House call with Dr. Andy: Questions surround statin study on those with normal cholesterol
A report earlier this month in the New England Journal of Medicine reignited the debate over the benefits and risks of statin medications for cholesterol, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor and others.
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#1 Dec 18, 2008
I took simvastatin for 5 weeks. It made me sick. I have had rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, and lung pain that I attribute to simvastatin. There has been no other explanation after CT scan of the lungs. BP was under control until I started this medicine.
#2 Jan 12, 2009
My doctor has switched me from Lipitor to Sinvastatin because of a cost issue I was concerned about.(My health coverage has recently changed) The bottle says to take the pill at night before bedtime. For years I have taken my Lipitor first thing in the morning which I am used to. Do I really need to take the Sinvastatin at night before bedtime? I keep forgetting to take it.
#3 Jan 12, 2009
I am new to taking Sinvastatin and I read that there may be a problem if my vitamins contain niacin and they do. Niacin 20 mg, should I take them or not. My doctor knows I am taking vitamins but didn't say any thing about the extra niacin. I read about possible problems on line.
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