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Lipitor And Aspirin
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
Maybe: Statins will usually lower triglycerides along with ldl. Aspirin won't change cholesterol. There is some evidence that statins may help stabilize atherosclerotic aortas but many times further evaluation of the aorta is needed. If you have an aortic issue, please follow with your doctor. ...Read more
Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be had as a generic, Crestor is still on patent so is lots more expensive. ...Read more
Yes: But no scientific evidence that this will help. ...Read more
May effect glucose: Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been associated with increased bs or hgba1c, mainly in women. Carvedilol may potentiate anti diabetic agents and actually lower blood sugar. To the best of my knowledge, xanax and Effient have no effect on blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok: no clear evidence of interactionGet a more detailed answer ›
What vitamin supplements should one avoid when taking 75 mg plavix, two 81mg aspirin and 40mg crestor (rosuvastatin) daily?
High dose E BUT...: Vitamins are by definition essential for health so I'm wary of any drug that makes it necessary to avoid vitamins. The only vit. that interacts with these is Vit E, which in high doses thins blood so may increase risk of bleeding with Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin.However, this potential risk pales in comparison with the known hazards of combining Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. Please see http://bit.ly/VHiLuH & my comment: ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can take those together. Is your question though if you should take them at the same time of day or can they all be take together in general? Latter answer yes, and I would recommend you take the pravastatin and clopidogrel at night. ...Read more
Coreg, lisinopril, lipitor, (atorvastatin) low dose aspirin. Are these meds a good combo for preventing a cardiac event? Anything holistic i can and should add?
Yes: These are good meds for lowering BP and cholesterol which, in turn, lowers your risk. Holistic measures include: attain and maintain normal body weight (bmi =25); daily exercise:at least 30 minutes, the more the better; eat a mediterranean diet (google this if you're not familiar). Don't smoke. Don't chew. Drink alcohol in moderation (not >2 drinks daily). Relax, be happy. Don't stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have hypertension and currently on simvastatin, metoprolol, low dose aspirin, Benicar (olmesartan) hct. Is it ok to take Cialis will it conflict with any of these.
Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin
Be careful: Generally I do not recommend this combination. Ibuprofen and Lisinopril together can trigger kidney failure especially if the patient becomes dehydrated. Secondly long term use of Ibuprofen can actually raise blood pressure reducing the effectiveness of the lisinopril. That being said, it is usually ok to use for 2-3 days, or every other day but only 400 -800 mg a day of ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking low dose aspirin for CVE and stroke prevention. Also on 80mg of Lipitor (atorvastatin). Taking fish oil also. Am I at serious risk for hemorrhagic stroke?
Excellent Question: ScottK, you ask an excellent question. There is some evidence that having too low a blood cholesterol level can be dangerous as well as high cholesterol. Blood vessel walls need cholesterol for flexibility, and if two low can become fragile. Although the likelihood of a problem is low, I would discuss with your doctor. You might also want to think about adding Co-Q10. Take care and stay well! ...Read more