate after five years ... study of 47,294 patients treated with the same dose of simvastatin .43 Patients were grouped by the amount of cholesterol...

  14. Psyllium to reduce statin intake
    ... natural, edible, fibre] given in conjunction with simvastatin [Zocor]. I will try to summarize the findings, as...

  15. Vytorin and Tricor
    ... given him recently!!! Vytorin contains the statin ' simvastatin ' - so I would be very wary of combining it with Tricor...

  16. Statins use???
    ... [email protected], Zocor or Lipitor in the 1990's. dak, Simvastatin (Zocor) is judged so safe that in the UK it is allowed...
    ... [email protected], Zocor or Lipitor in the 1990's. dak, Simvastatin (Zocor) is judged so safe that in the UK it is allowed...

  17. Statins cut the Risk of Cancer
    ... them (95%) used the drugs pravastatin (Pravachol) or simvastatin (Zocor). Other types of cholesterol lowering-drugs...
    ... skin cancer occurred in 243 patients treated with simvastatin compared with 202 cases in the control group.27 ...

  18. An IMPORTANT Study

  19. Concerned with questions.......
    ... placebo patients had died, compared to only 8% of simvastatin users. The study involved 4,444 participants. Of ... these, there were 407 women in the simvastatin group and 420 in the placebo group. Throughout the ... experienced a major coronary event, compared to only 59 in simvastatin group.(1) "So what's the problem?" you may be asking ... improved survival rate. In fact, 2 more women died in the simvastatin group than in the placebo group, a 12% relative risk...

  20. HIGH Cholesterol ' 426 ' !!!! HELP !!!
    ... ., Gee Gee Gee, Vytorin is ezetimibe and simvastatin (ZOCOR). I guess your doctor switched you from a lipitor...

  21. what exactly is niacin supposed to do
    ... 2 to 3 grams/day) and a cholesterol-lowering drug ( simvastatin ) resulted in greater benefits on serum HDL levels ... appeared to blunt the beneficial effects of niacin plus simvastatin . Although it is a nutrient, at the pharmacologic...

  22. Sneaky Pfizer
    ... have ample Lipitor stockpiled and access to partners simvastatin I would like the choice to take my OWN mix of the...

  23. Is anyone taking Vytorin?
    ... s and 10/40's.) My partner has used the Zocor ( simvastatin ) component for several years without any problems...
    ... s and 10/40's.) My partner has used the Zocor ( simvastatin ) component for several years without any problems...

  24. Feeling numb. Doc called with results last night...
    ... alive and kicking. Also remember, next year Zocor ( simvastatin ) will be generic. Ignore arrticles between now and...

  25. Too Afraid To Take Statins - Advice, Comments Anyone?
    ... Look for the prices to fall yet again because generic simvastatin (Zocor) will come off patent next year, so lovastatin...

  26. Vytorin Cost??????
    ... ezetimibe...by a factor of 2 or more. Go Figger! Simvastatin (Zocor) will probably go generic next year. You...

  27. Any experiences with Zetia?

  28. Vytorin and Leg Pain

  29. How do I lower my cholesterol and glucose level?
    ... Oh in the UK, different story. There simvastatin (generic for Zocor, a GOOD drug) is sold on a "behind...

  30. Question
    ... Vytorin is a combination of Zocor ( simvastatin ) and Zetia (ezetimibe). Ezetimibe is a selective...

  31. Is this doctor playing with a full deck?
    ... times a week (even in this cold) and has taken 40 mg. simvastatin daily for 4 years. He can go to movies and theater...

  32. How much COQ-10 and RYR is enough??
    ... including lovastatin (Me****r TM), pravastatin, and simvastatin – all lower levels of coenzyme Q in the blood. This...

  33. Lipitor/Muscle Aches
    ... drugs – including lovastatin , pravastatin, and simvastatin – all lower levels of coenzyme Q in the blood...

  34. Vytorin/Diovan Combination ???

  35. Any difference between the statins?
    ... far more side effects at 10 mg than pravastatin or simvastatin would at 10 mg...or 20, or 40! Indeed, side effects...
    ... far more side effects at 10 mg than pravastatin or simvastatin would at 10 mg...or 20, or 40! Indeed, side effects ... show 10mg Crestor has more side effects than 10 mg simvastatin (Zocor) or 10mg Lipitor. Also.... My point, was that...

  36. Pravigard..need help!
    ... Cognitive impairment associated with atorvastatin and simvastatin ." Pharmacotherapy. 2003 Dec;23(12):1663-7. Related ... Cognitive impairment associated with atorvastatin and simvastatin . King DS, Wilburn AJ, Wofford MR, Harrell TK ... first took atorvastatin, then was rechallenged with simvastatin . Clinicians should be aware of cognitive impairment...

  37. FDA Reviewer Says 5 Drugs Need Closer Scrutiny (including Crestor)
    ... heart attack or stroke. Lovastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin have shown such benefits to patients in addition to...

  38. Must stop Pravachol
    ... cholesterol, but via a different method. ZOCOR ( simvastatin ) is in a class of lipid-lowering compounds known as...

  39. Well, I tried everything, now I've gotta go back on Statins...
    ... the most popular being lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin , and fluvastatin and fibrates. Their effect is one ... forty-seven patients were treated with 10 or 20 mg of Simvastatin per day for 14 weeks. As expected, total cholesterol...
    ... the most popular being lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin , and fluvastatin and fibrates. Their effect is one ... forty-seven patients were treated with 10 or 20 mg of Simvastatin per day for 14 weeks. As expected, total cholesterol...

  40. Hey Zip-lipitor question
    ... gives) but look to taking about TWICE the amount of simvastatin as atorvastatin. Zocor is going generic relatively...
    ... gives) but look to taking about TWICE the amount of simvastatin as atorvastatin. Zocor is going generic relatively...
    ... I think the incidence of side-effects with simvastatin are similar, if not less than with atorvastatin. ...

  41. Ed With Zocor
    ... randomised clinical trials showed no difference between simvastatin and placebo in the 4S study (37/1814 on simvastatin...
    ... randomised clinical trials showed no difference between simvastatin and placebo in the 4S study (37/1814 on simvastatin...
    ... year-old man. Jackson reported five cases of ED with simvastatin at doses of 10 and 20 mg. Sexual function was restored ... gemfibrozil and 42 cases of ED in association with simvastatin . The men affected by simvastatin ranged in age from ... months (median 6 weeks) after the drug was started. Simvastatin was the only drug implicated in 35 of the reports ... lists 11 reports of gynaecomastia in association with simvastatin . Statins inhibit the rate-limiting step of cholesterol ... cholesterol, including tetosterone. There is evidence that simvastatin causes minor changes in circulating androgen concentrations...

  42. Crestor Warning
    ... compared to 5.7 percent for lovastatin, 4.0 percent for simvastatin and fluvastatin, 3.0 percent for pravastatin and 2...

  43. New Numbers
    ... oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, pravastatin, and simvastatin Familial hyperalphalipoproteinemia (a rare genetic...

  44. Lipitor / Statins Using Bad Statistics
    ... Heart Protection Study of cholesterol lowering with simvastatin in 20,536 high-risk individuals: a randomised placebo ... diabetes were randomly allocated to receive 40 mg simvastatin daily (average compliance: 85%) or matching placebo ... first occurrence of particular events, and compare all simvastatin -allocated versus all placebo-allocated participants ... about two-thirds of the effect of actual use of 40 mg simvastatin daily). Primary outcomes were mortality (for overall ... reduced (1328 [12.9%] deaths among 10,269 allocated simvastatin versus 1507 [14.7%] among 10,267 allocated placebo ... cholesterol below 5.0 mmol/L (193 mg/dL). The benefits of simvastatin were additional to those of other cardioprotective ... any other non-vascular cause. INTERPRETATION: Adding simvastatin to existing treatments safely produces substantial ... initial cholesterol concentrations. Allocation to 40 mg simvastatin daily reduced the rates of myocardial infarction, ... types of high-risk individual studied, 5 years of simvastatin would prevent about 70-100 people per 1000 from suffering...
    ... reduced (1328 [12.9%] deaths among 10,269 allocated simvastatin versus 1507 [14.7%] among 10,267 allocated placebo...
    ... R. Pedersen, M.D., coordinator of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study "This study has major implications ... that are more effective in lowering cholesterol, like simvastatin , will have an even greater impact. In 4S LDL cholesterol...
    ... patients with coronary heart disease: the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S) [No authors listed] Drug ... to evaluate the effect of cholesterol lowering with simvastatin on mortality and morbidity in patients with coronary ... diet were randomised to double-blind treatment with simvastatin or placebo. Over the 5.4 years median follow-up period ... , simvastatin produced mean changes in total cholesterol, low-density ... placebo group died, compared with 182 (8%) in the simvastatin group. The relative risk of death in the simvastatin ... year probabilities of survival in the placebo and simvastatin groups were 87.6% and 91.3%, respectively. There were ... coronary deaths in the placebo group and 111 in the simvastatin group (relative risk 0.58, 95% CI 0.46-0.73), while ... patients (28%) in the placebo group and 431 (19%) in the simvastatin group had one or more major coronary events. The relative ... procedures. This study shows that long-term treatment with simvastatin is safe and improves survival in CHD patients. ...
    ... Australia for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia: simvastatin , atorvastatin, pravastatin and fluvastatin. Each of ... myopathy and, particularly, rhabdomy-olysis.3,4 For simvastatin and atorvastatin which are metabolised by the liver...
    ... Factors increasing the risk of muscle disorders with simvastatin and atorvastatin Substances inhibiting metabolism ... ADRAC has received 91 reports of rhabdomyolysis with simvastatin and 26 with atorvastatin, as well as many reports ... identified risk factors, as defined in Table 1. For simvastatin the factors listed most commonly in reports describing ... diltiazem (20) and diabetes (15). Over half of the simvastatin cases with rhabdomyolysis had more than one identified...

  45. Is LDL of 100 low enough?
    ... show a 28% reduction in MACE. Atorvastatin versus simvastatin on atherosclerosis progression (ASAP) study10,11 ... (atorvastatin) and a traditional treatment group ( simvastatin ). After two years of treatment, the progression of ... lower in patients taking atorvastatin compared to simvastatin . hs-CRP is a good marker of inflammation in atherosclerotic ... showed a regression of atherosclerosis, whereas the simvastatin group did not. These results show that aggressive ... the carotid artery but conventional LDL lowering by simvastatin did not show any benefit. The Benefit of Aggressive...

  46. Going to add Zetia now
    ... Zocor alone. "Zetia, when co-administered with simvastatin , provided a greater than two-fold reduction in CRP ... versus simvastatin alone, in addition to significant incremental reductions ... study demonstrated that co-administering Zetia with simvastatin provided additional reductions in CRP compared to ... simvastatin alone in these patients." Zetia with simvastatin provided more than twice the reduction of CRP....

  47. Zocor - Just released research
    ... the last few years (such a cynic :) ) Hey, maybe simvastatin might be going generic soon and they are discrediting...

  48. Vytorin
    ... trials showed that patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin experienced significantly greater reductions in LDL ... patients taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) or ZOCOR® ( simvastatin ), alone. Results from the studies, conducted in support ... of VYTORINTM (ezetimibe/ simvastatin ), an investigational medicine, were presented here ... American College of Cardiology (ACC). Ezetimibe and simvastatin , the active ingredients in VYTORIN, achieve dual inhibition ... Results from these studies showed that ezetimibe with simvastatin provided significantly greater reductions in LDL cholestero ... l compared to atorvastatin or simvastatin alone. These results suggest that, if approved, this ... Center in Houston. Study Results Ezetimibe with simvastatin provided greater LDL-C reductions compared to Lipitor ... week, 788-patient study of ezetimibe 10 mg taken with simvastatin (doses ranging from 10 mg to 80 mg) compared to atorvastati ... LDL-C reductions in patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin compared to patients taking atorvastatin alone across ... weeks of therapy, patients taking ezetimibe 10 mg with simvastatin 10 mg and patients taking ezetimibe 10 mg with simvastatin ... statin dose up to a maximum of 80 mg), ezetimibe with simvastatin consistently provided greater LDL-C reductions than ... Periods Two through Four (n=262); (2) ezetimibe with simvastatin 10 mg (10/10) in Period One, titrated to EZE/S20 mg ... Periods Two through Four (n=263); and (3) ezetimibe with simvastatin 20 mg (10/20) in Period One, titrated to EZE/S40 ... treatment periods in patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin (mean of 10 percent, range 8 to 12 percent) compared ... percent, range 5 to 8 percent). Ezetimibe with simvastatin was well tolerated and had an overall safety profile ... times the upper limit of normal). Ezetimibe with simvastatin provided greater LDL-C reductions compared to ZOCOR ... In another study, patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin experienced significantly greater LDL-C reductions ... tested compared to ZOCOR alone. Ezetimibe 10 mg with simvastatin 20 mg achieved a 51 percent LDL-C reduction compared ... reductions of 35 percent and 42 percent, respectively, for simvastatin 20 mg and 40 mg (typical starting doses for simvastatin ... the dosing ranges, patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin experienced significantly greater LDL cholesterol...
    ... was comparison to Zocor alone: Ezetimibe with simvastatin provided greater LDL-C reductions compared to ZOCOR ... In another study, patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin experienced significantly greater LDL-C reductions ... tested compared to ZOCOR alone. Ezetimibe 10 mg with simvastatin 20 mg achieved a 51 percent LDL-C reduction compared ... reductions of 35 percent and 42 percent, respectively, for simvastatin 20 mg and 40 mg (typical starting doses for simvastatin ... the dosing ranges, patients taking ezetimibe with simvastatin experienced significantly greater LDL cholesterol ... compared to 31 to 46 percent reductions seen with simvastatin alone across the dosing ranges. This multi-center ... treatments: placebo (n=93); ezetimibe 10 mg (n=92); simvastatin 10, 20, 40, or 80 mg (n=349); ezetimibe 10 mg with ... simvastatin 10, 20, 40, or 80 mg (n=353). Co-administration ... of ezetimibe with simvastatin was well tolerated and had an overall safety profile ... similar to that of simvastatin monotherapy in the study. There were more (6 versus ... of normal) of aminotransferases with ezetimibe with simvastatin compared to simvastatin alone. In patients for whom...

  49. A comment on HDL Levels
    ... Lipitor in a decade or so, I'd have an AMPLE amount of simvastatin to fall back on! And congrats on being "another...

  50. Diabetes and statins
    ... occlusive disease but no diabetes, were randomised to simvastatin (40 mg/day) or placebo, for five years. Changes in ... 1: Changes in lipid profile during treatment with simvastatin (40 mg/day for five years), compared to placebo, in ... diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Event Simvastatin (n=10,269) Placebo (n=10,267) Absolute Risk Reduction ... established occlusive arterial disease with 40 mg/day of simvastatin for five years would prevent about 45 people per 1 ... Heart Protection Study of cholesterol-lowering with simvastatin in 5963 people with diabetes: a randomised placebo...

  51. Statins and colorectal cancer
    ... Heart Protection Study of cholesterol lowering with simvastatin in 20,536 high-risk individuals: a randomised placebo...

  52. Help my cholesterol is high again
    ... Why not try a LOW DOSE with another statin, perhaps simvastatin or pravastatin. They may cause you less grief than...
    ... Why not try a LOW DOSE with another statin, perhaps simvastatin or pravastatin. They may cause you less grief than...
    ... Why not try a LOW DOSE with another statin, perhaps simvastatin or pravastatin. They may cause you less grief than...

  53. Lovastatin
    ... anything listed for Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor ( simvastatin ), Crestor, or Pravachol and you will see various...

  54. Red Yeast Rice.Riz-Strol Questions: HELP

  55. zocar -- what dosage are you taking?
    ... say 20 mg. Pravachol (pravastatin) = 10 mg. Zocor ( simvastatin ) = 5-8 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) and I think even...

  56. Statins: Awfully compelling evidence...
    ... Atherosclerosis Prevention Study (AFCAPS/TexCAPS), simvastatin in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S...
    ... Atherosclerosis Prevention Study (AFCAPS/TexCAPS), simvastatin in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S...

  57. Statins and Nausea?
    ... symptom. A close friend coincidentally takes both simvastatin and Aciphex. I've done Lipitor and Prilosec....no...

  58. Hair thinning while on Statins????
    ... posted, my Zocor has gone generic and I'm now taking Simvastatin 40 mgs. I have noticed a little more hair falling...

  59. Policosanol
    ... studies versus statins (lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin ), fibrates (bezafibrate and gemfibrozil), acipimox...

Diabetes board

  1. Is this normal? Need some advice from someone that knows!
    ... doctor started me on Metformin 500mg twice a day and Simvastatin 20mg once a day. I started taking them on Tuesday...

  2. Chromium Picolinate dangerous?
    ... I take simvastatin which is one component of Vytorin. I have not personally...

  3. Itchy legs, Diabetes or side effects?
    ... diagnosed with T2 in Dec. Around same time was put on Simvastatin 20mg for high cholesterol. I am experiencing itching ... Am now wondering if this itching may be due to Simvastatin , have also noticed whites of eyes are going yellow...
    ... and itching are both listed side-effects of Zocor ( simvastatin ). Don't eait until the 15th to call your doctor...
    ... I think you've convinced me not to take any more Simvastatin 'till I've seen the Doc. I'll look into the Niacin...
    ... My itching did not start immediately after I began Simvastatin , was about 6 wks later. Don't let it build up like...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. Does anyone have a problem with statins?
    ... one that would not make my legs ache so bad. I am on Simvastatin now and I do take mine at night with my FMS meds and ... think loading my Requip and Zanaflex along with the Simvastatin counteracts any leg problems. I do still have pain...
    ... and paralysis and is way, way worse than fibro. Simvastatin is the generic name for Zocor. You've listed all...
    ... have multiple medical conditions and was prescribed Simvastatin 4 years ago after having open heart surgery. I have...

  2. 2 doctors have said fibro, massage therapist says no
    ... clonazepam (seizures), propranolol (autonomic disorder), simvastatin (cholesterol), tizanidine (muscle spasms), propoxyphene...

Hepatitis board

  1. Cholesterol lowering drugs and HCV
    ... atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin ), and their effect on lowering the HC virus. Apparently...
    ... atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin ), and their effect on lowering the HC virus. Apparently...

Lyme Disease board

  1. Meds for Bartonella
    ... of warfarin; coadministration with lovastatin and simvastatin increases risk of rhabdomyolysis...

Asthma board

  1. Please help Chest Pain need some answers
    ... was only(?) taking Altace and Labetalol for BP and Simvastatin for cholesterol. Since being diagnosed with asthma...

Men's Health board

  1. crestor
    ... heartattack three months ago and the doctor put him on simvastatin , plavix, atenolol, lisinipril and aspirin. He was ... the doctor wants to put him on crestor and stop the simvastatin . Are people still having problems with the crestor...

Sexual Health - Men board

  1. Meds affecting ability?
    ... 10mg tab aspirin 75mg tab lansoprazole 30mg cap simvastatin 80mg tab (at night) clopidogrel 75mg tab Isosorbide...

  2. low sex drive
    ... 10mg tab aspirin 75mg tab lansoprazole 30mg cap simvastatin 40mg tab glyceryl trinitrate (deponit) patches 10mg...

Anxiety board

  1. Anxieth induced by diabetic meds.
    ... of Diabetes II around 2001 and has been on meds., Simvastatin 20 mg. and Fortamet ER, one tab. each during day....

  2. double vision
    ... with a natural cortisone such as hydrocortisone. * Simvastatin * Fenfluramine * Mirtazapine * Gastic antispasmodics...

Sexual Dysfunction Treatment board

  1. provigro
    ... I am taking Asprin 75mg, Enalapril 10mg and Simvastatin 20mg, Is it ok to take Provigro, Regards, Steve...

Menopause board

  1. Dry Mouth - Dry Lips
    ... not gone away. Only other drug I take regularly is simvastatin for my cholesterol. However I've been taking that...
    ... well, just back from the pharmacist seeing if my simvastatin would do that and he said no. Still could be an...


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