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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.....?

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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

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

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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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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How long does it take for your body to get rid of the statin drug after stopping Lipitor (atorvastatin) that was taken for 10 years?

How long does it take for your body to get rid of the statin drug after stopping Lipitor (atorvastatin) that was taken for 10 years?

1 (up to 2) weeks: Statins clear the blood rapidly once daily dosing has stopped. While everyone's metabolism is unique, you should expect the medication will be out of the blood within 2 weeks (usually by 1 week). ...Read more

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently. ...Read more

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How similar are crestor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine?

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

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I am 58 and taking medicines:lowplat 75mg, Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10 mg, concor 10 mg and zestoratic 20 mg on alternate days, . I am border line diabetic yet not any?

I am 58 and taking medicines:lowplat 75mg, Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10 mg, concor 10 mg and zestoratic 20 mg on alternate days, . I am border line diabetic yet not any?

Question truncated: I think your question might have been why no medication for borderline diabetes.... To which the answer would be - the best treatment for pre-diabetes is diet exercise and wt loss. If these fail after a reasonable time then medications may be indicated. ...Read more

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The only abnormality in my lipid panel is LDL 128. Is it time to stop my Lipitor (atorvastatin) statin drug. Now?

Depends: It depends on what your LDL was to start and if you have any co-existing vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, family history or smoking history. There are some numbers that are absolutely too high and meds are needed but many people fall into a grey zone and all variable need to be considered. Diet and exercise should be the first line of intervention for most people. ...Read more

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Type II diabetic for1 yr. Lost 50 lbs. Thru exercise, diet. Am taking metformin, onglyza, (saxagliptin) lipitor. Is there hope that I can get off these drugs?

Type II diabetic for1 yr. Lost 50 lbs. Thru exercise, diet. Am taking metformin, onglyza, (saxagliptin) lipitor. Is there hope that I can get off these drugs?

Great job!: Yes, there is always hope. Just keep taking care of yourself, eating appropriately with good nutrient-rich food and exercising. Follow closely with your doctor to see what might be able to be reduced and eliminated over time. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! Should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Side-effects similar: But some people react differently to each statin was your switch for Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 to Crestor 40, or 20mg. Or were you at the highest dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (80mg)? If so, only cestror 40 is more potent. Lipitor (atorvastatin) has gone generic and may have a price advantage. Discusss with your prescribing doctor. A CPK is warranted. ...Read more

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Which medicine causes hair loss? Metoprolol, Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Which medicine causes hair loss? Metoprolol, Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Maybe metoprolol: I am not aware of Lipitor (atorvastatin) causing hair loss. There are reports of metoprolol causing hair loss although this is not one of the more common side effects. ...Read more

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My husband is taking 4mg Amaryl, lipitor (atorvastatin), cozar 5mg trejanta. Suar level after 2h of getting meal is 298. have urine protein also. Suggest medicine?

My husband is taking 4mg Amaryl, lipitor (atorvastatin), cozar 5mg trejanta. Suar level after 2h of getting meal is 298. have urine protein also. Suggest medicine?

298: That blood sugar value is way too high!
Your husband must get a referral to an Endocrinologist.
Taking care of diabetes is tough initially but over time your husband can work to get rid of diabetes.

Please do not let him say he is "diabetic"! He has diabetes and can work to get rid of it! ...Read more

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I recently had a calcium scan and my calcium score was zero. The doctor told me to cut my Lipitor from 80 mg to 40 mg and to stop taking my zodiac. I am not on blood pressure medicine, but my blood pressure has been slightly elevated lately?

I recently had a calcium scan and my calcium score was zero. The doctor told me to cut my Lipitor from 80 mg to 40 mg and to stop taking my zodiac. I am not on blood pressure medicine, but my blood pressure has been slightly elevated lately?

Zodiacs: Well there are many meanings for zodiac I'm not sure what you mean by it. At 69 with a calcium score of zero that's good news. The slightly elevated bp is meaningless without numbers. If it isn't above 140 at rest systolic that's good. Not sure what you're asking with the? ...Read more

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I take multiple medicines and can never seem to get enough sleep medicines such as paxil, trazadone, clonozapan, singular, protonix, tricor, Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

I take multiple medicines and can never seem to get enough sleep medicines such as paxil, trazadone, clonozapan, singular, protonix, tricor, Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Reevaluate sleep: You can develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of medications such that they stop working to help you sleep.

Have your doctor evaluate your sleeping problem. How many hours are you sleeping, is it disrupted, are you sleeping 8 hours but really want to sleep 12? What other factors may be causing sleeping problems for you? These are all important questions to be addressed. ...Read more

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I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?

I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?

Problem?: You have a few health issues, and though getting up once or even twice may be normal for an older individual, it may not be for a young man or female. Get a check up, or discuss this issue with your physician to make sure this is not a prostates issue, and infection. ...Read more

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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?

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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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

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