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General Health board

  1. Please Please Please Let Me Eat Grapefruit!!! :)
    ... affects: amiodarone astemizole alprazolam atorvastatin benzodiazepines buspirone carbamazepine carvedilol...

Alternative Medicine board

  1. My medicine is killing me.
    ... following: Glyceryl Trinitrate Nifedipidine Atenolol Atorvastatin Bendroflumethiazide Trazodone Zolpidem Levothroxine...

Vitamins & Supplements board

  1. Supplements and Rx meds
    ... CoQ10, a compound produced naturally in the body: Atorvastatin , Doxorubicin, Fluvastatin, Gemfibrozil, Lovastatin...

Weight Loss board

  1. has anyone used Xenadrine EFX
    ... This is like taking Lipitor for cholesterol after the atorvastatin was removed and all that was left was the fillers...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. there ARE advantages of being hypO!
    ... help. Keep us posted and share solutions, okay? " Atorvastatin [lipitor] is used with diet changes (restriction of...

  2. New Dr says Fosamax not calcium???

Heart Disorders board

  1. pizer's cholesterol medication
    ... stated in prior post is a drug combined with Lipitor ( atorvastatin ). TORCETRAPIB alone was felt to be inadequate in ... but not the clinical trial results of Torcetrapib/ atorvastatin ....

  2. I am 30 years old, the Dr said if I have any plaque I can reverse it. Confused!
    ... hydrogenated- and trans-fats. (I am on the 80mg Atorvastatin currently but was thinking of dropping back to 40mg...
    ... in raising HDL and lowering LDL than the Lipitor ( atorvastatin ) monotherapy. Of course the elevation of HDL is more...

  3. Ischaemia of the left anterior descending artery
    ... i stop it subsides immediately. I have been put on atorvastatin 10mg as my cholestrol is 6. Im staying on atenolol...

  4. Digoxin & Frusemide...Help!
    ... to my GP asking her to change the Zocor 10 mg. to Atorvastatin , 10 mg...I am not sure why. I have an appointment...

  5. Stabilizing artheosclerosis - alternatives
    ... Lambert/Parke-Davis (now part of Pfizer) codiscovered atorvastatin , the highly successful multibillion-dollar drug marketed...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. Norvasc and neuropathy
    ... same boat, so to speak. My experience with Lipitor ( Atorvastatin ): it reduced my cholesterol levels like magic within...

  2. Do CCBs cause heart attacks?
    ... right up there too in SPITE of the fact that I think atorvastatin is a GOOD drug. If ONLY doctors would prescribe...

  3. Name of new drug
    ... Annette, It's not one drug, but one PILL combining atorvastatin (Lipitor) with amlodipine (Norvasc.) I believe it...

  4. Caduet vs Lipitor and Toprol XL
    ... Since Caduet is a combo of amlodipine (Norvasc) and atorvastatin (Lipitor,) you certainly don't need the extra Liipitor...

  5. Statins and Grapefruit... ?
    ... statins), particularly simvastatin but possibly also atorvastatin ; the benzodiazepines midazolam and triazolam; as well...

High Cholesterol board

  1. Does Triglyceride Effect Your Sex Drive
    ... were reported with Fluvastatin. ED was reported with Atorvastatin and Simvastatin (Lipitor). FG...

  2. Hypocol vs. WelChol
    ... exactly the way that a very small dose of Liptor ( atorvastatin ) does. Welchol is a bile sequestrant that prevents...

  3. blood tests and lipitor
    ... A controlled, prospective study of the effects of atorvastatin on proteinuria and progression of kidney disease)...

  4. High Cholesterol - Zocor
    ... I found another report in Medscape. It seems that Atorvastatin significantly enhanced the oral exposure of diltiazem...

  5. My drug plan
    ... simvastatin is about as strong as 1 mg. Lipitor ( atorvastatin ) so if you are taking 20 mg. Lipitor, you'll get almost ... Lipitor's patent won't expire til 2010 go generic atorvastatin is a while off. I wouldn't consider the other choices...

  6. Framingham Risk Assessment for Men
    ... Why not test a more popular and stronger med like atorvastatin or simvastatin? Just a philosophical aside: If...

  7. Niacin Studies
    ... presume there is such a formulation out now: 10 mg. atorvastatin (Lipitor) and 1500 mg. Slo-Niacin. It looks like the...
    ... know? Have they tested with statins other than atorvastatin ?...I think the answer is a strongly likely: NO....

  8. VAP test?
    ... pravastain actually lowers LDL particle size where atorvastatin increases it and rosuvastatin increases it a lot....

  9. Is anyone on Ezetimibe/Zetia
    ... I was on Statins ( Atorvastatin , Simvastatin and Pravastatin) but after muscle weakness...

  10. COQ10 Just what is this ?
    ... medications. You can find it if you look up...DiMauro atorvastatin and Coq10. Peter Langsjoen is also an expert in...
    ... Lenin, did you do what i said and look up DiMaurro and Atorvastatin ? I have also talked to him, and as we all know, not...
    ... hypercholesterolemic subjects before and after exposure to atorvastatin calcium, 80 mg/d, for 14 and 30 days. DESIGN: Prospective ... blinded study of the effects of short-term exposure to atorvastatin on blood levels of CoQ(10). SETTING: Stroke center ... decreased to 0.62 +/- 0.39 micro g/mL after 30 days of atorvastatin therapy (P<.001). A significant decrease was already ... treatment (P<.001). CONCLUSIONS: Even brief exposure to atorvastatin causes a marked decrease in blood CoQ(10) concentration...

  11. cholestrol medications are complete scams?
    ... Sienna"]Removed] P.S. the ASCOT-LLA group on the atorvastatin (lipitor) saw a 1 year reduction in LDL of 34.6%,...
    ... The study was designed to assess the benefits of atorvastatin versus a placebo in patients who had high blood presssure ... adverse events "did not differ between patients assigned atorvastatin or placebo" but did not supply the actual numbers...

  12. Cholesterol is now TOO LOW!!!!!
    ... with it being so low. :) I am on 40 mg lipitor ( atorvastatin ), 10 mg Ezetimibe (maybe called Zetia in US) and 2...

  13. PLEASE Please HELP me!! I beg of you!!
    ... cholesterol med she is taking right now is.. "lipitor 20mg atorvastatin calcium" I am sooooooooooooooo worried for her...
    ... cholesterol med she is taking right now is.. "lipitor 20mg atorvastatin calcium" I am sooooooooooooooo worried for her...

  14. An Interesting Chinese Study
    ... think in terms of the BIG statins simvastatin and atorvastatin which were introduced in the '90's. In any case I...

  15. Medications that can lower Coq10
    ... Coq10 in the body include statins for cholesterol ( atorvastatin , cerivastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin...

  16. how are my results
    ... lifestyle changes in high risk patients placed on atorvastatin therapy."...

  17. a question about cholesterol
    ... Mortality was similarly reduced among patients prescribed atorvastatin (adjusted OR 0.62, 95% CI 0.48 to 0.79) and simvastatin...
    ... the setting of an acute coronary syndrome, while the Atorvastatin Versus Revascularisation Treatment (AVERT) study showed...

  18. Weaning off statins
    ... glycemic control...look up "marc sabatine high dose atorvastatin associated with worsening glycemic control"....also...

  19. Goodbye Lipitor, Hello Zocor
    ... numbers by taking the SAME milligrams of simvastatin as atorvastatin and settling for slightly higher LDL's. But if you...

  20. Vytorin and EXTREME fatigue
    ... strongest of the statins...perhaps simvastatin (Zocor) or atorvastatin (Lipitor) might be easier on you....

  21. I'm Going Off Lipitor-Too Many Issues 4 Me
    ... figure that ever day you will approximately HALF the atorvastatin in your bloodsteam as the day before Excretion ... : Atorvastatin and its metabolites are eliminated primarily in bile ... recirculation. Mean plasma elimination half-life of atorvastatin in humans is approximately 14 hours, but the half ... of active metabolites. Less than 2% of a dose of atorvastatin is recovered in urine following oral administration...
    ... figure that ever day you will approximately HALF the atorvastatin in your bloodsteam as the day before Thus by...

  22. lipitor failed to beat zocor
    ... whether intensive lowering of "bad" LDL cholesterol with atorvastatin (Lipitor) would reduce the risk of death and other...

  23. The latest reports on Statins.
    ... exercise. I was apparently the PERFECT candidate for atorvastatin (Lipior) which took my HDL to 35 but cut my total...

  24. Lipitor & Other Statins - A Pain or A Gain?
    ... with you. I'm "walking proof" that Lipitor ® ( atorvastatin calcium) can be bad for you. Having said that, I...

  25. Cholesterol or Inflammation?
    ... will do the same...but simvastatin IS weaker than atorvastatin and the dose is smaller so it's worth a try if the...

  26. Latest test results
    ... acute coronary syndrome, lipid-lowering therapy with atorvastatin , 80 mg/day, reduced recurrent ischemic events in the ... patients in each of the three groups—those taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), those taking other statins and those taking ... the same in all three groups, but 3 percent of the atorvastatin -treated patients and 4 percent of those receiving...
    ... acute coronary syndrome, lipid-lowering therapy with atorvastatin , 80 mg/day, reduced recurrent ischemic events in the ... patients in each of the three groups—those taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), those taking other statins and those taking ... the same in all three groups, but 3 percent of the atorvastatin -treated patients and 4 percent of those receiving...

  27. Lipitor and tingling sensation???
    ... and hasn't returned in the 6 years I've been taking atorvastatin . After 60 days of superb lipid numers (previously...
    ... soon? :) Be VERY wary adding the niacin to the atorvastatin . Both are hard on the liver so keep a close watch...

  28. Good Results but good enough?
    ... everyone. I am a 53 years old female and I was put on Atorvastatin with a cholesterol of 380 some years ago. My test...

  29. A quote from Pfizer about Lipitor
    ... approved its cholesterol-lowering therapy LIPITOR® ( atorvastatin calcium) for the prevention of cardiovascular disease ... and effectiveness have been supported through the Atorvastatin Landmark Program™, an extensive clinical program...

  30. Sneaky Pfizer
    ... ALSO be a backdoor way of extending the patent on atorvastatin (Lipitor,) the world's largest selling drug of all...

  31. how low is too low?
    ... switching from Pravachol to Lipitor. I have a hunch that atorvastatin is the best of the group in regards HDL. Usually...

  32. Newbie needs help
    ... generally occur in the first 3 months of treatment with atorvastatin . Patients who develop increased transaminase levels ... times ULN persist, reduction of dose or withdrawal of atorvastatin is recommended. Atorvastatin should be used with ... transaminase elevations are contraindications to the use of atorvastatin (see CONTRAINDICATIONS)....

  33. Pravigard..need help!
    ... Just google "Cognitive impairment associated with atorvastatin and simvastatin." Pharmacotherapy. 2003 Dec;23 ... Links Cognitive impairment associated with atorvastatin and simvastatin. King DS, Wilburn AJ, Wofford ... temporally related to statin therapy. One woman took atorvastatin , and the other first took atorvastatin, then was rechalleng...

  34. COQ10 - Cardioligist advice
    ... Atorvastatin Reduces Blood CoQ10 Levels Laurie Barclay, MD ... June 22, 2004 — Atorvastatin substantially reduces blood coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels ... decreased to 0.62 ± 0.39 µg/mL after 30 days of atorvastatin therapy (P < .001). A significant decrease was already ... which disappeared two days after reducing the dose of atorvastatin calcium to 40 mg per day. "Even brief exposure ... to atorvastatin causes a marked decrease in blood CoQ10 concentration ... inhibition of CoQ10 synthesis in patients treated with atorvastatin ," the authors write. "Given the many patients exposed ... receiving long-term treatment with statins in general, and atorvastatin in particular. This recommendation is strengthened...

  35. FDA Reviewer Says 5 Drugs Need Closer Scrutiny (including Crestor)
    ... osuvastatin as a DO NOT USE drug: 1. Rosuvastatin joins atorvastatin and fluvastatin as the statins that have not demonstrated...

  36. Where is the science?
    ... Atorvastatin Reduces Blood CoQ10 Levels Laurie Barclay, MD ... June 22, 2004 — Atorvastatin substantially reduces blood coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels ... decreased to 0.62 ± 0.39 µg/mL after 30 days of atorvastatin therapy (P < .001). A significant decrease was already ... which disappeared two days after reducing the dose of atorvastatin calcium to 40 mg per day. "Even brief exposure ... to atorvastatin causes a marked decrease in blood CoQ10 concentration ... inhibition of CoQ10 synthesis in patients treated with atorvastatin ," the authors write. "Given the many patients exposed ... receiving long-term treatment with statins in general, and atorvastatin in particular. This recommendation is strengthened...

  37. Hey Zip-lipitor question
    ... to taking about TWICE the amount of simvastatin as atorvastatin . Zocor is going generic relatively soon so probably...
    ... to taking about TWICE the amount of simvastatin as atorvastatin . Zocor is going generic relatively soon so probably...

  38. Crestor Warning
    ... luvastatin, 3.0 percent for pravastatin and 2.2 percent for atorvastatin . There was no immediate response to Wolfe's letter...

  39. Lipitor / Statins Using Bad Statistics
    ... the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia: simvastatin, atorvastatin , pravastatin and fluvastatin. Each of the statins ... particularly, rhabdomy-olysis.3,4 For simvastatin and atorvastatin which are metabolised by the liver enzyme CYP3A4 these...
    ... NY 10017 RE: NDA 20-702 Lipitor ( atorvastatin calcium) Tablets MACMIS ID#: 10939 Dear ... DTC) print advertisement (#LP 106204-B) for Lipitor ( atorvastatin calcium) Tablets that is in violation of the Federal...
    ... the risk of muscle disorders with simvastatin and atorvastatin Substances inhibiting metabolism by CYP3A4: cyclosporin ... reports of rhabdomyolysis with simvastatin and 26 with atorvastatin , as well as many reports of myalgia, myopathy or creatine...
    ... Pravachol), Zocor (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol) and atorvastatin (Lipitor)....
    ... Pravachol), Zocor (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol) and atorvastatin (Lipitor). OK...AND what does BAYCOL have to do...

  40. Is LDL of 100 low enough?
    ... HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (ie, statins) such as atorvastatin or rosuvastatin and one or more other medications...
    ... to 100 mg/dl. This study compared pravastatin and atorvastatin , at different doses, on carotid intima-media thickness ... divided into a pravastatin (40mg/d) group (n=82) and an atorvastatin (80 mg/d) group (n=79). After one year the average ... pravastatin group was 110 mg/dL and was 76 mg/dL in the atorvastatin group. The CIMT was stable in the pravastatin group ... while the atorvastatin group showed a regression in CIMT over 12 months. ... stent and fluvistatin show a 28% reduction in MACE. Atorvastatin versus simvastatin on atherosclerosis progression ... cholesterol were randomly divided into an aggressive group ( atorvastatin ) and a traditional treatment group (simvastatin). ... the levels of hs-CRP were lower in patients taking atorvastatin compared to simvastatin. hs-CRP is a good marker of ... measurement of the carotid intima media thickness—the atorvastatin group showed a regression of atherosclerosis, whereas ... disease (CHD). They were randomly assigned to receive atorvastatin (80 md/d) and conventional treatment or angioplasty ... ischemic events were compared between the two groups. The atorvastatin /conventional treatment group showed a 48% decrease ... compared to an 18% decrease following angioplasty. The atorvastatin group had fewer ischemic events (13% vs 21%, p=.048 ... compared the effects of pravastatin (40 mg/d) and atorvastatin (80mg/d) among 161 patients. The final LDL level was...
    ... of statistics) 2. Mention should be made that the atorvastatin group LOWERED its HDL by 8% and then for some bizarro ... Angina At the end of the study, 67 patients in the atorvastatin group (41 percent) had an improvement in the CCS classifica ... impressed with an untested implication that perhaps ATORVASTATIN + ANGIOPLASTY + STENT simply HAS to be a pretty good ... wasn't being tested for:D:D) As far as whether atorvastatin is better than angioplasty, the study really did not...
    ... "As far as whether atorvastatin is better than angioplasty, the study really did not...
    ... after 18 months on therapy. The group treated with atorvastatin showed a median 0.4% reduction in plaque volume (the ... alternative, facing a 98% blockage an agressive 18 month atorvastatin treatment regimen would lower a 98% blockage to . ... what a relief- dodged THAT bullet; unless you used atorvastatin ...or pravachol). To consider these as sensible...

  41. Lipitor Users Please Read
    ... HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (ie, statins) such as atorvastatin or rosuvastatin and one or more other medications...

  42. A case for statins and Zetia
    ... primary hypercholesterolemia, ezetimibe plus 10 mg of atorvastatin was more effective than atorvastatin 10 mg, 20 mg ... lowering efficacy of 10 mg of ezetimibe plus 10 mg of atorvastatin was similar to 80 mg of atorvastatin. One method used ... Study Group. Effect of ezetimibe coadministered with atorvastatin in 628 patients with primary hypercholesterolemia...

  43. Anyone know about Crestor?
    ... HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (ie, statins) such as atorvastatin or rosuvastatin and one or more other medications...
    ... HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (ie, statins) such as atorvastatin or rosuvastatin and one or more other medications...

  44. Lipitor And Weight Gain
    ... discussed this with your Doctor? Lipitor Side Effects / Atorvastatin The following adverse events were reported, regardless ... of causality assessment in patients treated with atorvastatin in clinical trials. The events in italics occurred ... Introduction Reports Adverse events assocaited with atorvastatin that have been received since market introduction...

  45. Vytorin
    ... compared to reductions seen in patients taking Lipitor ( atorvastatin ) or ZOCOR® (simvastatin), alone. Results from the ... greater reductions in LDL cholesterol compared to atorvastatin or simvastatin alone. These results suggest that ... simvastatin (doses ranging from 10 mg to 80 mg) compared to atorvastatin monotherapy (doses ranging from 10 mg to 80 mg) showed ... ezetimibe with simvastatin compared to patients taking atorvastatin alone across the dosing ranges. The average LDL-C ... percent and 50 percent, respectively) compared to atorvastatin 10 mg, which produced a 37 percent reduction (p <0 ... .01 for each versus atorvastatin ). In addition, as each treatment group was titrated ... consistently provided greater LDL-C reductions than atorvastatin at all points in the treatment period. Study ... underwent four sequential, six-week treatment periods: (1) atorvastatin 10 mg in Period One, titrated to A20 mg, A40 mg, and ... range 8 to 12 percent) compared to patients taking atorvastatin alone (mean of 6 percent, range 5 to 8 percent). ... tolerated and had an overall safety profile similar to atorvastatin monotherapy in the study; there were no clinically...

  46. Astra Zeneca (Crestor) response to Public Citizen Research Group
    ... to Lipitor.) AZ report dismal +2% to 6% HDL-C with atorvastatin and I KNOW I got a 25% increase in 30 days with 20...

  47. Statins and Q-10
    ... very recent study published in June 2004 is titled Atorvastatin Decreases the Coenzyme Q10 Level in the Blood of Patients ... study was: [FONT=Arial Black]"Even brief exposure to atorvastatin ", (Lipitor), "causes a marked decrease in blood CoQ10...

  48. The Lipitor Dilemma
    ... "Before instituting therapy with atorvastatin , an attempt should be made to control hypercholesterolemia...
    ... Other RX/Med Pharmaceutical information also says " Atorvastatin (Lipitor) thearpy should be temporarily withheld or...
    ... Other RX/Med Pharmaceutical information also says " Atorvastatin (Lipitor) thearpy should be temporarily withheld or...

  49. Help my cholesterol is high again
    ... They may cause you less grief than the more potent atorvastatin (Lipitor). Though I'm loathe to recommend it because...
    ... They may cause you less grief than the more potent atorvastatin (Lipitor). Though I'm loathe to recommend it because...
    ... They may cause you less grief than the more potent atorvastatin (Lipitor). Though I'm loathe to recommend it because...

  50. Lovastatin
    ... statin drugs. Consider anything listed for Lipitor ( atorvastatin ), Zocor (simvastatin), Crestor, or Pravachol and...

  51. Red Yeast Rice.Riz-Strol Questions: HELP

  52. zocar -- what dosage are you taking?
    ... pravastatin) = 10 mg. Zocor (simvastatin) = 5-8 mg Lipitor ( atorvastatin ) and I think even less Crestor. I think statins...

  53. Seriously high triglycerides, 500+
    ... antifungals. Physicians considering combined therapy with atorvastatin and fibric acid derivatives, erythromycin, immunosuppressiv...

  54. Statins: Awfully compelling evidence...
    ... Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCOPS). Neither the Atorvastatin versus Revascularization Treatment (AVERT) nor Myocardial...
    ... Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCOPS). Neither the Atorvastatin versus Revascularization Treatment (AVERT) nor Myocardial...

Diabetes board

  1. Itchy legs, Diabetes or side effects?
    ... calmed down a couple of days ago. Doc changed med to Atorvastatin (Lipitor). itching is also listed as a possible side...

Hepatitis board

  1. Cholesterol lowering drugs and HCV
    ... summer. It has to do with cholesterol lowering drugs, ( atorvastatin , fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin...
    ... summer. It has to do with cholesterol lowering drugs, ( atorvastatin , fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin...

Kidney Disorders board

  1. kidney & stomach pains?
    ... cholestrol (for which doctor had given me 10mg lipitor atorvastatin calcium). i've never had blood in the urine, no...

Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD board

  1. I think its the Lipitor
    ... damage. But I found this on the internet. Lipitor ( atorvastatin and Related) - Rxboard Re: Baycol and "other Statins...

ADD / ADHD board

  1. Question about pain meds and antidepressants
    ... waiting to be referred to a specialist. I am taking Atorvastatin calcium for Hypercholesterolaemia and Spironolactone...


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