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Lescol Precautions and Warnings - Lipitor Recall

This page contains links to eMedTV Cholesterol Articles containing information on subjects from Lescol Precautions and Warnings to Lipitor Recall. 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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  • Lescol Precautions and Warnings
    This eMedTV page offers several Lescol precautions and warnings, including information on taking the drug during pregnancy. This article also provides a list of people who should not take Lescol and a list of side effects that could occur.
  • Lescol Side Effects
    As this eMedTV article explains, common side effects of Lescol include headache, diarrhea, and indigestion. This article also lists rare but possible side effects that may occur, such as muscle pain, dark urine, and unexplained rash.
  • Lescol Uses
    Lescol is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, among other things. As this eMedTV page explains, this drug can help some people decrease the odds of needing a heart procedure or surgery. Using Lescol in children is also discussed.
  • Lescol XL
    This eMedTV page describes Lescol XL, a medicine used to treat high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and other conditions related to heart disease. This article offers a complete overview of this drug, including its uses, side effects, and more.
  • Levalo Antihyperlipidemic Agent
    Livalo is a drug prescribed to lower cholesterol levels in the body. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at Livalo, including how it works and side effects. Levalo antihyperlipidemic agent is a common misspelling of Livalo antihyperlipidemic agent.
  • Leveza
    Lovaza is a fish oil medication approved to treat very high triglycerides. This eMedTV article explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using Lovaza and explains how often the drug is taken. Leveza is a common misspelling of Lovaza.
  • Lipaphen
    Lipofen is a prescription fibrate drug used to treat unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article offers more information on Lipofen and its uses, effects, and potential side effects. Lipaphen is a common misspelling of Lipofen.
  • Lipator
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Lipitor to help treat high cholesterol or high triglycerides. This eMedTV article highlights possible side effects of Lipitor and discusses some general precautions. Lipator is a common misspelling of Lipitor.
  • Lipator Alternatives
    Many other cholesterol medications are available if you do not respond well to Lipitor. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes these Lipitor alternatives in more detail. Lipator alternatives is a common misspelling of Lipitor alternatives.
  • Lipator and Grapefruit
    Combining Lipitor and grapefruit products can cause a negative interaction in the body. This eMedTV page explains how this interaction causes high drug levels and other problems. Lipator and grapefruit is a common misspelling of Lipitor and grapefruit.
  • Lipator Side Effects
    Headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea are some of the most common side effects of Lipitor. This eMedTV page explores other Lipitor side effects, including those that are not as common. Lipator side effects is a common misspelling of Lipitor side effects.
  • Lipatore
    Lipitor is a prescription medicine used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV resource discusses other approved Lipitor uses, explains how the drug works, and describes its effects. Lipatore is a common misspelling of Lipitor.
  • Lipetor
    Lipitor is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV segment covers other Lipitor uses and explains what to tell your doctor before using Lipitor. Lipetor is a common misspelling of Lipitor.
  • Lipetor Side Effects
    Joint pain, diarrhea, and headache are some of the common side effects seen with Lipitor. Side effects, as this eMedTV page explains, are usually mild and can be treated easily. Lipetor side effects is a common misspelling of Lipitor side effects.
  • Lipidor
    This page of the eMedTV archives provides an overview of Lipitor, a medication used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This article describes how Lipitor works and what to do if you overdose. Lipidor is a common misspelling of Lipitor.
  • Lipidor and Muscle Cramps
    Muscle pain is a possible side effect of Lipitor. This eMedTV segment offers more information on Lipitor and muscle pain, and explains how many people develop this side effect. Lipidor and muscle cramps is often mistaken for Lipitor and muscle pain.
  • Lipidor Side Effects
    Lipitor can cause several side effects, such as headaches, diarrhea, and muscle pain. This eMedTV page lists other potential Lipitor side effects and links to more information. Lipidor side effects is a common misspelling of Lipitor side effects.
  • Lipitor
    Lipitor is a medication used for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the drug, including information about how it works, when and how to take it, potential side effects, and more.
  • Lipitor 10 mg
    The recommended starting Lipitor dosage for adults is Lipitor 10 mg to Lipitor 20 mg once daily. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on Lipitor 10 mg and explains how dosing works for children ages 10 to 17 with high cholesterol.
  • Lipitor 20 mg
    Most adults with high cholesterol take an average daily dose of Lipitor 20 mg to Lipitor 40 mg. As this eMedTV page explains, the maximum recommended dose for children is 20 mg once a day. This article offers more detailed Lipitor dosing guidelines.
  • Lipitor 40 mg
    People who need a large drop in their cholesterol numbers may need to start on Lipitor 40 mg. This eMedTV resource also lists other Lipitor strengths available and offers tips on how and when to take this cholesterol medication.
  • Lipitor 80 mg
    Lipitor 80 mg is the strongest strength available for this cholesterol medication. This article from the eMedTV library explains what other strengths are available and offers Lipitor dosing guidelines for both adults and children.
  • Lipitor Adverse Effects
    Headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea are some of the most common adverse effects of Lipitor. This page of the eMedTV Web library provides an outline of other adverse Lipitor side effects, including those that require immediate medical attention.
  • Lipitor Adverse Reactions
    Some of the most common adverse Lipitor reactions include headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes several other adverse reactions, including those that require immediate medical attention.
  • Lipitor Alternatives
    Possible Lipitor alternatives include other statins as well as fibrates and nicotinic acid. This eMedTV Web page identifies a variety of medications that may be used as substitutes for Lipitor, such as bile acid sequestrants.
  • Lipitor and Alcohol
    The combination of alcohol and Lipitor is unlikely to cause problems in many cases. However, as this eMedTV page explains, some people may not be able to safely consume alcohol while on this drug, as it may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Lipitor and Arthritis
    If you're on Lipitor and arthritis symptoms become a problem, talk to your doctor. As this eMedTV page explains, in clinical trials with Lipitor, arthritis was not necessarily shown to be a side effect. Joint pain, however, is a Lipitor side effect.
  • Lipitor and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Lipitor does not recommend the use of this drug in women who are breastfeeding. This eMedTV segment talks about Lipitor and breastfeeding, and stresses the importance of talking to your healthcare provider about this issue.
  • Lipitor and Diarrhea
    Diarrhea appears to be a common side effect of Lipitor. This eMedTV resource explores Lipitor and diarrhea, explaining that diarrhea is more common with higher Lipitor doses.
  • Lipitor and Grapefruit
    A person may be more likely to develop serious muscle problems when Lipitor and grapefruit are combined. This eMedTV segment provides a more detailed explanation of the dangers of consuming grapefruit products while taking Lipitor.
  • Lipitor and Joint Pain
    In clinical studies, joint pain was reported in up to 5 percent of people taking Lipitor. This eMedTV Web page discusses Lipitor and joint pain, including suggestions for relieving the pain using medications, heating pads, and cold packs.
  • Lipitor and Lopid Warning
    Taking Lipitor and Lopid at the same time significantly increases the risk for severe muscle problems. This eMedTV article explains why you should heed this Lipitor and Lopid warning and describes the muscle problems that may occur if you do not.
  • Lipitor and Memory Loss
    Memory loss is a rare side effect of Lipitor, occurring in less than 2 percent of people who take the drug. This eMedTV article discusses memory loss and Lipitor, and explains that it is often hard to know if the problem is caused by the drug or not.
  • Lipitor and Muscle Aches
    Muscle aches are a common side effect of Lipitor. This eMedTV Web page looks at the relationship between Lipitor and muscle aches, and offers a discussion of the serious muscle problems that can develop when Lipitor is used with certain other drugs.
  • Lipitor and Muscle Pain
    Many side effects may occur with Lipitor, and muscle pain is a relatively common one. This eMedTV article discusses Lipitor and muscle pain in detail, including information about rare but serious muscle problems associated with the drug.
  • Lipitor and Muscle Weakness
    In clinical studies, up to 4 percent of people taking Lipitor experienced muscle weakness. This eMedTV page discusses Lipitor and muscle weakness, including information about rare but serious muscle problems that may occur with the drug.
  • Lipitor and Niacin
    Taking Lipitor and niacin together can lead to an increased risk of developing serious muscle problems. This eMedTV segment explains the potential risks associated with taking both Lipitor and niacin, and provides links to additional information.
  • Lipitor and Pregnancy
    Women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should not take Lipitor. This section of the eMedTV library discusses Lipitor and pregnancy in detail, including the risks the medication may present to the unborn child.
  • Lipitor and Weight Gain
    Weight gain is a side effect of Lipitor, although it is relatively uncommon. This eMedTV resource looks at the link between Lipitor and weight gain, and provides suggestions for losing weight in a healthy way, such as eating a low-cholesterol diet.
  • Lipitor Dosage
    For people with high cholesterol, the recommended starting Lipitor dosage is usually 10 to 20 mg daily. This eMedTV resource offers an outline of basic Lipitor dosing guidelines for adults and children.
  • Lipitor Drug Information
    This part of the eMedTV site deals with Lipitor, a drug used to treat a number of conditions related to heart disease. This brief overview includes information on how Lipitor works, safety issues, and why the drug may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Lipitor Drug Interactions
    Medications such as fibrates, other statins, and birth control pills may all interact with Lipitor. This eMedTV page describes various drugs that can cause interactions with this product and stresses the importance of avoiding grapefruit juice.
  • Lipitor High Cholesterol Medicine
    Lipitor is a prescription medication used for treating several conditions, including high cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers an overview of how Lipitor is used as a high cholesterol medicine, including information on how the drug works.
  • Lipitor Liver Side Effects
    In those taking Lipitor, liver side effects may include hepatitis and jaundice. This eMedTV segment discusses possible liver-related side effects associated with taking this drug and explains how doctors monitor liver enzymes to help prevent them.
  • Lipitor Medication Information
    Lipitor is a drug prescribed to treat several conditions, such as high triglycerides and high cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers an overview of Lipitor medication information, including how the drug works, possible side effects, and dosing information.
  • Lipitor Oral
    As this eMedTV article explains, Lipitor 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 dosing guidelines.
  • Lipitor Overdose
    As eMedTV page explains, the effects of a Lipitor overdose are not expected to be serious. However, it's important to seek immediate medical care if you have taken too much. This article offers an overview of what to expect in the case of an overdose.
  • Lipitor Patent Expiration
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are no generic Lipitor products available, even though the drug is no longer protected by a patent. This article takes a closer look at the situation and also warns against buying fake generic medications.
  • Lipitor Precautions and Warnings
    In the case of Lipitor, warnings and precautions for users of the drug include avoiding grapefruit. This eMedTV page discusses other precautions and warnings to be aware of, such as those concerning drinking alcohol when taking the medication.
  • Lipitor Problems
    Although Lipitor problems are not likely to occur, they are possible. This eMedTV Web page lists some of the side effects that may occur with Lipitor and explains which side effects are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention.
  • Lipitor Recall
    There have been two recalls of Lipitor in the last few years. As this eMedTV article explains, both recalls had to do with counterfeit medication. This Web page provides additional details about these recalls and explains when they occurred.
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