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About High Triglycerides - Antara Side Effects

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  • About High Triglycerides
    This eMedTV segment tells you what you need to know about high triglycerides, including what you can do to lower your levels and what can happen if they stay too high for too long. Also included is a link to more detailed information.
  • Add Bran
    If your healthcare provider has recommended a cholesterol-reducing diet, bran-based foods may be the first thing that came to your mind (and the last thing you want to try). But don't be so quick to dismiss bran. For instance, bran cereals need not be tasteless and dry; in fact, some are downright tasty (think Raisin Bran). Bran muffins can be quite good, if you find the right recipe, too. Experiment with using bran as an ingredient; the results may surprise you.
  • Advacor
    Advicor, a drug composed of niacin and lovastatin, is used to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV page explains how it works and lists precautions to be aware of before using the drug. Advacor is a common misspelling of Advicor.
  • Advacore
    Advicor is a prescription medicine licensed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV page explains how Advicor works, describes its effects, and lists possible side effects of the drug. Advacore is a common misspelling of Advicor.
  • Advicor
    Advicor is a medicine commonly prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV segment describes how the drug works, explains the effects and common dosages, lists potential side effects, and more.
  • Advicor and Breastfeeding
    There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the use of Advicor while breastfeeding. This eMedTV segment offers information on the safety of taking this drug if you are breastfeeding, including the manufacturer's recommendations on the topic.
  • Advicor and Joint Pain
    Rare side effects may occur with Advicor, and joint pain is seen in less than 1 percent of people. This eMedTV resource offers short-term suggestions for relief from joint pain, which often include medications and heat/cold remedies.
  • Advicor and Liver Problems
    Side effects may develop when using Advicor, and liver problems are a commonly reported problem. This eMedTV page discusses different liver problems that can occur, including an increase in liver enzymes, hepatitis, and jaundice.
  • Advicor and Muscle Pain
    Certain side effects may occur while taking Advicor, and muscle pain is one of the most common. As this eMedTV resource explains, muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness accompanied by a fever can be a sign of a serious muscle condition.
  • Advicor and Pregnancy
    There are many conditions in which you should not take Advicor, and pregnancy is one of them. As this eMedTV page explains, Advicor can cause potential harm to a fetus, so women who are pregnant or wanting to become pregnant should avoid the drug.
  • Advicor Dosage
    For those taking Advicor, dosage recommendations range from 500 mg/20 mg to 2000 mg/40 mg daily. This eMedTV article explains what these dosing suggestions are based on, offers tips on taking the medicine, and lists common side effects.
  • Advicor Drug Interactions
    When certain drugs, such as fibrates or danazol, are mixed with Advicor, drug interactions may occur. As this eMedTV page explains, some drug interactions can increase the risk of developing muscle problems and decrease the drugs' effectiveness.
  • Advicor Medicine
    The FDA has approved the medicine Advicor for the treatment of high cholesterol and heart disease. This eMedTV resource briefly describes how this prescription drug works and includes an important safety precaution to keep in mind during treatment.
  • Advicor Overdose
    Taking too much Advicor could result in dizziness, severe flushing, and other problems. This eMedTV article talks about what you can expect from an overdose of Advicor, including treatment options and factors that may affect your symptoms.
  • Advicor Precautions and Warnings
    Advicor, a type of statin, has been known to cause an increase in liver enzymes. This eMedTV resource offers other Advicor precautions and warnings, including who should not take the drug and other potential side effects that may develop.
  • Advicor Side Effects
    Flushing, infection, and muscle pain are all possible when taking Advicor. This page of the eMedTV library lists other possible side effects of Advicor and discusses the likelihood of developing more serious but rare problems, such as joint pain.
  • Advicor Uses
    High cholesterol and high triglycerides are often treated with the prescription drug Advicor. As this eMedTV page explains, the drug works by controlling the rate of cholesterol production in the body. Off-label Advicor uses are also explored.
  • Advicore
    Advicor is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. As this eMedTV page explains, it causes the liver to make less cholesterol and decreases triglycerides. Advicore is a common misspelling of Advicor.
  • Alcohol and Cholesteral
    This eMedTV article explains that, in most cases, it is okay for people with high cholesterol to drink alcohol, as long as it's in moderation. Alcohol and cholesteral is a common misspelling and variation of alcohol and high cholesterol.
  • Alcohol and High Cholesterol
    This eMedTV segment details the relationship between alcohol and high cholesterol. In most cases, moderate amounts of alcohol are okay for someone with high cholesterol, but mixing alcohol and high cholesterol medication may increase side effects.
  • Alternatives to Advicor
    There are several alternatives to Advicor, including other statins or cholesterol medicines. As this eMedTV page explains, besides statins, other cholesterol medicines include fibrates, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, and bile acid sequestrants.
  • Alternatives to Statins
    Possible alternatives to statins include fibrates, niacin, and bile acid sequestrants. This eMedTV Web page identifies a variety of medications that may be used as substitutes for statins, including some natural products and dietary supplements.
  • Altoprev
    Altoprev is a prescription medication that helps lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. This eMedTV page explains how Altoprev works, when to take it, and possible side effects -- and provides links to other articles about Altoprev.
  • Altoprev Alternatives
    This eMedTV segment talks about some of the common Altoprev alternatives, including statins like fluvastatin (Lescol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and simvastatin (Zocor); fibrates such as Lopid, Tricor, and Lipofen; and combination medicines.
  • Altoprev and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended that breastfeeding women avoid taking Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release). This eMedTV resource provides more information on this topic, and explains whether the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Altoprev and Joint Pain
    This eMedTV article gives an overview of Altoprev and joint pain, a possible side effect of Altoprev. For people taking Altoprev, joint pain can be relieved by home remedies such as a warm bath or shower, or by over-the-counter pain-relief medicines.
  • Altoprev and Muscle Pain
    This eMedTV page covers Altoprev and muscle pain, a common side effect of Altoprev. The article discusses medicines that can increase the risk of muscle pain when taken with Altoprev, as well as other muscle problems that can occur with this drug.
  • Altoprev and Pregnancy
    This part of the eMedTV Web site explores Altoprev and pregnancy, noting in particular that Altoprev is a pregnancy Category X medicine and that taking it during pregnancy is not recommended.
  • Altoprev Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the recommended starting dose of Altoprev is 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg once a day. Your Altoprev dosage will depend on your age, other medicines currently being taken, and your cholesterol goal.
  • Altoprev Drug Interactions
    This part of the eMedTV site offers detailed descriptions of the most common Altoprev drug interactions, including: cyclosporine, danazol, warfarin, and grapefruit products. Instructions on what to do in case of drug interactions are also included.
  • Altoprev Medicine
    This eMedTV Web page describes Altoprev, a medicine used to treat conditions related to heart disease. It explains how the drug performed in clinical trials and addresses important information for your healthcare provider, with a link to learn more.
  • Altoprev Overdose
    In clinical studies, an overdose of Altoprev did not cause any serious problems. This eMedTV Web page explores the possible effects of an overdose with this medication and explains what treatment options are available.
  • Altoprev Precautions and Warnings
    This eMedTV page covers Altoprev precautions and warnings -- such as drug and alcohol interactions and pregnancy risks -- and conditions to tell your healthcare provider about before taking Altoprev, such as heart, liver, or kidney problems.
  • Altoprev Side Effects
    This eMedTV resource highlights common Altoprev side effects, such as headache, joint pain, and inflamed sinuses. More serious side effects, such as unexplained muscle pain or weakness, should be reported to your health care professional immediately.
  • Altoprev Uses
    Altoprev uses include treating high cholesterol and high triglycerides and preventing heart disease. This eMedTV page describes how Altoprev lowers "bad cholesterol" and increases "good cholesterol" when lifestyle changes fail to reduce cholesterol.
  • Antara
    Antara is a prescription drug commonly used to help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article describes these uses in detail and also provides information on the drug's effects, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Antara Alternatives
    This segment of the eMedTV archives contains a list of Antara alternatives, such as cholesterol absorption inhibitors, bile acid sequestrants, niacin, and statins. Other fibrate options include gemfibrozil or other forms of fenofibrate.
  • Antara and Depression
    There are possible side effects of Antara, and depression, although rare, can occur. This segment of the eMedTV archives discusses the possible link between the two and also provides a list of symptoms that may be signs of depression.
  • Antara and Joint Pain
    There are many at-home remedies for treating side effects of Antara, and joint pain, as this eMedTV page explains, can be treated with pain relief drugs or heat/cold packs. If the pain continues after a few months, your doctor may adjust your dosage.
  • Antara and Liver Problems
    There may be side effects of using Antara, and liver problems, such as increased liver enzymes, may occur. This eMedTV segment discusses the likelihood of developing liver problems while on the drug and lists symptoms to watch for.
  • Antara and Muscle Pain
    Side effects may occur while using Antara, and muscle pain has been documented, although it is rare. This eMedTV page provides information on how unexplained muscle pain, especially if accompanied by fever, may be a sign of a serious muscle problem.
  • Antara and Weight Gain
    If you are taking Antara and weight gain occurs, you can try exercising regularly or limiting alcohol use. This eMedTV article also contains a list of suggested foods to eat in order to help maintain a low cholesterol diet.
  • Antara Dosage
    The suggested Antara dosage for those treating high triglycerides is 43 mg to 130 mg once a day. This eMedTV resource also offers dosing guidelines for people treating high cholesterol, and contains precautions and tips on taking the medicine.
  • Antara Drug Interactions
    Blood thinners, statins, and bile acid sequestrants can cause potentially serious when combined with Antara. This eMedTV resource discusses Antara drug interactions in detail, with information on what problems can occur and how to avoid them.
  • Antara Medicine
    Antara can help lower both LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at this medicine, explaining how often Antara is taken and who can use it. A link to more details is also included.
  • Antara Precautions and Warnings
    If you have pre-existing gallbladder disease or gallstones, you should not take Antara. This eMedTV page offers more Antara precautions and warnings, including who else should avoid the drug and potential side effects or complications that may occur.
  • Antara Side Effects
    Common side effects of Antara include constipation, weakness, and nausea. As this eMedTV page explains, in addition to these common side effects, rare Antara side effects may occur, such as migraine or insomnia, or serious conditions, such as fever.
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