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Tryglycerides - WelChol Drug Interactions

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  • Tryglycerides
    Triglycerides play an important role in the body by serving as building blocks for cells. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at triglycerides and explains how they are made in the body. Tryglycerides is a common misspelling of triglycerides.
  • Types of Cholesterol
    What many people think of as "types of cholesterol" are actually different cholesterol complexes. This eMedTV page debunks the common misconceptions associated with these cholesterol complexes, while explaining what each complex is.
  • Types of Niacin
    It is important to know that different types of niacin are not interchangeable. This eMedTV page describes the various types of niacin based on chemical composition, the different release forms, and over-the-counter versus prescription products.
  • Vascepa
    Vascepa is a drug used to treat high triglyceride levels. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, with discussions on specific uses, how the drug is taken, potential side effects, and more.
  • Vascepa and Breastfeeding
    Is it safe for breastfeeding women to take Vascepa? This eMedTV article presents detailed information on this topic, including whether the drug passes through breast milk and the safety concerns associated with it.
  • Vascepa and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV resource points out, Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) is classified as a pregnancy Category C medication. This page explains what this means and lists some of the safety issues to be aware of before taking this drug during pregnancy.
  • Vascepa Dosage
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the standard dose of Vascepa is two capsules taken twice daily to treat extremely high triglyceride levels. This page gives details on how to properly take this medicine and outlines some guidelines for what to expect.
  • Vascepa Drug Interactions
    Aspirin, warfarin, and various other drugs that thin the blood may cause serious interactions with Vascepa. This eMedTV page contains a comprehensive list of medications that you may need to avoid during Vascepa treatment.
  • Vascepa Medication Information
    You may receive Vascepa for the treatment of high triglyceride levels. This selection from the eMedTV Web site examines Vascepa, with information on how this prescription medication is taken and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Vascepa Overdose
    Taking too much Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) could lead to dangerous internal bleeding. This eMedTV segment contains an explanation of what might occur if someone overdoses on this drug. It also includes a description of possible treatment options.
  • Vascepa Side Effects
    Some people taking Vascepa may develop serious reactions to this drug, such as vision problems or bleeding. This eMedTV page examines common and dangerous side effects of Vascepa, and covers how often these problems occurred in clinical trials.
  • Vascepa Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Vascepa is used for treating extremely high triglyceride levels in adults. This page contains details on how this medication works, whether children can use it, and some unapproved reasons for using it.
  • Vascepa Warnings and Precautions
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Vascepa should only be used after a person has tried to lower triglyceride levels through diet, exercise, or other lifestyle changes. This page describes other important safety precautions and warnings for Vascepa.
  • Vasepa
    Vascepa is a medication licensed to treat high triglyceride levels in adults. This eMedTV Web selection offers a brief overview of this prescription medication and provides a link to more details. Vasepa is a common misspelling of Vascepa.
  • Vitoran
    Vytorin is a medicine that is available by prescription to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV page explores the effectiveness of Vytorin and explains what side effects may occur. Vitoran is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • Vitoren
    Vytorin is commonly used to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. As this eMedTV page explains, the drug works by decreasing cholesterol production and blocking cholesterol absorption into the blood. Vitoren is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • Vitorin
    Vytorin is a medication licensed for the treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. This section of the eMedTV library briefly discusses the uses of the drug and offers general dosing guidelines. Vitorin is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • Vitorin Side Effects
    This segment of the eMedTV archives provides an overview of side effects of Vytorin, including those that may require immediate medical attention, such as difficulty breathing or muscle pain. Vitorin is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • Vitoryn
    Vytorin is a drug often prescribed to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV page explains what to talk to your doctor about before using Vytorin and lists possible side effects of the drug. Vitoryn is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • VLDL
    VLDL is short for very low density lipoprotein. This eMedTV Web page explains how this substance functions within the body, as well as its assumed role in the narrowing and hardening of the arteries (a condition called atherosclerosis).
  • VLDL Cholesterol
    VLDL cholesterol, or very low density lipoprotein, transports triglycerides and cholesterol in the body. This eMedTV resource explains the function of this type of cholesterol and discusses how an excess of it can lead to atherosclerosis.
  • Votaron
    A doctor may prescribe Vytorin to help lower high cholesterol or high triglycerides. This eMedTV Web page explains how Vytorin works for these conditions and describes the effects of the medication. Votaron is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • Votorin
    Vytorin is a prescription drug licensed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV article further describes Vytorin, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects of the drug. Votorin is a common misspelling of Vytorin.
  • Vytorin
    Vytorin, a drug combining simvastatin and ezetimibe, is used for high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV article further discusses the drug, including information on its uses, effects, strengths, potential side effects, and more.
  • Vytorin Alternatives
    Vytorin alternatives often include statins or other cholesterol medicines. This eMedTV article lists various types of statins and other classes of cholesterol medications, such as bile acid sequestrants, fibrates, and niacin.
  • Vytorin and Breastfeeding
    At this time, it's unknown whether Vytorin passes through breast milk in humans. This eMedTV segment takes a look at Vytorin and breastfeeding, including information on why it may be best to wait until your child is weaned before starting the drug.
  • Vytorin and Cancer
    Does taking Vytorin increase your risk of cancer? As this eMedTV segment explains, there is still no definite answer. This article discusses the research on cancer and Vytorin, explaining how more information is needed before we know for sure.
  • Vytorin and Depression
    Serious but rare side effects may occur with the use of Vytorin. However, depression is quite uncommon. This eMedTV article discusses the possible link between Vytorin and depression and also lists signs of depression to watch for.
  • Vytorin and Joint Pain
    If you are using Vytorin and joint pain occurs, there are certain treatments you can try. This eMedTV segment provides short-term relief suggestions, such as pain relief medicines, moist or dry heat, and cold packs.
  • Vytorin and Liver Problems
    Many different side effects are possible when taking Vytorin, and liver problems are one of them. This eMedTV resource discusses various forms of liver problems that are often seen with this medication, such as jaundice, hepatitis, or hepatoma.
  • Vytorin and Memory Loss
    Some side effects may occur with the use of Vytorin; however, it is uncertain if memory loss is one of them. This eMedTV page discusses the link between Vytorin and memory loss, and explains what to do if memory loss occurs during treatment.
  • Vytorin and Muscle Aches
    If you are first starting Vytorin and muscle aches occur, do not be alarmed -- this is common. As this eMedTV article explains, however, in rare cases, muscle aches can be a sign of serious muscle problems that can lead to a breakdown of tissue.
  • Vytorin and Muscle Pain
    Side effects may develop when taking Vytorin, and muscle pain is one of the more common ones. This eMedTV page describes the serious muscle problems that can occur and also lists drugs that may increase this risk if used in conjunction with Vytorin.
  • Vytorin and Pregnancy
    There are many situations in which you should not take Vytorin, and pregnancy is one of them. This eMedTV article explains how Vytorin may cause harm to a fetus and offers suggestions on what to do if you become pregnant while taking the drug.
  • Vytorin and Weight Gain
    While some side effects may occur with Vytorin, weight gain, contrary to popular belief, is not one of them. This eMedTV page offers diet suggestions and tips on helping with weight gain in the event that you start to notice it becoming a problem.
  • Vytorin Dosage
    The recommended Vytorin dosage for people who are starting the drug is 10/20 mg a day. This page of the eMedTV library provides general dosing guidelines for Vytorin and offers tips on when and how to take it to ensure safe, effective treatment.
  • Vytorin Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains how certain drugs, such as fibrates or antifungals, may cause negative reactions when mixed with Vytorin. Drug interactions may result in increased levels of Vytorin in the blood or reduced effectiveness of both drugs.
  • Vytorin Information
    Are you looking for information on Vytorin? This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of this prescription medication, with details on the conditions it is approved to treat, how many times a day it is taken, and more.
  • Vytorin Overdose
    It is not clear what to expect if you overdose on Vytorin. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the results of animal studies on this topic, treatment options, and factors that would affect the severity of your overdose symptoms.
  • Vytorin Precautions and Warnings
    Cholesterol medicines, like Vytorin, tend to cause an increase in liver enzymes. This eMedTV page discusses other Vytorin precautions and warnings to be aware of, including other potential side effects and who should not take the drug.
  • Vytorin Side Effects
    Potential Vytorin side effects may include headache, joint pain, and gas. As this page from the eMedTV site explains, certain side effects, such as nausea or vomiting, may be a sign of something more serious and should be reported to your doctor.
  • Vytorin Uses
    High cholesterol and high triglycerides can often be managed with Vytorin. As this eMedTV Web page explains, using Vytorin helps control the rate of cholesterol production in the body, which can help prevent problems related to high cholesterol.
  • WelChol
    WelChol is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol and diabetes. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at WelChol, providing detailed information on its uses, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • WelChol Alternatives
    This eMedTV Web page explores WelChol alternatives such as Altoprev, Crestor, Antara, Triglide, and combination medicines. This page discusses how these alternatives work and factors that can affect which drug your doctor recommends.
  • WelChol and Breastfeeding
    WelChol (colesevelam) is not expected to pass through breast milk. This eMedTV page offers an overview of WelChol and breastfeeding, including information on why it's a good idea to take a multivitamin if you are nursing while taking the drug.
  • WelChol and Pregnancy
    WelChol may be given to a pregnant woman if the benefits outweigh potential risks to her fetus. As this eMedTV page explains, WelChol and pregnancy have been studied together only in animals, but in these tests, the drug did not damage the fetuses.
  • WelChol Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the recommended starting dose of WelChol tablets is 1875 mg twice a day. This page provides dosing guidelines for WelChol and also lists factors that can affect your dose, such as other medical conditions you may have.
  • WelChol Drug Interactions
    WelChol drug interactions can occur with warfarin, phenytoin, and other drugs. This eMedTV page explains how WelChol can keep some drugs from being fully absorbed into the body and gives examples of drugs that should be taken separately from WelChol.
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