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I have 2 kind of medicine for cholesterol I was wondering if it was the same thing. There name are ATORVASTATIN and LOVASTATIN.?

I have 2 kind of medicine for cholesterol I was wondering if it was the same thing. There name are ATORVASTATIN and LOVASTATIN.?

Similar but not: The same. They are both statins which help to lower your bad cholesterol. Trade names for atorvastain is Lipitor, (atorvastatin) for lovastatin is Mevacor. Both are available in generic versions. ...Read more

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

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 was wondering are atovastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) mevacor, and lovasatin the same?

I was wondering are atovastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) mevacor, and lovasatin the same?

Statins: Those drugs are all members of the statin family of drugs. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lovastatin are the exact same drug and Lipitor and Atorvastatin are different names for the same drug. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lipitor are trade names, the names with statin are chemical names. The four names you list are actually two different drugs Lovastatin and atorvastatin. ...Read more

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What is the color of atorvastatin?

What is the color of atorvastatin?

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

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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 and zocor (simvastatin). ...Read more

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What is Mevacor (lovastatin)?

What is Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor is lovastatin which is the first of the statin drugs. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lovastatin?

Please describe the medication: lovastatin?

A statin: It is a member of the cholesterol lowering class called statins also known as hmg coenzyme reductase inhibitors. They inhibit an enzyme needed in the production of cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) good for heart?

Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) good for heart?

Yes: If you have elevated cholesterol that needs to be treated, then Lipitor (atorvastatin) is an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduce blood pressure?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduce blood pressure?

No: It is not listed as a side effect of the medication. See the medication's website for more information: http://www. Lipitor. Com/aboutlipitor/sideeffects. Aspx? Source=google;hbx_pk=s_lipitor+side+effects;o=23127370|166376222|0;skwid=43700003061640526. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): Yes, Mevacor (lovastatin) requires a prescription.

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Does atorvastatin has an adverse effect on erection?

Does atorvastatin has an adverse effect on erection?

No, but: If you're taking a statin, it may be because you have high cholesterol or diabetes. And these unhealthy conditions can cause vascular disease, which in turn can cause erectile dysfunction. I hope this makes sense... ...Read more

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How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

STATINS: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the newer statins and requires a lower dosage to block coenzyme a, because it is lipophilic. It is more expensive than lovastain, but has less side effects. To minimize side effects, patients on statins need to take Coenzyme Q10 or UBIQUINOL (the active version of COQ10. (REJUVENATION-SCIENCE. COM) ...Read more

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I have fatty liver. Should I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg?

I have fatty liver. Should I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg?

Depends: It is possible to have a fatty liver that functions normally. Check with your doctor. If your liver function blood tests are normal, it should be ok. Your doctor will order repeat liver tests after you have been on the medication for 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Can statins cause chest pain? Lipitor (atorvastatin) etc. Thankyou

Can statins cause chest pain? Lipitor (atorvastatin) etc. Thankyou

Highly Unlikely: Statins, while off-target, usually reduce low density lipoprotein concentrations, the primary driver of atherosclerosis, thus act to slow progression of arterial disease, body wide, with all the associated problems, including angina. The larger/more-common problems are that lipoproteins are not measured, people are not told the correct issues ; treatment is commonly cautious ; not that effective. ...Read more

Dr. Joann Lindenfeld
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Lovastatin (Definition)

It is a member of the cholesterol lowering class called statins also known as hmg coenzyme reductase inhibitors. They inhibit an enzyme needed in ...Read more


Lipitor (Definition)

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