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

  2. What are you doing to boost HDL Levels?
    ... I take 10 mg Zocor and 1000mg Niaspan. Also drink one glass of red wine...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  3. Why should I take statin drugs?
    ... 59, BP 108/70.My internist says to take stain drug ( Zocor ). I am 56, exercise 5 days a week in the gym (cardio...

  4. New Numbers after 2 Months starting Zocor 40mg. New Questions!
    ... been proven to increase HDL. Note: Only split the Zocor dose with the doctor's consent. Taffyboyo....

  5. does zocor cause soft stool
    ... me (soft stools) and I had no problem before taking Zocor ....

  6. Want to get off Statins Help
    ... mgs. Don't have a problem with that.He had me try Zocor and quess what--that constipated me so bad that I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  7. Won't Take Statin...How about Fish Oil?
    ... you are quite a bit younger, I would try Lipitor or Zocor , but only a small dose. Many doctors seem to prescribe...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  8. Niaspan Results
    ... I take 10mg of Zocor . Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down...
    ... [QUOTE=willk48;3718139]I take 10mg of Zocor . Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down...
    ... [QUOTE=willk48;3718139]I take 10mg of Zocor . Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down ... recommend. If your LDL is all large particle, the Zocor may be completely unnecessary. Small particle is the ... artery disease, then you should most likely remain on Zocor regardless. But if you are healthy and have no risk...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  9. Lovaza
    ... My triglycerides were high and I was against taking Zocor . So my Dr. suggested Lovaza (Fish Oil/Omega 3). ... there have this result? Now the Dr. wants me to go on Zocor . I have liver problems and kidney problems and had ... pain in my mid section when I took Zocor once before, but the Dr. said it wasn't from the Zocor ... cholesterol 256. Any suggestions or opinions on Lovaza or Zocor ?...
    ... a regular cholesterol test. If you do have to take Zocor , take CoQ10 along with it, to possibly help with side...
    ... capsule. I think that is 1000 mg . I take 2 a day. The Zocor is 10mg once a day. Haven't started the Zocor yet...
    ... gotten it down to the 150ish level. If hesitant to take Zocor , you can also ask your doctor about trying red yeast...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  10. Cholestoff anyone?
    ... there are no side effects. Id love to get off the Zocor as Ive been feeling awful on it the past 4 days. No...

  11. I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... I heard about Vytorin, I was on Zetia did nothing, zocor caused muscle pain, crestor caused muscle pain, he...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Niaspan Zetia vytorin

  12. Is Taking Zetia and Zocor or Vitoryn Safe Or Not
    ... I took Zocor for 6 months, lowered all my cholesterol numbers to...

  13. Can Niacin raise your blood glucose?
    ... rise). But..my LDL levels are about 10% lower than Zocor alone and I've read that Niacin has other cardio benefits...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  14. Brand new here and upset with my 'numbers'.
    ... my cholesterol numbers and whether or not to go on Zocor 40mg. I lost my mom very young at age 54 to a heart ... HDL 82 LDL 174 Am terrified to pick my my RX of Zocor 40mg and start on it. Anyone have some advice to...
    ... would be hesitant to consider statins, especially 40mg Zocor . That seems like a rather high dose to start. I started ... out with an LDL like yours and with 20mg Zocor and diet and exercise, it is now below 100. I have...
    ... HDL 70 Trigs 65 I was put on 40mg of generic zocor . new numbers total 182 LDL 98 HDL 71 Trigs ... that 2 of my best friends were taking 40mg of generic zocor and had been for years. Somehow that got me over...
    ... about the same number like yours were before taking Zocor , you might have large particle LDL and didn't needed ... the Zocor at all. My numbers are about the same as yours ... before Zocor , but I have all large particle LDL, the kind that ... facing gall bladder surgery for stones. I read that Zocor shouldn't be taken with blood thinners, like Warafin...
    ... Guess Ive got to bite the bullet and start the Zocor and pray for no side effects. Did any of you notice...
    ... developed hair in places I wish it didn't exist. If zocor can get rid of that hair I will be delighted.:D ... meds unnecessarily. If you do decide to take the zocor , make sure you get the generic which is simvastatin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Simvastatin

  15. Questions about statins?
    ... A few yrs ago i was put on zocor for high cholesterol.I went off it when my numbers ... that my numbers are up again.When i was taking the zocor i had no side effects.What i would like to know is ... benifits of me using red yeast rice instead of the zocor ?I am on a limited income,and if i went back on the ... zocor my insurance would pay for it.If i went on the red...

  16. muscle aches / statins
    ... again and my numbers are up.Doctor wants me to take zocor . I explained to him about my previous experience. ... to take Coq10 a couple of days before starting the Zocor and it should help with the muscle aches. My question ... is what are the possibilities of the Zocor affecting me like the Pravachol? I'm skeptical about ... taking the Zocor because of this....
    ... at the same time. They are both forms of statins ( Zocor in Vytorin, natural Lovastatin in red yeast rice)...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Pravachol Lovastatin vytorin

  17. High Numbers For Years
    ... 71). I have been on 40mg. of simvastatin (generic zocor ) now for 3 months. I get retested next monday. ...
    ... your numbers. When a person is prescribed 20 mg of Zocor , and encounters toxic side effects, the patient often ... abandons the drug. Yet, if only 5 mg of Zocor were taken, the odds of encountering side effects ... under 100) might be easily achieved. It's not just Zocor that is often overdosed. The number one statin drug...
    ... Hypercholesterolemia) when I was 16, and was prescribed Zocor , but being young and invincible (haha!) I just stopped...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Simvastatin Lipitor

  18. Lipitor Vs Zorcor
    ... 10 mg. of Lipitor is roughly equivalent to 20 mg of Zocor . I had awful constipation with Zocor; none with ... Lipitor. 40 mg. of Zocor did not get my numbers where my cardiologist wanted ... dose) and they are where they are supposed to be. Zocor is now available as a generic, Lipitor is not; so...
    ... me fuzzy and confused at high dose. High doses of zocor caused me chest pains . Low doses of pravachol had...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Crestor Pravachol

  19. Zocar vs. Lipitor
    ... about 6 months. Zycor is a combination of zetia and zocor (and I've read all the Netherlands publicity associated...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia

  20. Statins not working
    ... HDL 108; VLDL 35 and LDL 150. I was switched to Zocor 40 to see if that would make a difference. The Zocor ... and LDL 153. I told my doctor I could not take the Zocor . He put me on 40 mg. of Lipitor. 4 days after starting...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia

  21. Advice on triglycerides and medicine
    ... test). As a result, the doctor put me on 10mg of Zocor , a simvastatin, in addition to the Lopid. 1. My ... only 31. 3. Does the mixture between lopid and zocor really make much difference, esp. weighing the costs...
    ... I will leave the Lopid/ Zocor combination to someone more knowledgable, and speak ... if any, effect on your HDL and trigylcerides from Zocor . The only thing that increased my HDL was Niaspan...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lopid Simvastatin Niaspan

  22. scared now that I know the numbers
    ... another one done even though I've been faithful with my Zocor , Niaspan and exercise. Everytime I forget about having...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  23. Red Yeast Rice
    ... It had been 4 years since I had stopped taking zocor when I went on red yeast rice thinking it was safe ... it I had the same bad muscle problems as I had on zocor ...maybe not as severe but they were there...I stopped...

  24. Should I start on Zocor?
    ... was recently instructed by a doctor to begin taking Zocor (20mg/day). I would like opinions on if I really ... supplements work? I would rather try something instead of Zocor . I don't like the idea of taking a drug for the rest ... of my life. I've been on Zocor (20mg) for 6 months and my numbers are where they ... effects. I'm just wondering if I need to still be on Zocor . Haven't been given a definite answer yet....

  25. EBCT scan of your heart....
    ... nuclear stress test which was fine and was put on Zocor and Niaspan. I've been tempted to have another one...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  26. cholesterol
    ... give you my results. I refused to take the statins : zocor etc because of extreme body pain and did take zetia...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia

  27. need advice, please
    ... fibromyalgia now. in the past i have been on lipitor, zocor , provochol, another on that started with an l, i can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor

  28. Got My New Results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6/06/2008
    ... recent studies have shown it is less effective than Zocor (the statin component in Vytorin) by itself?...
    ... Will Know More In Weeks To Come May Try Advicor Or Zocor But Just 20mg With Niaspan...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan vytorin

  29. vytorin with omega 3 fish oil
    ... on the recent studes on it, but fish oil is good. Zocor might be a better option than Vytorin, but you can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  30. Red yeast info + questions (long post)
    ... My doc suggested either trying red yeast rice or Zocor . My HDL is what really needs improvement, but I guess...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lovastatin Niaspan

  31. Help w/ Numbers
    ... which way to go in correcting them. My Dr. prescribe Zocor but I want to try and get them better naturally using...

  32. Numbness and Pain in Arms/Hands w/ Statin
    ... statins can cause nerve problems. im on simvistatin ( zocor ) 40mgs per day. ive been taking it for about a month...
    ... statins can cause nerve problems. im on simvistatin ( zocor ) 40mgs per day. ive been taking it for about a month...

  33. My new lab results, without the use of a statin
    ... LDL - 191 This time my doctor wanted me to try Zocor but I refused. I knew that I could get the numbers...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  34. Cholesterol Blood Test
    ... I have high blood pressure and took "simvastatin ( Zocor ) 20mg" for 2 months to see if it would lower it. But ... matter in the test result? Is it possible that the Zocor may have actually reduced my cholesterol but I goofed ... taking the blood test while I was still taking the Zocor ? Thanks...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Simvastatin

  35. Lipitor!!
    ... vitamin D. Consider a different statin, such as Zocor or Lovastatin (prescription version of red yeast rice...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Lovastatin Niaspan

  36. After 6 months of regular niacin 2000mg
    ... been also taking fish oil supplements and 20 mg of zocor daily. I get plenty of exercise every day... swimming...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  37. ALT and AST levels high?
    ... removed> Vytorin is the combination of Zetia and Zocor together in one pill....
    ... Vytorin wouldn't have caused liver injury. But the the Zocor part of it may have caused muscle damage. If it is...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia vytorin

  38. HELP! VAP Test Results Inside!
    ... just saw my results as "221" and wrote out an Rx for Zocor . I don't give up that easy. If you dig deeper, ... heart attack waiting to happen? Am I doomed to take Zocor for the rest of my life?...
    ... just saw my results as "221" and wrote out an Rx for Zocor . I don't give up that easy Sad but true for most...

  39. wanna know about CoQ10 ?
    ... your doctor about switching from Vytrorin to either Zocor (same statin as in Vytorin) or a different type. The...
    ... your doctor about switching from Vytrorin to either Zocor (same statin as in Vytorin) or a different type. The...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zetia vytorin

  40. Will 20mg of Pravachol Fix this??
    ... filled. I was on statins a few years ago (Lipitor & Zocor ) and had some problems (muscle aches and profound...
    ... filled. I was on statins a few years ago (Lipitor & Zocor ) and had some problems (muscle aches and profound ... reverse ARTERY plaque and cut MI rate. (Especially ZOCOR or PRAVACHOL) NOTE: The NIASPAN is very expensive...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Pravachol Pravastatin Niaspan

  41. lab results
    ... effects, for seemingly no reason. Niaspan + Zetia + Zocor .... for an LDL of 105 on Niaspan... *wonders* If ... you need a statin, ask for just Zocor instead. Zetia has been shown to have no cardioprotective...
    ... effects, for seemingly no reason. Niaspan + Zetia + Zocor .... for an LDL of 105 on Niaspan... *wonders* If ... you need a statin, ask for just Zocor instead. Zetia has been shown to have no cardioprotective...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zetia vytorin

  42. Lipid Profile Question
    ... and/or snowing/raining...:). I also take 5mg of Zocor so that might help. Thanks Mark1e....I thought...

  43. Zocor and feeling bad
    ... Hi, I definitely think it was the Zocor making you feeling bad. I was on every statin there...

  44. 6 month results of Niacin therapy
    ... 2000 mg niacin. I am however still taking 20 mg of Zocor every day. My next visit to the doctor I am going...
    ... 2000 mg niacin. I am however still taking 20 mg of Zocor every day. My next visit to the doctor I am going...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  45. Leg and shoulder pain related to Vytorin
    ... are coming from and I experienced muscle problems on zocor ...by the way if you can't take 1 statin you can't ... back that the statins took out.....I have been off zocor for 5 years and still get some pain so you have to...

  46. Anyone asking Doc to change from Vytorin to ? Husband now has Simvastatin...
    ... 20 Vytorin, now he is put on Simivistatin (generic Zocor ) at 40mgs, I think. We just sent for the Mail order...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  47. zocor and periferal neurapathy
    ... when I showed my doctor the insert that came with zocor and pointed out that I had those adverse reactions ... he said" can't be zocor " so like a dummy went on taking it...I fired that...

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

  49. how good is Zetia
    ... bloodstream. Vytorin, which consists of Zetia and Zocor , has been found to cause more plaque buildup than ... Zocor alone. Presumably, taking Zetia alone would have a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia vytorin

  50. More on Niacin
    ... niaspan about 6 months ago , I also take 20 mg of Zocor for cholesterol . My blood work 3 months ago beginning...
    ... niaspan about 6 months ago , I also take 20 mg of Zocor for cholesterol . My blood work 3 months ago beginning...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  51. Concerns about Zetia
    ... cholesterol by 10-15%, but when combined with Zocor , it actually increases the rate at which arterial ... plaques form over using Zocor alone. Whoever is taking Zetia or Vytorin should...
    ... I'll talk to my Dr. about it then. I used to take Zocor , but it didn't lower my cholesterol enough. Everyone ... has high cholesterol. I wish I had just stayed on Zocor already.:)...
    ... convince me i am going to drop Zetia and keep taking my zocor ....
    ... convince me i am going to drop Zetia and keep taking my zocor . The ENHANCE study shows quite convincingly that ... heart disease. So why would you want to continue with Zocor ? Mark...
    ... heart disease. So why would you want to continue with Zocor ? Mark The study doesn't show this. All it shows...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia vytorin

  52. Vytorin and Tricor
    ... doctors, she was eventually prescribed Tricor and Zocor together. Being afraid of another heart attack, she...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Tricor

  53. Has anyone tried Cholest Off
    ... I bought it at SamsClub after stopping zocor because of side effects. My numbers wen't up 40 points ... It certainly didn't work for me. Now I'm back on Zocor until I can find something that works....

  54. I have new numbers, too! And I like 'em!
    ... 46 VLDL-Calc 31 LDL-Calc 170 After 6 weeks on Zocor , as of November 27th, here are the new ones: Total...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia

  55. Anyone Improved with diet changes, exercise, losing weight alone?
    ... 240 lbs, I need to lose about 80 lbs. too. I was on Zocor for 6 weeks and just switched to Zetia yesterday,...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia

  56. Switching from Zocor to Zetia
    ... Amanda, I switched from Zocor to Zetia overnight, no issues from switching. I had...
    ... twofold. My doctor says I do not have to "wean" off Zocor , that I could just stop it cold turkey if I wanted...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zetia

  57. HELP!---with everything!
    ... I was given a script in June 2007 for simvastatin ( Zocor ), filled it, but never took one. Been doing the low...
    ... the present time I am taking niacin as well as 20 mg Zocor . My wife cannot tolerate statins and she started the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Simvastatin Synthroid Niaspan

  58. Zetia, side effects
    ... jury is still out as to whether it was the zetia or zocor , or both!...
    ... so good. Some of the leg pains I've been having on Zocor seem to be going away which is great! No constipation...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zetia

  59. Cut Statins or Zetia
    ... doc. He took me off of the zetia and changed me from zocor (vytorin 10/10) to lipitor 10mg. Retest in 90 days...
    ... slowly began to have symptoms improve. I began taking zocor alone at the same time I discontinued the Vytorin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia vytorin

  60. CholestOff for high cholesterol
    ... but I had muscle problems with Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor and would rather not try it....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor vytorin

  61. New numbers after being on Lipitor for only 30 days
    ... what is this vap test? I was on 20mg of Zocor for a month and a half, I stopped taking it as the...

  62. Total Cholesterol at 900
    ... since I quit taking the Zocor I no longer have the aches and pains in my legs thank...
    ... [QUOTE=hotdam;3276631]since I quit taking the Zocor I no longer have the aches and pains in my legs thank...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  63. Statins Causing Muscle Pains, Done with them
    ... Doctor have the benefit of the doubt, I have been on Zocor for a month and a half, I wanted him to give me Niaspan...
    ... the Dr said when the muscle pain stops to take the zocor in half doses, he said he is not going to prescribe...
    ... the Dr said when the muscle pain stops to take the zocor in half doses, he said he is not going to prescribe...
    ... also when can I start taking it? I stopped taking the zocor last night....
    ... also when can I start taking it? I stopped taking the zocor last night. Yes that would not be a problem. In...
    ... told them it was fine, I dont want to go back on the Zocor or any statin, as you know my Dr will not prescribe...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  64. Elevated hs-CRP- How Bad Is It?
    ... I've had high cholesterol for a long time. Tried Zocor but got very sick with myalgic and neurological symptoms...
    ... into Atkins. Foolishly, I let my GP talk me into Zocor because she thought I could do better. I became very ... neurological symptoms that a specialist questioned the Zocor and we figured it out. What a nightmare! Anyway...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Crestor Niaspan Tricor Zetia

  65. question regarding ryr to lovastatin
    ... I have been on Baycol, Zocor , and Lipitor will bad side effects on each. I now...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Baycol Lipitor Lovastatin

  66. Red Yeast Rice and Zocor
    ... the "hurry" to lower your LDL? Diet and your current Zocor dose should do the trick....

  67. How much can one expect Niacin to raise HDL levels
    ... to go for cholestrol medication, was on Lipitor & Zocor both causing terriable muscle pains, wouldn't go on...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor vytorin

  68. Question on Niacin Side Effects
    ... it helps. the doc of course now has me on 20 mg of Zocor to reduce my LDL, I tried 3 x's to reduce it on my ... my pharmacist said to take red yeast rice with the zocor and it should reduce the LDL quicker. lets hope so ... will demand niaspan after my first test taking the zocor . all this sucks. good luck with the niacin you may...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Niaspan

  69. Got my results and Im pretty ticked off help this was the 3rd time.
    ... Many years ago my LDL was 172. I am on a low dose of Zocor , which helped to get my LDL down to 130, but the biggest...
    ... with one that has been around for a while, either Zocor or Lipitor. Zocor has the advantage of availability...
    ... lower my LDL quick enough, so he put me on 20mgs of Zocor , he told me to stop taking the slo-niacin for now ... . I went to the Pharmacist who told me the Zocor is one of the best statins he also said I could take...
    ... 2g per day. Hotdam you are already taking 20mg of zocor so I would drop the red yeast since it is a statin ... and so is the zocor. Right now I'm taking 10mg zocor , 10mg zetia, and 2g niaspan. and my numbers are as ... I go to the Dr. I'm going to ask if I can drop the zocor . Hope you can tolerate the niacin. The flushing...
    ... to do anymore, I just got the script today for the Zocor so I dont know how I will react to it, I havent taken...
    ... having side effects but don't know if it's from the zocor or the zetia. I am having fatigue issues and memory ... t hardly walk to the gym! My Dr. Had me on 80mg of Zocor at one time, and I finally told him I wouldn't take ... it. My next step is to drop either the Zetia or Zocor and see what effect it has on my numbers. Some Dr...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan Zetia

  70. Not Worried About My High Cholesterol
    ... minerals costs $20-$30, while one month supply of zocor and plavix costs $250. Yes, Vitamin C and E, proline...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Armour Plavix Synthroid vytorin

  71. Could The Problem Be The Cinnamon?
    ... 159 (it was at about 70 with Lipitor). I have tried Zocor and Pravachol.....and Zetia. I passed on Welchol ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Pravachol Zetia welchol

  72. Any dietary change to rise HDL ?
    ... LDL 96 before surgery. I am now on 10mg Lipitor, Zocor , Zeita and 2000mg Nicspan and 2000mg Omacor. Is there...
    ... wonders. I'm not clear... but I think statins ( zocor and lipitor) will actually lower your HDL... so maybe...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan

  73. HDL raisers
    ... went on this program because my LDL responds great to Zocor but my HDL stays a little low and my Tri's are high ... 333. That's why they put me on Tricor along with the Zocor for a short time to get my HDL up and my Tri's down...
    ... additional risk factors that led your doctor to prescribe Zocor plus Tricor - he's probably very concerned about your...
    ... next time I go. I wanted to make one comment about Zocor , it shouldn't be taken with Coumadin (blood thinner...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tricor Lipitor Lopid Coumadin

  74. Lipitor and Zocor relation to liver trouble
    ... have both taken a dramtic rise since he put me on Zocor (SGOT went up 187 points and SGPT went up 129 points...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Synthroid

  75. Zetia question / what to do questions
    ... 185;tri=77. I agreed to go on the lowest level of Zocor which easily did the trick with no side effects. last ... problems. One thought is to just go back to the Zocor and live with slight liver enzyme rise. thoughts?...
    ... One thought is to just go back to the Zocor and live with slight liver enzyme rise. thoughts? ... just keep an eye on them. I think simvastatin ( Zocor ) is a FAR better cholesterol med than Zetia...and...
    ... First, I was on 10 MG of zocor daily; results: tot:188, ldl: 106, HDL: 70, AST:43 ... 48, AST: 71 Lenin, my thought is to go back on the Zocor also. It is interesting that cutting the Zocor in...
    ... Mike, Ten milligrams Zocor is the lowest I have ever seen prescribed and 5 mg ... AST are slightly elevated with no relatonship to the Zocor . For reference, most people on Zocor take 40 mg....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lortab Zetia Simvastatin Lipitor


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