First we will review some of the cholesterol drug Zocor side effects. Perhaps the most important one you need to know about is kidney failure. Then, an almost free solution to reduce cholesterol that is backed by science.
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Just a Thought: People constantly ask us, if the Water Cures is so good, how come doctors don't know about it? Here is another question. If these drugs were so good, how come there are law suits for the drug companies failing to disclose the lethal side effects? Why in the world would a company put profits ahead of a human life?
The FDA has given several warnings and updates in regard to Zocor’s safety. The side effects were so serious, the FDA required Merck to change Zocor’s safety labels.
While most take 40 milligrams per day, it has been found that those taking the maximum legal dosage (80 milligrams per day) were more likely to have an adverse reactions to the drug.
The FDA Zocor warnings started in March 2010, warning against the maximum dosage of 80 milligrams per day.
Additionally, you should know that taking Zocor while taking other blood pressure medications increases the chances of dangerous health risks.
In 2011 the FDA warned MD's to never prescribe the maximum Zocor dosage to new patients. Merck was also required to change Zocor’s label. The label change was to add the new side effects and make the safe dosage clear.
Below you will find a list of the various Zocor side effects.Common Problems
You may experience dizziness
irregular heart beat
pain in the bladder
blood in the urine
dark colored urine
frequent need to urinate
painful, difficult or burning urination
lower back or side pain
difficulty moving your body
swollen joints, generalized swelling
muscle spasms, stiffness or cramps
aches and pains throughout the body
unusual tiredness or generalized weakness
muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
vision disturbances / blurry vision
cough not due to colds
fruity breath odor
increase in thirst
runny nose and sneezing
difficulty with swallowing
increased hunger or loss of appetite
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, they may radiate to the back
peeling, or loosening of the skin
burning sensation in the skin, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or feeling of tingling.
While some simvastatin (Zocor)side effects may not require medical attention, the question is, what if there was a better way? What if there was a safer way? Health care professionals may be able to help you prevent or reduce the above side effects if they are motivated by your best interest and not profits or a system that buys and pays for scientific results (and then forgets to warn us about the adverse ones). We live in a system that corrects discrepancies by allowing the legal system to create class action law suits. Thus we now have class action law suits against the potentially lethal side effects of this drug.The Scientific Info For Professionals
Elevations in creatine kinase, dermatomyositis, arthralgia, rhabdomyolysis, tendon rupture, dermatomyositis. myopathy, myalgia.
Simvastatin, if used with gemfibrozil, nicotinic acid, cyclosporin, or erythromycin, may result in an increase in the risk and severity of the musculoskeletal side effects.Liver Problems
Elevations in liver function tests up to 3 times normal values are reported in up to 1.5% of people using simvastatin (Zocor). Liver tests should be monitored. Also may result....Hepatitis (including chronic active hepatitis), cirrhosis, fatty changes in the liver, jaundice, hepatic failure, fulminant hepatic necrosis.Blood Problems
Hemolytic anemia,, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)Nervous System Problems
Headache, Cognitive impairment,, tremor, vertigo, memory loss, cranial nerve dysfunction, paraesthesias, peripheral nerve palsy, peripheral neuropathy,Kidney Problems
Acute renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis, Myoglobinuria.Heart Problems
Hypospermia, gynecomastia, thyroid function abnormalities.Immune System Problems
One instance of lupus-like syndrome which has been reported with other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, positive ANA, ESR increase, polymyalgia rheumatica, and vasculitis.Eye Problems
Cataract progression, ophthalmoplegia.Psych Problems
Depression, suicidal thoughts, delusions, paranoia, agitation, decreased libido, anxiety, insomnia, nightmares.Sex Organs
ED or Erectile dysfunction, impotence, testicular pain.Cancer Risks
Tumor growth, liver, thyroid, lung adenomas, carcinomas.
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This was an open, randomized cross-over designed to see if dehydration during fasting increases lipid concentrations. Fifteen healthy subjects participated, 1 of whom dropped out. The subjects fasted once with no fluid replacement and once with salt and water supplementation. Following both fasts, blood was drawn for lipid assessments. Compared to fasting with fluid and salt replacement, fasting without fluids was associated with higher (mean, 95% confidence interval) total serum cholesterol (8.1%, 4.3-11.9%), HDL cholesterol (7.5%, 1.8-13.1%), LDL cholesterol (10.5%, 2.2-18.8%), apolipoprotein A-1 (8.9%, 5.0-12.8%), and apolipoprotein B (10.5%, 5.2-15.8%). The change in serum triglycerides was not statistically significant.
Those who fasted with less fluids had considerably higher lipid levels and, therefore, variation in hydration of patients could contribute to the variation in lipid levels of patients. All patients should be well hydrated before assessment of lipid levels.
Recommendations: 1) fast no longer than 12 hours and 2) during fasting, avoid unnecessary physical activity, avoid hot dry environments, have a liberal intake of water, and avoid diuretic substances such as caffeine.
And we would add, make sure and take some electrolytes like unprocessed salt dissolved in the mouth just before drinking the water so it can better get into your body.
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