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Doctor insights on: Statins With Least Side Effects

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Any experience with side effects of zocor (simvastatin)?

Any experience with side effects of zocor (simvastatin)?

Zocor (simvastatin): Most common side effects are elevation of the liver enzymes over two times the normal values. Other side effects are muscle pains and aches. There is also a reaction that can occur when this is taken in combination with calcium channel blockers which can cause lab abnormalities. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

Zocor (simvastatin): zocor/ simvastatin has many potential side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zocor-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Med side effects: Atorvastatin is a statin. Side-effects include muscular aches , inflammation, lft elevation. Dangerous toxicity such as outright rhabdomyolosis is rare (less than 0.05%), but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Its pretty safe: It's used for depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, ocd but not so much for generalized anxiety. 10mg is lowest pill but it comes in liquid form or you can dissolve it in juice and start with tongue wetting for very sensitive patients. Hope this help! ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

Niaspan (niacin): see: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects.html

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Which ssri has the LEAST side effects besides celexa (citalopram)?

Which ssri has the LEAST side effects besides celexa (citalopram)?

WELLBUTRIN (bupropion): While not exactlly an SSRI, Wellburin, Buproprion is an anti depressant which also helps with compulsive behavior. Unlike most SSRI's it causes weight loss, not weight gain. ...Read more

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Side effects with fluoromethalone?

Side effects with fluoromethalone?

Minimal: Fml (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid so there is a small risk of it raising the pressure in your eye and inducing cataracts. If used with an active infection (especially a herpes infection) it could make it worse. ...Read more

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Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Dose related: Both mental and physical side effects with valproic acid are usually dose related (higher the higher the dose). However, you might notice that the effectiveness (reduction in mental symptoms) is also dose related. What you are thinking of as adverse mental side effects might be untreated psychiatric symptoms. Part of what makes psychiatry interesting! :-). ...Read more

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Cardiology:what are possible side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Muscle and liver: The most important side effects involve problems with liver or muscle. Muscle pain, weakness and inflammation may occur. Liver dysfunction could also be caused by lipitor (atorvastatin). The drug could also interact with other medications so discuss all these with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Tenormin (atenolol)?

What side effects are associated with Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/tenormin-side-effects.html

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Side effects of pravastatin?

Pravastatin: More serious side effects include: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;chest pain;swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and others perhaps less signficant. ...Read more

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Any side effects of carboplatin use with maitake, ginger or ecgg?

Any side effects of carboplatin use with maitake, ginger or ecgg?

Unknown: The side effects of these herbal remedies have not been formally studied in combination with carboplatin. For this reason, i tell my patients not to take these products while receiving chemotherapy. Even though the maitake and ginger have been used for thousands of years, it is not clear that they actually help in the treatment of patients with cancer. Find more www.Cancer.Org all the best, ariel. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Apixaban?

What side effects are associated with Apixaban?

Best resource for: this information is to look up the PI (Prescribing Information), FDA approved summary of research & clinical trial data on agent, available at: http://packageinserts.bms.com/pi/pi_eliquis.pdf. One can usually find this information at the brand name website (before patent expires) or http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default.htm & search. Keep in mind: responses not due to agent also listed. ...Read more

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Will combitanation of nexito plus and mirnite 15 have any side effects? will depression medicines have any side effects in future?

Will combitanation of nexito plus and mirnite  15 have any side effects? will depression medicines have any side effects in future?

Short answer YES: NExito Plus (Escitalopram/clonazepam) is combi SSRI and benzodiazepine designed to treat depression and anxiety. This combination alone can cause suicidal thoughts, decreased energy, impotence, dry mouth, and dizziness. Combined with Mirtazapine, which is Mirnite, the more severe side effects are potentiated: confusion, sedation as well as the dreaded serotonin syndrome which is life threatenin ...Read more