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Simvastatin (Zocor) is an inexpensive drug used to lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Simvastatin may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with risk factors for heart disease. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic simvastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of simvastatin is around $5.26, 90% off the average retail price of $58.03. Compare statins.
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Why Can’t I Have Grapefruit with My Statin?

Roni Shye - June 26, 2018

Has your doctor ever warned you about taking statins with grapefruits? It may seem like a strange association, but certain statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin) that are used to lower cholesterol levels can interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice and cause harmful side effects. 

How do statins interact with grapefruit?

Statins are broken down in the liver by a select group of enzymes that also interact with chemicals in grapefruits. See More

Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 20, 2018

While it’s normal to lose a bit of hair every day, if you are experiencing excessive hair loss or balding, the medications you are taking could be to blame.

Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss:

1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin

Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. See More

7 Medications that Cause Nightmares and Disturbing Dreams

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 05, 2018

Antidepressants, blood pressure drugs, and allergy medicines are some of the many popular medications that can affect your dreams, and not always in a good way.

Medications that influence the neurotransmitters in our brain — those same chemicals that affect our mood and alertness — often come with the reported side effect of causing disturbing dreams and nightmares. While nightmares occur in only 1–5% of folks using these medications, here is the list of the most common offenders. See More

12 Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 04, 2017

Of the non-genetic causes of birth defects, medications are a well-known offender. Early in the first trimester, many women don’t yet know that they are pregnant. This is a high-risk time to be taking certain medications as this is the major period of organogenesis or development of the organs.

While the science is very limited (pregnant women are generally not included in medication safety studies) there are a handful of medications that are considered category X drugs, or drugs that should not be taken in women who are or may become pregnant. See More

Doctors Answer: What One Pill Should You Be Taking?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 24, 2017

Doctors are often asked what ONE pill or supplement they would recommend, or take themselves. The answer to this, I have learned, depends on perspective—based on which specialty the physician practices. So, after 20 years of being surrounded doctors in many fields at an academic medical center, here is the one pill you should be taking, by specialty.

Cardiologist

Aspirin, but not for everyone. Studies of aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease suggest about a 22% reduction in risk for non-fatal heart attack. See More

These Medications Could Harm Your Lungs

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 10, 2017

The lungs are often subject to harmful side effects from medications because of their large contact surface. While more than 300 medications are known to cause some sort of drug-induced lung disease, some are bigger players than others.

What happens? The most common form of lung injury from medications is drug-induced interstitial lung disease. In the United States, approximately 3% of cases of interstitial (the tissue and space around the air sacs) lung disease are drug induced. See More

Is High Cholesterol Actually Bad for You?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 29, 2016

High cholesterol may be much ado about nothing, especially in older folks. A recent meta-analysis published in BMJ Open raises a strong argument that lowering LDL cholesterol in older people doesn’t help at all.

Where does this leave us? Are we over-treating millions of folks with cholesterol lowering drugs, “statins” like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin)? Let’s take a look. See More

Generic Crestor Coming Soon

Elizabeth Davis - April 25, 2016

Good news if you’re one of the millions of Americans that takes Crestor, a popular cholesterol medication.

The generic version of Crestor, rosuvastatin, is expected to hit pharmacies May 2, and you’ll soon be able to save hundreds of dollars a year.

How much does Crestor cost?

Many insurance and Medicare plans either do not cover Crestor or require a high co-pay. If the drug is not covered, you’ll pay around $300 a month. See More

New Kmart Pharmacy Savings Plus Program Launches (And We’ve Got Details!)

Elizabeth Davis - January 20, 2016

Good news if you have a Kmart pharmacy near you—Kmart is introducing a new savings program for 2016.

The Kmart Pharmacy Savings Plus program will offer discounts on generic medications, along with savings on extras like pet meds, immunizations, and other extras that will change every few months.

How much can you save?

Kmart will be offering nearly 200 generic drugs at two pricing levels: $5 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply, or $10 for 30 days and $30 for 90 days. See More

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 01, 2015

The best treatment in diseases such as atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease, is prevention. Lifestyle changes like exercise, quitting smoking and changing your diet are an important place to start, but sometimes you just need more help.

Drugs like the statin medications work well to lower cholesterol but may come with some side effects. I am often asked by patients: what natural remedies really work to lower cholesterol?

There are some options out there, but before I show you some promising and well-studied plants that may help lower cholesterol, please remember a few things: these are unregulated and may carry issues of toxicity. See More

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