13 Apr 2010
Depends on which cholesterol (LDL or triglycerides) is high for you ... that'll indicate if another class of medicine would work to lower that particular cholesterol. If LDL cholesterol is high then statins are the most effective in lowering that ... and if constipation is the only side effect you are experiencing I would encourage you to keep on taking simvastatin ... even if it means that you need to take something to relieve the constipation.
- Simvastatin Information for Consumers
- Simvastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Simvastatin (detailed)
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1 answer • 21 Mar 2010
... you stop using the drug, and does it cause permanent harm?
1 answer • 11 Jul 2010
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I have high cholesterol. I am sensitive to Crestor and Vytorin. I take Simvastatin 20mg. I take Lisinopril 20mg i x day plus Amlodipine 5mg. X 2 ...
1 answer • 27 Sep 2013
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