Simvastatin

Drugs Are Not the Only Way to Lower Your Cholesterol

…diet, exercise and relaxation techniques enjoyed the same 40% drop in LDL obtained by people taking 40 milligrams of the popular cholesterol drug, simvastatin, each day. Please don't use this information to justify getting off of your statin drug. You should never do that without first talking with your…

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Should You Take A Statin Drug?

…ever-so-popular popular medications usually prescribed to help you maintain good cholesterol levels. Commonly prescribed statins include Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), and Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium). In selected patients…

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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

…to err on the side of caution when it comes to their use. Common Statin Drugs Some of the most commonly prescribed statin drugs include Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high…

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FDA Issues Statin Drugs Warning, But Only Tells Half the Story!

…the news this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an important statin drugs warning about the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor (simvastatin). They announced that the high 80 mg statin drugs dose can cause muscle myopathy, or weakening—especially in the first year of use. They also said…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…even if the person has good cholesterol levels. There are several statin drugs on the market, but the most commonly prescribed include: * Zocor (simvastatin), * Lipitor (avorastatin), and * Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium. Side Effects of Statin Drugs However, as I indicated, statin drugs are complicated…

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