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Using coenzyme Q10 supplements to manage or prevent statin-induced muscle symptoms

18 February 2022People often buy coenzyme Q10 supplements to help with statin-induced muscle symptoms. However, there is insufficient evidence to recommend its use.

Using miconazole oral gel to treat oral thrush in adults taking a statin

30 November 2021Treatment of oral thrush (candidiasis) with miconazole is complicated by concurrent HMG-CoA reductase (statin) use because of potential for drug interactions.

Statin formulations suggested for adults with swallowing difficulties

1 July 2021A range of statins are suitable for adults with swallowing difficulties.

Is there an interaction between erythromycin and statins?

2 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the evidence for an interaction between erythromycin and statins. Summary: Erythromycin raises the plasma levels of statins which are metabolised…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hyperlipidaemias

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is no evidence for the…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

ZocorMerck Sharp & Dohme Ltd

Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Zocor
Tablets f/c 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from light and moisture.
9 November 2015

Lactation Safety Information

No
Bile acid sequestrants (if appropriate)
No published evidence of safety
Possible impact on neonatal development
Serious adverse effects reported in adults
18 March 2017