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Colestid Precautions and Warnings - Dosing With Cholestyramine

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  • Colestid Precautions and Warnings
    People who are allergic to Colestid or any of its components should not take this cholesterol drug. This eMedTV page contains more Colestid precautions and warnings, including possible side effects, such as constipation and increase in triglycerides.
  • Colestid Side Effects
    Colestid side effects may include constipation, vomiting, and gas. As this eMedTV page explains, there are also more serious side effects that require prompt medical attention, such as unexplained bleeding, difficulty swallowing, or bloody stools.
  • Colestid Uses
    Colestid uses include the treatment of high LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. This section of the eMedTV site discusses the effects of the medicine and also explains how Colestid should be used in combination with lifestyle modifications.
  • Colestrol
    Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. This eMedTV page further discusses the importance of cholesterol and explains where it comes from. Colestrol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Complications of Lipitor
    Some of the potential complications of Lipitor may include headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea. This eMedTV resource describes other complications of the drug, including potentially serious ones requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Controlling Cholesterol
    As this eMedTV page explains, lowering cholesterol usually involves lifestyle changes, such as adopting a diet low in saturated fat and high in soluble fiber. This article describes other lifestyle changes and medications used in cholesterol control.
  • Controlling High Cholestral
    As this section from eMedTV Web site explains, getting more exercise and taking a statin medication are just a couple of ways to control high cholesterol. Controlling high cholesteral is a common misspelling and variation of controlling cholesterol.
  • Could You List the Foods That Are Highest in Cholesterol?
    This selection from the eMedTV library provides a simple list of foods that are highest in cholesterol. It also provides some easy tips to help you remember which foods are high and low in cholesterol and discusses other healthy food choices.
  • Crestar
    Crestor is a prescription medication approved to treat high cholesterol. This page on the eMedTV site describes Crestor in more detail, explores the effects of the drug, and explains how it works. Crestar is a common misspelling of Crestor.
  • Crester
    Crestor is a drug used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV segment briefly discusses the prescription medicine, noting in particular its effects and possible side effects. Crester is a common misspelling of Crestor.
  • Crestor
    Crestor is generally prescribed for treating high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This section of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at the drug, with information on its uses, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Crestor 10 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, a Crestor 10 mg tablet once daily is the recommended starting dosage for most people treating high cholesterol. This article also discusses certain factors that may increase or decrease your Crestor dosage.
  • Crestor 20 mg Tablets
    Of the three strengths of Crestor on the market, the 20 mg tablets are in the middle of the range. This eMedTV Web article explains how Crestor can help treat high cholesterol, and offers tips on when and how to use this medication.
  • Crestor 40 mg
    Of the three strengths of Crestor, the 40 mg dosage is the strongest one available. This eMedTV article explains how Crestor tablets can help treat high cholesterol, offers tips on using this medicine, and describes possible side effects.
  • Crestor 5 mg
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Crestor 5 mg tablets are the lowest dosage available in this particular medication. This page describes general dosing guidelines for this strength of the medication, and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Crestor Alternatives
    There are many alternatives to Crestor, including other statins. As this eMedTV page explains, besides statins, the four other major cholesterol drug classes are bile acid sequestrants, nicotinic acid, fibrates, and cholesterol absorption inhibitors.
  • Crestor and Alcohol
    In certain situations, it may not be harmful to take Crestor while consuming moderate amounts of alcohol. This eMedTV page further discusses alcohol and Crestor, including information on what to do if you do decide to drink while taking this medication.
  • Crestor and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Crestor recommends that breastfeeding women avoid taking this medication. This eMedTV article provides more information about Crestor and breastfeeding, and explores the potential risks of using this medicine while nursing.
  • Crestor and Grapefruit
    In most cases, Crestor and grapefruit can be consumed together without any significant interactions or undesirable effects. This eMedTV page explains why Crestor is not affected by grapefruit and why other statin drugs are.
  • Crestor and Muscle Pain
    Up to 12.7 percent of people taking Crestor experience muscle pain, a possible symptom of myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. This page of the eMedTV library explores Crestor and muscle pain in detail, including the potential complications of rhabdomyolysis.
  • Crestor and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment discusses Crestor and pregnancy. It is important to note that Crestor is a pregnancy Category X medication, meaning it can cause defects in an unborn child. Doctors strongly advise that this drug not be taken during a pregnancy.
  • Crestor Benefits
    Crestor is a prescription drug that is effective for treating high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV resource explores other benefits of Crestor and offers more information about the effectiveness of this cholesterol medication.
  • Crestor Dosing
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the daily dose of Crestor can be altered after several weeks, depending on the person's cholesterol goals and response to the medication. However, dosing generally starts with Crestor 10 mg once daily.
  • Crestor Drug Information
    Crestor is a prescription drug used to treat several conditions related to heart disease. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of Crestor drug information, including uses, possible side effects, precautions, and general dosing guidelines.
  • Crestor Drug Interactions
    Crestor can interact with a few different drugs, such as warfarin, cyclosporine, and birth control pills. This eMedTV segment lists the most common Crestor drug interactions and describes the impact they can have on your body.
  • Crestor High Cholesterol Medicine
    Crestor is a prescription medication used for treating several conditions, including high cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers an overview of how Crestor is used as a high cholesterol medicine, including information on how the drug works.
  • Crestor Medication Information
    Crestor is a drug prescribed to treat several conditions, such as high triglycerides and high cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers an overview of Crestor medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Crestor Medicine
    People with high cholesterol may be given Crestor, a statin medication. This eMedTV page gives a brief overview of this prescription medicine, explaining how Crestor is taken and some of the side effects that it may cause.
  • Crestor Oral
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Crestor oral tablets may be prescribed to treat several conditions, such as high triglycerides and high cholesterol. This page also describes possible side effects, general precautions, and available strengths.
  • Crestor Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a Crestor overdose may cause liver damage, pancreatitis, or serious breakdown of muscle. This article also describes other problems that may occur if you take too much Crestor and lists some of the treatment options.
  • Crestor Precautions and Warnings
    This eMedTV resource explores Crestor precautions and warnings, such as avoiding Crestor if you are pregnant and notifying your doctor immediately if you experience muscle pain. Additional precautions and warnings for Crestor are also discussed.
  • Crestor Problems
    Some of the potential problems with using Crestor may include headaches, nausea, and constipation. This eMedTV Web resource describes other Crestor problems, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Crestor Side Affects
    Common Crestor side effects may include nausea, joint pain, and headache. This eMedTV page also lists potentially serious side effects of Crestor that require medical attention. Crestor side affects is a common misspelling of Crestor side effects.
  • Crestor Side Effects
    Common side effects of Crestor include muscle tenderness, constipation, and nausea. This selection from the eMedTV library takes an in-depth look at the possible side effects of this drug, including what to do if you have problems while taking it.
  • Crestor Tablets
    Crestor is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of conditions related to heart disease. This eMedTV segment offers more detail on Crestor, including its available strengths. Crestor comes in tablet form.
  • Crestor Uses
    Crestor uses include lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol, and lowering triglycerides (a form of fat). This eMedTV resource explores these uses of Crestor and explains how Crestor works inside the body.
  • Crestor vs. Lipitor
    While Lipitor and Crestor are similar in many ways, there are some differences between the two drugs. This eMedTV resource offers important information about one versus the other and lists some of their primary differences and similarities.
  • Cristar
    Crestor is a drug commonly used as part of high cholesterol treatment. This eMedTV page describes Crestor in more detail, further explains what the drug is used for, and offers general dosing information. Cristar is a common misspelling of Crestor.
  • Cristor
    Crestor is a medicine that is often prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV page offers more information on Crestor and its uses, effects, and potential side effects. Cristor is a common misspelling of Crestor.
  • Crystar
    A doctor may prescribe Crestor to help lower cholesterol levels. This eMedTV Web page further explains what Crestor is used for, describes how it works, and links to more information about the drug. Crystar is a common misspelling of Crestor.
  • Dangers of Lipitor
    There are not many potential dangers of Lipitor; most people tolerate this medication well. As this eMedTV page explains, when Lipitor side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either do not require treatment or can be treated easily.
  • Diet for High Cholesteral
    This eMedTV Web page explains that making the switch to a low cholesterol diet involves eating more plant-based products and fewer animal-based products. Diet for high cholesteral is a common misspelling and variation of high cholesterol diet.
  • Diet to Lower Cholesterol
    A diet to lower cholesterol emphasizes plant-based foods and reduces consumption of animal-based foods. This eMedTV resource provides additional suggestions for following a diet to lower cholesterol, such as carefully reading food labels.
  • Diet to Lower Triglycerides
    As this eMedTV article explains, a diet to lower triglycerides will often involve consuming more fish and fish oil, as well as consuming less fat and cholesterol. This Web page offers a detailed look at how this diet can reduce triglyceride levels.
  • Diets for High Cholesteral
    Going from a high cholesterol diet to a healthier way of eating may seem hard, but this eMedTV article offers a wealth of information that can make it easier. Diets for high cholesteral is a common misspelling and variation of high cholesterol diet.
  • Diets for High Colesterol
    Patients with high cholesterol are often encouraged to follow a diet that is lower in cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of this diet. Diets for high colesterol is a common misspelling and variation of high cholesterol diet.
  • Do the Soy Switch-up
    Try swapping your regular milk with soy milk. There are some very delicious varieties available these days. And for the culinarily brave, try tofu and soybeans. Soy may lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, offering a double benefit for people with high cholesterol.
  • Does Flaxseed Work?
    Many people wonder, "Does flaxseed work?" As this eMedTV page explains, a few studies have shown flaxseed to be effective for lowering cholesterol and relieving menopause symptoms. It is also reasonable to assume that flaxseed works for constipation.
  • Does Niacin Help With High Cholesterol?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, niacin can help reduce high cholesterol levels. In fact, it is often taken in combination with other cholesterol-lowering drugs. This article discusses this topic in some detail, with suggestions on a starting dose.
  • Does Policosanol Work?
    This eMedTV page addresses the question, "Does policosanol work?" Although some Cuban studies have shown that policosanol may be effective for treating high cholesterol and intermittent claudication, more research is necessary to support this.
  • Does Red Yeast Rice Work?
    This eMedTV page addresses the question, "Does red yeast rice work?" Red yeast rice supplements can be fermented to contain an effective cholesterol medication. However, this page explains why companies that make these supplements are not reputable.
  • Dosing With Cholestyramine
    Dosing with Cholestyramine usually starts at one packet or one level scoopful once or twice a day. This eMedTV resource also offers maintenance dosing suggestions, as well as tips, warnings, and precautions when taking the medicine.
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