Simvastatin and fenofibrate

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Avatar m tn simvastatin is the one to take because it has been found activa on hbv too, prevent fibrosis and improve cirrhosis, lower hcc risk
315318 tn?1353255400 Once I started taking the fenofibrate, I suddenly got muscular pain, especially in my thighs and getting up a flight of stairs became difficult. I stopped taking the fenofibrate pill nearly ten days ago and the pain has subsided. My first question is: has anybody else been prescribed these medicines together and what was their experience. On the internet, there are articles which show strong interaction between these two types of lipid lowering drugs.
Avatar f tn The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Lipid trial found no significant difference in the risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event between the group treated with fenofibrate plus simvastatin compared with simvastatin alone. Therefore it is may be reasonable not to add fenofibrate, although it should be noted that your lipid targets depend on your medical history and overall risk factor profile.
2085202 tn?1373203340 The kind of muscle degneration you are talking about happens in 1 out of 53 million prescriptions so it is very, very rare and doubt yours has anything to do with the Simvastatin. When a statin causes this kind of muscle damage it is very easy to detect on blood tests or even a biopsy. It is easy to spot and I'm sure your doctor would not miss it if he was looking for it. In addition, muscle damage from statins is easily reversed by stopping it's use.
Avatar n tn pdf and that is current (and FDA approved). It seems that the main problem was with fenofibrate and pravastatin. The level was pravastatin was greatly increased. But newer info with other statins shows no danger. Atorvastatin serum levels were actually decreased. Jack is very correct that any individual's response can vary a lot from the norm. > Any other natural suggestions on lowering [TG]? I've seen studies that low carb works best, but low Glycemic Index is not that far behind.
Avatar n tn You can google the warnings and side effects of that one. I also take Tricor for my hyperlipidemia. But that is a fenofibrate, not a statin. Have you ever tried the grandfather of statins, Lipitor? Talk to your doctor and get the straight answers.
Avatar n tn If it were me I would give pravastatin a chance, but if I had the same side effects and I could not live with them, I would try something like Zetia. You could also add a fenofibrate like Tricor to lower your TGLs as well, very safe and no side effects. This will help lower your overall number but will not impact your LDL which is you main issue. You really need to get that under 130 with no other risk factors.
Avatar f tn Next tie you speak to your doctor ask about Zocor. There is a generic called simvastatin and it is very cheap yet very effective. Also, the additional med that your doctor was talking about is most likely a fenofibrate like Tricor which is commonly added to a statin med. I am on both and they have worked very well for me with no side effects.
Avatar n tn They have worked well and I have had no side effects, but everyone is different. Most of these can be replaced by the generic Simvastatin. It's cheap and is the basis of many of the meds out there. For instance, it's the generic for Zocor plus Vytorin is Simvastatin with Zetia, a Fenofibrate for lowering tri's. Statins improve blood cholesterol levels primarily by inhibiting a liver enzyme called HMG Co-A reductase, thus reducing the liver's ability to make cholesterol.
Avatar f tn I am on Toprol xl (for high heart rate of 120 or above), venazepril, diuretic, fenofibrate, simvastatin, aspirin, Lantus, glipizide. I have lost 30 lbs since Nov. Lipids are down to normal limits now and I have been walking for my back and sugar. Why if I am on all the right meds and done all the right things is this starting again. What is the point? I don't want to go to the ER again, nor do I want to go through the whole procedure again.
Avatar m tn Gemfibrozil (Lopid®) Fenofibrate (Antara®, Lofibra®, Tricor®, and Triglide™) Clofibrate (Atromid-S) Jennifer R RPh www.drugstore.
Avatar f tn Simvastin (Simvastatin) and Fenofibrate both work to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Fenofibrate is used in combination with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Simvastin is aimed more towards reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, your triglycerides. Do not drink liquor when taking these meds. The side effects from your bad eating habits mostly caused the rise in triglycerides. Note: diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat.
Avatar m tn You are on one of the more powerful statins so you can ask your doctor about Vytorin which is simple Simvastatin and Zetia which works both in the liver and in the digestive tract. Simvastatin is usually better tolerated than Lipitor. It would help to know what your LDL and HDL levels are as well, we could possibly give you a better answer.
Avatar f tn My other meds include Toprol XL, benazepril, Furosimide, aspirin 325mg, Fenofibrate, and Simvastatin. I also take a multivit. and Omega3/6 daily. My problem is that although I have lost 30 lbs, brought my chol. down to low normal range, walk everyday, worked hard to get glucose under control, I have now started to see the old angina symptoms coming back! Mostly when I lay down at night or do anything (walking, stairs,etc) right after a meal. Some shortness of breath also.
159619 tn?1499916784 I have controlled by diet and included at least 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA from Omega III's from Krill Oil and Fish Oil from deep water Salmon and I am on a low dose statin and fenofibrate. One nice side effect of this lifestyle was a significant drop in my BP which is now averaging 108/67 with a resting heart rate in the upper 50s and a heart recovery rate of over 40 beats in the first minute after peak exercise.
Avatar f tn I have a full metal jacket as you have, and eventually I'll have to have bypass, but I've fought it tooth and nail and stents have been a very wonderful answer to my problem. Hang in there, please don't listen to the doomsday nonsense, and get your symptoms checked.
Avatar f tn 166 HDL: 31 LDL: 106 My doctor has prescribed me: Simvastatin 40mg, and fenofibrate 130mg. I am 6'1" and 250 pounds. I am overweight, but I am losing weight. I was wondering, if I get down to a healthy weight, would it be likely to stop taking the medications? I would like to just naturally control my lipids through eating better, and exercise. I have been eating very poorly, fast foods, lots of carbs and sugary foods, etc.
Avatar m tn I take both Tricor and a statin, Simvastatin. There are no issues taking a fenofibrate such as Tricor and a statin. The problem comes in when taking a fibrate and a statin. The combination have worked very well for me.
Avatar m tn You didn't mention taking a statin drug, I take a generic Simvastatin and it is very low cost and effective. You don't want to get down to 100, but 200 would be a good target. Mine was never measured any higher than 240. I took Lipator (was very expensive) then changed to a generic. My cholesterol now runs about 185, with a good part of that being a high HDL, and high HDL is good, seems to be at odds with going for a lower total, but that is the case.
15860670 tn?1443544854 Yes, I fill tired and drained all the time and I can't sleep. I have heard that both beta-blockers and statin drugs will cause Diabetes. I have been pre-diabetic for a long time and am starting to get symptoms of type 2 diabetes. My doctor has been ordering blood tests every 3-6 months to see if I need to go on medication to prevent Diabetes. I have been testing my glucose levels every day and they are in the low range of Diabetes.
Avatar m tn All participants were prescribed simvastatin (Zocor), and 515 participants were given a second LDL cholesterol-lowering drug, ezetimibe (Zetia), in order to maintain LDL cholesterol levels at the target range between 40-80 mg/dL. The NHLBI funded the AIM-HIGH study with additional support from Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company based in Abbott Park, Ill. Abbott also provided Niaspan and Merck Pharmaceuticals, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., provided Zocor.
21064 tn?1309312333 Statins for high cholesterol Niacin (Niacor, Nicolar, Nicotinic Acid) Colesevelam (Welchol) Colestipol (Colestid) Ezetimibe (Zetia) Ezetimibe and Simvastatin (Vytorin) Fenofibrate (Micronized) Capsules (Antara, Lofibra) Gemfibrozil (Lopid) Fenofibrate Tablets (Tricor, Triglide) Atorvastatin (Lipitor) Lovastatin (Mevacor) Fluvastatin Extended-Release (Lescol XL) Fluvastatin (Lescol) Rosuvastatin (Crestor) Simvastatin (Zocor) Lovastatin Extended Release (Altocor, Altoprev) Pravasta
Avatar m tn Compared with non-statin lipid lowering agents, RYR preparations appeared superior to nicotinate and fish oils, but equal to or less effective than fenofibrate and gemfibrozil. No significant difference in lipid profile was found between Xuezhikang and Zhibituo. RYR preparations were associated with non-serious adverse effects such as dizziness and gastrointestinal discomfort. Current evidence shows short-term beneficial effects of RYR preparations on lipid modification.
Avatar m tn I don't question whether or not they reduce cholesterol. I'm wonding if they really have the effect or the benefit that "they" have been telling us about. That is that it will reduce your chances of heart attacks etc. That is I recently read an article and the basics of it are that there are decades of experience with Statin's. And what are the outcomes?
Avatar m tn My father has blocked arteries, but it appears there is adequate blood flow around a completely blocked left-side large vessel.of the heart. I'm concerned and interested because this may happen to me so I have done some reading on the subject. I read angiogenesis is the process and posts on this forum indicate the process is collateral vessel? Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn The doctors took me off the Lysinipril combo pill, the amlodipine and put me on Lysinipril only as well as simvastatin and now three weeks later they have me on 81mg asprin. Bleeding is what casued the headache per MDs but it also caused my brain to move 2mm to the left.
Avatar n tn I have had MRI's done of the Cervical spine(neck region) and Lumbar spine (lower back) I have a lg hernated disc in my neck and degenetive disc disease with an annular tear in my lower back. I am going to also request my doctors to do an MRI of Thoracic spine (middle back) because they haven't done an MRI of that section yet. I am not sure if the mid back problems is caused by these issues I know I have. I would suggest you dig into the problem more.