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Can I take a probiotic at the same time I take livalo (pitavastatin)? No other details

Can I take a probiotic at the same time I take livalo (pitavastatin)? No other details

Probiotic and livalo (pitavastatin): Livalo (pitavastatin) should be taken before bedtime
for the best result- probiotic can take anytime during the day. ...Read more

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Can livalo (pitavastatin) raise my blood sugar?

Can livalo (pitavastatin) raise my blood sugar?

Maybe (not). . .: Statins, as a group, have recently been linked to a slightly greater risk of diabetes, or at least an increase in glucose levels. Whether this is clinically important is being debated because statins are considered standard of care for most, if not all, dm. Studies are ongoing to determine what predisposes someone on a statin to develop dm. There also appears to be a difference in risk btwn statin. ...Read more

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Had to stop Lipitor after many years b/c cramps LDL doubled in 3 months started livalo (pitavastatin) 2 mg need 2nd opinion is that ok?

Possibly: If needed to be on statin, it is reasonable to try a different statin after adverse reactions to one. Your response to this medication and side effects/adverse reactions will determine if this is the right medication for you. ...Read more

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Just started today livalo (pitavastatin) and losartan my head felt heavy all day and stiff neck shoulder area I do have ged so is this normal?

Just started today livalo (pitavastatin) and losartan my head felt heavy all day and stiff neck shoulder area I do have ged so is this normal?

Give it time: It's almost certainly a coincidence. Give the medicines a fair trial - at least a few weeks. If you're still convinced that you're having side effects, they should be stopped as a trial and reintroduced one at a time to see which one may be responsible, if either. More likely you're just having some understandable reservations about being on new medicines. Try to concentrate on the benefits. ...Read more

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My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concern from this med or these numbers? Thank you

My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concern from this med or these numbers? Thank you

See below: Livalo (pitavastatin) is a statin drug that was said to have less muscle aches or cramps compared to oder statin drugs, that being said, it is a goodmedication to lower the LDL and total chol. Ffup. Of liver function test is needed to make sure they are not affected by the med. Med needs to be paired up with diet and exercise to achieve desired LDL goal. Your mom's numbers are not alarming but definitely need tx. ...Read more

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My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concerns from the meds or these numbers? Thank you!

My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concerns from the meds or these numbers? Thank you!

All are: Possible side effects but impossible to predict who will or who won't get any particular one. Overall the percentages are very low. The risk of cardiovascular disease rises sharply with elevator LDL levels and are worth the risks of treatment as when they are high enough diet alone never works. If they are in intermediate ranges diet and homeopathic remedies sometimes will get the levels down. ...Read more

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Cannot take statins due to muscle pain & slightly elevated ana. Current md wants me on Zetia or livalo (pitavastatin). I'm afraid of muscle pain again. Can I say no?

Cannot take statins due to muscle pain & slightly elevated ana. Current md wants me on Zetia or livalo (pitavastatin). I'm afraid of muscle pain again. Can I say no?

Yes, of course.: You are fully in charge of your body. Sometimes we as physicians are very focused on pharmaceutical options, but if it is not a life threatening issue then you are fully authorized to pursue more tolerable options such as dietary changes, supplements, herbals, etc. ...Read more

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I have had chronic muscle pain in the back of both my thighs and sometimes calves for about 3 months. My cardiologist switched me from Lipitor to livalo (pitavastatin) without success. Any suggestions?

I have had chronic muscle pain in the back of both my thighs and sometimes calves for about 3 months. My cardiologist switched me from Lipitor to livalo (pitavastatin) without success. Any suggestions?

Dose reduction: Statin medication such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause muscle pain. Sometimes lowering the dose can help. Coq10 200 mg taking twice daily helps. You can discuss this with your cardiologist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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