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  1. Good Cholestertol & CRP - Bad Homocysteine and Lp(a) ???
    ... program of sorts: 5mg Lipitor, 400 mg Niacin, 10 mg Zetia . Results from latest blood work are good and bad...
    ... your doctor to up your niacin dosage, and eliminate Zetia , as recent studies have shown Zetia to be less than...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Lipitor

  2. How Horrible Is This???
    ... time I get my test results, he unwillingly put me on zetia and welchol but they didn't really work. I can't take...
    Medications also discussed in this post: welchol

  3. I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... else because of what I heard about Vytorin, I was on Zetia did nothing, zocor caused muscle pain, crestor caused...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Niaspan Zocor vytorin

  4. Can Niacin raise your blood glucose?
    ... I just tried Niaspan on top of my Crestor and Zetia to see if I could get my HDL numbers up some. Well...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Niaspan prandin

  5. New Numbers
    ... Dr Took Me Off Zetia Due To High Liver Function..liver Function Is Normal...

  6. Zocar vs. Lipitor
    ... 80 for about 6 months. Zycor is a combination of zetia and zocor (and I've read all the Netherlands publicity...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor

  7. Statins not working
    ... really have side effects from that and add 10 mg. of Zetia . I realize that my HDL is high, but my other numbers...
    ... am stunned that doctors are still even prescribing Zetia with what they have learned about that (also on the ... CBS news). There was a big scandle over Zetia and what it does to people, causing more plaque to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor

  8. Red Yeast Rice
    ... this. My doctor was thrilled as she had put me on Zetia and I would not take it. My twin sister had been...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  9. New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... went from 150 to 120 that was ok, the doc put me on zetia and Niaspan for a while did not have any tests done ... vegetables, chix, no carbs, exercise,, came off the zetia and niaspan for a couple of months, had my test done...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Niaspan

  10. cholesterol
    ... zocor etc because of extreme body pain and did take zetia which seemed to control somewhat. I finally said ... no to zetia . My dr. suggested fish oil. I took it for three...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  11. Want to share my recent experience...
    ... niacin. It's useless. One cardiologist recommended Zetia , to improve my HDL + triglycerides (a very bad choice...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Singulair Tricor

  12. New Numbers
    ... weifghts 2 times a week .I am OMACOR (fish oil) I was on zetia my liver function went through the roof so as per ... this last test i am going off zetia and I am going to try and control cholesterol with...

  13. Numbness and Pain in Arms/Hands w/ Statin
    ... statin result. They all disagreed. They tried me on Zetia and Crestor and stil had pains. Had x-rays of the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lovastatin

  14. Lipitor!!
    ... above.. than I went off lipitor and started taking zetia .. although zetia did absolutely nothing for my cholesterol...
    ... even know what my options really are. I tried the zetia and didn't work for me that well. I am so frustrated...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  15. Statin side effects and new numbers
    ... working with my Dr. to get off of the Statins and Zetia . I have been experiencing "Memory Fog" issues. I have ... been off of Zetia for about a year, and was taking 10mg of Lipitor and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Niaspan

  16. ALT and AST levels high?
    ... the plaque build up and they have now discovered the Zetia has shown it increases the arterial plaque. They knew ... 2 years. Vytorin is the combination of Zetia and Zocor together in one pill....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor vytorin

  17. wanna know about CoQ10 ?
    ... type. The latest clinical tests doesn't exactly show Zetia in a favorable light. But, that is up to you and your...
    ... type. The latest clinical tests doesn't exactly show Zetia in a favorable light. But, that is up to you and your...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zocor vytorin

  18. Got new number and they are better than the last time but...
    ... might refer your doctor to the recent studies with Zetia and the impact of LDL on heart disease ( or the apparent...

  19. how are these numbers??
    ... say is that these two drugs (or three, if you count Zetia ) didn't help. It could be problems with the drugs...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  20. lab results
    ... me. You should look through this forum regarding Zetia and Vytorin, and the recent studies showing limited ... or no benefit (or negative results) from including Zetia with a statin. And by taking Vytorin, you are also ... for side effects, for seemingly no reason. Niaspan + Zetia + Zocor.... for an LDL of 105 on Niaspan... *wonders ... If you need a statin, ask for just Zocor instead. Zetia has been shown to have no cardioprotective benefits...
    ... me. You should look through this forum regarding Zetia and Vytorin, and the recent studies showing limited ... or no benefit (or negative results) from including Zetia with a statin. And by taking Vytorin, you are also ... for side effects, for seemingly no reason. Niaspan + Zetia + Zocor.... for an LDL of 105 on Niaspan... *wonders ... If you need a statin, ask for just Zocor instead. Zetia has been shown to have no cardioprotective benefits...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zocor vytorin

  21. vap Results
    ... I recently convinced my Dr. to take me off of Zetia , so I now take 10mg of Lipitor and 2g of Niaspan....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan

  22. side effects 'Lipitor'
    ... of triglycerides. I had one cardiologist recommend Zetia to raise my HDL (baffling, isn't it?), without mentioning...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tricor

  23. HDL large particles -- might not be so protective afterall
    ... confuse people even more, especially based on the recent Zetia study which showed lowering LDL via Zetia/Vytorin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  24. A few questions for the smart peeps here..
    ... high. I am still taking crestor but no longer taking Zetia with it....
    ... high. I am still taking crestor but no longer taking Zetia with it. Lutheran, CRESTOR will definitely...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Folic Niaspan

  25. LESSterol ?
    ... cardiovascular risk. And as we know by the recent Zetia study, there is a lot more to risk reduction than...

  26. Are statins effective and does cholesterol matter????
    ... lifespan and TC and LDL is immaterial in line with Zetia ENHANCE results. Great, straight forward scientific...
    ... lifespan and TC and LDL is immaterial in line with Zetia ENHANCE results. Great, straight forward scientific...
    ... opinions and published data I've seen on this. The Zetia /Vitorin trial has called into question not only the ... value of Zetia and the ethics of Merck again but, even more importantly...
    ... else out there notice all the new advertisements for Zetia and Vytorin? It's sort of disgusting. My newspaper...
    ... t they found that plaque was forming even while on zetia ? plaque formation is very significant in hearth ... understood the study I read anyways. Also, that was on Zetia etc...but what about lipitor and others that weren...
    ... the underlying process, This is what came form the Zetia studies. The same was found for C reative protein...
    ... lifespan and TC and LDL is immaterial in line with Zetia ENHANCE results. Great, straight forward scientific...
    ... concern on this topic obviously. I have stopped taking zetia since I now read it can slightly increase plaque which...
    ... concern on this topic obviously. I have stopped taking zetia since I now read it can slightly increase plaque which...
    ... preventing further cardiac events in people with CHD. The Zetia study and some other recent studies indicate neither...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor vytorin Crestor

  27. zocor and periferal neurapathy
    ... have used. I am on crestor right now and I also use zetia ( which isn't a statin but is a cholesterol reducing...
    ... statins..at least some of them are getting the message.. Zetia can cause problems too just like statins..crestor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor

  28. Vytorin Study
    ... formed within vessels almost doubled in patients taking Zetia (ezetimibe) along with another cholesterol-lowering...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Simvastatin Zocor vytorin

  29. how good is Zetia
    ... I have been taking zetia for about 1 1/2 years and in the last year the dr ... had to add crestor. A new study about Zetia just came out and said it does nothing that its suspose ... to do. I am going to call my dr and get off the Zetia and just stay on crestor....
    ... Does anybody know what Zetia is? I know where it works, that it's supposed to lower...
    ... Zetia inhibits the absorption of cholesterol from the GI ... into your bloodstream. Vytorin, which consists of Zetia and Zocor, has been found to cause more plaque buildup ... than Zocor alone. Presumably, taking Zetia alone would have a similar undesirable effect. My...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Zocor vytorin

  30. Diet affecting blood tests
    ... past I recently convinced my Dr. to take me off of Zetia , and I am feeling much better. I am now on 10mg of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan

  31. Concerns about Zetia
    ... I'm not surprised, as they seem to be pushing that Zetia and Vytorin alot. My old dr. tried insisting on me ... taking the Zetia , but I refused it. After taking the few statins I...
    ... All, There's more bad news for Zetia (and Vytorin) in the papers today. They did a new ... plaques form over using Zocor alone. Whoever is taking Zetia or Vytorin should do some research HubbleRules...
    ... ABC news this evening that after a 2 year study on zetia "in Humans" that it is proven to have no effects on ... what exactly im going to do.. but after being off zetia and lipitor for almost 3 or 4 months im still paying...
    ... years. Lucky you if you happened to use Vioxx and took Zetia or Vytorin. But their commercials said they REALLY...
    ... anything right now if you are currently taking Vytorin or Zetia . I would schedule a follow-up with my doctor and...
    ... subfractions probably play a role, which I think the Zetia study didn't even go into. LDL doesn't cause heart ... atacks. Small LDL particles do (most likely). I believe Zetia also reduced a sub-fraction of HDL too (I forget which...
    ... never pursue this since there are no patents here.:D Zetia has no impact on inflammation so no help with cardiac...
    ... plaque reduction. What bothers me most about this Zetia / Vytorin situation is that it is so indicative of...
    ... I've also taking Zetia a few years. Already have CHD so i thought it was ... he says nothing to convince me i am going to drop Zetia and keep taking my zocor....
    ... he says nothing to convince me i am going to drop Zetia and keep taking my zocor. The ENHANCE study shows...
    ... The study doesn't show this. All it shows is that Zetia isn't effective in preventing heart disease. This ... doesn't matter, or because the lipid sub-fractons Zetia reduced (or didn't reduce) played a role. Anyone out...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Baycol vytorin Zocor Lipitor Vioxx

  32. I have new numbers, too! And I like 'em!
    ... riglycerides went up? Anbody? Bueller? I've switched to Zetia , and we are going to recheck me again in another six...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  33. Anyone Improved with diet changes, exercise, losing weight alone?
    ... I was on Zocor for 6 weeks and just switched to Zetia yesterday, when I had my follow up blood work. Will ... couple of days and if they are good, I am stopping the Zetia and handling this with diet and exercise too. Good...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  34. Switching from Zocor to Zetia
    ... Amanda, I switched from Zocor to Zetia overnight, no issues from switching. I had major muscle ... pains in my legs hence the reason for going with Zetia . I just started it about 6 weeks ago and so far so ... going to be taking Niaspan starting tomorrow with the Zetia I am hoping this will decrease my numbers....
    ... barely hold a coffee cup. I'm curious to see if Zetia works for me!...
    ... god I dont take it anymore, no side effects with the Zetia so far, I guess because it isnt a statin....
    ... incident. And second, if I am going to try to Zetia , is it safe to just change meds overnight? Yeppers ... ... perfectly safe. Infact, Zetia is most often prescribed together with statins. ...
    ... think the Niaspan alone will work without taking the Zetia ? that prescription is expensive....
    ... did not mean the Niaspan was expensive I meant the Zetia sorry about that.Even with my insurance the Zetia...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zocor

  35. Zetia, side effects
    ... Zetia is not a statin. Are you taking statins as well? I ... took zetia for several years and never experienced constipation ... but the jury is still out as to whether it was the zetia or zocor, or both!...
    ... [QUOTE=Ron Cirrotti;3322443]Does zetia cause constipation. Since I have been taking statin...
    ... My brother in law started Zetia but stopped when he developed chest pain. I don't...
    ... here on these boards and other health boards that Zetia has simular side effects as statins. When it comes...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  36. Vytorin/Zetia Clinical Trials
    ... An article about Vytorin and Zetia clinical trials was published in the New York Times ... trial, as well as the effectiveness of the drugs. If Zetia and Vytorin are ineffective, patients taking them...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  37. Adive for taking fish oil
    ... refuse to take anymore statins,and we all know now that zetia is out...

  38. CoQ10 and statin side effects
    ... that statins stop the production of CoQ10, and that Zetia stops the absorption of CoQ10. So the combination ... supplement CoQ10 it they are taking both a statin and zetia ?...

  39. Cut Statins or Zetia
    ... I try a lower dose of statin plus the Niaspan, or Zetia and Niaspan? Or should I drop both statin and zetia ... mg at bedtime and drop the statins. I have heard Zetia is just as nasty as statins. I have been taking 3000...
    ... Just got back from the doc. He took me off of the zetia and changed me from zocor (vytorin 10/10) to lipitor...
    ... Man stated he knew of someone with nerve damage from Zetia . I took Vytorin (with Zetia) for one month and ... I discontinued the Vytorin. I would NEVER take Zetia again. This has been a horrible experience....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Lipitor Zocor vytorin

  40. niaspan??, opinions please!
    ... but cannot tolerate because of severe muscle pain. Zetia caused unbearable stomach pain. My doctor now wants...
    ... but cannot tolerate because of severe muscle pain. Zetia caused unbearable stomach pain. My doctor now wants...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  41. New Numbers
    ... increased her dose to 40 mgs. A few months ago she was on Zetia and Lipitor and her total cholesterol was 125! I ... the doc about it being too low so he took her off Zetia , but if I didn't mention it, she would still be on ... her triglycerides from 101to 180! Even before the Zetia are tryglicerides were near normal range. I encouraged...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Coumadin Crestor Lipitor Niaspan

  42. I have taken Lipitor 10mg for 2 days now and....
    ... the statins then i did two different times, i was on zetia for awhile a couple years ago and then my numbers ... quickly so they put me on lipitor 20mgs along with the zetia , after a short while i started having memory loss...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  43. Been prescribed Zetia
    ... so. I believe my Doctor was going to prescribe me Zetia in addition to my Niaspan... before he saw my last...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  44. To Egg or not to Egg
    ... guess maybe its time for a new one. Will give the Zetia the month since the crap cost me 50.00 and that was...

  45. Statins Causing Muscle Pains, Done with them
    ... My doctor called a prescription in for Zetia any thoughts on this, he is he!! bent on not prescribing...
    ... hotdam;3281897]My doctor called a prescription in for Zetia any thoughts on this, he is he!! bent on not prescribing...
    ... I know that I wouldn't do zetia ... or statins. Is it really that hard to get...
    ... to you think I can still take the slo niacin with zetia ?...
    ... to you think I can still take the slo niacin with zetia ? I have been taking Zetia with 2000mg of Niaspan...
    ... see my Dr. on November 20th. I'm hoping to drop the zetia and stay on a small dose of statin and the Niaspan...
    ... see my Dr. on November 20th. I'm hoping to drop the zetia and stay on a small dose of statin and the Niaspan...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan vytorin

  46. Elevated hs-CRP- How Bad Is It?
    ... that (Jan 2007), I've tried Tricor (muscle pain), Zetia (digestive upset), and Niaspan. I just stopped the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Crestor Niaspan Tricor Zocor

  47. High numbers...HELP
    ... He then tried me on Crestor....aches again.....then Zetia , same thing. I have stopped all cholesterol meds ... not good and want to wait a while to make sure the Zetia is long gone before trying Red Yeast Rice. What...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor

  48. Zetia side effects
    ... I have heard that you get simular leg pains with zetia as statins. Have you or your Doctor considered...
    ... taking even though she said not to. So my Dr. put me on Zetia was on for 4 weeks and also had severe muscle aches...
    ... If you read the PI for Zetia , the side effects are actually really similar to placebo...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Lescol Lipitor

  49. Could someone tell me what they think of my numbers?
    ... switched to 1000mg Niaspan, 81mg aspirin and 10mg Zetia . I'm not below 200 but my cholesterol dropped 100...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Lipitor Niaspan

  50. Got my results and Im pretty ticked off help this was the 3rd time.
    ... Niaspan. I have taken many combinations of statins, zetia , and niacin and my experience is that Niacin helped ... is the zocor. Right now I'm taking 10mg zocor, 10mg zetia , and 2g niaspan. and my numbers are as follows. ...
    ... effects but don't know if it's from the zocor or the zetia . I am having fatigue issues and memory problems. I ... wouldn't take it. My next step is to drop either the Zetia or Zocor and see what effect it has on my numbers...
    ... different statins? I'm only taking one statin. Zetia is not a statin it works in the digestive system to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Zocor

  51. Cholesterol Too Low?
    ... 40 mgs. Lipitor daily and her doctor also gave her Zetia . I posted last week about the Zetia she was given ... I told her to ask him exactly why he gave her the Zetia , and ask about Niaspan to raise her HDL which was ... levels were very good and told her to stop taking the Zetia only after she questioned him about it at my urging ... . I read that Zetia can take weeks or months to produce results, and she ... taking it for three weeks before her scores above. Zetia only affects LDL, so I assume she was given it because ... $60.00 on a 90 day supply). I don't know if the Zetia had time to kick in to effect her LDL. I was thinking ... speak up to the doc, she would still be taking the Zetia and her count could have been even lower than TC-123...
    ... Captopril, Metoprolol, Lipitor and he tried to put her on Zetia , but I thwarted that by making her discuss Zeta with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan Coumadin Metoprolol Toprol

  52. Newbie here
    ... taking 20 mg of lovastatin, then upped to 40 mg. and Zetia was also added. Started to get bad leg pains. Told ... to stop lovastatin and only take the Zetia ...still the pains, doctor told me to stop everything...
    ... stop the Crestor for two weeks and then go back on Zetia to see if that does not give me the leg pains. I ... I will give the doctor's request a try, but if the Zetia gives me a problem I will try the RYR....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lovastatin

  53. Zetia question?
    ... she listens to me and tells him she doesn't want the Zetia ....
    ... medication that might weaken her heart muscle. I guess if Zetia wasn't available, he would have increased her Lipitor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Coumadin Lipitor

  54. Statin side effects?
    ... years (previously pravachol) and 4 months ago went on Zetia . He started having myopathy/pains in his legs and ... his cardiologist stopped the Lipitor but kept the Zetia and now his CPK is normal. But he has definitely ... WORSE despite stopping the Lipitor. Is it posssible Zetia is causing this? I can't get a good fix on this; ... isn't necessary. But what could be going on? Would zetia cause these side effects without elevating the CPK...
    ... WORSE despite stopping the Lipitor. Is it posssible Zetia is causing this? .... Would zetia cause these side ... welcome. Muscle weakness is an adverse effect of Zetia . And it can occur while liver enzymes are normal. ... Try stopping the Zetia and see if there is an improvement. That a 73 year...
    ... suffering from some of the side effects. I would stop the Zetia immediately! [[COLOR="Red"]removed] there are some...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Lovastatin Pravachol

  55. Could The Problem Be The Cinnamon?
    ... What meds have your tried... like statins, fibrates, zetia , or niacin...? There is an equal balance between...
    ... Lipitor). I have tried Zocor and Pravachol.....and Zetia . I passed on Welchol (sp?)...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Pravachol Zocor welchol

  56. HDL raisers
    ... doc, and he was taken off them and given Crestor and Zetia , to raise his HDL, and lower LDL. His triglycerides...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lopid

  57. Zetia question / what to do questions
    ... slightly high: AST=48; ALT=71. She suggested that we try Zetia to see if any impact on liver. I started Zetia (10mg ... then read that all my symptoms were potential with Zetia and stopped it after two nights. My issues have gotten ... make sense for side effects to show up that fast from Zetia ? and continue for 4 days after stopping? My doc thinks ... it was the Lortab and wants me to try again with Zetia . I wonder if she would say that if she was the one...
    ... a couple years each. I certainly wouldn't start Zetia before trying the other statins first to see if they...
    ... simvastatin (Zocor) is a FAR better cholesterol med than Zetia ...and lots CHEAPER! Zetia alone is a poor choice for...
    ... A couple of years ago, I started taking Zetia in addition to my 80mg of Lipitor. And didn't have ... first time in years. On 80mg of Lipitor plus 10mg of Zetia I went from the mid to low 200's down to 127! (I remember ... the dosage to 80/10. Personnaly, I would give the Zetia another chance...but may be in combination with a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lortab Zocor Lipitor Niaspan Simvastatin vytorin

  58. Red Rice yeast
    ... supplement along with my statin for now? I am only on Zetia ....
    ... supplement along with my statin for now? I am only on Zetia . Kind of confused. You say you are only on Zetia ... with your statin. Let me see if I can help out. Zetia is not a statin. But RYR basically is a statin. ... Maybe ask a pharmacist is you can take RYR and Zetia together. My guess is they would give you a more...
    ... recent and lengthy thread about RYR if you check. Zetia is not a statin and yes you can take RYR with it....
    ... Thanks , ya I made a mistake calling zetia a statin. I just meant is it ok using those 2 cholesterol...
    ... per day. two at bed and one at dinner. I don't take Zetia or other drugs with it other than fish oil capsules ... along with some diet changes. In your case with the Zetia , you might start with 1 to 2 capsules per day and...
    ... RYR + Zetia would be a good combination. RYR + Lipitor would ... statin reaction. Same for RYR + 10 mg. Lipitor + Zetia (presumably 10 mg.) The last would strike me as...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor vytorin

  59. Pregnancy
    ... around 50 I think. Now, on 20mg Crestor and 10mg of zetia : Total: 200 LDL: 100 HDL: 82 Tri: 92 I also...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor

  60. Zocor Info
    ... my thoughts. Not a side effect listed. I'm now on Zetia and no longer have a foggy brain....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  61. Taking niacin with a statin?
    ... hard on the liver, Niacin is hard on the liver, Zetia is hard on the liver, Alcohol is hard on the liver ... against risk. So maybe somebody might not want to add zetia to a statin or zetia to a statin plus niacin AND alcohol...
    ... 10mg), plain Niacin (again, low dose 100 mg), and Zetia (10 mg). I drink 14-18 beers/week with dinner. My...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tylenol Lipitor

  62. Elevated CPK .. trying Welchol now!
    ... time over a period of months ... off lipitor .. on zetia .. off everything ... tests by specialists ... EMG...
    ... me. The thing that caught my attention was the "on Zetia ". They still have me messed up with the cpk count ... "1600" and hurting. The Zetia will raise your cpk too. They'll tell you it won't ... my cpk would not go down. That's when I found out Zetia will raise Cpk. Hope this helps. Allen...
    ... I am beginning to think that Zetia may be even harder on the body than statins....
    ... [QUOTE=Lenin;3087951]I am beginning to think that Zetia may be even harder on the body than statins. ... folks say this. Why do you say this... are you taking Zetia ...?...
    ... it. Venture Man, No, the closest I ever got to Zetia was my GP wanting me to get LDL's in the 60's instead ... I should either double my Lipitor or try Vytorin ( Zetia and Zocor.) I upped the Lipitor (and succeeded) and ... may or may not try down the road. My comment about Zetia is mostly from people reporting here and elsewhere ... about their use of Zetia . My thinking is that if Lipitor + Niacin NEVER gives...
    ... but we will likley hold off on that. And regarding Zetia ... it did not lower my chol or CPK's ! I have been...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor welchol vytorin Aspirin

  63. What is it with higher cholesterol once you stop the statin?
    ... and year out. (But when my doctor recommend I add Zetia , I judged that risk might be too high.) I will...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  64. Zocor side effects
    ... went to the dr. to get something else. I was put on Zetia which I've been on for over a year and everything ... anything about Crestor but Vytorin contains Zocor and Zetia . Why would I want to try anything with Zocor in it...
    ... Switched to Lopid; same thing 2 wks. later. Then came Zetia , with no reprieve. Finally, Zocor, and I had such...
    ... went to the dr. to get something else. I was put on Zetia which I've been on for over a year and everything ... anything about Crestor but Vytorin contains Zocor and Zetia . Why would I want to try anything with Zocor in it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Zocor vytorin Lopid Mevacor

  65. should i or should i not you be my judge please!!!!
    ... HELPED ME MAKE MY MIND UP IN DEC. I HAVE BEEN OFF OF ZETIA AND LIPITOR SINCE THEN AFTER SOME SIDE EFFECTS. NOW ... FROM HAVING H.PYLORI, FUNNY THING IS AFTER I STARTED ZETIA I HAD NOTHING BUT STOMACH PROBLEMS THEN I CAME DOWN...
    ... thread that mentioned your "side effect" of Lipitor and Zetia being an infection with H.pylorii (a nasty bug.) I ... don't think either drug caused it. BUT, zetia is more likely to be hard on the stomach than Lipitor...
    ... total 271 trig 224 hdl 42 ldl 184 that was with zetia and lopid then was taken off of lopid and put on liptor ... and stayed on the zetia after 2 months and problems arising here were my numbers...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Simvastatin Lopid

  66. anyone experience side effects from lovastatin?
    ... than the companies will admit. You might consider Zetia which is non statin but it has its side effects as...
    ... available. Lopid - Fibrates Welchol - Bile binder Zetia - Fat binder Niacin - Cholesterol inhibitor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lovastatin Mevacor Simvastatin Zocor Lopid welchol

  67. Numbers Went UP on Meds - How Can This Be?
    ... Dh is 42 years old and has been on Zetia for 8 years. With the Zetia, his overall levels fluctuate ... later added 1000 mg of Niacin. He continued taking Zetia on a daily basis. The doctor felt that addition of...
    ... doubt namelessesme's expanation either. ;) ) Why Zetia instead of a statin? In tests, Zetia only yielded ... and an 18% drop in LDL. Statins do FAR better. Zetia is usually used WITH a statin....

  68. Statins, diet and exercise
    ... into the 60's so I went for it...(intead of adding Zetia .) Congratulations on getting such a good handle...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  69. New Numbers -And Another Drug Is Suggested By Dr.
    ... concerns with Welchol.......how close is this drug to Zetia ? Same family of drugs? If it is, I did not do well ... with Zetia . Stomach pains and digestive issues:) Looking...
    ... s methodology of cholesterol control is SIMILAR to Zetia , in that both prevent resorption of the cholesterol ... and neutralize acids, there is a HUGE difference. Zetia circulates in the blood for many hours and hampers ... effects from Welchol but there may be several from Zetia , including liver damage and joint pain. Thus the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Nexium Zocor welchol Questran

  70. Now What?
    ... statins ... causes too much muscle pain. Dr. put me on Zetia and for 5 months lived every single day with the worst...
    ... you need something else and that something else is Zetia , which you ALSO cannot handle; daily heartburn is...
    ... lifestyle then I will be like you and go back on my Zetia . I guess heartburn is better then a heart attack...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  71. Niacin - Flushing?
    ... told to take it in at bed time but am on a trial of Zetia . However I have read that taking aspirin can help...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin

  72. Should I take Lipitor?
    ... what do you know about zetia ? i also was on it for awhile and then they added lipitor...
    ... Last thought...maybe JUST a statin absent the Zetia will decrease your risk of muscle pain. Last LAST...
    ... seem to work fast, shortly after being on just the zetia , i developed h.pylori, may not be just a co incidence ... anything at all for it? one last thing after being on the zetia for quite a time i did start to notice my memory failing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Lipitor Simvastatin Zocor

  73. CoQ10 and lowering cholesterol
    ... cholesterol was going, just that you numbers dropped. Zetia works on the NPC1L1 gene. This was recently reported...

  74. Lipitor
    ... of a reaction to the ingredients in the statins... zetia also contains a statin. I would tell the doctor I...

  75. Additional Fiber.........
    ... numbers he wanted me to start up with either Zocor or Zetia . He tells me that he also has high cholesterol and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor


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