Pfizer lipitor atorvastatin?
what is it? where can i buy this???
Asked by Celeste Cardena 5 months ago.
Lipitor is one of the infamous statin drugs which causes the body to unnaturally produce less cholesterol (both bad cholesterol and the good cholesterol essential for optimum health). The whole cholesterol thing is mostly a myth created to market statin drugs, While no studies have shown that statin drugs prevent heart disease, over 900 have found statin drugs to be dangerous. In the Lipitor TV ads, a small banner popped up which says "Lipitor has not been shown to prevent heart disease ... " Isn't that what people expect when taking the drug? In 2005, Lipitor ads no longer mentioned heart disease, it simply 'treats' (bad) cholesterol, a concept created by the drug and food industry. From drugs.com: In rare cases, Lipitor can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. This condition can lead to kidney failure. Call your doctor at once if you have unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine. This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Do not take Lipitor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have liver disease. Before taking Lipitor, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, underactive thyroid, kidney disease, a muscle disorder, or a history of liver disease. Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Lipitor will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lipitor. Alcohol can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking Lipitor. There may be other drugs that can interact with Lipitor. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Before taking Lipitor Do not use this medication if you are allergic to atorvastatin, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have liver disease. Before taking Lipitor, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: diabetes; underactive thyroid; kidney disease; a history of liver disease; or a muscle disorder. If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Lipitor. FDA pregnancy category X. This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use Lipitor if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication. It is not known whether atorvastatin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take Lipitor without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Lipitor is not for use in children younger than 10 years of age. Lipitor Side Effects: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Lipitor and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Less serious Lipitor side effects may include: mild nausea or stomach pain, stomach upset, heartburn; constipation, bloating, gas; stuffy nose; itching, skin rash; or headache. Most people can lower bad cholesterol without suppressing good cholesterol through diet, exercise and supplements such as: * Sure gel apple or grapefruit pectin (jam & jelly stiffener). Take one heaping teaspoon in a cup of hot water nightly before bed. Two acids in the Sure gel help dissolve cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels. In about a month or less, the bad cholesterol should be much lower, and as a side affect, any heavy metals (generally, industrial toxins) should be flushed from your system. Sure gel Grapefruit pectin is 100 times stronger, but tastes awful and oxidizes and interferes with many medications. * Vinegar, apple juice and white grape juice. Mix 1 to 2 cup of apple cider vinegar, four cups of apple juice and three cups of white grape juice. Drink six ounces every day before breakfast. Used very effectively by Pennsylvania Amish families. * Garlic. Is cholesterol’s natural enemy. Eat three cloves daily to lower blood pressure, build immune system and guard against cancer. * Pomegranate juice. New studies indicate that pomegranate juice not only appears to prevent hardening of the arteries by reducing blood vessel damage, but the antioxidant-rich juice may also reverse the progression of this disease. * Green Tea. Drink one or more glasses a day. Powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer properties too. * Turmeric. Found in curry seasoning and plain yellow mustard. Lowers cholesterol, helps guard against Alzheimer’s and may help protect smokers from cancer. * Walnuts. Eat a half cup of walnuts every day. Almonds are also good. * Oatmeal. Eat a bowl of oatmeal every day for breakfast. Top with walnuts or almond bits and blueberries. * Cinnamon, water and honey. Take 10 pieces of cinnamon sticks (one inch each). Powder and then boil in five teacups of water. Add a teaspoon of honey and have a hot cup of this mixture every day. From India. * Onion juice reduces cholesterol and works as a tonic for nervous system. It cleans blood, helps digestive system, cures insomnia and regulates the heart action & helps in lowering cholesterol. * Sunflower seeds contain a substantial amount of linoleic acid which is helpful in reducing cholesterol deposits on the walls of the arteries. Substituting oil of sunflower seeds for some of the solid fats like butter & cream will, therefore lead to a great improvement in health & lower cholesterol. * Other good foods to help lower cholesterol: Flaxseeds, soy (due to concerns about unfermented soy products increasing the risk for certain cancers, use only fermented soy products such as miso and tempeh), lentils, beans, salmon, avocado, spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, margarine with no trans-fats or hydrogenated ingredients, other nuts, dark chocolate, whole wheat and other grains. * Omega 3 oils such as fish, borage and flax oil. Lower bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol levels. Diet and exercise. Essential to help combat high cholesterol. Eat more vegetables and fruit and less meat and fatty foods. Find a way to be physically active each day, if only for a brisk walk, bike ride or 15-30 minute light workout. Answered by Randolph Simonetti 5 months ago.
It's an anti-cholesterol drug. It lowers cholesterol in people who produce too much cholesterol. Too much cholesterol has been found to be related to heart disease. You can buy it at the pharmacy and when you have a prescription for it. You don't need it unless your MD tells you so. Answered by Phung Holderness 5 months ago.
What are the side effects of lipitor?
I was just wondering what could be the possible side effects of lipitor.
Asked by Donette Biltz 5 months ago.
Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to a class of drugs referred to as statins. Lipitor is used for the treatment of elevated total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides, and to elevate HDL cholesterol. Side effects of Lipitor include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, gas, heartburn, headache, myalgia, and rhabdomyolysis. The recommended dose of Lipitor is 10-80 mg daily. Erythromycin (E-Mycin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), cyclosporine (Sandimmune), indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir) decrease elimination of Lipitor. Lipitor increases the effect of warfarin (Coumadin) and cholestyramine (Questran) decreases the absorption of Lipitor. Lipitor should not be taken during pregnancy because the developing fetus requires cholesterol for development, and Lipitor reduces the production of cholesterol. It is not known whether Lipitor is secreted in breast milk. Our Lipitor Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking atorvastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; 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). Less serious side effects may include: mild muscle pain; diarrhea; or mild nausea. Answered by Maire Mitra 5 months ago.
Serious side effects associated with Lipitor include liver, skin, memory and muscles problems. Common side effects are diarrhea, constipation, tiredness and more. On experiencing any of the severe side effects, please consult to your doctor. Answered by Sabina Bulkin 5 months ago.
STOP TAKING LIPITOR NOW!! It is a terrible drug....It gave my Restless Leg Syndrome...which I would not wish on my worst enemy!! I also lost my sense of Taste for over 4 months!! I even wen to the U of Penn Smell / Taste clinics for an 8 hour exam....the best doctors saw nothing else to cause my symptoms, but in stopping my Lipitor, my sense of Taste came back in 2 weeks!!! My wife was given it for high C and after only 2 days her legs were cramping so bad she had to crawl out of bed in the morning.... Stop listening to the BS shills from Lipitor...they know it is dangerous....look up the side effects for yourselves Answered by Sterling Massett 5 months ago.
Side effects happened on some patients. Side effects includes muscle problems, liver problems, fever, weight gain, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, hepatic, nervous system, renal, hypersensitivity, endocrine, type 2 diabetes and more. However, if you believe you feel something unusual, it is better to consult your doctor promptly to avoid having problems and might affect to your health. Answered by Teodoro Trank 5 months ago.
Liver damage, muscle wasting and Alzheimer's disease. Answered by Jacklyn Liwanag 5 months ago.
Can lipitor help you lose weight?
I asked this because of the 'lipo' base in the word, I thought it meant fat. But I'm not a latin expert, so sorry...
Asked by Jacquie Mckellop 5 months ago.
Lipitor - NOTFOR WEIGHT LOSS. Statins Get your cholesterol numbers into a healthy range—Free expert advice Health.MSN.com/Cholesterol Lipitor atorvastatin (a TORE va sta tin) What is the most important information I should know about Lipitor? • Rare cases of muscle problems and liver problems have been associated with the use of Lipitor and other similar medicines. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if accompanied by a fever or flulike symptoms or yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal pain, unexplained fatigue, dark colored urine or pale colored stools. These may be early symptoms of muscle or liver problems. • Do not take Lipitor without first talking to your doctor if you have liver disease. • Alcohol and Lipitor can both be damaging to the liver. Alcohol should be used only in moderation. Discuss the use of alcohol with your doctor so that the potential for liver problems can be determined. • Do not take Lipitor if you are pregnant, could become pregnant during treatment, or if you are breast-feeding a baby. What is Lipitor? • Lipitor is an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor. Lipitor blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. • Lipitor is used to reduce the amounts of LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides (another type of fat), and apolipoprotein B (a protein needed to make cholesterol) in your blood. Lipitor is also used to increase the level of HDL (good) cholesterol in your blood. These actions are important in reducing the risk of hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. • Lipitor may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Lipitor? • Do not take Lipitor without first talking to your doctor if you have liver disease. • Before taking Lipitor, tell your doctor if you · drink alcoholic beverages, · have a chronic muscular disease, · require major surgery, or · have a blood disorder. • You may not be able to take Lipitor, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. • Lipitor is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that Lipitor is known to cause birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. Do not take Lipitor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. • It is not known whether Lipitor passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I take Lipitor? • Take Lipitor exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. • Take each dose with a full glass of water. • Lipitor can be taken with or without food. • Lipitor is usually taken once a day. Try to take your dose at the same time each day. Follow your doctor's instructions. • Your doctor may want to monitor your liver function with blood tests before starting treatment with Lipitor, at twelve weeks after both the start of your treatment and any increase in dose, and periodically (every 6 months) thereafter. Depending on the results of these tests, your doctor can determine how much monitoring you will require. • Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Lipitor. The interaction could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. • Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. To realize beneficial effects from Lipitor, avoid fatty, high-cholesterol foods. • It is important to take Lipitor regularly to get the most benefit. • Do not stop taking Lipitor without first talking to your doctor. Lipitor may need to be taken on a long-term basis for the treatment of high cholesterol. • Your doctor may want you to have blood tests or other medical evaluations during treatment with Lipitor to monitor progress and side effects. • Store Lipitor at room temperature away from moisture and heat. What happens if I miss a dose? • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. What happens if I overdose? • Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. • The symptoms of an Lipitor overdose are not known. What should I avoid while taking Lipitor? • Alcohol and Lipitor can both be damaging to the liver. Alcohol should be used only in moderation. Discuss the use of alcohol with your doctor so that the potential for liver problems can be determined. • Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Lipitor. The interaction could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. What are the possible side effects of Lipitor? • Rare cases of muscle problems and liver problems have been associated with the use of Lipitor and other similar medicines. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if accompanied by a fever or flulike symptoms or yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal pain, unexplained fatigue, dark colored urine or pale colored stools. These may be early symptoms of muscle or liver problems. • If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Lipitor and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately: · an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); · decreased urine or rust-colored urine; or · blurred vision. • Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Lipitor and talk to your doctor if you experience · headache; · upset stomach or flatulence; or · a rash. • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. What other drugs will affect Lipitor? • Do not take Lipitor without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: · cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral); · gemfibrozil (Lopid), clofibrate (Atromid-S), or fenofibrate (Tricor); · niacin (Nicolar, Nicobid, Slo-Niacin, others); · erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, others) or clarithromycin (Biaxin); · cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol (Colestid); · hormonal birth control (pills, patches, or implants); or · an antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), fluconazole (Diflucan), or ketoconazole (Nizoral). • You may not be able to take Lipitor, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. • Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Lipitor. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Where can I get more information? • Your pharmacist has additional information about Lipitor written for health professionals that you may read. --------------------------------------... • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed. • Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with Answered by Cheryle Fecteau 5 months ago.
Lipitor Weight Loss Answered by Jesica Barrena 5 months ago.
I lost 40 lbs in 1 year, while on Lipitor and Metaformin. I attribute my weight loss, not on these medication, but by walking my dog 1 1/2 hours each day and sleeping more - I guess the latter also improved my metabolism. Answered by Merrill Seligson 5 months ago.
I've tried many diets and couldn't make anything work. Since having my first child, I've been carrying around an extra 30 pounds. This diet just made sense and showed me that everything I was doing before was wrong and a waste of my time. The plan was so refreshing and so simple to follow. I did everything plan said and lost 23 pounds in the first three weeks. I'm now starting the diet again to lose 7 more pounds. This plan has changed my life. Get started today! Answered by Vennie Walquist 5 months ago.
No, it is a statin that reduces the quantity of cholesterol that the liver produces in response to the saturated fats that we eat. I'm sure it doesn't help weight loss, because I'm trying to lose weight, I do take Lipitor, and my loss has been pretty slow. Answered by Retta Massare 5 months ago.
RE: Can lipitor help you lose weight? I know it helps with cholesterol, but is weight loss involved too? Answered by Agripina Helfritz 5 months ago.
No way. It won't help you lose weight and it could be harmful to your liver and/or kidneys to take casually in hopes of loosing weight. Drugs for hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol) have a whole range of effects all their own, so please don't try this. There's only one way to loose weight and that is to burn more calories than you take in. Painful, believe me I know! I wish there were some better ways--I love to drop about 35 pounds myself! Good Luck -- hope I didn't sound like "mom" or someone preaching! Answered by Mckinley Eshenbrenner 5 months ago.
Just have a proper diet rich in fiber and protein and try to cut all the unhealthy stuff from your diet atlhough its good to enjoy. Dont binge on unhealthy stuff any other time. You should also exercise 3-5 times a week and you should definitely see results in a couple of weeks. Learn more here: Answered by Ross Cooner 5 months ago.
Should I take lipitor?
My cholesterol level is currently 247 (I got a reading of 251 and modified my diet quite a bit) with an LDL of 144 and an HDL of 57. I _really_ don't like taking drugs of any type but my doctor is pressing me on it and, well, I don't want to die. My family has a history of high cholesterol with ZERO side...
Asked by Jordan Bennison 5 months ago.
My cholesterol level is currently 247 (I got a reading of 251 and modified my diet quite a bit) with an LDL of 144 and an HDL of 57. I _really_ don't like taking drugs of any type but my doctor is pressing me on it and, well, I don't want to die. My family has a history of high cholesterol with ZERO side effects (my mom has cholesterol of 240 but with an HDL of 90 and is a very healthy 67 year old; my 95 year-old grandma is even higher...) so I'm tempted to ignore it. Am I insane? Answered by Tia Slivka 5 months ago.
Lipitor's own advertisement states a 36% decrease in cardiac events. From the fine print, after 3.5 years of taking their drug, only 2 cardiac events occur instead of the 3 events in the none treated group (sounds like 33%). So to me this means 100 people have to take this drug for 3.5 years to save ONE event. That is a cost to health care of $140000 to save one event (not death). Also in my readings I hear that if a person drops out of a trial in the first two weeks, say from side effects, they do not have to include them in the side effect profile. Some studies have had a 50% drop out in the first two weeks. Add that to the reported side effects, and you get an idea of the true incidence. Speaking of incidence of side effects, you should know that many people suffer permanent muscle damage without elevated liver enzymes. Ask your doctor about the numerous reports of cognitive side effects. He will tell you they are insignificant. Read for your self. www.spacedoc.net This site is written by an MD/ astronaut who experienced Transient Global Amnesia, after only 30 days on Lipitor. Spend an hour on this site and you will not even consider taking this drug. Better yet, make sure nobody in your circle of family and friends are taking it. The last straw should be that these drugs can damage the heart muscle, directly. Do you think lowering your numbers by 4 points is worth all the bland food you are now eating? If you consume less cholesterol, your body just makes more. The cholesterol your body makes is in the bad cholesterol group. I do not mean LDL. More later, your friendly pharmacist Answered by Karey Zehnder 5 months ago.
No, that is not true, but of course that depends on your medical history. Someone with a history of a heart attack should be on a statin (which Lipitor is in that drug class) as it has been shown to reduce your risk for a second heart attack. Some people are started on Lipitor to help with their cholesterol, and some patients make drastic lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, weight loss) and are able to stop the medicine. I'd check with your doctor for a definitive answer that applies best to your situation. Answered by Caridad Johnsey 5 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Should I take lipitor? My cholesterol level is currently 247 (I got a reading of 251 and modified my diet quite a bit) with an LDL of 144 and an HDL of 57. I _really_ don't like taking drugs of any type but my doctor is pressing me on it and, well, I don't want to die. My family has a history of high cholesterol... Answered by Lorna Broadie 5 months ago.
Does Lipitor is dangerous? Is it true?
Asked by Briana Oplinger 5 months ago.
Lipitor is the worlds best selling drug manufactured by Pfizer (and now others as its out of patent). It is a high blood cholesterol drug and in worrying about whether it is dangerous you will be raising your blood pressure (which won't help) and therefore doing worse damage then any minor side effect will have on you. Its basically calcium based and the side-effects will be minimal, its been around a long time and as with any drug there is potential that it can cause harm, but at worse you will feel nauseous and have a headache (better than high cholesterol). I have listed the potentially side effects below but bear in mind that the regulatory processes mean that they have to report every 'potential' side effect. So basically anything that a patient taking the product had (could even be a broken leg!). If there is enough people to justify a link then they will have to print it with the information on the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL). Bear in mind that people on Lipitor are generally not healthy, so for example you will see urinary tract infection - well this is caused by poor diet and so is the reasons that many are on lipitor. . Side effects that occur in 1–10% of patients taking atorvastatin (the active ingredient in Lipitor) include: Weakness Insomnia and dizziness Chest pain and peripheral edema Rash Abdominal pain, constArthriticiametallicdyspepsia, flatulence, nausea Urinary tract infection Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, arthritis Sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, rhinitis Infection, flu-like syndrome, allergic reaction Answered by Julienne Sprouls 5 months ago.
Lipitor is used to lower blood cholesterol but there are adverse effects which includes: Weakness Insomnia and dizziness Chest pain and peripheral edema Rash Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea Urinary tract infection Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, arthritis Sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, rhinitis Infection, flu-like syndrome, allergic reaction Moreover, I read that lipitor has also its serious side effects that links to memory loss, type 2 diabetes and skeletal muscle side effects. Answered by Beverley Stello 5 months ago.
YES! it is true, both my Dad and my Aunt took Crestor once and they both got a stinging sensation all over their skin like millions of bees stinging you at once, a reaction, a deadly one at that, and it lasted for about a week for my dad and 4 days fo my aunt, and now they both take Lipitor and it works just fine for them. But it may just be genetics though Answered by Serita Lewellyn 5 months ago.
As with any prescription medication Liptor can have it's own side efffects. While in most cases people take Liptor with little or no side effects but there are those who have suffered side effects from Liptor use. You should consult your doctor before use. Answered by Cedrick Gilday 5 months ago.
It causes mood changes, muscle wasting and Alzheimer's disease in about half the people taking it. Although it may lower cholesterol there is no evidence that it prevents cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or lower mortality. Answered by Grazyna Rentschler 5 months ago.
Fatty Liver and Lipitor 10mg?
I was recently diagonised fatty liver in the ultrasound did, and cholestrol levels are out of normal. I am 29 years old male. Doc prescribed me Lipitor 10mg, I am worried to take this medicine, as I read mixed responses in the internet, that it will damage or it is good. Please help me to understand the medicine...
Asked by Noreen Glad 5 months ago.
I was recently diagonised fatty liver in the ultrasound did, and cholestrol levels are out of normal. I am 29 years old male. Doc prescribed me Lipitor 10mg, I am worried to take this medicine, as I read mixed responses in the internet, that it will damage or it is good. Please help me to understand the medicine and situation, I do not want to worsen my situation by taking wrong medicine Answered by Toni Cartner 5 months ago.
Lipitor contains atorvastatin which is a lipid lowering agent. It is prescribed as your cholesterol levels are high. What about LDL (a bad cholesterol) is that high too? The main benefits are to lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol and raise the good (HDL) cholesterol. Once your cholesterol levels comes to normal its better that you keep strict controls on your diet. If cholesterol levels are high then it get started depositing on the linings of arteries making them narrower and interrupts with the blood supply/ oxygen to the other parts of the body. High cholesterol's are not good for heart and also its a risk factor for heart diseases. To lower your cholesterol level only drug is not important but also DIET ALONG WITH EXERCISE IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT.You need to bring certain changes in your life style. Go for some exercise in consultation with your doctor. Also consult some dietitian which will help you as this is all depends on so many factors viz... you have family history or you are consuming very rich diet with no physical exercise. Since you have fatty liver as well you need to cut down on your fats from the diet... oils, (butter, cream, cakes, pastries, all fried foods, fast foods, egg yolks, red meat must be avoided for 2-3 months at least). Certainly there are few side effects but after knowing we have to go for medication to benefit ourselves. Common side effects when taking Lipitor include the following: - Constipation) - Diarrhea - Dizziness - Headache - Increased liver enzyme levels (checked by blood tests) - Trouble falling or staying asleep - Muscle pain - Stomach symptoms (including stomach pain; usually mild) This is only a partial list of the more common side effects. Talk with your doctor or health care provider if you feel you are experiencing a side effect from this drug. IMPORTANT!! - If you start having muscle pain or weakness or dark urine, you should stop taking Lipitor and contact your doctor right away. - Do not use Lipitor if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Low dose statins like atorvastatin (Lipitor) are safe in patients with mild liver disease (for example, patients with fatty liver and mildly abnormal liver tests in the blood such as ALT and AST). Since many patients have fatty livers due to obesity as the cause of their mildly elevated AST and ALT; losing excess weight helps to normalize the liver tests. Nevertheless, there is not sufficient data on the safety of statins in patients with moderate or severe liver disease with moderate or higher elevations of AST (Alanine aminotranferease) or ALT (aspartate aminotransferase ). It is also important to monitor test levels periodically since statins should be stopped if liver tests become progressively more abnormal. Most important is to have faith in your doctor. And also its very important to keep every thing under control so that you dont have to go any medication to control such things if all controlled by DIET AND EXERCISE. Strict NO to alcohol. GOOD LUCK!!! Answered by Amado Erlanson 5 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Fatty Liver and Lipitor 10mg? I was recently diagonised fatty liver in the ultrasound did, and cholestrol levels are out of normal. I am 29 years old male. Doc prescribed me Lipitor 10mg, I am worried to take this medicine, as I read mixed responses in the internet, that it will damage or it is good. Please help me to... Answered by Consuela Steppe 5 months ago.
Fatty liver disease affects a whopping 30% of the population. That's 30 out of every 100 people! And some estimates have it at 33%. And if you're overweight, it's even worse overweight people are extremely more likely than healthy weight individuals to develop this condition. In other words, you're not alone. Not by a long shot. Other fatty liver sufferers have reversed their condition, lost weight, and rediscovered their energy, using completely natural remedies. And that means you can, too! Keep reading to discover more... Answered by Cecille Gaydos 5 months ago.
Every drug has side effects. When indicated, you have to take the medicine despite knowing the side effects. If you can think of anyother way to lower and control your cholesterol, (there are some), it's different. All the best! Edit- What are the possible side effects of atorvastatin? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using atorvastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine. Less serious side effects may include: mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn; nausea, stomach pain or upset; constipation, bloating, gas; stuffy nose; itching, skin rash; or muscle pain. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. What should I avoid while taking atorvastatin? Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Atorvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking atorvastatin. Alcohol can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking atorvastatin. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with atorvastatin and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Antonia Schnarr 5 months ago.
Controlling elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides with diet, exercise and cholesterol-lowering medications may help stabilize or reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. A number of complementary and alternative therapies — many of them herbs and nutritional supplements — purport to improve liver heath. Among these are milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid (thioctic acid), vitamin E, N-acetyl cysteine (an amino acid byproduct) and omega-3 fatty acids.Because many vitamins and dietary supplements, such as vitamin A, iron, valerian and comfrey, have the potential to worsen liver problems, be sure to check with your doctor before taking any vitamin, herb or dietary supplement. "Lipitor" use in persons with various forms of chronic liver disease depends on clinical judgment that balances proven benefit against risk. When starting statin therapy in a patient with chronic liver disease, the initial dose should be low, and liver enzyme levels should be checked in two weeks and then monthly for the first three months. If the transaminase levels increase to two times the baseline value, statin therapy should be discontinued. Answered by Lakendra Teahan 5 months ago.
Lipitor 10mg Answered by Ileana Quevedo 5 months ago.
No one answers my question. If I am thirsty in the night what can I drink? water, juice ,etc? As I know my liver score and cholesterol levels are high an have pancreas problems. Now its hard for me to stay awake. I just want to know can I drink juices, and sweet drinks, like juices, etc? Answered by Kurt Straws 5 months ago.
Aim for a 300- to 400-calorie meal. Answered by Selene Didonato 5 months ago.
Which cholesterol medication is stronger, Zocor or Lipitor?
Asked by Demetra Pelyo 5 months ago.
Both statins both poison. Lipitor is typically prescribed in larger relative doses but since the piddly 1% benefit is not dose or cholesterol level dependent, the added strength (or dose) just adds to the side effects. In my research, the really horrific side effects, seem to occur with Lipitor. My numerous side effects really took off when I was switched to Lipitor from Zocor. Pharm dude, I never heard of a drug company proving that their drug was no better than their competitor. Seems like a waste of money. Yet CBS was able to discern an advantage. Really, CBS, is that what you call a reliable source? Even the drug companies have never proved that lowering cholesterol has a direct effect on CHD. It states that in all their advertisements. The 1% benefit is very repeatable but never tied to lowering cholesterol. The most likely mechanism of action seems to be an anti inflammatory effect. This appears to be confirmed by the latest Crestor study, where they gave Crestor to patients with normal cholesterol, but elevated C reactive protein, a marker of inflammation. It still reduced events by 1 person out of 100.. Those clever drug companies say this is proof, we should give their drugs to patients who have normal cholesterol. Of course, they stopped the study before the negative effect on the immune system could show an increase in cancer deaths. Side effects that I personally experienced= depression, memory loss, muscle pain, tendon pain in ankle, hand and hip, stomach problems, sleep problems, eye problems, extreme low energy, argumentative (seems to be permanent), low testosterone, very short term amnesia. Why do people spend up to $1500 a year for such a small chance of any benefit? Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor Answered by Joesph Emo 5 months ago.
There isn't a "stronger" medication between the two, because they are different drugs. However in the category of effectiveness the edge goes to Lipitor. Both drugs are very effective in reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising good cholesterol (HDL). Both Lipitor and Zocor belong to the class of drugs known as “statins”, which lower cholesterol by blocking the enzyme in the liver that produces bad cholesterol. In a recent study done by Phizer the producer of Lipitor, it was found that Lipitor was no better at preventing major heart complications than its leading competitor Zocor. However CBS found that “Lipitor outperformed Zocor on several fronts such as lowering cholesterol and preventing nonfatal heart attacks.” The only problem is that Phizer still holds the patent to Lipitor until at least next year (2010), so it's brand name only and very expensive. Zocor has gone generic (simvastatin) and is relatively inexpensive. Answered by Claud Forcell 5 months ago.
Both Lipitor and Zocor are from Vastatin group only. Lipitor is of Atorvastatin Calcium and Zocar is of Simvastatin. One of the side affect of Zocar is muscular pain or cramps or weakness - it is generally called muscular breakdown. Muscular Breakdown leads to Kidney damage. So your doctor has rightly advised and Zocar is not good, if you the patient gets muscular breakdown. IF NOT it is safe to have and not damage to Kidney will be done. There are many other groups for controlling Cholesterol and it can be given. Consult the doctor and he will give a suitable substitute depending upon the test results and symptoms of the patient. These medicines should not be administration or stopped if the patient is taking just on mouth say by someone. Additional information on Zocar: ZOCOR is a prescription tablet and isn’t right for everyone, including women who are nursing or pregnant or who may become pregnant, and anyone with liver problems. Unexplained muscle pain or weakness could be a sign of a rare but serious side effect and should be reported to your doctor right away. ZOCOR may interact with other medicines or certain foods, increasing your risk of getting this serious side effect. So tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking. Please read additional important Answered by Freda Kreinbring 5 months ago.
cholesterol medication stronger zocor lipitor Answered by Lucia Mulero 5 months ago.
They're both statins, so they work equally just like Zetia. If you want stronger control, you need to ask for Vytorin which is Zetia and Zocor. Zetia stops the intestines from absorbing cholesterol and Zocor keeps the liver from producing so much cholesterol. Answered by Torie Patalano 5 months ago.
Lipitor, known to have a lot of side effects though. Answered by Bruno Dedier 5 months ago.
I dont know which of those 2 is strongest...I was put on Crestor which was supposedly the newest and strongest Statin...its only been available in Australia about 2 1/2 years. Answered by Charlene Metzner 5 months ago.
I don't think it is a matter of strength but what will work best with your body. Only your medical provider can determine that. BTW I am on Zocor. Answered by Neil Burrus 5 months ago.
they are both good but zocor also has somethign that can cause the gums to remove from the teeth and that isn't good so we changed but they are both very good meds and the doctor will tell you but you need to keep on of them Answered by Lucille Weik 5 months ago.
What are some things my grandmother should avoid when taking Lipitor?
My grandmother is taking Lipitor for her cholesterol. She is worried that she can't drink coffee while on medication??? Help please! thank you!!!
Asked by Berry Colunga 5 months ago.
First thing is to AVOID THE LIPITOR! That drug is dangerous and should not be on the market. Statin drugs like Lipitor, lower cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, a key enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. In many cases these drugs activate the Atrogin-1 gene that plays a key role in muscle atrophy. Three separate tests showed that even at low concentrations, statin drugs led to Atrogin-1 induced muscle damage. As the concentrations increased, the damage increased as well. This is why many people have muscle cramps and aches when taking these drugs. Since the heart is a muscle, does it make sense to activate the Atrogin-1 gene that causes muscle atrophy? Additionally, the production of Coenzyme Q-10 is greatly reduced by 50% in just 30 days from taking statin drugs. This co-enzyme is vital to good heart function, making collagen for structural integrity, and most importantly every cell in the body needs this coenzyme to produce ATP for cellular energy. There are some disease consequences from having low Coenzyme Q-10 such as rhabdomyolysis, hepatitis, myopathy, neuropathy, cardiomyopathy, vertigo, congestive heart failure. Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially fatal disease where muscle tissue deteriorates as a result of a deficiency of Coenzyme Q-10. This is in addition to the activation of the Atrogin-1 gene. In addition to these problems from taking statin drugs things like cognitive loss, neuropathy, anemia, acidosis, frequent fevers, cataracts, and sexual dysfunction have also been reported as side effects. It is BAD SCIENCE that says cholesterol numbers above 200 are bad. A woman should have a total cholesterol between 240 and 300 for longevity and the ability to make good STEROID HORMONES. The body makes 85% of the cholesterol found in the body and only 15% comes from diet. If you eat less cholesterol, your body just makes more. Controlling the cholesterol levels in people is just a way for drug companies to sell billions of dollars of that and other drugs, nothing more. Cholesterol does NOT cause heart disease. Even the American Heart Associations says that. Your grandmother will need to watch her blood pressure now very carefully because reducing the cholesterol in her body will affect her ability to repair arteries and STROKE will now become a higher risk for her. She needs to become educated on this issue and not listen to the INDOCTRINATION that is happening everywhere on this subject. EDIT: Tweety, the biggest drug interaction from taking Lipitor is Lipitor itself. It is reacting with the body in ways that no one should have to endure, ever. It is a dangerous drug, addressing a make believe problem, and is damaging so many people, yet our illustrious medical system seems to still believe the ego maniac, Ancel Keys, was credible and his lipid hypothesis that created this lunacy was credible. When someone asks the question, they need to learn the truth, not some sugar coated medical indoctrination dreamed up by a pharmaceutical company with a profit agenda regardless of the health problems that drug is creating, like liver cancer! I liked your suggestion to see a pharmacist about his opinion on Lipitor. Here is a guy on Yahoo Answers that is a pharmacist that will give you his opinion: "aceofspd" good luck Answered by Krissy Capria 5 months ago.
Yep, the biggest problem with Lipitor, is Lipitor. In addition to what onlymatch has already mentioned, statins cause a suppression of the immune system. That is why they immediately halt the statin studies, the minute there is a statistical advantage, before the increase in deaths from cancer become evident. One study showed this effect on the immune system, so the spin doctors had the nerve to write in the conclusion that with more study we might have a new drug for organ rejection. Statins only help 1% of the study participants. Keep in mind that they all already had one heart attack, no women, every, has been shown to benefit, no man over 50 has ever benefited. Also, almost 100% of the people taking these drugs, have more than one side effect. Problem is nobody will tell them what to look for. If you hear someone say " I am just getting old" they are talking about statin side effects. On www.spacedoc.net , they have concluded the biggest side effect of statins is accelerated aging. Try proving that theory. Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor 53 years old and feel like 80 Answered by Velda Galinis 5 months ago.
With Lipitor or some other chemical or synthetically produced medications you'll diminish finally ldl cholesterol for a second and also you battle the indicators, however you are not able to therapy the intent. Read the guideline what facet results can seem incl. extreme liver harm and you're going to recognise extra. A symptom similar therapy can in no way therapy the intent of the symptom. In phrases of ldl cholesterol take a deeper seem into your nutrients and for the therapy into power remedy and natural medication. There is not any disorder which are not able to be cured clearly with herbs in the world. What manner a disorder best looks whilst anything is incorrect - whilst your power stage is susceptible and the self treatment vigour is taking place. As extra prescription drugs you utilize as weaker the process gets and extra facet results exhibit up. The frame begins to change - we name this switching outcome - the frame will get used to incorrect, no longer traditional expertise and will get addicted to these expertise and drugs till the power stage is so low (beneath 50%) that an critical or continual disorder will probably be manifested. Yes you'll give up taking medications, like Lipitor - do just it slowly, step-by-step and detox the frame. Start consuming contemporary meals, greens alternatively of burgers and coke, diet wealthy meals and herbs of any type. There are lots of expertise approximately herbs at the Internet. Answered by Marya Niedermeier 5 months ago.
"What are some things my grandmother should avoid when taking Lipitor?" -- Foods that are high in cholesterol and/or fat and alcohol. I imagine her doctor already knows what other meds she takes and is aware of drug interactions. Her pharmacy has her medication profile and this will red flag any potential interactions between Lipitor and whatever else she takes. The good news is that she can enjoy her coffee while on Lipitor. There's no interaction and coffee has no affect on cholesterol levels. Please let your grandmother know that if she has a question about a medication, she can talk to her pharmacist. She may feel her questions aren't important enough to bother her doctor with or her doctor is "too busy" to deal with her questions. But she can always ask her pharmacist. Her worry has endeared her to me and I hope the medication works well for her. Jesus Christ, "onlymatch4u", all the guy asked about was a simple drug interaction. He didn't ask for your personal opinion or this diatribe. Answered by Darcy Drain 5 months ago.
Children dosage of lipitor?
lipitor pediatric dosage
Asked by Luciano Celestine 5 months ago.
Lipitor is approved for use in children as young as 10 years of age. The recommended starting dose is 10 mg once daily, with a maximum of 20 mg daily up to 17 years of age. Studies have looked at using statins in children as young as 8 years of age who suffer from genetic high cholesterol levels. Answered by Preston Fiedler 5 months ago.
Children should never be given Lipitor. It's unimaginable that any doctor would prescribe it. Answered by Fermin Juelich 5 months ago.
I have been put on Lipitor and was asked shortly after by the doctor if I noticed weight gain...?
...or muscle loss. Should I? After a year and a half I have noticed exactly that. Is this a side affect of Lipitor?
Asked by Claretta Hofmans 5 months ago.
Common Side Effects of Lipitor Lipitor has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects occurring in a group of people taking the drug are always documented and compared to the side effects that occur in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group taking the placebo. In these studies, the most common Lipitor side effects included: * Headache -- in up to 16.7 percent of people * Infections -- up to 10.3 percent * Muscle pain -- up to 5.6 percent (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain) * Diarrhea -- up to 5.3 percent (see Lipitor and Diarrhea) * Joint pain -- up to 5.1 percent (see Lipitor and Joint Pain) * Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) -- up to 6.4 percent * Accidental injury -- up to 4.2 percent. Other common side effects that were observed in more than 2 to 4 percent of people included: * Unexplained rash * Abdominal pain (stomach pain) * General feeling of weakness (asthenia) * The flu * Back pain * Allergic reaction * Constipation * Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) * Sore throat (pharyngitis). Lipitor Side Effects to Report There are a number of side effects with Lipitor that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to: * Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin, upper right abdominal pain, dark urine, and elevated liver enzymes (see Lipitor Liver Side Effects) * Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or feel ill, since these may be signs of serious breakdown of muscle, known as rhabdomyolysis (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain) * Significant, unexplained changes in the amount of urine you produce (which may be a sign of kidney problems) * Signs of an allergic reaction, such as: o A rash o Itching o Hives o Wheezing or difficulty breathing o Swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat. Rare Lipitor Side Effects During clinical studies, there were a number of other side effects that occurred in less than 2 percent of people while they were taking Lipitor. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they were caused by the medication or another factor. Some of these rare side effects of Lipitor include, but are not limited to: * Lack of appetite * Intestinal ulcer * Hepatitis * Asthma * Bloody nose * Depression * Memory loss (amnesia) * Hair loss (alopecia) * Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED) * Increased liver enzymes (see Lipitor Liver Side Effects) * Ringing of the ears (tinnitus) * Fainting (syncope) * Hearing loss * High blood pressure (hypertension) * Weight gain (see Lipitor and Weight Gain) * Gout. Answered by Pansy Riss 5 months ago.
Weight gain is a rare side effect of Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium), occurring in less than 2 percent of people taking the drug. Because weight gain with Lipitor occurs so infrequently, it is difficult to know whether the weight gain is caused by Lipitor or another factor. Suggestions Concerning Lipitor and Weight Gain If you are noticing a weight gain with Lipitor, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include: Eating a low cholesterol diet. This diet should include: Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars. Engaging in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Limiting your intake of alcohol. Answered by Burl Woodworth 5 months ago.
Yes. Hated that stuff. And if you can, dump the idea altogether. All these are hard on your liver...Zetia included. And expensive. I'm almost 60, had high chol. readings, but not overweight at all, active, and otherwise healthy. So my doc put me on Lipitor..... All I did was ache. Then, on the web, I found a small research study done in Canada, about 5 years ago, of eating a breakfast of steel cut oats + some other things. Stopped the Lipitor. Gave it a go. In 6 months, my chol. was down from 226 to 186. My doc dropped his jaw!! He was on Lipitor himself.... This is now what he eats!!. If you want the list for this breakfast write. Otherwise, I'll assume Lipitor or Zetia is okay with you. Personally, the farther I stay away from meds made by Big Pharma, the better I like it... and my dad and husband were both MDs!! Answered by Samantha Landoni 5 months ago.
Lipitor can cause muscle destructionas can Zocor. If you have muscle pain, get your doctor to prescribe Zetia instead. Answered by Riva Kegler 5 months ago.
stay busy you dont want to eat just because you re bored Answered by Anya Brantingham 5 months ago.
find your motivation Answered by Rory Games 5 months ago.