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Taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 10 yrs. Started eating vegan. My cholesterol dropped from 175 to down to 124. What are the risks of coming off lipitor (atorvastatin)?
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
Switching from 25 mg of atenenol to 5 mg of bystolic (nebivolol) ,,,do I need to be weaned off the atenenol before starting bystolic (nebivolol)?
What are common side effects of coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine)? I took 30mg for ~2.5 months. Psych said to merely cease taking it. Shouldnt i be weaned off?
Flu like symptoms: 30 mg is not a big dose to get off of but a lot of factors effect the discontinuation symptoms. 1 is how long you are on it. 2.5 months is long enough to have symptoms. Why you were on it, are you switching to something else and what. You will know in a few days of stopping it how you will do.Some of the symptoms can be a flu like syndrome, feelings of electric shock, anxiety and mood changes. ...Read more
Been on plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg since december (switched from effient) dr. Will now stop after a year. How long until the plavix (clopidogrel) is out of my body.
Plavix (clopidogrel) out: Plavix (clopidogrel) is rapidly with absorbed-peak plasma levelsof the main circulating metabolite occurring in~1hr. In humans, 50% excreted in urine and ~ 46% in feces five days after dosing. Plavix (clopidogrel) effect lasts for the life of the platelet (~ 7–10 days). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 600mg lyrica&30mg oxynorm daily 6/12.Had back op now and going cold turkey off both as consult wont start weaning yet.How long to withdraw?
I've been taking simvastatin 20mg, metformin, lisinopril. Now cholestrol dropped from 252 to 105 total. Is it safe to get off simvastatin?
Cymbalta (duloxetine) upped from 30mg to 60mg, took 60mg for 1mo. Script ran out, didn't refill. Could taste of medicine in my mouth & bad breath be due to this?
My BP was 240/128. Now its 102/59. Dr said break one of my meds in half. Bystolic (nebivolol) 5mg lisinopril 5mg. Before, 2.5 bys did not lower bp. Not sure wich-?
Do what he says: Something has changed and your BP is getting too low. Bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg and lisinoprol 5 mg wouldn't generally lower BP from 240 to 102. People go through periods of high and low BP and you've passed through a high one. Th e bystolic (nebivolol) would be the more potent med in most people. Try breaking it in half or just stopping the Lisinopril and taking just bystolic (nebivolol). Keep checking your BP & adjust as needed. ...Read more
Cut off from previos consult. want to confirm that 9 plls of frova (frovatriptan) (1 month supply) is being called into rite aide at 534 hudson st 646.4861048?
I am coming off lyrica (pregabalin) after being on it for 5wks to stop nerve pain cycle. Halved my dose to come off slowly 150-75 per day, how long b4 pain returns?
Time: Time will tell. It might never come back. ...Read more
Each time i try crestor (rosuvastatin), (rosuvastatin) within a month my ear and area leading from ear to neck hurts. When i stop crestor (rosuvastatin) it goes away. How can statin drug do this?
Statin drugs: Statin drugs all can have side effects similar to what you are experiencing. I would advise you not to take any statin drug. ...Read more
Severe anxiety from type 1 diabetes diag. Put on Xanax (alprazolam) 2x/day (.5mg) while celexa (5mg start) builds up in my system. Safe to keep taking Xanax (alprazolam) 2?
Be careful: Xanax (alprazolam) or any valium like dru(any Valium like drug) has a high potential for addiction problems. Not only their track record for relieving anxiety is iffy. And can actually worsen and anxiety as withdrawal can happen readily due to their very short half-life. Celexa is way too low at 5 mg per day. Middle range dosages are 15 to 20 mg per day with a maximum of 30 mg/day-even in diabetes. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?
april inpatient doc went from a new zoloft (sertraline) script 50mg to 200mg in 4 days resulted in serotonin syndrome9/10sympts off meds.What is longterm damage?
Most likely none: Serotonin syndrome is usually caused by a combo of drugs that increase serotonin by different mechanisms. Some people may experience it w/ a rapid escalation of one med. Signs include hyperactive reflexes, tremors, sweating. More severe signs & symptoms include fever, anxiety, agitation & muscle rigidity. Most people recover completely if there is no major muscle injury or kidney damage. ...Read more
Dr. switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo.. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on .5 2-4x daily
Dad on metoprolol tartrate, nitrogroglicerin patch, simvastatin since June for 100% blockage one artery. Since had fatigue, dream like state, diziness?
Husband has artherosclerosis, stent in rca in nov, 2012, left main 60%, LAD is 70%, on medications, ef43%, feels fine, is it ok to gym and do weights?
On crestor (rosuvastatin) for long time, then moved and no one gave it. Started up again and given 5 mg instead of 2.5. 90, mild high bp, some renal damage?
Why crestor (rosuvastatin) at 90?: If I am reading it right, you are 90? You feel well? Some low functioning of kidneys =common at 90. I don't think Crestor (rosuvastatin) is offering you any real benefit...It is being used to treat high cholesterol but is that really a concern now? Quality of life should be the focus at this point! i would live on and heck with crestor (rosuvastatin)... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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