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Doctor insights on: Adverse Effects Of Statins

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If the patient have the adverse effects with the statins and fenofibtes which anticholestirol drug would be advisable?

If the patient have the adverse effects with the statins and fenofibtes which anticholestirol drug would be advisable?

Not much: There is not much else to choose from but some side effects are not true side effects -- please discuss this with your doctor or get a second opinion. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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Lipitor (atorvastatin) and statins. Are there other statins, which is clinically proven not to cause adverse effects in liver? .

Lipitor (atorvastatin) and statins.  Are there other statins, which is clinically proven not to cause adverse effects in liver? .

All statins: Can have liver effects...Uncommon but this is why liver function tests are monitored with statin therapy. ...Read more

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Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins have any adverse effects?

Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins have any adverse effects?

More side effects : In addition to the other answer, muscle aches/breakdown and liver toxicity are rare side effects. Of note , many patients have taken statins for years without any problems. ...Read more

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Had Bad Muscle pains while on Statins can i take is Ubiquinol ( *Not Ubiquinone) good for these adverse effects? Any Interactions with Clopidogrel ?

Had Bad  Muscle pains while on Statins can i take is Ubiquinol
( *Not Ubiquinone)  good for these adverse effects? Any Interactions with Clopidogrel ?

Ubiquinol: is often used to counteract the side-effects of statins. Statins block COQ10 and Ubiquinol replaces them. You are correct in that after the age of 30 or so Ubiquinone form does not work well. I do not know about iteraction w/themed you are on. You need to ask the prescribing doctor about that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Adverse effects of interferon?

Adverse effects of interferon?

Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tiredness, fatigue and depression. In addition, low grade fever and muscle aches may occur. ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of dermabrasion?

What are the adverse effects of dermabrasion?

Permanent scarring: Dermabrasion can lead to permanent scarring of the skin if it does not heal well, gets infected or is taken too deep into the skin. The skin can also change color and become darker. ...Read more

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Can internal cleansers have any adverse effects?

Can internal cleansers have any adverse effects?

Cleansers: I am assuming you are speaking about colonic types of treatments whether in an enema or oral cleanse formulation. There can be a number of negative effects on the GI system. The main acute issue with rapid transit loss of electrolytes and changes in ph balance of blood. The most negative effect resulting from this is often neurologic, sometimes irreversible. Use caution. ...Read more

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After smoking 4 35yrs. Any adverse effects I should expect?

After smoking 4 35yrs. Any adverse effects I should expect?

Multiple: Emphysema, cough, shortness of breath, recurrent upper respiratory infections, hoarseness, throat and lung cancer, and coronary disease! heart attacks! peripheral vascular disease! amputations if diabetic etc. ...Read more

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What, if any, are the adverse effects of eating too many berries?

What, if any, are the adverse effects of eating too many berries?

What kind of berries: There may be peculiar side effects of each type of berry. In general side effects may include, allergic reactions, too much sugar intake that may upset a diet or diabetes control, diarrhea, and infections if berries are contaminated. ...Read more