Zocor

Undo the Side Effects of Statins

As many of you know, I firmly believe that the only people who should be taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs—such as Zocor, Lipitor or the many others—are middle aged men with coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they…

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Should You Take A Statin Drug?

…statins, the 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…

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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

…, I prefer 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…

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

…have seen in 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…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…intervention, 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…

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