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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Gemfibrozil (Definition)

Gemfibrozil is the generic name for an oral drug used to lower lipid levels. It belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. It is most commonly sold as the ...Read more


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Is pravachol (pravastatin) effective in lowering cholesterol?

Is pravachol (pravastatin) effective in lowering cholesterol?

LDLHDLnotCholesterol: Yes/some. But Cholesterol: a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell; building block of each cell membrane (enables fluidity & not tearing) fundamental to survival of every animal cell & animal movement. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. LDL ?700 nmol/l & Large-HDL ?9 ┬Ámol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more

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Is zocor (simvastatin) effective for lowering cholesterol?

Is zocor (simvastatin) effective for lowering cholesterol?

Yes: Go to this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000911/. ...Read more

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My lipid profile . Serum cholesterol 195.And HDL cholesterol is 43.And LDL cholesterol is 105.And vldl cholesterol is 48. Triglyceride 240?

My lipid profile . Serum cholesterol 195.And HDL cholesterol is 43.And LDL cholesterol is 105.And vldl cholesterol is 48. Triglyceride 240?

Normal : These are normal values. Lower, of course, is always better. If you have known heart disease, these values are not low enough for secondary prevention, but if you don't have heart disease, your values are reasonable for primary prevention. Again, lower is always better. ...Read more

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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) beneficial for cholesterol?

Is Zetia (ezetimibe) beneficial for cholesterol?

Depends: It depends. If the problem lies in your absorption of cholesterol then Zetia (ezetimibe) may work for you. ...Read more

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Lipid profile, cholestrol 211, VLDL 17,LDL 142,HDL 62,trigylcerides 84, age 31, is drug therapy required? Or just diet

Lipid profile, cholestrol 211, VLDL 17,LDL 142,HDL 62,trigylcerides 84, age 31, is drug therapy required? Or just diet

Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any alcohol. ...Read more

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My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is Zocor (simvastatin) for lowering triglyceride levels?

How effective is Zocor (simvastatin) for lowering triglyceride levels?

Moderately: Statins are primarily effective in lowering LDL but are only moderately effective in lowering triglycerides. Average reduction to be expected in the newer generation statins is around 15-20%. ...Read more

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Which drugs reduce cholesterol levels?

Which drugs reduce cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol Meds: Medications that lower cholesterol well include Simvastatin, Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin. These medications also have benefit in reducing the risk of heart disease. Zetia (ezetimibe) is decent in combination with one of the aforementioned medication, but not by itself. Niacin helps too. ...Read more

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How effective is Rychol for lowering cholesterol levels?

How effective is Rychol for lowering cholesterol levels?

Big picture: This is a mix of nutritional supplements and red rice yeast which may or may not contain lovastatin, identical to what you'd get from the pharmacy and in fact the source. If your serum cholesterol is high, and diet and exercise have not gotten it in line, you need to address your overall cardiovascular health, which may include some scientific medicine. Don't bet your life on a botanical. ...Read more

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Does lowering cholesterol prevent dementia?

Does lowering cholesterol prevent dementia?

Unknown: There are some observational studies that suggest it may help. No prospective studies have showm benefit yet. ...Read more

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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) as effective as statins in removing ldl?

Not by itself.: By itself, Zetia (ezetimibe) will not lower your cholesterol nearly as much as a statin. Zetia (ezetimibe) serves as a potentiator for statins. ...Read more

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What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?

What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is stronger: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and now generic Atorvastatin is 'stronger' on a mg to mg basis compared to simvastatin, meaning it lowers the cholesterol 20-30% more than simvastatin. ...Read more

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Lovastatin, depression side effect, high cholesterol.?

Lovastatin, depression side effect, high cholesterol.?

Lovastatin effects: All of the statins have some side effects, the two most concerning are abnormal liver enzymes and muscle aches and pains. Both of these are evaluated with blood tests. I am not familiar with any of these meds causing depression. Depression is a complicated illness and some meds can interfere with antidepressant meds, they don't cause it. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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My lipid profile is: ldl=173.20, cholestrol=238.53, hdl=47.55, triglyceride=253.75. Hospital gave:atorvastatin 10mg daily. Is this life time medicine?

My lipid profile is: ldl=173.20, cholestrol=238.53, hdl=47.55, triglyceride=253.75. Hospital gave:atorvastatin 10mg daily. Is this life time medicine?

The clue is: Your triglycerides are higher than your cholesterol. This is the hallmark of sugar intake. Stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What medications other than crestor (rosuvastatin) are available for lowering blood lipids?

What medications other than crestor (rosuvastatin) are available for lowering blood lipids?

Many types available: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a "statin" medication, usually the class that is first choice in patients that need cholesterol lowering. There are 7 different statins available in the us, several generic now. In addition other classes of lipid altering agents can help when statins are not enough or not tolerated. Bile acid sequestrants, niacin, fibrates and ezetimibe (blocks cholesterol absorption). See a doctor. ...Read more

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Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol 159--triglycerides--49-- hdl 59-- Ldl--90-- is that normal for triglyceride..thanks?

Low triglycerides.: That result is low (normal being below 150), but that's also quite good. It's more heart-protective that the triglycerides and LDL are low and the HDL is quite high, relatively. It's a good cholesterol profile. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lopid (Definition)

Lopid is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more