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Cholesterol Overview

Cholesterol (from the Ancient Greek chole- (bile) and stereos (solid), followed by the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol) is an organic molecule. It is a sterol (or modified steroid),[3] a type of lipid.[1] Cholesterol is biosynthesized by all animal cells and is an essential structural component of animal cell membranes. Cholesterol also serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acid[4] and vitamin D.[citatio...

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Increasing Atorvastatin dosage from 10 to 20 mg

I am 78 year old male from India. I am diabetic but under control and mild bp under control. My cholestrol level is 113, Tryglycerides 166, HDL 46, LDL 32 and VLDL 35 as on 16th dec 2020. Previously as on 15/9/2019 cholestrol is 111, tryglycerides 134, HDL 43, LDL 32 and VLDL 35. I have been taking Atorvostatin 10 mg since many years. But when this tryglycerides level is 166 from 134 recently , I feel i should raise the dosage and would like to take 20 mg atorvostatin. Since I am diabetic, i think i am not supposed to stop atorvostatin. Can i increase the dosage from 10 mg to 20 mg? Is there any harm in doing so? Kindly advise.

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euthyrox weight gain weight loss

I have been taking euthyrox 50ug and 100ug. 1day 50ug and 1 day 100ug for the pas 22 months due to Eltroxin being out of stock. My Thyroid was removed 17 years ago. I was diagnosed with Graves disease. I have lost a lot of weight since I have been on Euthyrox, is that normal, it never happed when I was on Eltorxin, I actually gained weight whe I was on Eltroxin. in 2014 I weighed 78 kg at the moment I weight only 55.7kg. According to my BMI my weight is in order and I have my TFT tests done evey 6 months. Is it possible to loose weight due to Euthyrox. I have heard of so many other people who also lost weight whilst on Euthyrox. I have had all cancer indicator tests, blood tests ie. diabetes, cholesterol (LDL showed a little higher than normal bot not serious.) I am taking Simvastatin f...

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Fenofibrate causing dry heaving and itching

I have been on fenofibrate for about 6 months. The last month almost every time I take it I dry heave. It doesn’t matter if I drink a lot with it or eaten first. Also lately I am having horrible itching all over. Can This happen over time?? ## I'm curious why you are still taking it. Have you told your doctor. It sounds like there's an allergy. ## Those can be common side effects, according to FDA reports, but as Jan stated, the itching could also be due to an allergy, so you should have this checked out by your doctor, because allergic reactions tend to get worse with repeated exposure. Other side effects of Fenofibrate may include headache, runny nose, back pain, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Repatha side effects

What side effects have been experienced with this drug? I have been advised to take Repatha. Since I am sensitive, and had a bad experience with another Amgen drug, I am skeptical. What have others experienced? ## What other medication did you have a problem with? Reactions to a medication are usually due to an ingredient, and are rarely manufacturer dependent. Repatha is used to treat high LDL cholesterol, many of these types of medications are known to cause some very annoying side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. How high is your cholesterol? What other methods have you tried for lowering it? Are you on any other medications? ## Currently I take Rosuvastatin, my Cholesterol has come way down to almost perfect, but I fo have a plaque problem. I hav...

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clear oblong capsule with tiny white beads

Clear oblong capsule with tiny white beads inside. there are no markings on it at all. ## I found the pill in my sons room and was just wondering what is was. ## I am sorry, if there are no markings on it, then there is no way to positively identify it. The only thing I can tell you is that it is not a legal U.S. prescription drug , as by law, they are all required to have an imprint somewhere on the tablet or capsule to enable their identification. ## yeah, i found a pill just like that in my brother's room. he was recently doing marijuana and i think that maybe he is doing other drugs too so if u have any info on it please message me. ## I just found this pill in my brothers room... we thought it may be a steroid since he's into sports... but i dont think thats the case... any...

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watson 312 round pill

Round white pill and the pharmacy doesn't know what it is ## Hi Kelly, The only white pill I'm finding marked with "312" happens to be oblong in shape and not round, as you described it. This particular pill is identified as Vytorin (ezetimibe 10mg + simvastatin 20mg), which is prescribed for high cholesterol. For verification, it's National Drug Code is 66582-0312 and the manufacturer is Merck & Company. Also the size of this tablet is reported to be approximately 11.00 mm. Another close match is a white round pill marked with "512" as opposed to 312. It happens to have a score line on the back side and is identified as generic Acetaminophen 325mg + Oxycodone 5mg; used for moderate to severe pain. This is manufactured by Mallinckrodt and has a National D...

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Anyone please identify pill found, white capsule shape, coated, imprinted with GC 226 on one side only

white capsule shape, coated, imprinted on one side only GC 226 ## This tablet contains 20mgs of Lovastatin, used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headaches and joint/muscle aches. Read more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I believe it is a less expensive over the counter migraine pill. A Generic version of “Excedrin Migraine”. 250 Aceteminophen 250 Asprin 65 mg Caffeine

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white round pill blank on one side and only a score line on the other

I was at the gym when I found a flatish white round pill, blank on one side and blank on the other side besides a single score mark. It's about the size of a large pea. ## Hi Vendi, Because the description of this pill is so broad/vague, I think there's only so much one can do to narrow it down through research alone. On that note, here is a list of other white round pills reportedly bearing a score line on one side with no other markings: Vitamin C oral tab 500mg Vitamin B6 oral tab 50mg Niacin 100mg tab Melatonin 3mg tab Counterfeit/Alleged 'Hydrocodone' 10/325 (from Costa Rica) This might only turn out to be a small list of possibilities at that. So your best bet in my opinion may just be to have its contents analyzed by a lab and/or drug panel in order to pinpoint a ...

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Rosuvastatin 40mg uses

I need to know what Rosuvastatin 40mg is used for? ## Rosuvastatin is used to help lower cholesterol levels. Its typical side effects may include nausea, headache, joint/muscle aches, and dizziness. Is there anything else I can help with?

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fenofibrate side effects that have not gone away

Very fatigued, ABD pain and nausea. MD did blood work to check liver enzymes, BMP, Amylase, Lipase. Ultra sound completed today of gallbladder, pancreas, liver. Was only on fenofibrate for 20 days 145mg. Could not take lipitor for severe muscle cramps. However lipitor was out well the muscle pains ended 36 hours after taking the med. I don't feel better yet after D/Cing the fenofibrate for 4 days. Results not back with the test, will know if any damage to my gallbladder in 2 days. ## Fenofibrate is no longer being taken and the fatigue, abdominal pain, sneezing and nausea continue after 5 days not ingesting this medication. No results on the test are back. Is anyone experiencing extended side effects from this medication after stopping for 5 or more days? Is it possible this medicat...

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