Atorvastatin and simvastatin

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Avatar f tn My endocrinologist prescribed me Atorvastatin 40mg in place of the simvastatin but it has since given my major chest pain and muscle weakness in my fingers and legs; so I was advised by the pharmacist to stop that and I have only taken the new statin twice and tonight was the second time taking it. Is simvastatin something that can be eased up to a higher dose to do the exact same thing atorvastatin does for the bad cholesterol?
Avatar m tn "Feb. 28, 2012 -- Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects of the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, the FDA warns. Brand name and generic versions of statin drugs must carry these warnings on their labels, the FDA today announced.
Avatar f tn Simvastatin is a simple statin and is very safe. Your doctor would not put you on it for low HDL (good cholesterol) as it does not increase HDL, it lowers LDL or bad cholesterol. Do you know what your breakdown was? In any case, statins are very safe and proving to me more safe all the time. The risk of any side effect is anywhere between 2% and 5% which classifies this as very safe. Common side effects are muscle pain and sore joints.
Avatar n tn On a recent blood test my potassium level was above normal. I stopped taking simvastatin. After 3 months I took another blood test and now my cholesterol level has risen to 6.5. What shall I do. I am seeing my Doctor next week.
Avatar m tn 57 Male never on medication and gym rat. I have been on Atorvastatin 40mg since middle of March. It was prescribed by my cardiologist for slightly high cholesterol level 225. Along with BP Med Losartan 50mg. All of this started when I wasn't feeling very well one day in February and went to outpatient clinic. Since then I've had a heart monitor, CT scan of heart and angiogram. All normal except angiogram showed one 70% blockage. Cardiologist decided no stent and to treated with the 2 meds.
Avatar f tn Here is what I found for Incivek or Victrelis in combo with Pegasys, Ribavirin and Simvastatin. Both PIs are contraindicated.
907968 tn?1292625804 than Simvastatin, I believe 2/3 to2x(?). Both the PCP and Cardiologist want me to go back to my original 40mg Simvastatin and since Crestor has a one month trial offer for people in similar financial situations as I'm in, we're going to try that at 20mg. So, In essence, we're good to go as to the dose, it's just a matter of side effects which with research suggests most effects are similar to Simvastatin.
Avatar f tn Here is some info regarding your question which I found on the internet..... Atorvastatin 10mg reduced LDL by 30-40% = equivalent to 20mg Simvastatin Atorvastatin 40mg reduced LDL by 46-50% = equivalent to 80mg Simvastatin Starting doses for each of the two statins are ....
Avatar m tn As well as this I have received letter from my Doctor stating that my medication is changing from 40 mg Simvastatin to 10 mg Atorvastatin . .BP and cholesterol is under control. Issues I have in recent years is significant and worsening swelling of ankles and legs , as well as Erectile dysfunction . Is there any better drugs or treatment?
Avatar m tn Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Livalo (pitavastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). Combination products include: Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe).
514494 tn?1376514748 html * Warfarin and Simvastatin (Zocor) * Niacin and either Atorvastatin (Lipitor) or Simvastatin (Zocor) * Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil) and Potassium * Ginkgo and Aspirin * Garlic pills and Warfarin
Avatar n tn It is not safe to buy on line, many of these products you see being sold by online marketers are expired product or imitations that include fillers which allow them to makj more product and dollars. It's odd that Simvastatin affected your liver as it is much less powerful than your current statin. Either way, tell your doctor to get an exception with insurance company, all they need is his OK.
1846163 tn?1331052348 alfuzosin (Uroxatral), cisapride (Propulsid), pimozide (Orap), atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor) or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion), sildenafil (Revatio) or tadalafil (Adcirca) when used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, St. John's wort, rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), ergonovine, ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
1175033 tn?1492204828 Examples of grapefruit-medication interactions Type of medication Medication name Anti-anxiety Buspirone (BuSpar) Anti-arrhythmia Amiodarone (Cordarone) Antidepressant Sertraline (Zoloft) Antihistamine Fexofenadine (Allegra) Anti-retroviral Saquinavir (Invirase), indinavir (Crixivan) Anti-seizure Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol) Calcium channel blocker Nifedipine (Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular) Immunosuppressant Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), tacrolimus (Prograf),
1806721 tn?1554337007 Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Livalo (pitavastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). Combination products include: Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe).
Avatar n tn i have been taking tri-cor and simvastatin (40mg) for several years. Over the last 8 months i stopped taking the tri-cor because insurance no longer covered it and I decreased my simvastatin to 20mg. At the same time in increased my fiber significantly (metemucil and high fiber cereal daily) and began taking one 1000mg of fish oil each day. Lost a few pounds as well, I'm 41, 5'10" and 173lbs non-smoker.
446474 tn?1446351282 The agency singled out atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor) for the new warnings and restated a warning about mixing lovastatin (Mevacor) with HIV and HCV drugs. Today's FDA safety communication follows label changes announced Tuesday that added cautions about new onset diabetes and transient memory problems for users of any of the cholesterol-lowering drugs in the statin class.
2054929 tn?1333949470 What drugs will you be taking? Is it Interferon and Riba or is it Interferon, Riba, and one of the new PIs (Incivek or Victrelis)? I don't know for positive, but I do not think opiate drugs, per se, will mess up your treatment as long as you stick rigidly to the Hepatitis C treatment schedule and Hepatitis C medication schedule. However, you need to talk with your Hep C treating doctor about taking opiates while on treatment.
Avatar f tn My diabetes is well under control. I used to take Atorvastatin, then my doctor put me on Simvastatin, but had too many unwanted side effects so am now back on Atorvastatin. Please can someone give me some advise and put my mind at ease.
Avatar n tn Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Livalo (pitavastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). Combination products include: Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe). The new labels will warn patients about: Memory loss and mental confusion.
Avatar m tn better use simvastatin than Atorvastatin because only simvastatin has antiviral effect on hbv and same/similar antifibrotic effects Atorvastatin attenuates fibrosis by inducing senescence in activated hepatic stellate cells S. Klein1; M. Granzow1; S. Huss2; S. N. Weber3; U. Pieper-Fürst1; J. Nattermann1; F. Lammert3; T. Sauerbruch1; J. Trebicka1 1. Internal Medicine I, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. 2. Pathology , Univesity of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. 3.
Avatar n tn Statins do not suit everyone. My next door neighbour who is in his 60s had a severe reaction to simvastatin and now refuses to take any statins. My husband too refuses to take statins. The bad high cholesterol can be reduced through exercise and consuming the right type of foods and losing weight if this is an issue. Hope all goes well for you. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Livalo (pitavastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). Combination products include: Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe)." Excerpt from Cholesterol Reduction by Dr Greg Emerson: "Let’s have a quick look at why your cholesterol might be elevated.
Avatar n tn o lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor), o pravastatin (Pravachol), o atorvastatin (Lipitor), o fluvastatin (Lescol), o rosuvastatin (Crestor), o simvastatin (Zocor), and * niacin Cardiovascular drugs such as: * amiodarone (Cordarone), * hydralazine (Apresoline) * quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex), etc.
348629 tn?1212329273 High cholesterol: atorvastatin (one brand: Lipitor) and simvastatin (one brand: Zocor) High blood pressure: felodipine (one brand: Plendil), nifedipine (one brand: Procardia), and nisoldipine (one brand: Sular) Heart arrhythmia (when your heartbeat isn't normal): amiodarone (one brand: Cordarone) and disopyramide (one brand: Norpace) If you don't know if the medicine you are taking interacts with grapefruit, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Avatar m tn Usually diet and exercise is the best first place to start, but with an LDL this high I would probably recommend starting a cholesterol lowering medication as well, such as a statin (e.g. atorvastatin, simvastatin). All medications have potential side effects, but the statins are relatively well tolerated by most people and your doctor should be watching for any dangerous side effects (which are rare).
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Avatar n tn Hi Michael, It sounds like that is a pretty small artery -- and if it is that small they probably don't need to open it. There is good data for Atorvastatin (Lipator) 80 mg causing plaque regression compared to simvastatin (Zocor). The regression data is by intravascular ultrasound quantitating the plaque volume. Lipator has not been compared directly to Crestor for plaque regression.
Avatar n tn I am assuming that the "cholesterol medicine" you are referring to is a statin. In a small percentage of people statins can cause elevated liver enzymes which can, over time, result in liver damage. "Statins include well-known medications such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and others." ".
Avatar m tn atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin. When the statins were tested alone, all except pravastatin inhibited HCV replication. Fluvastatin had the strongest effect. Atorvastatin and simvastatin had moderate effects while lovastatin had a weak effect. While pravastatin exhibited no anti-HCV activity, it did work as an inhibitor for HMG-CoA reductase, suggesting that the anti-HCV activities of the other stains are not due to the direct inhibition of HMG-CoA.