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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. It is absent among prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea), although there are some exceptions, such as Mycoplasma, which require cholesterol for growth. Cholest...

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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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Gastric medicine ## My Dr. prescribed me Enzypride for flatulence and IBS. I would just like to know about its side effects. Thank you. ## Sorry, this medication is not available in the US and, unforunately, I cannot find any information on it. ## Have stomach pains and used different meds for it in the past,recently i have had high cholesterol,and have changed my diet, done exercise and is off of Lipotor. My Doctor has just prescribed enzypride. What are the side effcts ## I have high cholesterol do you of anything to reduce it without medication ## Do the doctors prescribe Enzypride in the United States? If so...where???? It's the best thing for IBS! ## WHEN I EAT MY STOMACH BULGE AN BLOAT WHAT CAUSE THIS ## Enzypride contains pancreatic enzymes, which aid digestion; dimethylpolys...

Can Vytorin 10-40 be cut in half?

Dr.wants to cut my Vytorin 10-40 in half. Can this be ok? ## Hello, Joe! How are you? Yes, if your doctor has instructed you to do so, that's fine. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. ## That's all I needed to know, thank you ## Had a heart transplant 23 years ago. I am on 1/40 vytorin. Have dry mouth and muscle pain. Can I cut tab in half?

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Cholestyramine for diarrhea

I do have high cholesterol and high triglycerides(sp?) but the Cholestyramine was prescribed for me for diarrhea and such since my gall-bladder surgery. i am confused as it is not on the instructions re: what I went to the doctor to have "fixed"? I was losing my stools 3 or 4 times per day. ## Cholestyramine can be used to treat diarrhea, because it makes bile acids, such as those that may be secreted after gall bladder surgery, from being osmotically active. When they are osmotically active, they attract more water from the body into the bowel, which can cause diarrhea. It may cause side effects, such as: constipation, nausea, tooth discoloration and premature tooth decay. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## To Verwon: Thank you so very much for this post/rep...

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