Atorvastatin vs simvastatin

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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; http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/292/21/2585.
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Avatar n tn , progesterone, hydroxyprogesterone caroate, medroxyprogesterone acetate), a statin (e.g. Simvastatin, Atorvastatin), and an antidiabetic agent (e.g., Rosiglitazone). In an embodiment, the antidiabetic agent includes Rosiglitazone, and culturing the second-pass cells includes culturing the second-pass cells in a culture medium including Rosiglitazone.
Avatar f tn The OP's situation is indeed very alarming, however I don't read anything that says the Zocor was responsible, just conjecture that it may be based on some Internet research. Zocor which is merely simvastatin is very safe and the incidence of side effects very low, but some will be affected differently than others.
Avatar n tn lovastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, fluvastatin, and atorvastatin (cerivastatin was withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer in August 2001). The major effect of the statins is to lower LDL-cholesterol levels, and they lower LDL-cholesterol more than other types of drugs. Statins inhibit an enzyme, HMG- CoA reductase, that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body.
Avatar m tn A modified intent to treat approach was taken whereby if any patient had a least one data point after starting therapy, he or she was included in the denominator. Virtually all patients taking a statin were on simvastatin (n=25); 2 were on lovastatin, 2 on atorvastatin and 1 on fluvastatin. The pooled SVR rate* for the 104 patients on standard treatment was 37%. This is the highest SVR ever reported in the medical literature for a VA based population.
Avatar n tn It is reasonable to try a statin like atorvastatin or simvastatin to improve cholesterol and potentially improve endothelial cell funtion. Some physicians treat the anginal episodes with sublingual nitroglycerin and I think this is reasonable if it helps. Vasospastic angina can be episodic and may dissappear as fast as it came. In the mean time, continue to take the medications and diet/exercise to improve fitness. Good luck!
Avatar m tn The researchers found that fluvastatin demonstrated the strongest activity against HCV. Atorvastatin and simvastatin showed intermediate anti-HCV inhibitory activity, while lovastatin demonstrated only weak activity against the virus. One statin, pravastatin, demonstrated no anti-HCV activity in the laboratory. The authors also found that when statins were administered with interferon alpha, all except pravastatin exerted an even stronger inhibitory effect on HCV.
Avatar f tn A retrospective analysis of 104 patients with hepatitis C who received PI+R versus 30 patients who received PI+R plus a statin (simvastatin, n=25; lovastatin, n=2; atorvastatin, n=2; or fluvastatin, n=1) was conducted to measure sustained viral response rates. Overall, a pooled analysis demonstrated a 63% sustained viral response among patients receiving PI+R plus a statin versus a 37% sustained viral response among patients receiving PI+R only (P=.009).