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Lipitor Serious Side Effects - Lopid Information

This page contains links to eMedTV Cholesterol Articles containing information on subjects from Lipitor Serious Side Effects to Lopid Information. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Lipitor Serious Side Effects
    Some of the potentially serious Lipitor side effects include unexplained muscle pain or weakness. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of other possible side effects of Lipitor, including some of the most commonly reported side effects.
  • Lipitor Side Affects
    Common Lipitor side effects include diarrhea, headache, and rash. This eMedTV article lists other possible side effects, including serious ones that require medical attention. Lipitor side affects is a common misspelling of Lipitor side effects.
  • Lipitor Side Effects
    For people taking Lipitor, side effects may include headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea. This eMedTV resource describes other side effects of Lipitor, which can also include joint pain, stomach pain, and constipation, including how common they are.
  • Lipitor Tablets
    Lipitor tablets are commonly used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how Lipitor works, further explains what the medication is used for, and lists the various strengths available.
  • Lipitor Uses
    Lipitor is often prescribed to lower high triglycerides and high cholesterol. As discussed in this eMedTV segment, Lipitor uses also include preventing cardiovascular disease in people with risk factors for the condition (such as type 2 diabetes).
  • Lipofen
    Lipofen is a prescription fibrate drug licensed to treat unhealthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels. This eMedTV page describes how the medicine works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of the potential side effects of the drug.
  • Lipofen and Breastfeeding
    No research has been done to see if Lipofen passes through breast milk. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at breastfeeding and Lipofen, and explores the potential problems that may occur if an infant is exposed to the medication.
  • Lipofen and Muscle Pain
    Muscle pain may occur as a side effect while you are taking Lipofen. This article from the eMedTV library offers more information on muscle pain and Lipofen, and describes the serious muscle problems that may occur with cholesterol medications.
  • Lipofen and Pregnancy
    Lipofen may not be safe for pregnant women, although the full risks are currently unknown. This eMedTV page provides more information on pregnancy and Lipofen, and lists some of the problems that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Lipofen Dosage
    The recommended dosage of Lipofen for most people with high cholesterol is 150 mg once daily. This eMedTV resource also provides dosing guidelines for the treatment of high triglycerides and includes some tips and precautions for using this drug.
  • Lipofen Drug Interactions
    If Lipofen is taken together with cyclosporine, warfarin, or statins, drug interactions could occur. This eMedTV Web page lists other medications that may interfere with Lipofen and explains what may happen if these drugs are taken together.
  • Lipofen Medication Information
    This selection from the eMedTV site talks about Lipofen, a prescription drug taken to lower cholesterol, among other uses. This article provides information on how to take Lipofen, what to expect, and some of the medication's safety warnings.
  • Lipofen Overdose
    It is not exactly clear what symptoms to expect from an overdose with Lipofen. This segment from the eMedTV archives explores the possible effects of an overdose and explains what steps your doctor may take to treat an overdose of this drug.
  • Lipofen Side Effects
    Common side effects of Lipofen may include constipation, nausea, and back pain. This eMedTV article provides a list of other common side effects and explains which problems are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider.
  • Lipofen Uses
    Lipofen is licensed for the treatment of unhealthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes the specific effects of this medication, lists possible off-label uses of Lipofen, and explains how the drug works.
  • Lipofen Warnings and Precautions
    If you have liver disease, tell your doctor before you start taking Lipofen. This eMedTV page lists other conditions you should tell your doctor about before starting this drug. Warnings and precautions on who should not use Lipofen are also included.
  • Lipophen
    Lipofen is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV resource explains how Lipofen works and describes the specific effects of this drug. Lipophen is a common misspelling of Lipofen.
  • Lipotor
    As this eMedTV page explains, a doctor may prescribe Lipitor to treat high cholesterol or high triglycerides, or to prevent heart and blood vessel disease. This page also covers some dosing guidelines. Lipotor is a common misspelling of Lipitor.
  • Liptor
    Lipitor is a prescribed drug licensed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV Web page discusses other Lipitor uses and explains what to tell your doctor before taking the medication. Liptor is a common misspelling of Lipitor.
  • Liptor Side Effects
    Some common side effects of Lipitor include headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea. This eMedTV Web resource also explains which side effects may require prompt medical care. Liptor side effects is a common misspelling of Lipitor side effects.
  • List of All Statin Drugs
    Statins are commonly used to treat high cholesterol and prevent related health conditions. This eMedTV segment provides a complete list of all statin drugs that are available in the United States at this time and offers links to specific information.
  • List of Food That Lowers Cholesterol
    Certain foods can specifically help people following a heart-healthy diet. This portion of the eMedTV archives provides a list of food that lowers cholesterol, including those containing soluble fiber, such as apples, oatmeal, and kidney beans.
  • Livalo
    Livalo is a medicine prescribed to treat high cholesterol (in combination with a low-cholesterol diet). This eMedTV Web page discusses this medication in more detail, including potential side effects, dosing guidelines, available strengths, and more.
  • Livalo and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Livalo (pitavastatin) advises that women should not take this drug while nursing. This eMedTV page further discusses the possible risks of using Livalo while breastfeeding, including whether this drug passes through breast milk.
  • Livalo and Muscle Pain
    Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you are taking Livalo and you experience muscle pain. This eMedTV page warns that muscle tenderness or weakness can signify a serious muscle problem in some people taking Livalo.
  • Livalo and Pregnancy
    As this part of the eMedTV Web library explains, there is little benefit -- but a very real risk of problems -- for pregnant women taking Livalo (pitavastatin). This article also explains why this medication is classified as a pregnancy Category X drug.
  • Livalo Cholestrol Medicine
    Livalo is a prescription drug approved to treat high cholesterol. This eMedTV segment discusses how Livalo works, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects. Livalo cholestrol medicine is a common misspelling of Livalo cholesterol medicine.
  • Livalo Dosage
    The starting dose of Livalo for most people with high cholesterol is 2 mg a day. As this eMedTV page explains, dosing guidelines for this medicine will vary based on several factors, such as your cholesterol goals and other medical problems you may have.
  • Livalo Drug Interactions
    Niacin, warfarin, statins, and other drugs can all cause problems when taken with Livalo. This eMedTV page describes how drug interactions with Livalo can increase your risk for potentially serious problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis.
  • Livalo Medication Information
    Livalo is a medicine prescribed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV Web selection provides important information on Livalo, including how to take this medication, possible side effects, and details on how the drug works.
  • Livalo Overdose
    If you take too much Livalo (pitavastatin), seek immediate medical attention. This eMedTV Web page describes what a person might experience after overdosing on this medication, as well as the treatment options that are available.
  • Livalo Side Effects
    Back pain, muscle pain, and constipation are among the most common Livalo side effects. As this eMedTV page explains, there are also more serious reactions that may occur, such as liver problems and allergic reactions, which require prompt medical care.
  • Livalo Statin
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Livalo is a statin medication prescribed to lower cholesterol levels. This article further discusses how this drug works to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and provides a link to more information.
  • Livalo Tablets
    As this eMedTV article explains, Livalo is a medication prescribed to treat high cholesterol. This page offers more details on Livalo tablets, including how this medication works and potential side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • Livalo Uses
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, Livalo is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides in adults age 18 years old and older. This page also discusses how this prescription medication works and whether it is safe for use in older adults.
  • Livalo Warnings and Precautions
    Some precautions and warnings for Livalo listed in this eMedTV article include possible drug interactions and whether it is safe to take the medication while pregnant or nursing. This page further discusses who may not be able to safely take this drug.
  • Look for Sterols and Stanols
    You'll pay a little more, but look for products with added plant sterols and stanols to help reduce cholesterol. A wide variety of such products, from buttery spreads to juices, is available, and many of these products are quite tasty.
  • Loped
    Lopid is a medication that can be prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV article discusses Lopid uses in more detail and lists potential side effects of the medicine. Loped is a common misspelling of Lopid.
  • Lopid
    Lopid is a prescription drug used to lower triglycerides and cholesterol. This section of the eMedTV archives explains how Lopid can help prevent a stroke or heart attack and also covers the drug's uses, dosing, and side effects.
  • Lopid Alternatives
    This eMedTV page gives an overview of Lopid alternatives, which include statins like Crestor and Lescol, bile acid sequestrants like WelChol, and cholesterol absorption inhibitors such as Zetia. This page also describes how these alternatives work.
  • Lopid and Depression
    As this eMedTV page explains, symptoms of depression (a rare Lopid side effect) include restlessness, irritability, and a persistent sad or "empty" mood. This page suggests visiting your doctor if you're taking Lopid and depression occurs.
  • Lopid and Joint Pain
    This eMedTV page offers some remedies to try if you're taking Lopid and joint pain is a problem. This article lists a few over-the-counter pain-relief drugs like Tylenol and Advil and discusses ways of relieving joint pain by applying heat or cold.
  • Lopid and Liver Problems
    If you're taking Lopid and liver problems like stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting occur, call your doctor. This eMedTV page discusses liver problems that some people may experience while taking Lopid and also lists people who should not take the drug.
  • Lopid and Muscle Pain
    If you're taking Lopid and muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness occur, call your doctor right away. As this eMedTV page explains, these symptoms can signify rare but serious muscle problems known as myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.
  • Lopid and Pregnancy
    Doctors may prescribe Lopid to pregnant women if its benefits outweigh the possible risk to the fetus. This eMedTV page explains that Lopid's effect on unborn children is unknown, since Lopid and pregnancy have been tested together only in animals.
  • Lopid and Weight Gain
    As this eMedTV resource explains, there does not appear to be a link between Lopid and weight gain. However, there are several things that can help if you do experience weight gain while taking Lopid, such as regular exercise and a healthy diet.
  • Lopid Dosage
    This eMedTV page lists the starting dose of Lopid -- 600 mg twice a day. The maximum Lopid dosage is 1200 mg. This article also discusses a number of considerations with Lopid dosing, such as when to talk with your doctor about your dosage.
  • Lopid Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, ezetimibe, and lovastatin are a few of the drugs that Lopid can potentially interact with. As this eMedTV page explains, some Lopid drug interactions can result in things like an increased risk of bleeding or kidney or muscle problems.
  • Lopid Effects on Libido
    Lopid effects on libido are rare but can include a decreased sex drive. As this eMedTV Web page explains, it is impossible for your doctor to know beforehand whether Lopid will affect your libido.
  • Lopid Information
    If you have high cholesterol, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called Lopid. This eMedTV segment gives some basic information on Lopid, including details on other approved uses. A link to more details is also included.
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