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Planning to take fish oil supplements along with thiazide and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medication. Also taking multi vitamin gummies. Is this okay?
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
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 and zocor (simvastatin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Not all manufacturers make generic drugs the same -- different additives, colorants, etc may be present. Check with the manufacturer. ...Read more
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
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had recent labs of sgot 42 and sgpt of 79.he takes lipitor (atorvastatin) 80 every night should we be taking another medication or what can we do to lower?
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.
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. ?
Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin
What is the best drugs for the hyper cholestrolemia ? Do the deiet have an effect ? Iam taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) and ezeritol together, anuany thing better?
I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and, since starting, have developed a cough. Could there be a connection? If so, is there a long-term, non-drug solution.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
The only abnormality in my lipid panel is LDL 128. Is it time to stop my Lipitor (atorvastatin) statin drug. Now ?
Depends : It depends on what your LDL was to start and if you have any co-existing vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, family history or smoking history. There are some numbers that are absolutely too high and meds are needed but many people fall into a grey zone and all variable need to be considered. Diet and exercise should be the first line of intervention for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Side-effects similar: But some people react differently to each statin was your switch for Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 to Crestor 40, or 20mg. Or were you at the highest dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (80mg)? If so, only cestror 40 is more potent. Lipitor (atorvastatin) has gone generic and may have a price advantage. Discusss with your prescribing doctor. A CPK is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i fast, 1 yr post coronary angioplasty on drugs - clopido-m & e, aspirin - noon, prolomet- morn, atorvastatin - e, what will be changes in dosage?
Depends on maker: Different manufacturers may use different colors. While often white, some formulations may be yellow, beige or even blue. The Amlodipine-Atorvastatin combination also comes in blue. Some generic forms come in pink. Be sure to check with your doctor and/or pharmacist that you are taking the proper pill. ...Read more
Atorvastatin: Starts working promptly but to effect a significant decrement in lipids we usually wait a month to six weeks to recheck the lipids for equilibrium level. We often check the liver function earlier to be sure nothing untoward is happening in that area. ...Read more
Cholesterol meds : The dosage of your cholesterol medication is based on your cholesterol levels. If you cut back on the dose the cholesterol will go up. Talk to your doctor if you are having problems with the medication or cost. ...Read more
Lipitor (atorvastatin): The activity starts within hours of ingestion but the maximal lowering of lipids takes weeks to equilibrate. ...Read more
Atorvastatin: is an oral tablet preparation, no parenteral forms that I am aware of ...Read more
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