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Cholesterol is any of a class of certain organic molecules. A cholesterol 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. When chemically isolated, it is a yellowish crystalline solid. Cholesterol also serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acid[4] and vitamin D. Cholesterol is the principal...

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RDY 123 white tablet

What is a white tablet with RDY123? How do I know if it is Atorvastatin or Hydrocodone? ## This tablet contains Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg (NDC 55111-0123). Inactive Ingredients: - Crospovidone - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Methyl Alcohol - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Sodium Bicarbonate - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Isopropyl Alcohol - Methylene Chloride - Polyethylene Glycols - Titanium Dioxide - Hypromelloses Ref: DailyMed

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Square pill PB 8

I found a light green square pill that has "PB" on one side and "8" on the other, and need to know what this is? It was found it in a new house I bought and my dog almost got ahold of it. ## This tablet is manufactured by Accord Healthcare, and they list it as containing 40mgs of Pravastatin, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol levels (NDC 16729-0010). The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Inactive Ingredients: - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Oxide - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - D&c Yellow No. 10 - Fd&c Blue No. 1 - Povidone ## Can you tell me the name of this pill? It has PB on one side and the number 8 on the other side.

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white pill aty 40

App on one side and aty40 on other side white pill ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? I believe the marking you're looking at is actually APO ATV40. This tablet is manufactured by Apotex and they list it as containing 40mgs of Atorvastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Why am I taking Atorvastatin 40 mgtab

Updated in Atorvastatin
ZA 20 pink oval pill

Pink oval pill with ZA 20 on it, what is it? ## ZA 20 pink oval tablet contains Simvastatin 10 mg. (NDC: 68382-0066) Inactive Ingredients: - Ascorbic acid - Ferric oxide yellow - Hydroxypropyl cellulose - Hypromelloses - Magnesium stearate - Magnesium silicate - Titanium dioxide - Citric acid anhydrous - Ferric oxide red - Lactose anhydrous - Corn starch ## This is 10mgs Simvastatin, a generic for Zocor. This is used to help lower cholesterol. Some of the most common side effects include: diarrhea, abdominal pain, indigestion and weakness.

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Cholestyramine ou imodium?

Bonjour un gastro m’a prescrit Cholestyramine après une colonoscopie sans m’expliquer. Ça fait 4 jours que je le prends pour la diarrhée. Ça semble vouloir fonctionner, mais je me questionne sur les effets secondaires. Je vois que ça nuit à l’absorption de vitamine, ça peut endommager les cheveux et les dents, ça baisse le cholestérol alors que mon cholestérol est beau … Imodium n’est-il pas moins dommage? Ceux qui l’ont pris pour la diarrhée, vous l’avez pris pendant combien de temps? Avez-vous des effets négatifs? J’ai un dose de 4 g, est-ce que ça me permet d’avoir moins d’effets secondaires?

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simvastatin 40mg side effects

I have been having a problem with really sore breasts. Could this be a side effect? ## Simvastatin (40 mg). Side effects of Simvastatin may include: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and a general feeling of weakness. Rare side effects include joint pain, memory loss, and muscle cramps. You can view a more detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## i have side effect like this do i need to take continue Simvastatin 40mg memory loss general feeling of weakness ## Hi Devi Lal Shrestha, I am not an MD, so I cannot say whether or not you should continue to take this drug. However, I definitely urge you to contact your doctor who prescribed the Simvastatin to you a...

Updated in Simvastatin
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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Pink round pill 93 a Statin?

I have a pinkish, round pill with the number 93 on it. What is it and what are the mg? Thanks. ## Are there any additional numbers on the tablet? I'm finding one with the marking of 93 7153 that contains 10mgs of Simvastatin. Another with the marking 93 771 that contains 10mgs of Pravastatin. Do either of these match your tablet? ## There is a 715- some other number I can't read. Maybe a 3 or 4? So I am guessing it is Simvastatin or a generic one. This number is on the back of the side with 93 on it. ## My guess, then, would have to be that it's probably the first one I listed, the Simvastatin with the 93 7153. They are commonly used to help lower cholesterol. They can also cause some severe side effects, like: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and bad joint/muscle aches. Some a...

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Simvastatin and frequent urinating

Hi I'm a 55 year old male and I have been on simvastatin for about 8 years now (40). It has worked wonders with my cholesterol but for the past while, perhaps as much as a year now, I have noticed a steady increase in the frequency of trips to the bathroom especially at night - 3 to 4 times minimum. While I had attributed this to my age lately I have been wondering about my medication. Simvastitin is the only medication I take a d otherwise I am very healthy. Should I be concerned about this? ## Hi, Dan! Sorry about the problem that you're having, that is a lot of times to wake up each night. Considering your age, there is also a good chance that you may be having a prostate issue, frequent urination, especially at night, it is a very common symptom of it. Have you consulted you...

Updated in Simvastatin
RDY 122 white tablet

Trying to identify a white tablet with RDY on one side and 122 on the other side. ## A white tablet with imprint RDY 122 contains Atorvastatin 20mg (NDC 55111-122) Inactive Ingredients: - Crospovidone - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Methyl Alcohol - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Sodium Bicarbonate - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Isopropyl Alcohol - Methylene Chloride - Polyethylene Glycols - Titanium Dioxide - Hypromelloses ## What kind of pill has RDY on one side and 122 on other side? White oblong.

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