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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


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Is it safe to use garcinia cambogia while taking 40 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) and estrogen. 50 mg?

Yes, but...: Yes, but it's a waste of your money and who knows what's in it, what it's doing to your body, or what side effects it could have. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there any contraindication between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and garcinia cambogia extract?

Is there any contraindication between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and garcinia cambogia extract?

No Contraindication: No interaction, however, garcinia
cambogia extract really has no benefit at all
so save your money, concentrate on what works. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take Garcinia Cambogia I've had triple bypass and braceytherapy for prostate cancer and on Lipitor (atorvastatin) avapro flomaxtra Nexium plavix?

Is it safe for me to take Garcinia Cambogia I've had triple bypass and braceytherapy for prostate cancer and on Lipitor (atorvastatin) avapro flomaxtra Nexium plavix?

Ask your doctor.: There is no proven benefit for Hydroxycitric acid (g. cambogia.) for this in any reputable study. There's also no information on safe dosages in people who have liver or kidney problems, pregnant or nursing women, children. Since it doesn't work, why take a chance. If you are still interested in trying it, check with all your doctors and get their okay first. See http://tinyurl. Com/lpzb8d6 ...Read more

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Is garcinia cambogia effective?

Is garcinia cambogia effective?

NO Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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Garcinia cambogia - useful or not?

No: No side effects other than loosing some money. No scientific study. ...Read more

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What is the original garcinia cambogia?

What is the original garcinia cambogia?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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What should I look for in garcinia cambogia?

What should I look for in garcinia cambogia?

Diet pills: Proof that it works. There is none. This, like most of the products before it will not lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Please do not waste your money. ...Read more

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What is taking garcinia cambogia premium like?

What is taking garcinia cambogia premium like?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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Garcinia cambogia extract forumla, what is this for?

Garcinia cambogia extract forumla, what is this for?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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Garcinia cambogia dite pill r they good 4 u and do they work?

Garcinia cambogia dite pill r they good 4 u and do they work?

See below: Due to the herbal nature of the garcinia cambogia, the supplement is not held to the same standards or regulations as those substances considered prescription drugs. This means that you may actually experience adverse interactions with certain prescriptions you may currently be on for a given condition or illness, discuss with your md. I do not use it! ...Read more

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Does garcinia cambogia cause acid reflux?

Does garcinia cambogia cause acid reflux?

Garcinia cambogia: According to webmd this can cause GI upset, headaches, and nausea. I did not find specific mention of gerd, but gerd is one type of GI upset. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take zanax with garcinia cambogia?

Can you take zanax with garcinia cambogia?

If you wish: I could not find any drug-drug interactions between the two. Any weight loss regimen should be supervised by your physician. ...Read more

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Can I use garcinia cambogia with levothyroxine?

Can I use garcinia cambogia with levothyroxine?

Why: Why are you taking the supplement, as the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't put things in your body when you don't know what they are, what they will do, or any potential harm they could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Make sure you're on brand name thyroid replacement and at the correct dose to keep your levels normal. ...Read more

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Great garcinia cambogia slim fast, what is this?

Agree w Dr. Rahimi: Garcinia cambogia - no well documented scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Garcinia cambogia plus diet pill, could this work?

Garcinia cambogia plus diet pill, could this work?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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Can garcinia cambogia be taken with prescription meds?

Can garcinia cambogia be taken with prescription meds?

Yes: It is a food ingredient in most of the south asian countries, due to its sour taste called malabar tamarin, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take garcinia cambogia with celexa (citalopram)?

Can you take garcinia cambogia with celexa (citalopram)?

Most likely: No herb drug interactions have been reported so far, but it has not been systematically studied, then again neither have celery, cabbage, salt, and pepper :). ...Read more

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Can I take garcinia cambogia with crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can I take garcinia cambogia with crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Yes: Mechanism of action is different and will be a combined benefit to achieve goal of weight loss and cholesterol reduction. ...Read more

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Are garcinia cambogia & Lexapro (escitalopram) safe together?

Are garcinia cambogia & Lexapro (escitalopram) safe together?

Lexapro (escitalopram) and garcinia: Very rare side effects have included a drop in white cell counts, pneumonia, and liver difficulties. As with anything in medicine you have to decide whether the risk is less then the benefit. Please discuss this with your family practitioner or psychiatrist as well. ...Read more

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Are garcinia cambogia & Lexapro (escitalopram) safe together?

Are garcinia cambogia & Lexapro (escitalopram) safe together?

No: These two medicines can have negative interactions so not advisable to combine them, also make sure you had normal liver panel before taking garcinia cambogia as a substance in it called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) can harm your liver. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take garcinia cambogia if you have liver problems?

Is it ok to take garcinia cambogia if you have liver problems?

NO, don't use: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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Can you take garcinia cambogia while on Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take garcinia cambogia while on Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Don't waste your $: There may be interactions with psych meds that modulate serotonin e.g. Prozac, Zoloft, (sertraline) etc. But evidence is sparse & comes from mouse studies. But I'd avoid it because it's mostly WORTHLESS. A careful review of favorable medical reports of GC found that THEY were mostly worthless. Think critically. Be skeptical. Arm yourself with REAL KNOWLEDGE. Don't be an easy mark for the snake-oil salesmen. ...Read more

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Does Garcinia Cambogia make birth controll pills less effective?

Does Garcinia Cambogia make birth controll pills less effective?

Not helpful: Garcinia Cambogia has been shown not to lead to weight loss. It got a lot of press but there is no legitimate literature that suggests its actually effective. I have had some patients try the supplement and they all agree it is a useless product. I am unsure of whether it interferes with your hormone pills but I would suggest that if you are using it for weight loss don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take garcinia cambogia and levothyroxine?

Is it possible for me to take garcinia cambogia and levothyroxine?

Unknown: As is true with most supplements, there are no good studies that these supplements do anything beneficial for you. They are not regulated by the fda, instead treated as "food supplements". Most of these are thought not to be harmful, but there are no studies to support this. You should not take any supplement at the same time as the levothyroxine, or else absorption of the med could be affected. ...Read more

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Okay to take pure garcinia cambogia while taking herbalife shakes?

Okay to take pure garcinia cambogia while taking herbalife shakes?

NO, Don't use them: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

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