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Cholesterol Overview

Cholesterol is the principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils. Cholesterol is biosynthesized by all animal cells and is an essential structural component of animal cell membranes. In vertebrates, hepatic cells typically produce the greatest amounts. In the brain, astrocytes produce cholesterol and transport it to neurons. It is absent among prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea), although there are some ex...

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Simvastatin and CoQ10

I was recently told that simvastatin depletes CoQ10, leading to the "weakness" side effect. Anyone heard this? ## I have to agree with that statement, as there are a number of discussions relating to Statin drugs (atorvastatin, cerivastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin) depleting the body of coenzyme Q10. Other types of drugs like beta-blockers also deplete the body of this too, but one way to help counteract this is to supplement with CoQ 10. Personally, If I were short on this vital nutrient, I would supplement a minimum of 400-600mg a day while taking one of those drugs that inherently depletes it. That's just me, as I would prefer to be well stocked if I became aware that this was happening to me. I hope this helps! ## Thank you ## CoQ10 depletion is definitely ...

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Atorvastatin causing congestion and throat swelling

About a month or so after starting 10mg of Atorvastatin I began to feel some congestion on the right side of my throat and the pill was sticking to that side of my throat and felt like it was tarting to dissolve there instead of continuing to move down my throat. I had to start taking applesauce to clear it. I have not had a problem before this and when I take larger gel capsule supplements they go down and do not stick. I am wondering if it is the Atorvastatin that has created this issue for the last 2 1/2 months? I went to see my throat doctor and some swelling was visible.

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side eggects of Lipator

I was suched over from zoccor to Lipitor due to medicare part D. I was wondering if anyone of you on Lipitor has experienced chest pain, or if it something I need to pay attention to? ## my dad is on lipitor, he is having chest pain and we can't get his blood pressure down and he also has bad stomach cramps ## My husband started taking Lipitor and right away started to get chest pain. Is this one of the side effect? ## lipitor will give you gout if taken over a long term usage ## Any, and all chest pain that is new to you should be treated as an emergency, and you should seek medical attention! While Lipitor, and other statins have been known to cause chest tightness, pain, joint/muscle aches, and headaches as side effects, along with other symptoms, there is also a chance that you ...

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zuvamor side effects

I have had a triple bypass 7 years ago, and a week ago had a pacemaker fitted due to slow heartbeat.the dr has prescribed zuvamor 20mg one at night. Yesterday I has an episode similar to a hot flush with a severe pain (almost like a trapped wind) between my breastbone. It lasted about 20mins. Also a shortness of breath. All my meds is still the same but Crestor has been replaced with zuvamor. As it is evening here, I am unable to get hold of my doctor and the symptoms are receding now. Could it be the side effect of the zuvamor? Please advise ## Hello, Allan! How are you feeling? Zuvamor is listed as containing the active ingredient Rosuvastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. And yes, as listed by the FDA, it may cause those types of side effects in some people that take it, ...

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Crestore Rosuvastain 5mg

Does the above tablets recommended for Cholestrol result in Pain in Legs. Is there any other alternative for Rosuvastain ## My doctor asked to take Rosuvas 5mg for for high cholestrol so.. so i wanna know is it harmful or side effective nd i forgot the dosage what time to take it??? plzz help meh thank u ## Yes, Rosuvastatin, and its related medications, are known to cause nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. The pain, and headaches are, sometimes, so severe that people have to stop taking them. Have you consulted your doctor? You will most likely need to try an alternative medication. Ref: Rosuvastatin Information Suraj, you should ask your doctor, or chemist for your dosing details.

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Zetia and vertigo, arm and leg pain

My husband took Zetia for several years with no side effects..that we recognized. He has suffered sudden onset vertigo on and off for several years...fine one minute..throwing up and unable to stand the next. He started complaining with his legs being weak so we started walking to help build muscles...he's always been extremely active. After a few more weeks the weakness was worse...legs and hips. We finally researched enough to pinpoint the problem as Zetia. The end of this month will be 3 months off. Now he has severe pain in his arms and shoulders..and the legs and hip issue is better some days than others. We are both scared that this won't get better. The pain from this is stealing his joy...his rest...his ability to live a normal life. At this point...we desperately need p...

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Atorvastatin Gluten Free

I have celiac disease and want to know if Atorvastatin is gluten free. Thanks ## The composition of inactive ingredients can really depend upon each manufacturer of Atorvastatin. Some may or may not contain any gluten, but if you know the marking or imprint on your tablet, it should be possible to find a list of the ingredients. Any additional details on the pill's physical properties (i.e. shape, color) would also be good to have as well. ## I am a celiac and also take atorvastatin It is white and oval with MX on front and A15 on back. Dont know if that is enough info to b able to tell me. Thanxs ## No this was not helpful, the question was simple, does it contain gluten yes or no ## The atorvastatin I have is white and imprinted with RDY- manufacturer is Dr. Reddy's ## I have ...

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white oval 93 670

white oval 93 670 ## Gemfibrozil Gemfibrozil (gem-FI-broe-zil) is used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat-like substances) levels in the blood. This may help prevent medical problems caused by such substances clogging the blood vessels. ## This tablet contains 600mgs Gemfibrozil (NDC 00093-0670 ). Inactive Ingredients: - Calcium Stearate - Silicon Dioxide - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Hypromellose 2910 (15 Mpa.s) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polydextrose - Polyethylene Glycol 4000 - Polysorbate 80 - Starch, Corn - Titanium Dioxide Is there anything I can help with?

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Travastatin Information and Side Effects

I have pain and severe redness after two weeks on Travastatin - It didn't happen 'till now. ## I am not fmailiar with this particular drug, but statins are used to lower cholesterol. a rash, swelling, and pain are bad side effects which you should notify your doctor of immediately ## I have been taking Travastatin for about 30 days and I am feeling so uptight and nervous, gritting my teeth, and my neck muscles are tired of being tense. Are these all side effects of Travastatin? ## You have to tell your doctor!!

Gemfibrozil Dosage Timing

The directions state that Gemfibrozil should be taken a half hour before meals so it enters an empty stomach. What if it’s taken 2 or 3 hours after meals so it would also enter an empty stomach? That timing would be far more convenient for me. Any thoughts?

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