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Q: I am discontinuing Simvastatin. What is the best way to wean off?

My husband has been taking Simvastatin for a couple of years.  He has lost his short term memory and was told that this medication is responsible.  How does he get off of them safely?

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2/ 5/10 11:33am

Hi DiDoo,

 

I recommend you contact his physician to discuss discontinuing the medication and the best approach for your husband to wean off.  You'll also want his physicina to monitor his condition to determine if a medication other than a statin will be needed.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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