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Does missing simvistatin for 3 days which I take daily cause any problem ?

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i have been taking propranolol 10mg, micardis 80/12.5mg, clopidogrel 75mg, and simvistatin low dosage - i forget. i am on a business trip to find out i forgot the simvistatin i have the others though. i won't be able to take the statin for 3 days until i get home.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware 46 minutes later
Thanks for your query.
The medicines you are taking are for high blood pressure and probably high cholesterol as understood from your history.
As of now since your blood pressure is controlled you should continue the medications as your doctor has advised.
Now your main concern is missing of your regular dose of Simvastatin.
I would suggest you to try to see if it is available at any medical store (drug store)close by to where you are at present as abrupt withdrawal should be avoided.
Due to unavailability if you miss dose for the next three days and you are on low does so hopefully it should not cause any major ill effect(if all the other medicines are taken as per schedule).
Once you reach home you should consult your doctor and restart the medicine as early as possible.
Hope this answer is helpful to you.
Please accept this answer if you have no further queries.
Take care.
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