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Simvastatin and Pregnancy

Hi,
I am currently trying to get pregnant and was on simvastatin. I was told to stop taking it by my old doctor. I am currently seeing a new doctor and they want me to start on simvastatin again. Is it safe to take if I might be pregnant?? Thanks!
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Simvastatin is a pregnancy category X which carries a risk to the unborn fetus. Ask your doctor to explain his decision, there may be some new research I am not aware of.

See the link below.

http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html
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