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Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin ?

Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin
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Depends: They are all effective. It really depends on how much lipid lowering you need. Rosuvastatin is the most potent. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


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I had total left nephectomy 13 yrs ago. Now im on amlodipine ant atorvastatin. Can i still donate blood?

I had total left nephectomy 13 yrs ago. Now im on amlodipine ant atorvastatin. Can i still donate blood?

Probably: Unless there's something else you're not making clear in your past medical history you should be able to donate blood. When you approach a donation station they will give you a questionnaire and let you know if you are eligible or not, but you should be able to donate. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in me staying on Norvasc and refusing to switch to caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is there any harm in me staying on Norvasc and refusing to switch to caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Switching medication: There is no harm on staying on Norvasc if you only has hypertension (elevated BP). But if you also have elevated cholesterol you should switch to Caduet or take Lipitor (atorvastatin) with norvasc. You should not switch Norvasc to Lipitor (atorvastatin) because they are two different medication for two different indication. ...Read more

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Good morning I am 61 year of age and I am taken metformin lovastatin Lipitor (atorvastatin) and norvasc could I take cq 10?

Yes: CoQ10 is certainly safe to take with those medications, and some would advocate using it with the Lipitor, (atorvastatin) although the data is mixed. Overall data on the benefits of taking CoQ10 is mixed as well, mostly coming down on the "not useful" side though in certain specific circumstances I feel it can be beneficial. Keep in mind it can be expensive. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I am on norvasc 5 mg and nebilet 2.5mg but still my bp not under control also I have aspirin 100 mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg daily but my triglycerides bad?

I am on norvasc 5 mg and nebilet 2.5mg but still my bp not under control also I have aspirin 100 mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg daily but my triglycerides bad?

BP determined: Heart: Output vs. total peripheral resistance (i.e. average diameter of the arterioles=the end arteries just prior to the capillaries, body wide). Nothing magic about BP meds. Norvasc (amlodipine) tends to relax arterioles, nebilet?heart rate & output. Yet primary control is in brain & can easily overpower meds. Eating carbs/sugar converted by liver is the?ed triglycerides, Study http://goo.gl/uDGIwD & my answers. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: atorvastatin?

Please describe the medication: atorvastatin?

Lowers cholesterol: Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) and zocor (simvastatin). ...Read more

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On Lipitor (atorvastatin) 13 years. Just started to have tingling and shaking. Could it be Lipitor (atorvastatin) or vasalvagal and does it go away permanently? Medications?

On Lipitor (atorvastatin) 13 years. Just started to have tingling and shaking. Could it be Lipitor (atorvastatin) or vasalvagal and does it go away permanently? Medications?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) & neuropathy: While it is possible for a statin drug like Lipitor (atorvastatin) to cause peripheral neuropathy resulting in symptoms such as tingling and shaking, there are many other possible causes. You should be evaluated by a physician to see what would be the most likely cause in your case. You may want to try coenzyme q10 in the meantime as a statin reduces its levels causing various side effects. ...Read more

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Is Lipitor and atorvastatin the exact same medication (including the secondary ingridients)?

Is Lipitor and atorvastatin the exact same medication (including the secondary ingridients)?

It depends: Not all manufacturers make generic drugs the same -- different additives, colorants, etc may be present. Check with the manufacturer. ...Read more

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I was just put on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg i have heard bad things about women being put on this medication should i be concerned. No other health issues.

I was just put on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg i have heard bad things about women being put on this medication should i be concerned. No other health issues.

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) aims to reduce total and LDL cholesterol blood levels. Side effects are not common b these include muscle weakness, liver inflammation, and even muscle or liver "cell deaths". Data show that statins reduce our body's production of Coenzyme Q 10; depletion of this essential co-vitamin is largely responsible for side effects. Supplementing with CoQ10 is wise. Females are not "more prone." ...Read more

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My doctor told me it was time for me to leave my lipitor, (atorvastatin) is it safe to just stop taking it? Or should I do it gradually somehow? See my medication

Yes: Lipitor (atorvastatin) can help people but also can harm others. There is no reason to take it unless you need it. There is no reason to worry about coming off of it if your doctor recommended to do so. ...Read more

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I was. Told that I have high cholesteral of 225 I have to take lipitor (atorvastatin) I've had problem with medication in the past liver damage so I'm concern?

I was. Told that I have high cholesteral of 225 I have to take lipitor (atorvastatin) I've had problem with medication in the past liver damage so I'm concern?

Elevated : Cholesterol levels. Discuss with your provider your concerns. If absolutely indicated frequent monitoring of liver enzymes will be indicated ...Read more

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Can I take Viagra if I Went thru an angiogram with stent placement before 3 years And I'm on medication: Aspirin, Concor 5 and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20.

Can I take Viagra if I Went thru an angiogram with stent placement before 3 years And I'm on medication: Aspirin, Concor 5 and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20.

Ask cardiologist : Many cardiac patients can take Viagra (sildenafil) as long as off any nitrates or isordil. Need to get approval from your Cardiologist ...Read more

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I have a CK level of 359. I previously had open-heart surgery two years ago. I am currently taking lipitor (atorvastatin) along with various other medications.?

Not to worry: 359 in most labs is an insignificant elevation. It's possibly related to Lipitor (atorvastatin) use (not a reason to stop it), but just simple muscular exercise can cause it too. Unless you're having crescendo angina, it's not related to your heart. ...Read more

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently. ...Read more

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Which drugs are advised when atorvastatin is contraindicated?

Why contraindicated?: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the reason that the atorvastatin was contraindicated. There are "relative" contraindications in medicine, and "absolute" contraindications. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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What is lipitor (atorvastatin)? Is it a diet drug?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol lowering medication that you should take regularly if your doctor prescribed it. ...Read more

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Is frequent ruination part of the side effects of taking Norvasc, (amlodipine) the medication for BP? Please help!

Is frequent ruination part of the side effects of taking Norvasc, (amlodipine) the medication for BP? Please help!

It shouldn't: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a commonly prescribed and in general well tolerated BP medication. It can cause some peripheral edema but has no diuretic effect so it should not cause frequent urination. ...Read more

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Can these medication cause swelling feet : amlodipine 5 mg, hydrochlorot 12.5 mg. I have swelling feet since a month.

Can these medication cause swelling feet : amlodipine 5 mg, hydrochlorot 12.5 mg. I have swelling feet since a month.

Yes . . but . . .: The most common side effect of Amlodipine is swelling in feet/legs. Not Hydrochlorothiazide--this is a diuretic (water pill) that also helps to lower blood pressure. HOWEVER, if your swelling were related to your Amlodipine, the swelling would be persistent/daily--not once a month. Swelling can also be weight-related, activity-related, weather-related, salt-intake related. . . ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to get rid of the statin drug after stopping Lipitor (atorvastatin) that was taken for 10 years?

1 (up to 2) weeks: Statins clear the blood rapidly once daily dosing has stopped. While everyone's metabolism is unique, you should expect the medication will be out of the blood within 2 weeks (usually by 1 week). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Please describe the medication: lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Blood pressure: Lotrel is a combination pill used to control high blood pressure. The two components are amlodipine and benazepril. Amlodipine is sold separately as norvasc; it has a calcium channel blocker mechanism of action. Benazepril is sold separately as lotensin; it has an ace inhibitor mechanism of action. ...Read more

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Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Med side effects: Atorvastatin is a statin. Side-effects include muscular aches, inflammation, lft elevation. Dangerous toxicity such as outright rhabdomyolosis is rare (less than 0.05%), but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


Amlodipine And Atorvastatin (Definition)

Amlodipine and atorvastatin is a combination blood pressure ...Read more