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Is Lipitor A Better Drug Than Tricor
They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference.
ARB vs ARB for BP: Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference. ANS: no head to head comparisons 2 judge so in absence of data I recommend the cheapest one 1st. If it gets BP to goal stay with it. If max does does not work then not likely another ARB will work well. But always worth a try if other agents don't work ...Read more
Statin: As far as i know there are no comparative studies of this part of statin effect. ...Read more
ACE inhibitor : No Lisinopril is belonging to a class of medications called ace inhibitors. These medications are commonly prescribed for elevated blood pressure but are also commonly prescribed in patients with diabetes or after a cardiac event. Never stop or change a medication without first consulting your physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Discuss with your : Psychiatrist about comparative effects. Seroxat /paroxetine and cipralex/ escitalopram are both anti-depressants and belong to the ssri group . The efficacy and side effect profile may vary depending upon the dose and the subjective response of the individual. As a rule, pts are started on lower dose and titrated up depending on the response. Hope you'll feel better! ...Read more
BP med side effect: Some once a day BP meds may put too much medication into the body quickly causing - dividing the dose into half twice a day or taking with food helps. Potential class side effects include: beta-blockers: fatigue, wheezing , breathlessness, depression; calcium blockers: fluid retention; acei: cough (also rarely for arbs), diuretics: cramps, low potassium or magnesium; all: sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
Temporarily stopped Lipitor (atorvastatin) for a week. Is it safe to eat grape fruit now? Is niacine safe substutue? .
Yes: If you are not currently taking a statin, it is ok to eat grapefruit. Niacin is generally safe, but fairly ineffective as an LDL lowerer. Niacin use has not been correlated to improved outcomes. Statins, lik lipitor, (atorvastatin) can significantly reduce your chance of stroke or heart attack. ...Read more
None I know of: As far as I can tell, Agrylin is the only available form of the drug anagrelide. There are other options, but only your hematologist can tell you if they are appropriate for you, and I don't know whether they are cheaper or not. The oldest drug for this is Hydroxyurea which is often combined with aspirin. If you cannot afford drugs, the companies do have vouchers; check out Medicaid and/or ACA. ...Read more
No: Lescol is weaker than those two. If your cholesterol level reaches goal, then it probably does not matter which statin you use. But if you require a higher dose, and do not reach goal even with high dose Lescol or other older drugs, then Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor would be preferred. They are more potent. As they are about equally effective, price becomes an issue since Lipitor (atorvastatin) is generic now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally yes but: Laboratory monitoring is required.Get a more detailed answer ›
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