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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),[5] a type of lipid molecule, and is biosynthesized by all animal cells, because it is an essential structural component of all animal cell membranes. In addition to its importance for animal cell structure, cholesterol also serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile aci...

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Cipla simvastatin tablet uses

The doctor gave me cipla simvastatin 10mg and furosemide 40mg to use but did not explain why or what i should use these for. Please help. What does this medication help with? ## Hello, Lentuane! How are you? Simvastatin is used to help lower cholesterol. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Furosemide is used to remove excess fluid from the body to help lower blood pressure. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dehydration. ## I am very interested in how the pills work. How will I notice that the cholesterol is not high? How do I perform the measurements? ## I experienced blurred vision while taking this. It turns out that this is one of the more common v...

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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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Cholestyramine and joint pain

I have taken this med for almost 2 years now and have been having a lot of joint pain. Anyone else experience this? It really helps my stomach but the joint pain is getting bad. ## Hi nickel, Sorry to hear about your situation. 2 years is a long time to take something without experiencing any adverse reactions. According to DailyMed (NIH), musculoskeletal side effects such as muscle/joint pain, backache, & arthritis are all listed as known side effects of Cholestyramine. Ref: As the case with many medications, the decision to continue treatment may boil down to determining whether the benefits of Cholestyramine outweigh its side effects. I hope you find relief soon! ## i followed up with my doctor ...

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Aspavor can you stop taking it

I was diagnosed with high Cholesterol and put on Aspavor. I believe that it is causing side effects such as high uric acid, fatigue and joint pains. I decided to stop taking the medication and try nutrition and healthy food in stead however I was told this could be dangerous and stopping Aspavor may cause heart attack. Is this true and how can I safely stop the medication. ## Aspavor contains the active ingredient Atorvastatin and stopping it abruptly might cause some rebound effects, such as your cholesterol going back up suddenly to very high levels, which is what may cause a heart attack. Learn more Aspavor details here. Thus, it would be best to talk to your doctor, before taking any action, to be as safe as possible. Are there any other questions? ## I am currently on Bilocor 5 ,Am...

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difference between ecosprin 75 and av

I am professor AK Tandon having got the engiplasty done around 6 years back. For all these years I had been taking ckavix AS75 and LIPI EZ10. resulting in downing of all cholesterol levels quite below the normal range. Since past few months Dr prescribed EchospirinAV75. I am 72 years old please tell me what antidote actions may be taken to counter the evil side effects of this particularly long time ones ## I am diabetic and having high triglyceride level but HDL is low .My blood is very thick.l am on tab Glycomate1gm and tab Atarva10mg Can I take Tab Ecosprin75? ## Hello Ajay, I apologize for having to ask for clarity on your question but I want to make sure I provide you with only the useful information rather than a bloated essay of garbage. Are you asking what actions you may take t...

withdrawal symptoms lipitor

How long before muscle aches and weakness subside after discontinuing Lipitor ## Had been on 10mg for 4 years. recently after muscle ache issues I discontinued Lipitor. 3 weeks into it I still have weakness in limbs. Never experienced the muscle weakness symptom while on it. ## From what I was able to gather patients experience symtoms for weeks after discontinuing Lipitor. It is also suggested that if symtoms persist, or get worse, you should notify your MD. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## What are the symptoms of Lipitor withdrawal? ## I have been on 20mg of Lipitor for about 15 years. I have a foggy brain, muscle pain and muscle wasting I am 66 years old. I have now stopped the drug complete...

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small orange pill H 30

I have taken crestor for 15 years but just got a different size and color pill. Smaller than the usual deep red, with H on one side and 30 on the other - Is this crestor? ## Hello Deb, I honestly wasn't able to find a pill that matches your description but based off of what the crestor website shows they do not make a pill that matches your description. I believe that it may still be a rosuvastatin pill but since it's a 30mg and crestor only makes 5/10/20/40mg it may be a generic instead. I am a little worried that I wasn't able to find it. Does your medication label have a manufacturer listed or a labeler listed? If so I might be able to get a bit more information on the pill if you would like.

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dolo neurobion forte

Injectable. Available in Mexico by prescription. I purchased DNF at a mexican pharmacy (as prescribed), a course of treatment - 1 small box containing 3 ampules of a brownish liquid along with a second small box containing a corresponding number of new, clean, individually wrapped syringes. The DNF box of ampules, was labelled front and back with a complete list of the content of the ampules, directions for use, and warnings.Treatment for me was 1 injection a day for three days, each given by the doctor in his office. I had no prior knowledge of Dolor neurobion forte - (not available in the U.S)., a Merck product. I was in central Mexico with a terrible flare up of sciatica. I went to a good Mexican physician - who despite our initial dual bit of the language barrier - was able to carry...

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WelChol excretion rate

How long does it take WelChol to get out of your system once you quit taking it after the last dose? ## I've been off welchol for nearly 6 months. My skin reacted very badly and after biopsies, I was diagnosed with a " drug rash/reaction. How long does it remain in the bloodstream after you stop taking it? ## Hello Ellie, Surprisingly WelChol does not have a listed half life on the National Institute of Health. This could mean a number of things but ultimately it means that there is no real way to give you an efficient answer. It will come down to how fast your body is able to metabolize the drug and really the only person who would be able to give you an educated guess would be your primary care doctor. This is my first time encountering a prescription drug that doesn't hav...

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pd 136 20 mg

white oval pill ## Hello, I was unable to find a pill that matches your description but I was able to find an Atrovastatin (Lipitor) pill marked PD 156 20. This medication is used to treat high cholesterol. Below is some additional information that I sourced from the National Institute of Health. Product Code: 0591-3775 Ingredient(s): Atrovastatin Calcium Inactive Ingredient(s): - Calcium Carbonate - Candelilla Wax - Croscarmellose Sodium - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Hypromelloses - Polyethylene Glycols - Talc - Titanium Dioxide - Polysorbate 80 Imprint: PD;156;20 Label Author: Actavis Laboratories, Inc. Color(s): White Shape: Oval Size (mm): 12.00 Score: 1 I hope this information helps. Please let me know...

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