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simvastatin 40mg side effects

I have been having a problem with really sore breasts. Could this be a side effect? ## Simvastatin (40 mg). Side effects of Simvastatin may include: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and a general feeling of weakness. Rare side effects include joint pain, memory loss, and muscle cramps. You can view a more detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## i have side effect like this do i need to take continue Simvastatin 40mg memory loss general feeling of weakness ## Hi Devi Lal Shrestha, I am not an MD, so I cannot say whether or not you should continue to take this drug. However, I definitely urge you to contact your doctor who prescribed the Simvastatin to you a...

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Pink round pill 93 a Statin?

I have a pinkish, round pill with the number 93 on it. What is it and what are the mg? Thanks. ## Are there any additional numbers on the tablet? I'm finding one with the marking of 93 7153 that contains 10mgs of Simvastatin. Another with the marking 93 771 that contains 10mgs of Pravastatin. Do either of these match your tablet? ## There is a 715- some other number I can't read. Maybe a 3 or 4? So I am guessing it is Simvastatin or a generic one. This number is on the back of the side with 93 on it. ## My guess, then, would have to be that it's probably the first one I listed, the Simvastatin with the 93 7153. They are commonly used to help lower cholesterol. They can also cause some severe side effects, like: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and bad joint/muscle aches. Some a...

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Simvastatin and frequent urinating

Hi I'm a 55 year old male and I have been on simvastatin for about 8 years now (40). It has worked wonders with my cholesterol but for the past while, perhaps as much as a year now, I have noticed a steady increase in the frequency of trips to the bathroom especially at night - 3 to 4 times minimum. While I had attributed this to my age lately I have been wondering about my medication. Simvastitin is the only medication I take a d otherwise I am very healthy. Should I be concerned about this? ## Hi, Dan! Sorry about the problem that you're having, that is a lot of times to wake up each night. Considering your age, there is also a good chance that you may be having a prostate issue, frequent urination, especially at night, it is a very common symptom of it. Have you consulted you...

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euthyrox weight gain weight loss

I have been taking euthyrox 50ug and 100ug. 1day 50ug and 1 day 100ug for the pas 22 months due to Eltroxin being out of stock. My Thyroid was removed 17 years ago. I was diagnosed with Graves disease. I have lost a lot of weight since I have been on Euthyrox, is that normal, it never happed when I was on Eltorxin, I actually gained weight whe I was on Eltroxin. in 2014 I weighed 78 kg at the moment I weight only 55.7kg. According to my BMI my weight is in order and I have my TFT tests done evey 6 months. Is it possible to loose weight due to Euthyrox. I have heard of so many other people who also lost weight whilst on Euthyrox. I have had all cancer indicator tests, blood tests ie. diabetes, cholesterol (LDL showed a little higher than normal bot not serious.) I am taking Simvastatin f...

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simvastatin tabs

I have been taking simvastatin tabs for 2 months now, choslerol count is good but my trigleride level has increased from taking Vytorin 141 count to taking simvastatin now 232 ## What is the difference between simvastatin and doctor change my medication from Vytorin to simvastatin 3 months ago. I now have muscle pain in my back and legs. Could this come from the change? ## That is unusual, these medications are generally known to help lower triglyceride levels. What has your doctor advised? Are you watching your diet? Sharon, Vytorin contains Simvastatin with Ezetimibe, so he has just changed you to taking only one of these medications, rather than both. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, joint/muscle aches, and stomach pain. Thus, what you're e...

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Cipla simvastatin tablet uses

The doctor gave me cipla simvastatin 10mg and furosemide 40mg to use but did not explain why or what i should use these for. Please help. What does this medication help with? ## Hello, Lentuane! How are you? Simvastatin is used to help lower cholesterol. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Furosemide is used to remove excess fluid from the body to help lower blood pressure. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dehydration. ## I am very interested in how the pills work. How will I notice that the cholesterol is not high? How do I perform the measurements? ## I experienced blurred vision while taking this. It turns out that this is one of the more common v...

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02 on one side a on the other

peach or light tan color with a #02 on one side and a A on the other supposed to be a simvastin ## That is correct, this tablet is distributed by NorthStar RX and they list it as containing 20mgs of Simvastatin, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. NDC code: 16714-0683 The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Inactive ingredients may include: ascorbic acid lactose monohydrate microcrystalline cellulose corn starch hydroxypropyl cellulose hypromellose 2910 (6 mPa.s) titanium dioxide magnesium silicate citric acid monohydrate isopropyl alcohol magnesium stearate butylated hydroxyanisole ferric oxide red ferric oxide yellow Is there anything else I can help with?

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pink football shaped pill, c02 one side, 77 one the other

pink football shaped, one side C02, other side 77 ## Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." It reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Simvastatin is used to lower... ## Hello, As Kirk stated above the pill you described is a simvastatin tablet 10mg. The National Inistitute of Health reports that this medication is commonly used to assist in treating atherosclerotic vascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia. Below I will provide some additional information regarding this medication. (NDC: 68180-478) Active Ingredients: Simvastatin 10mg Inactive Ingredients: - Ascorbic Aci...

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itchy skin

I've been taking simvastatin for about 4 months and have had a really bad itchy skin reaction, but nothing is relieving it. I do not see this posted as a side effect. Not using grapefruit juice, what else might it be interacting with to cause this great discomfort? ## I've been on simvastatin for over a year. Several months I contracted an itch. My PCP doesn't think it is the medicine, but I do. I feel like bugs are crawling under my skin. I have stopped taking it for a few days and the itch has subsided. I'm going to stay of the pills for a week then try them again and see if the itch comes back. If so, I'm telling my doctor he has to prescribe something else. BTW, I don't drink grapefruit juice. ## Many people just have problems and suffer these types of side e...

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Simlo 40 drug information

what are the side effects of using simlo 40 ## it is a long pink pill with 40 on it. ## Simlo contains the active ingredient Simvastatin, it is used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, joint/muscle aches and abdominal pain. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## What is Simlo-40 used for and what time of the day should it be taken? In the mornings, at bedtime, before or after meals?

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Accidental Double Dose Of Lisinopril/HCTZ And Simvastatin

I accidentally took a second dose of both my lisinopril/hctz 10-12.5mg and my simvastatin 40mg, only 12 hours after my normal doses instead of a full 24 hours apart. How concerned should I be, and is there anything I should do? ## Hello, Jenn! How are you? Did you experience any adverse effects? Generally taking a double dose just once isn't a major issue, unless you are allergic to, or sensitive to a given medication. The FDA lists the possible side effects of taking an extra dose as possibly including nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness, increased urination, and hypotension.

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simvastatin 20mg different shape and colour

I have been taking simvastin 20mg for over a year now and it has always been an eliptical tablet with the number 20 impressed.I have just received my latest prescibed tabs and they are small round tabs wit CT impessed. They both say Simvastatin 20mg film coated tabs... are they the same? There is such a drastic change in size and shape. ## I was geting small round tablets since one year. Just now I got almost eliptical shape 20mg tablet. I am little confused with shape change. ## Hi could you tell me if there is any difference in Simvastatin by the colours, as my mum say's when she has the white one's she get's muscle pains in her legs....but when she takes the orange one's she is ok. Thanks Steve ## I have 20mg simvastatin pill from two different mfrs. One pill is oval ...

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Stopping Simvastatin. Are the side effects worth it???

I am on Simvastatin 20 and continually worry about side effects to liver and other organs. I am getting severe leg pains and feel tired all the time with no energy along with a few other things that I am not sure about. I have only been on them for 3 months. Had a chol level of 6.4. I am 63 years old. Other meds I take are Oroxine for thyroid and Coversyl for High BP. I have been halving the tablets some times and other times not taking them at all. My heart has been checked and is fine. This medication REALLY worries me. My hubby has also just been put onthem.Any ideas or suggestions would help. Has anyone heard of Arginine supplement instead of taking chol medication ???????? ## Hi Shannon, According to WebMD, arginine is good for lowering cholesterol. However, there currently is no d...

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Cutting 40mg tabs in half to make 20 mg dose

My husband was taking generic 40mg Simvastatin made by Accord Healthca. They are oval brick red with S 6 on side 1. Can we cut them in half to get 20mg dose. His Dr wrote a new prescription for 20mg and I hate to waste a half full bottle of the 40mg . ## This can safely be done with any medication that isn't time released, as long as there aren't specific instructions on the label that tell you not to do so. Prescribing a new dosage is just a definite way to make sure the person is getting the correct dose, because when you cut a pill in half, there can be some irregularities, but they are usually miniscule. You may want to try cutting one or two and see how it works. Some pills tend to very crumbly, so cutting results in their falling apart and can make it harder to get the cor...

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WHAT IS THIS PILL ## I am not 100% sure, but I believe your pill is Simvastatin. I was not able to locate any pictures, I did however find that RDY is Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (Which makes your pill). You can notify them personally if you feel concerned at (888) 375-3784. If that does not work, I would go to you nearest pharmacy and ask the pharmacist what the pill might be, they have tons of archives on pills. Please post back with any more information about your pill, so I can try to help to in finding the right pill. ## RDY 272 is an over-the -counter medication. Equivalent to aleve at 220 mg per a representative from Dr. Reddy's company. ## Circle white pill 54 662 what is this I was sweeping my kitchen and found it can anybody please tell me what this is ## It has a B/294 b...

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all about simvastatin

What diseases/illness can zimvast cure? My mother had a stroke in 2008. Now we are bringing her to the doctor for a check up and the result of her x-ray says that her heart is enlarged. The ultrasound result tells us that her lungs and heart have fats... ## This medication is used to help lower cholesterol levels to help prevent heart attacks and stroke. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is she on any other medications?

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ll c03 peach oval pill

What is the pill used for? I found it in my drawer but can't remember what I took it for. ## Hello, Mark! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 20mgs of Simvastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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bright pink oblong pill

S1 on one side nothing on the other and its not peach its bright pink ## What is the bright pink small oblong pill with s1 on one side and nothing on the other ? ## The closest match I'm finding is a pink oval/oblong pill with S4 on one side and nothing on the other. It's reportedly identified as Simvastatin 10mgs, used for treating high cholesterol. I realize that your tablet has a 1 and not a 4, but depending on our luck they may be manufactured by the same company (Accord Healthcare). I would just encourage you to contact them directly to see if they make anything else with your imprint, at: [email protected], for 'general inquires'. Hope this helps! ## I'm pretty sure the bright pink pill with S1 on one side and blank on the other is an over the counter ...

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melfen 400mg/ kapake 500mg/Versatis 5

Have been prescribed all three of the above (Melfen 400mg/Kapake 500mg tabs and Versatis five per cent patches for lumber back pain. Already on Eltroxine, Simvastatin, Nuprin and Vimovo. Are these ok together plus I still have severe pain!!

Can nerves also be damaged from Simvastatin?

For about three years there was a "hell" for me to walk because of the side effects from Simvastatin. Got from my doctor in 2008 prescription on Simvastatin, one 10 mg pill / day. My cholesterol at the time measured over 4. After about half a year, the dose was increased to 20 mg since my cholesterol level only increased. At the same time my feet started to hurt but neither the doctor or myself realized that this was Simvastatin connected. At the same time I also got problem with a"spur" under one heal. (How I got rid of the "spur" without surgery, is another story) From the first Simvastatin pill I swallowed, the lips tickled for a minute or two, then it stopped. Now I marvel why did I not respond to this clear signal at the time, but I did not. I had not the ha...

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