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Dr. Arif Khan Dr. Khan
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30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?

Dr. Arif Khan Dr. Khan
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30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?

Undetermined: At federal level - marijuana is still illegal. At state level - legalized in some, not so in others. Therefore, physicians at this time are legally bound to not recommend marijuana for routine use. More importantly, marijuana has not been studied for treatment of chronic pain and we do not know if it truly helps. Jury is still Out there.. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Ritter
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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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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.

We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.

Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.

Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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Who should not take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Who should not take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Contraindications; "Active liver disease, which may include unexplained persistent elevations in hepatic transaminase levels. Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication." See; http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/lipitor. Html ...Read more

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What are the pro's & con's regarding the usage of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Statins are the only lipid lowering medication that have been shown to induce plaque regression in CAD. The side effects are mainly hypersensitivity, muscle or liver damage to name a view. ...Read more

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Is generic Lipitor (atorvastatin) as affective as "real" lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Yes: Generics are required to prove bio-equivalency to the fda. However, the drug coating is proprietary. This only makes a real difference for some psychotropic medications. ...Read more

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

Liver muscle: You need to have liver tests, muscle problems including rhabdomyolysis, cognitive deficits with statins. Fish oil epa dietary supplement or prescription vascepa no side effects except burping with dietary supplements, but less effective. ...Read more

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What is lipitor (atorvastatin)? Is it a diet drug?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol lowering medication that you should take regularly if your doctor prescribed it. ...Read more

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How effective is atorvastatin (Lipitor) for treating stroke?

Atorvastatin: This drug treats the blood lipids and also helps prevent progression of atherosclerotic changes. It does not directly treat stroke. ...Read more

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Can I take forskolin while I am taking lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Who knows?: It's not studied. It's not fda approved. There's no motivation for companies that market it to do the research to find out. Use it at your own risk. ...Read more

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What are the differences between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and vytorin?

What are the differences between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and vytorin?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a single: Drug (statin). Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combo pill which contains a statin, Simvastatin along with ezetimibe which inhibits cholesterol absorbtion at the small intestine. ...Read more

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How to wean off of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): You don't really need to wean off lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read more

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Is Zetia better than lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is Zetia better than lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Zetia (ezetimibe): Lipitor (atorvastatin) data is stronger than Zetia data for lowering lipids and decreasing atherosclerotic complications. ...Read more

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How does simvastatin compare to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

How does simvastatin compare to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Anti Lipid meds: Both medication are good for lowering the cholesterol but Lipitor (atorvastatin) is some what better since it has less side effect. It also has less incidence of rhabdomyelosis when used with certain other medication. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Lipitor (atorvastatin) overdose?

What is the treatment for Lipitor (atorvastatin) overdose?

Overdose: Muscle relaxants, stomach lavage, and supportive medical treatment in er to stabilize vital signs & cardiac/metabolic functions. ...Read more

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I have seen Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix, what are these?

Different uses: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a "statin" - it is a high potency cholesterol lowering drug. Plavix is an anti-platelet drug. Platelets initiate clotting. Plavix is used to prevent clots on stents. and after recent heart attack or recent stroke. ...Read more

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I was wondering are atovastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) mevacor, and lovasatin the same?

I was wondering are atovastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) mevacor, and lovasatin the same?

Statins: Those drugs are all members of the statin family of drugs. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lovastatin are the exact same drug and Lipitor and Atorvastatin are different names for the same drug. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lipitor are trade names, the names with statin are chemical names. The four names you list are actually two different drugs Lovastatin and atorvastatin. ...Read more

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) good for heart?

Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) good for heart?

Yes: If you have elevated cholesterol that needs to be treated, then Lipitor (atorvastatin) is an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduce blood pressure?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduce blood pressure?

No: It is not listed as a side effect of the medication. See the medication's website for more information: http://www. Lipitor. Com/aboutlipitor/sideeffects. Aspx? Source=google;hbx_pk=s_lipitor+side+effects;o=23127370|166376222|0;skwid=43700003061640526. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver. Should I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg?

I have fatty liver. Should I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg?

Depends: It is possible to have a fatty liver that functions normally. Check with your doctor. If your liver function blood tests are normal, it should be ok. Your doctor will order repeat liver tests after you have been on the medication for 2-3 months. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Should I be taking coq10 supplements with my lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Should I be taking coq10 supplements with my lipitor (atorvastatin)?

May help: Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) deplete your body's coenzyme q10, and taking coenzyme q10 supplements may help reduce side effects associated with taking statins such as muscle pain. It's not strongly evidence-based and not universally recommended, but theoretically makes sense. Coq10 also has other potential cardiovascular benefits. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing you lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read more

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My mom's having problems s taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

My mom's having problems s taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Question not clear: I'm not sure exactly what you are asking, but if it is whether or not there is a problem taking both Caduet and lipitor, it depends on the doses. Caduet has 2 medicines, including atorvastatin, which is the generic form of lipitor. So if the two medicines together contain too much lipitor, it might be a problem. She should check with her primary care provider. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Lipitor (Definition)

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