Cholesterol

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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. It is also a precursor molecule for all steroid hormones and vitamin D. Cholesterol also serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of stero...

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Aspavor side effects

aspavor side effects and drug information ## Atorvastatin is the active ingredient in Aspavor, which is used for lowering blood cholesterol. There is a substantial list of side effects associated with Atorvastatin; many of which occur in only 1-10 percent of patients. Headache is the most common side effect.Other rare side effects include: Weakness, Insomnia and dizziness. Chest pain and peripheral edema. Rash, Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea. Urinary tract infection, Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, arthritis sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, rhinitis Infection, flu-like syndrome, allergic reaction. Elevation of alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) has been described in a few cases. To learn more about Atorvastatin and other...

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Teva 7201

small pink TEVA 7201 ## This tablet contains 20mgs of Pravastatin, the active ingredient in Pravachol, it used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects can include: nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. More details: Are there any other questions? ## Trying to find out what else is in pill #7201, i.e. fillers

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clear capsule with white powder

its a thin, clear capsule, white powder, no imprint, nothing to tell me what medication it is. ## Clear capsule appears white from powder inside no imprint ## Sorry, if there is no imprint, there is no way to positively identify it, unless you would have it lab tested. ## Possibly Niacin, Vitamin B-3, one of a few unmarked white capsules. It's used by the body as a co-enzyme for energy metabolism. Supposedly helps nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular systems. Used widely for drug detoxifications, increased metabolism... ## people r starting to bring 30 mg oxycodone up from florida in a capsule form with no imprint. they r being made right in the pharmacy.. if u found one in your teens room.. have them take a test... stop it early b4 it becomes a major problem. drugs kill ## Just f...

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side effects

I been taking Lipitor 40 mg and decreased it to20mg.. I had terrible back pain for over a year. This past month I was put on a antibiotic called Ktek and the pharmacy told me to stop the Lipitor while on the Ketek. I did and guess what, my back pain is gone. Any one else have this problem with Lipitor. ## Did you just stop the Lipitor without any gradual weaning off of it? ## Yes, I am on Lipitor and have back pain...what can you take instead of lipitor. I also have short term memory loss. ## Statins, such as Lipitor, are well known to cause these types of side effects, as well as drowsiness, and loss of appetite. There are some other alternative medications that you can try, like Cholestyramine, WelChol, and Colestid, so you may want to speak to your doctor, you can also help lower you...

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Weight Gaining Medicine STRENGTH PLUS caused high cholesterol

Last year, My wife (45yrs) used 4 bottles of "STRENGTH PLUS" (an ayurvedic lehyam produced in kerala, India) for weight gaining and gained a couple of kgs weight as she wanted.She is 67kg now. Now her blood cholesterol (total)found to be 250. ldl-174, HDL->45, and dr. prescribed the tablet - AVAS 10 My question: is it necessary to use this tablet LIFE LONG, to reduce the cholesterol...? Other info : Her BP is below normal all the times (100/70) ## what medicine that i can take to gain my weight? ## TVMIN, no it may not be necessary for her to take the Atorvastatin for the rest of her life, sometimes cholesterol levels can be brought down enough with it and the addition of diet and exercise, so it is no longer needed. Learn more Atorvastatin details here. And Shine, you reall...

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What Are The Real Benefits Of Aztor 20mg

What Are The Real Benefits Of Aztor 20mg and i have been done angeioplast what is aztor 20 mg related to it. My cholestrol level is 54 ## "Aztor (atorvastatin) is used along with diet, exercise, and weight-loss to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Atorvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in the blood. This will decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart diseases because when there are high levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood, these substances may build up along the walls of the blood vessels and decrease or block blood flow to the he...

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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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Pravastatin PB 8 vs Pravastatin APO PRA 40

I would like to know if there is any difference between the two mentioned Pravastatin and if anyone has experienced different side effects between the two? ## To answer your first question, they both contain the same amount of active ingredient (Pravastatin 40 mg), but there is a difference in the inactive ingredients which are listed. The first light green tablet with imprint PB on one side and 8 on the other is manufactured by Accord (NDC 16729-010), and also contains: - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Oxide - Magnesium Stearate - Microcrystalline Cellulose - D&C Yellow No. 10 - FD&C Blue No. 1 - Povidone The second green pill with imprint APO on one side and PRA over 40 on the other side is manufactured by Apotex (NDC 60505-0170), and also contains: - ...

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Atorvastatin New Study - Save your money - Please Read

A new NIH study just came out in finding that you can most likely stretch your dollar with the use of statins. "Alternate-day dosing of individual statins (especially atorvastatin and rosuvastatin) is as efficacious as daily dosing on LDL-C and TG." Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28741244 ## Thank you very much for posting this study and valuable information. Some other recent studies have found that concern about cholesterol levels is not as important as once thought. High levels don't always mean that someone is more prone to heart disease, or other issues, according to AMA studies. But, as with all other medical information, this could change at any given time, if more research turns up other findings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Question: Could either of ...

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memory loss

I have been losing my memory real bad and didn't understand why. I tried to get my doctor to change the medicine but he want. ## The statins of which Lipitor is part can cause clinical dementia. Stop the Lipitor you stop the dementia. Try using Red Yeast Rice or 1/4 cup of ground flax seed per day. The flax seed has natural lipitor to reduce cholesterol...as with any statin be sure to include CoEnzyme Q10 in your diet. ## Once you get on statins like Lipitor, you're supposed to stay on them for life. For an article on the latest negative findings for statins, go to It's always dicey getting off medications. They're powerful substances. Find a health care practitioner who will listen to you and who has expertise helping you get off Lipitor. Good luck. ## It may be poor i...

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