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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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Can pregnant women use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Can pregnant women use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): FDA Pregnancy Category X (Should not be used during pregnancy) ...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

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Should I be taking coq10 supplements with my lipitor (atorvastatin)?

May help: Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) deplete your body's coenzyme q10, and taking coenzyme q10 supplements may help reduce side effects associated with taking statins such as muscle pain. It's not strongly evidence-based and not universally recommended, but theoretically makes sense. Coq10 also has other potential cardiovascular benefits. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing you lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read more

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My mom's having problems s taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

My mom's having problems s taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Question not clear: I'm not sure exactly what you are asking, but if it is whether or not there is a problem taking both Caduet and lipitor, it depends on the doses. Caduet has 2 medicines, including atorvastatin, which is the generic form of lipitor. So if the two medicines together contain too much lipitor, it might be a problem. She should check with her primary care provider. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of taking lovastatin for cholesterol?

Same as most statins: Lovastatin is a member of the statin family of cholesterol lowering agents. It has potentional side effects of muscle damage and pain. If its severe it can cause rhabdomyolysis. The byproduct of muscle damage (cpk) "cloggs" the kidneys and shuts them down. This is usually at very high doses and with other meds added. The higher the dose, pts with sick livers, and renal failure may be more susep. ...Read more

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Can I use the nutri bullet if I am on Paxil (paroxetine) and lovastatin?

Can I use the nutri bullet if I am on Paxil (paroxetine) and lovastatin?

Nutri Bullet: The only nutri bullet I know is a food extractor -- you can supposedly make nutritious drinks from vegetables and such with it. This would be fine to use, but if you're looking to spend money on a product like that you might want to shop around for products from companies that have been operating longer. I agree with telling your doctor about changes you're making, also. ...Read more

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Is it true that the combination of fenofibrate and atorvastatin causes hepatitis?

Is it true that the combination of fenofibrate and atorvastatin causes hepatitis?

Not usually: Gemfibrizol is a fibrate that was used commonly to lower triglycerides, but inhibits the metabolism of statins thus causing higher concentrations of statins. This combination has been reported to increase chance of statin muscle damage. Fenofibrate does not have this effect on statin metabolism. ...Read more

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Crestor is more potent, has more effect lowering the LDL (bad component), raising the HDL (the good component) than Lipitor, (atorvastatin) and has fewer side effects. It's also more expensive. ...Read more

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My mom's having problems seeing and she's taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

My mom's having problems seeing and she's taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Caudet and lipitor (atorvastatin): I do not know why your mother is taking both caudet and Lipitor (atorvastatin) since she can take only caudet with different strength. Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin) like medication causes pre mature cataract. You must ask your mother to go and see a eye doctor. She could also be. Suffering from glaucoma. ...Read more

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If I eat right and exercise, can I stop taking lisinopril and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Ask your MD: Assuming you are taking your Lipitor (atorvastatin) for primary prevention (you have high cholesterol)and Lisinopril for htn, it may be possible. A healthful diet and exercise can eliminate some of the risk factors that predispose us to these conditions. Even if you can't get rid of the meds, these healthy practices will yield tremendous benefits. See some recent exercise updates at www. Whatscookingwithdoc. Com. ...Read more

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What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is stronger: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and now generic Atorvastatin is 'stronger' on a mg to mg basis compared to simvastatin, meaning it lowers the cholesterol 20-30% more than simvastatin. ...Read more

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What is the cause of viscous blood? Can atorvastatin help? And can I buy it over the counter?

Hyperviscosity: Increase viscosity of the blood has multiple cause, not only high cholesterol. Only doctor can find out the reason. Atorvastatin is the generic name of Lipitor (atorvastatin) and only you can get it by prescription. ...Read more

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It is OK to take Lovastatin 10 mg daily while a person is dieting (eating fruits, vegetable)?

It is OK to take Lovastatin 10 mg daily while a person is dieting (eating fruits, vegetable)?

Lova ok with veggies: Lovastatin is one of our oldest and safest statin drugs, medications which inhibit the production of cholesterol in the liver and reduce blockage in arteries. 10 mg is a small dose. Eating a healthy diet low in saturated fat is recommended while taking lovastatin, and including fruits and vegetables is not only OK, it is advisable. Enjoy them! ...Read more

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Why does lovastatin require that I take it with a meal while other cholesterol medications don't?

Better absorption: Lovastatin is a relatively week and short-acting medication compared to some of the other drugs in its class. Certain measures can improve its efficacy including taking in it the evening (so that it is working during the time that our body manufactures cholesterol) and taking it with a low fiber meal (to enhance absorption and serum levels of the drug). ...Read more

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Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

Yes: I assume your doctor gave you those results - did he/she have any recommendations? If you have any muscle pain, chest pain, shortness of breath or other worriesome symptoms go to the ER. ...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