Lipitor

The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…person has good cholesterol levels. There are several statin drugs on the market, but the most commonly prescribed include: * Zocor (simvastatin), * Lipitor (avorastatin), and * Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium. Side Effects of Statin Drugs However, as I indicated, statin drugs are complicated. For one thing…

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Should You Take A Statin Drug?

…-popular popular medications usually prescribed to help you maintain good cholesterol levels. Commonly prescribed statins include Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), and Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium). In selected patients, statin…

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Side Effects of Statins Make Over-the-Counter Lipitor a Dangerous Idea

…-lowering statin medication Lipitor. They want to introduce a version that allows consumers to buy over-the-counter statin medications without a prescription. The reason? Lipitor is losing its U.S. patent protection in November. So, rather than risk its $11 billion a year Lipitor business, it wants to put…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

As many of you know, I firmly believe that the only people who should be taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs—such as Zocor, Lipitor or the many others—are middle aged men with coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…had a heart attack five years ago and a stent placed. All of my blood work is normal with good cholesterol measurements and C-RP of 1.13. I take Lipitor (20mg), Metropolis, Ramipril, and Plavix, and also [Dr. Sinatra’s] Omega Q Plus. The problem is my EF is 30 percent to 35percent, with few symptoms…

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

…it’s your turn: Have you or anyone you know experienced memory loss while taking statin drugs? You May Also Be Interested In: * Over-the-Counter Lipitor: A Dangerous Idea * FDA Issues Zocor Warning—But Only Tells Half the Story!

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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

…the side of caution when it comes to their use. Common Statin Drugs Some of the most commonly prescribed statin drugs include Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long…

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