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Can Lipitor Cause Constipation
I take bentyl prn for IBS usually more constipated but since starting Lipitor (atorvastatin) now lots of diarrhea can I use the bentyl for this to counteract?
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
Not usually: Lipitor (atorvastatin) does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor (atorvastatin) may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat. ...Read more
Why are the reasons for the biliburrin to be high? Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause it?I had galdbladder surgery yrs ago, but never had high levels before
Unlikely Lipitor (atorvastatin): Gilbert's syndrome causes mildly increased bilirubin and is benign. If your bilibrubin was normal in the past, that would likely exclude this congenital variant. Problems with the liver or bile ducts can increase bilirubin, as can excessive destruction of blood cells. While Lipitor (atorvastatin) rarely causes liver abnormalities, this is typically not an isolated bilirubin increase. ...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
Lipitor (atorvastatin) and statins. Are there other statins, which is clinically proven not to cause adverse effects in liver? .
All statins: Can have liver effects...Uncommon but this is why liver function tests are monitored with statin therapy. ...Read more
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