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Simvastatin

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is simvastatin and brand name is Zocor.
The active ingredient in this medication is ezetimibe and the inactive ingredients of Simvastatin include ascorbic acid, citric acid, and hydroxypropyl cellulose.
Simvastatin 20 mg generic for Zocor is manufactured by Aurobindo.
Mainly used in treating a number of conditions related to heart disease, including high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
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23 Aug 2012 Becoming addicted to sex. Seeking sex with escorts and in massage parlours
   —Posted by wambam
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22 Jun 2012 I am on Simvastatin for the last 3 years. Although my cholesterol has been kept within normal limits during this time, I do experience sideeffects more and more in particular: dizziness, blurred vision, lightheadiness, headaches, tension and irritability. I am concerned about this, as it affects my daily wellbeing, but at the same time I have to keep my cholesterol under control. I eat very healthy, avoid fats, processed food, cheese, and red meat as much as possible. I wonder if there is a better type of statin that my body can tolerated better. Your help is appreciated. Thank you
   —Posted by Cornelia
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23 May 2012 I recently had taken simvastatin for 2 1/2 months and finally figured out why I felt so awful, mostly at first blaming symptoms onto allergies, virus and exercise induced muscle aches. I had many symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, sudden abdominal pain, embarrassing gas, indigestion, sweating esp at nite, frequent nite urination , nausea, coughing, weakness, tired, some effects on memory and focusing on the task at hand, cough, joint pain and muscle aches. I went to a doctor thinking I had a sinus infection, only prescribed antibiotic drops for my ears for possible outer ear infection and said I had a virus. It has been 2 weeks since I saw that doctor and being a nurse for many years I'm sure I have been having symptoms of walking pnuemonia due to side effects of this med. I quit taking the simvastatin 1 1/2 weeks ago due to feeling so generally awful/ trying to drive home 34 miles one nite and wondering if I would make it home ok, wanting to just take something so I could lay down and go to sleep. I'm hoping that I will start feeling better soon and I continue to take natural and OTC meds the for congestion, etc. It seems to be helping some, although I often feel generally poor, very tired and not normally like I should. I will never take any statin or prescription med for my cholesterol as this has been a terrible experience. I have familial/genetic high cholesterol and will continue to use diet, exercise, supplements and will again persue searching for alternatives to help me. I want to feel my normal self again.
   —Posted by Jacque
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23 May 2012 I have sympathy for you and share some of the experiences. I had acute pain in my calf muscle and thought it was a deep vein thrombosis. It was impossible for me to walk and although on testing DVT was excluded as a cause, yet no explanation could be given regarding the severity of symptoms. Since then the pains have continued in my legs as well as muscle weakness and having no energy. I stopped the simvastatin, my doctor was not best pleased, but I am more concerned about the quality of my life. It is hard to prove that the symptoms were drug related, but I had no symptoms prior to commencing statins. I too am a registered nurse and as such I have no confidence in the drug.
   —Posted by Philly
03 Oct 2011 It works good it keeps my cholesterol down.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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29 Sep 2011 keeps me at about 119 total cholesterol although my good cholesterol is always about 5 pts below the normal range
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