Atorvastatin simvastatin

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Business man2 The recommendation is the same for Atorvastatin to take it at night. This is due to the finding that a significant increase in cholesterol production occurs at night while you are sleeping. So we typically see ~10% increase in activity in statin effectiveness by taking it at night. However, if a patient is finding it difficult to remember to take the medication at night several nights a week, then they are better off taking it in the morning to increase their compliance with the therapy.
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 Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe).
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 n tn I have been taking simvastatin 10 mg per day for 5 years. 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 f tn Incivek (teleprevir), Pegasys, Ribavirin, Simvastatin: simvastatin ↔ telaprevir Applies to: simvastatin, Incivek (telaprevir) CONTRAINDICATED: Coadministration with potent inhibitors of CYP450 3A4 including telaprevir may significantly increase the plasma concentrations of certain HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and their pharmacologically active metabolites that are primarily metabolized by the isoenzyme.
907968 tn?1292625804 I'm on a 30 day trial offer from Crestor (20mg) to replace my Simvastatin (20mg). I'm sure I know the answer to this question but hearing other opinions would be welcomed... As I understand it, Crestor is a bit stronger than Simvastatn, or should I say, You can take a smaller dose of Crestor to equal Simvatstatin. Other than the equivalent dose change is there any other differences - side effects I should be looking for?
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 n tn I have used 10mg Atorvastatin for years with no side effects. The doctor is switching me to simvastatin which reacted badly with my liver in the past. Aim is to save money. Is it safe to buy Atorvastatin online ?
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 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).
Avatar n tn Other RX p/day= Levothyroxin- 88 mg, Simvastatin-20mg, naprosyn 220mg p/day. Family hx of diabetes, Parkinson, hypothryroid, pancreatic ca.
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 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.
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).
Avatar n tn Have you read the information leaflet that came with your simvastatin with regard to any side effects? The symptoms that you are experiencing may be due to a side effect from the simvastatin. Simvastatin does not suit everyone. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids.
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.
Avatar f tn The risk of rhabdomyolysis by the use of any statin is .044% and deaths from rhabdomyolysis occur in 1 prescription out of every 20 MILLION prescriptions.From the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); "Average incidence per 10 000 person-years for monotherapy with atorvastatin, pravastatin, or simvastatin was 0.44%" Here's the link;
Avatar n tn My questions are, 1) will this drug therapy prevent me from getting the vascualr diseas, with other risks controlled. 2)In the case of my father with extensive disease, will the simvastatin he's on eventually reduce some of the lesions. 3)Is Pravastatin the best choice or are there better drugs you would prescribe. 4) When do you anticipate a cure for Atherosclerosis. Thankyou.
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.
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 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 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).
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.
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Avatar n tn (kinda difficult to explain) like they are half numb and they feel warm and glowing like as if they are imerersed in warm water!! I was and still am on all the usual pills ..Breif list. Asprin 75mg Atorvastatin 10mg Ramipril 2.5mg Bisoprolol 2.5mg I still have these symptoms and I was told last year by my doctor that it could not be drug related as it would affect both feet/toes. He change my statins from Simvastatin to the current Atorvastatin to no effect.
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.
Avatar m tn Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) Fluvastatin (Lescol®) Lovastatin (Mevacor®, Altoprev™) Pravastatin (Pravachol®) Rosuvastatin Calcium (Crestor®) Simvastatin (Zocor®) Since Lipitor did not work for you , your prescriber may want to try other options. Also I have included the next list that will give you and your prescriber other options with regards to cholesterol lowering. Best of luck to you!