Atorvastatin vs lovastatin - Doctor answers
I have 2 kind of medicine for cholesterol I was wondering if it was the same thing. There name are ATORVASTATIN and LOVASTATIN.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mevacor (lovastatin): Yes, Mevacor (lovastatin) requires a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No problem: Hi. There is no adverse interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
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