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Doctor insights on: Mevacor Allergy In Children

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What is the definition or description of: Mevacor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mevacor allergy?

Mevacor allergy: Mevacor (Lovastatin) is a statin used to
treat high cholesterol & triglyceride levels. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/mevacor-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

Mevacor Allergy (Definition)

Mevacor (Lovastatin) is a statin used to treat high cholesterol & triglyceride levels. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential ...Read more


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Who should not use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Who should not use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): Hypersensitivity to any component of med. Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases . Concomitant administration with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole, HIV protease inhibitors, boceprevir, telaprevir, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, nefazodone, and cobicistat-containing products. See: ...Read more

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What is mevacor (lovastatin) side effects.?

What is mevacor (lovastatin) side effects.?

Muscle pain, muscle: Weakness, liver enzyme abnormalities, and potentially liver failure and massive muscle damage. Those are at least the ones you need to discuss with your doctor and keep him aware if you develop symptoms, especially muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Mevacor or zocor, (simvastatin) what's better?

Statin: They do the same things. Zocor (simvastatin) is more potent milligram for milligram. One is not 'better' than the other, there are reasons a doc might choose one over the other in a specific situation. ...Read more

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What if any are the side effects of mevacor (lovastatin)?

What if any are the side effects of mevacor (lovastatin)?

MANY....: Statin drugs such as Mevacor (lovastatin) are way overprescribed &cause muscle weakness, cramps, and weakness, but also cause joint pain, mental slowing, depression, aggressive behavior, and are now implicated in causing cancers, alzheimers, parkinsons disease. Be sure you are taking coq10 100-200mg a day while on a med like this. Read "the great cholesterol con". Huge controversy that most don't know about. ...Read more

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I was wondering are atovastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) mevacor, and lovasatin the same?

Statins: Those drugs are all members of the statin family of drugs. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lovastatin are the exact same drug and Lipitor and Atorvastatin are different names for the same drug. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lipitor are trade names, the names with statin are chemical names. The four names you list are actually two different drugs Lovastatin and atorvastatin. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Can pregnant women use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): FDA Pregnancy Category X (Should not be used during pregnancy) ...Read more

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What are mevacor's side effects.?

MANY....: Statin drugs such as Mevacor (lovastatin) are way overprescribed &cause muscle weakness, cramps, and weakness, but also cause joint pain, mental slowing, depression, aggressive behavior, and are now implicated in causing cancers, alzheimers, parkinsons disease. Be sure you are taking coq10 100-200mg a day while on a med like this. Read "the great cholesterol con". Huge controversy that most don't know about. ...Read more

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What is mevacor's more common side effects?

MANY....: Statin drugs such as Mevacor (lovastatin) are way overprescribed &cause muscle weakness, cramps, and weakness, but also cause joint pain, mental slowing, depression, aggressive behavior, and are now implicated in causing cancers, alzheimers, parkinsons disease. Be sure you are taking coq10 100-200mg a day while on a med like this. Read "the great cholesterol con". Huge controversy that most don't know about. ...Read more

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What is Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor is lovastatin which is the first of the statin drugs. ...Read more

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WHAT IS THE BEST ANTI FUNGAL FOR BLACK MOLD RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, ARE MEVACOR and Lamisil (terbinafine) good ?

WHAT IS THE BEST ANTI FUNGAL FOR BLACK MOLD RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS,
ARE  MEVACOR and Lamisil (terbinafine) good
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Black mold myths: Most information you come across surrounding black mold are myths. Toxic black mold syndrome isn't a true medical diagnosis. Common health problems that are caused by molds are allergies and asthma. But fungus can also cause skin infections, like athletes foot or nail infections. If respiratory symptoms are your main problem, you should see your doctor for further testing first. ...Read more

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How effective is lovastatin (Mevacor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is lovastatin (Mevacor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Very important: This group of drugs (statins) works in two ways, lowering cholesterol and decreasing arterial inflammation There are many studies that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with vascular disease. IT is less clear how effective , or necessary, they are in patients who have no signs of vascular disease and normal lipid profile ...Read more

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Does mevacor (lovastatin) for high cholestorol cause eye symptoms or blurred vision?

Does mevacor (lovastatin) for high cholestorol cause eye symptoms or blurred vision?

Generally not: Mevacor (lovastatin) or Lovastatin is a very popular cholesterol lowering medication and has been around for many years. It was previously thought to increase the rate of cataract formation but studies in the early 90s essentially disproved this. In large studies, approximately 1% of patients note blurry vision, but it's not clear whether this is related to use of Mevacor (lovastatin) or some other unrelated cause. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can i increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can i increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase : A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and i would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...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


Dr. Joann Lindenfeld
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Lovastatin (Definition)

It is a member of the cholesterol lowering class called statins also known as hmg coenzyme reductase inhibitors . They inhibit an enzyme needed in ...Read more