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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) an effective statin?

Is Zetia (ezetimibe) an effective statin?

No: Zetia (ezetimibe) is not a statin. Although it lowers the cholesterol, there is no proof that it prevents bad outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ezetimibe (Definition)

Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, (ezetimibe) a medication that decreases absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. This medication works by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) protein which allows sterols, including cholesterol, to be absorbed into the intestine. Blocking this protein results in increased production of LDL receptors that then clear LDL ...Read more


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Is virectin safe if i, m taking heart medication? (coreg, plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) and benicar)

Is virectin safe if i, m taking heart medication? (coreg, plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) and benicar)

Web site: I visited the virectin web site: it's nauseating marketing of half naked women and grinning men. The ingredients are a mish-mash of common vitamins and minerals plus some herbal items that are not fda approved or regulated. Bottom line: no one can say with confidence that, with your heart issues, this is safe. Controlled studies haven't been ; never will be done. "let the buyer beware!". ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zetia (ezetimibe) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Zetia (ezetimibe) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: According to lactmed, a free, accurate database about medications and breastfeeding, Zetia (ezetimibe) is not recommended during breastfeeding because of concerns about disrupting the baby's lipid metabolism. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No when nursing: Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, any cholesterol-lowering drugs are best not used during breastfeeding. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read more

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How effective is Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

How effective is Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Simva: low dose only: Vytorin is Simvastin&ezetimibe. Both lower cholesterol. Simva beleived to reduce atherosclerosis by many mechanisms includ lowering Cholest & anti-inflam effect on vessels. Ezetimide, lowers cholesterol but unclear if it protects against atheroscl. Data not comp. clear & Simvastin Generic, unclear another study will occur. Lipitor (atorvastatin) is also generic & evid exists that it is safer from Rhabdomyolysis. ...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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Can a niacin supplement replace vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Can a niacin supplement replace vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. Could replace Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use garcinia cambogia while taking 40 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) and estrogen .50 mg?

Is it safe to use garcinia cambogia while taking 40 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) and estrogen .50 mg?

Yes, but...: Yes, but it's a waste of your money and who knows what's in it, what it's doing to your body, or what side effects it could have. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How does garcinia cambodia work with plavix, metropopol, Zetia (ezetimibe) nitro?

Avoid mixing them: I would not favor you taking supplements which have no proven medical value. Keep life simple as the drugs often have interactions which can complicate your life. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

No: I believe it is pregnancy class X which means it would be contraindicated. ...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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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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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?

Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva  advair. ?

Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read more

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Ginko nut safe for pregnancy?

Ginko nut safe for pregnancy?

There have been : Studies of ginko biloba in pregnancy with contradictory results. As a result it is recommended that ginko biloba not be used during pregnancy due to lack of clear cut info. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lescol (fluvastatin) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take lescol (fluvastatin) while pregnant?

Not safe: Lescol (fluvastatin) is a statin, and these are listed as pregnancy category x, reported to cause limb deformities , especially if taken during the first trimester. In rare cases, for patients with severe genetic lipid disorders ( hypertriglyceridemia of pregnancy) medications may be used late in pregnancy (third trimester) but in general , statins should be avoided , red rice yeast also! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Zetia (Definition)

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