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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


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Side effect atorvastatin fenofibrate combination on kidney?

Side effect atorvastatin fenofibrate combination on kidney?

Hi: The two together can cause serious muscle damage and must be tightly controlled by your doctor. I suggest you take 300 mg of coenzyme q10. Once you have high blood pressure and if your CPK goes high then your kidneys can be subsequently affected. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Anyone had side effects taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Anyone had side effects taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Muscle aches, etc.: This is a statin drug, and like other statins, has the danger of causing rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown, a severe side effect. This may be manifested by muscle aches/problems. This drug also increases he risk of diabetes, and can also be toxic to the kidneys. In fact, muscle aches/pain is a reason patients might be taken off this drug. ...Read more

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Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Med side effects: Atorvastatin is a statin. Side-effects include muscular aches , inflammation, lft elevation. Dangerous toxicity such as outright rhabdomyolosis is rare (less than 0.05%), but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Is zocor (simvastatin) (a statin drug) safe in terms of lasting side effects?

Yes most of the time: Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations. Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine. ...Read more

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Side effects to Chlorthalid 25 mg. headaches??

Side effects to Chlorthalid 25 mg. 
headaches??

Possibly: but rare- please check with private physician for a dose adjustment or change of medication. ...Read more

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Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more

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Lovastatin, depression side effect, high cholesterol.?

Lovastatin, depression side effect, high cholesterol.?

Lovastatin effects: All of the statins have some side effects, the two most concerning are abnormal liver enzymes and muscle aches and pains. Both of these are evaluated with blood tests. I am not familiar with any of these meds causing depression. Depression is a complicated illness and some meds can interfere with antidepressant meds, they don't cause it. ...Read more

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Side effects of tab atenolol for high BP ?

Side effects of tab atenolol for high BP ?

Fatigue, low hr, ED: All BP meds can cause side effects. Atenolol is a good drug for BP but may cause low heart rate, fatigue, reduced exercise tolerance, erectile dysfunction. Don't stop it without talking to your doctor about an alternative. ...Read more

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Which medicine (10 mg of pravachol (pravastatin) or 10 mg simvastatin) is safer and tolerated while taking 5 mg of amlodipine (ccb) at night.Thanks?

Which medicine (10 mg of pravachol (pravastatin) or 10 mg  simvastatin) is safer and tolerated while taking 5 mg of amlodipine  (ccb)  at night.Thanks?

Pravostatin maybe: There is an interaction between amlodipine and statin drugs which can cause a breakdown in muscle tissues. It is more common with Simvastatin than pravachol (pravastatin). The recommendations say Simvastatin dose should be 20mg or less if taking amlodipine. So both of your choices are ok. But assume risk slightly higher with simvastatin. Note Simvastatin maybe more effective in lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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Calcium scan zero. Cholesterol over 300 without meds. Taking 80 Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 Zetia. Dr. wants me stop Zetia half Lipitor (atorvastatin). Should I?

Calcium scan zero. Cholesterol over 300 without meds. Taking 80 Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 Zetia. Dr. wants me stop Zetia half Lipitor (atorvastatin). Should I?

I'm not too sure.: Unless your HDL is really really really high or unless you were experiencing some side effect of one of those medications, a total of 300 sounds just too high, especially at your age (no offense). I would continue the medications in a preventive sense. ...Read more

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Telmisartan ( micardis) side effects?

Telmisartan ( micardis) side effects?

Generally well: Tolerated. Side effects include: low blood pressure, lightheadedness, kidney impairment, elevated potassium, back pain, diarrhea. Less common is angioedema and rarely anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Metoprolol side effects , is this medicine or methotrexate increased LDL cholesterol ?

Metoprolol side effects , is this medicine  or methotrexate increased LDL cholesterol ?

Wouldn't blame meds: I would think more likely it would be dietary or genetic factors affecting an LDL cholesterol. True, the metoprolol could adversely affect the lipid profile but I think it's relatively unlikely. I would recc talking to your doctor about it more. There are other options for blood pressure management out there. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?

Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read more

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What are telmisartan 40 mg & rampiril 5 mg tablets effects & side effects?

What are telmisartan 40 mg & rampiril 5 mg tablets effects & side effects?

Side effects: Ramipril (r) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor class of anti-hypertensives. Telmisartan (t) is a member of the angiotension receptor blocker class of anti-hypertensives. Both reduce blood pressure and proteinuria. The major side effect of r is a cough and angioneurotic edema. Drugs of the t class have fewer side effects and are better tolerated in some patients than r. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Zocor (Definition)

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