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Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simvastatin + Zetia (ezetimibe): Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination medication containing simvastatin, a statin drug that inhibits cholesterol synthesis, and zetia, a blocker of cholesterol absorption in the gut. Together these agents increase production of LDL receptors that work to clear LDL particles from the circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduces blood fats: This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when you take this drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK: This combination is safe as long as you monitor your blood work including liver and muscle enzyme tests. In my experience Crestor (rosuvastatin) is usually very effective so that it usually isn't necessary to add Zetia if you take a large enough dose. Your md will guide you however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HX Nstemi Aug10,distal LAD occlusion,med therapy Crestor20mg,Toprol (metoprolol) XL 100 mg ,Plavix75mg ,Nov13 ,TC100LDL60HDL35TG60 LpPLA244 Lpa50 recommendations?
What's your Question: Looks like your numbers are pretty good with a good drug regimen. See your cardiologist, looks like he is doing a good job! ...Read more
For cad, which low dose of statin you use if you have perfect cholesterol numbers tc 93 tg 96& LDL 42. Pravachool, lipitor, (atorvastatin) or simvastatin. What dose?
May not need: With those numbers, you may not need a statin. The ncep atp-3 goals are all met by you, even if you are at high risk, which would be an LDL less than 70. Keep up the good work, save your money and continue your diet, it appears to be working. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Calcium scan zero. Cholesterol over 300 without meds. Taking 80 Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 Zetia. Dr. wants me stop Zetia half Lipitor (atorvastatin). Should I?
Debatable!: Personal opinion only! if i were 96, i would not be taking zetia (ezetimibe). Are we talking about adding years to your life, months to your life or weeks or days to your life. Esoteric to my way of thinking. I would have a very frank discussion with my doctor and decide to stop or continue. I would have to have a very compelling reason to continue this expensive med and want to know why I have to take. ...Read more
Which statin is best for raising HDL and lowering triglycerides? [currently on 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily, was on simvistatin with previous doctor.]
Complicatatd: The aim-high study failed to show improved outcome with Niacin and results with tricor have been with modest and disappointing. If you have diabetes, good control will raise hdl. Exercise, eating fish, and fish oils raise hdl. O/w, the best outcomes have been assoc with crestor, lipitor, (atorvastatin) and Simvastatin regardless of HDL level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers