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Will taking a clenbuterol cycle for weight loss effect or interact adversely with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Will taking a clenbuterol cycle for weight loss effect or interact adversely with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Clenbuterol: Clenbuterol is not an fda approved medication. Taking a medication such this may have unpredictable side effects, such as interactions with other meds.

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I took Lipitor (atorvastatin) for a week experienced weight loss of 10kg, and muscle aches. What is the problem?

I took Lipitor (atorvastatin) for a week experienced weight loss of 10kg, and muscle aches. What is the problem?

CoQ10 depletion: Statins deplete cellular coq10, an important co-factor in energy production and a catalyst in your liver processing of toxins. When depleted, one often experiences muscle cramping, fatigue, and can also see liver stress.

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Is it safe to take the weight loss supplememt healthetrim while on Lipitor (atorvastatin) and lisinopril?

Is it safe to take the weight loss supplememt healthetrim while on Lipitor (atorvastatin) and lisinopril?

Probably: Except for the green tea extract, none of the ingredients should have any effect on your blood pressure. The green tea dose contain some caffeine-the company won't say how much they use- which can raise your bp. The best weight loss is still eat a little less, and exercise a little more. By cutting your intake by only 500 calories per day, you can lose 1 lb per week.

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Can I lose weight on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can I lose weight on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): If you are doing a good diet and exercise program then you can lose weight while taking lipitor (atorvastatin). Lipitor (atorvastatin) itself won't cause weight loss.

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Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?

Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?

No: Weight loss is not one of the mentioned side effects of atorvastatin.

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Prescribed atorvastatin, clopidogrel, ramipril, after suspected tia, havve headaches, blurred vision, feel vague, bloated, cant lose weight.???

Prescribed atorvastatin, clopidogrel, ramipril, after suspected tia, havve headaches, blurred vision, feel vague, bloated, cant lose weight.???

Complicated: You may well be having adverse reactions to one or more medications, and best to contact your doctor and discuss potential of revising some of this. Yet, clearly you likely need the type of medication prescribed to prevent potential future stroke.

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Can all statins cause memory loss or just Lipitor? Lipitor did that to me. I took Zetia which was fine while I could get free samples but that's over.

Can all statins cause memory loss or just Lipitor? Lipitor did that to me. I took Zetia which was fine while I could get free samples but that's over.

Rare but happens: This is an uncommon side effect but yes, some patients on statins have reported memory loss while on it and it can be not just Lipitor but any other statin.

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Which medicine causes hair loss? Metoprolol, Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Which medicine causes hair loss? Metoprolol, Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Maybe metoprolol: I am not aware of Lipitor (atorvastatin) causing hair loss. There are reports of metoprolol causing hair loss although this is not one of the more common side effects.

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I have recently experienced dry orgasms and loss of libido. Can flomax cause this? I also take losartan Lipitor (atorvastatin) and testosterone (for bone fracture).

I have recently experienced dry orgasms and loss of libido. Can flomax cause this? I also take losartan Lipitor (atorvastatin) and testosterone (for bone fracture).

Orgasms and libido: Two items to consider 1: See your doctor regarding dry orgasms 2: See a psychologist regarding your loss of libido To my knowledge Testosterone has no obvious effect on bone fracture. You may have low bone mass (osteoporosis) and need different medication to try and get things better. You only need testosterone if your levels are low and your prostate is not large

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Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause tinnitus?

Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause tinnitus?

Not likely: Refer to the pdr for more information. If you have tinnitus, seek an exam with ent.

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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Can a high dosage of Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause memory problems?

Probably not.: There may be some issues with statins, like myalgia, or hepatic inflammation, but memory loss is an insignificant concern. I f are on Lipitor (atorvastatin) and becoming forgetful, something else is more likely to be the cause of memory loss!

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Ast is 88 ALT 188 are these levels cause for cconcern? I am a 50 yo female non drinker and non smoker...I am on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 mg and dr switched to 20

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) often causes mild elevation of liver enzymes. This is likely why your doc lowered the dose. Usually this is not a serious problem. Best to discuss with your doc, likely plans to recheck in a bit and see if the levels have decreased.

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Ast is 88 ALT 188 are these levels cause for cconcern? I am a 50 yo female non drinker and non smoker...I am on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 mg and dr switched to 20

Ast is 88 ALT 188 are these levels cause for cconcern? I am a 50 yo female non drinker and non smoker...I am on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 mg and dr switched to 20

Very concerning: You'll want hepatitis b & c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, and autoimmune hepatitis ruled out. If they are ruled out, you may end up with a presumptive diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, and if so, your key to better health may be renewing your commitment to a vigorous aerobic-fitness-focused lifestyle. Glad you're proactive; good luck.

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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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