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can i take statins

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Cambogia: There is no good evidence for effectiveness of cambogia. You need your statin and thyroid presumably. Why would you want to take something no one know ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Its not known: The occurance of rhabdo seems lower than we first thought and aches/pains were called rhabdo when it isn't. BUT, the rhabdo is a combination of the d ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Henson
32 years experience Cardiology
No: That is a pretty serious reaction. I would try different therapy for your lipids.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
You can try others: Sometimes, there is a specific statin amongst the group that won't cause this. Also can try coq10 which may negate side effect of a statin.
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Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Statins: The side effects are common with all statins. Similar to penicillin, if you react to one statins you will probably react to all. Most cholesterol iss ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
14 years experience Cardiology
Diet and exercise: There are several non-statin medications that can improve cholesterol numbers, but the majority of evidence suggests that statins are the only agents ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Evening: The best time is when you remember to take it.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on how much: You can control your LDL cholesterol with diet and exercise. Oftentimes, LDL chol level is genetically determined and not affected by life style chan ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: Check with your doctor. A healthy 29 year old without significant risk factors and a normal cholesterol level does not need a statin. If you have un ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
17 years experience Endocrinology
2-4 weeks: If you have stopped your statin, i would wait 6 weeks amd get your cholesterol checked.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
No...but: Statins are designed to be taken daily. There are however instances where periodic dosing is used to reduced side effects in individuals who did not ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Statin: Often the results with statins are a little better if they are taken in the evening or night. It is not an absolute necessity however.

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