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How long does it take to get statins out of your system after

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How long does it take to get statins out of your system after being on them 4 years?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 4 years ago.
the half life of statins is 1.9 hrs . so the medicine is out of system by 8 hrs. The side effects of medicines like elevated liver enzymes , muscle weakness or joint pain can last for 2-3 months.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I thank you. After two months of being off simvostatin, I thought my legs would be normal now. My doctor said two months, which is today and I thought it would be a miracle when I got out of bed this am. Thank you. If you find out anything else please e-mail. I'm willing to pay to get back to normal DR.Salar
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 4 years ago.
YOU SHOULD TAKE CO-ENZYME Q 10 . IT HELPS WITH BODYT ACHES/ PAIN FROM STATINS.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. XXXXX need a prescription or is it over the counter? I hope I will eventually be able to travel now that I've been retired from teaching and took a cruise to Alaska right after retirement. I had the small stroke 3 months later and my legs have never been the same since the statin. I guess they bother a lot of people. But I never knew they could make a person's legs feel so bad. I have really researched them online in the past 2 months. I am almost an expert too. But I guess first grade was my area of expertise. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 4 years ago.
YOU CAN GET IT OVER THE COUNTER AND FROM MOST VITAMIN SHOPS LIKE gnc OR VITAMIN WORLD. I HOPE YOU DO WELL.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Dear Dr. Salar,

I hate to bother you again, but no one seems to answer my question about dry mouth. NOTHING I eat has any taste. What could be causing that. My brother who has organ-hardening scleraderma and can't even walk up to his bedroom, has no sense of taste either. I would be glad to pay again to get an answer. Thank you.

 

Barbara Kopac in Stratford, CT

Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 4 years ago.
hi again
there can be several causes for dry mouth including sinus congestion/ allergies, acid reflux, mucositis or nerve damage and connective tissue diseases like keratoconjuctivitis. you should use mouth was daily. start taking prilosec otc with cimetidine /ranitidine. use soft diet. use normal saline to keep nostrils open and take zyrtec/claritin. using a chewing gum should help keep the mouth moist. if problem persist see your doctor for test.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I do all the above except prilosec. Is that a prescription? Thanks so much. Have a nice weekend. It's absolutely beautiful here.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you so much for answering so quickly. I do take claritin for my allergies (I am going to try zyrtec next. The mold and pollen are very bad here this year. I do use a mouth wash. I can't chew gum, but I suck on peppermint candy. Is prilosec otc a prescription?
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 4 years ago.
PRILOSEC IS OVER THE COUNTER . YOU CAN GET IT FROM WALMART ,CVS OR WALGREENS.

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