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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!!

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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...

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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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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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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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Taking expired Pravastatin

Is it safe to take Pravastatin past its expiration date? ## Pravastatin doesn't become dangerous once it's expired, but it may lose some potency, and thus, might not work as well as it did, when fresh. However, this is not really a vital life-sustaining medication that must be taken regularly, so if yours are expired, you could conceivably wait a few days to obtain a new supply from your doctor, and pharmacy, unless your doctor has stated otherwise. Pravastatin is used to help lower cholesterol levels. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Ref: Pravastatin Information If it isn't too far expired, your doctor, or pharmacist might okay you finishing whatever supply you have on hand, to help save money....

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What is Colestipol used for?

My doctor prescribed me Colestipol to help me with my diarrhea after my gallbladder surgery. I would like to know what it is for? ## Colestipol is generic for Colestid. It is used for high cholesterol, but is also used for people who have short term problems with diarrhea. Since it causes constipation in those who use it for lowering their cholesterol it has been used to help those with diarrhea. It is fairly new but seems to work well. Beware as it interacts with a whole list of other medications. ## It helps reduce the volume of stool produced, and how frequently you need to go from the diarrhea. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Colestipol as possibly including nausea, constipation, gas, and belching. Ref: Colestipol Information How long will you be taking it?

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Zocor and Zeita - Liver Damage?

I was wondering about Zocor. My husband has been taking this medication for a while and just recently he changed doctors. Well the new doctor did some blood work on my husband and the one test for his liver is showing some damage to it. Can Zocor or Zeita do this if you taking this for a long period of time? ## Yes, it can cause liver damage. Doctors are supposed to require a liver (blood) test before they refill this drug, every six months. ## Zocor contains the active ingredient Simvastatin, and according to FDA reports, this medication has been known to cause elevated liver function levels on blood work, and liver failure, along with the more typical side effects that may include nausea, dizziness, and joint/muscle aches. Ref: Simvastatin Information What other actions has his doctor...

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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...

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Side effects from Colestipol

What are the side effects while using Colestipol? ## Colestipol is an anion-exchange resin used to lower blood cholesterol levels. SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include constipation, gas, nausea, or heartburn. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. ## To add some more specifics, it is a bile acid sequestrant, it actually binds the bile acids in your body, to turn them into a substance that is then eliminated as waste. It is most commonly used to help lower LDL cholesterol. Typical side effects may include nausea, gas, and constipation. Ref: Colestipol Information Are you experiencing any symptoms from taking it?

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White square pill 8 over 40

I got a new prescription today. It is white square, looks like an 8 over 40 on one side. Other side has no markings. Is this a Pravastatin 40 mg tablet? ## Yes, that marking is actually B 40, this tablet is manufactured by Bicon Pharma, and they list it as containing 40mgs of Pravastatin. NDC: 70377-0047 The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Ref: Pravastatin Information Is there anything else I can help with?

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Nexletol side effects and experiences

My doctor has tried me on several statins and I can't take them. She is trying me on Nexletol. I guess I would like to know others experiences with this drug. How bad were the side effects? How long do they last? I am 67. I tore the tendons in one foot that have healed. Will this effect that? Just general experiences that you might have had. ## Another one I can't take. I stopped after a week because it was making my asthma worse. I had to go back to my rescue inhaler. A day or two after stopping the Nexletol, my asthma improved. ## I am very sorry to hear about what you went through. It likely wasn't a good choice for you, anyway, due to the fact that you've already torn tendons. Nexetol does come with an FDA warning about it increasing the risk of tendon injury, or rup...

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P-B 1 pink tablet

P-B 1 pink tablet, what is it? ## This tablet contains Pravastatin Sodium 10mg (NDC 16729-0008). Inactive Ingredients: - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Oxide - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Ferric Oxide Red - Povidone

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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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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

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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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