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Lopid Precautions and Warnings - Niacin and Zocor

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  • Lopid Precautions and Warnings
    This eMedTV page covers Lopid precautions and warnings to be aware of and lists people who should not take Lopid (those with severe kidney or liver disease, for example). This page also lists conditions to tell your doctor about before taking Lopid.
  • Lopid Side Effects
    Common Lopid side effects include diarrhea, fatigue, and abdominal pain. This eMedTV Web page also lists side effects that you should report to your doctor immediately, such as unexplained rash or itching, and rare Lopid side effects like anemia.
  • Lopid Uses
    The two main Lopid uses are treating high triglycerides and high cholesterol. This eMedTV segment explains how Lopid works and how it may help prevent other conditions like coronary heart disease.
  • Lovasa
    Lovaza is a fish oil medication that can be prescribed to help lower triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article explains how Lovaza works and describes how it is different from other fish oil supplements. Lovasa is a common misspelling of Lovaza.
  • Lovasa Side Effects
    Common Lovaza side effects include heartburn, back pain, and burping. This eMedTV segment also lists less common but potentially serious side effects that require medical attention. Lovasa side effects is a common misspelling of Lovaza side effects.
  • Lovastain
    Lovastatin is a cholesterol medication also approved to prevent heart disease. This eMedTV resource explains what to tell your doctor before using lovastatin and lists possible side effects of the drug. Lovastain is a common misspelling of lovastatin.
  • Lovastatin
    Lovastatin is approved for the treatment of conditions such as high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, dosing, possible side effects, overdose information, and more.
  • Lovastatin 10 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the recommended starting dosage of lovastatin for children (ages 10 to 17) with high cholesterol is lovastatin 10 mg to 20 mg once a day. This article also talks about the other strengths of the medication.
  • Lovastatin 20 mg Tablets
    In many cases, Lovastatin 20 mg tablets are the starting dosage for adults with high cholesterol. As this eMedTV page explains, your doctor may increase your dose from Lovastatin 20 mg to 40 mg if your cholesterol levels are not controlled.
  • Lovastatin 40 mg Tablets
    The maximum recommended Lovastatin dose for children is Lovastatin 40 mg once daily. This eMedTV article offers more details on Lovastatin 40 mg tablets (as well as the other strengths) and explains what side effects may occur with this drug.
  • Lovastatin and Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding women are typically recommended to avoid lovastatin. This eMedTV page offers more information on lovastatin and breastfeeding, and explains whether not taking this drug will affect the long-term risks associated with high cholesterol.
  • Lovastatin and Pregnancy
    Pregnant women are generally advised to avoid taking lovastatin. This article from the eMedTV archives offers more information on lovastatin and pregnancy, and explores the risks a pregnancy Category X drug poses to a developing fetus.
  • Lovastatin Extended-Release
    This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses the prescription medication lovastatin extended-release, which is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This article outlines uses, dosing, and alternatives for this medication.
  • Lovastatin Medicine
    Need info on the medicine lovastatin? Check out this page of the eMedTV library. It explains the drug's effects within the body that make it a good choice for treating high cholesterol and addresses when an alternative may need to be considered.
  • Lovastatin Overdose
    In studies, an overdose of lovastatin (200 mg per day) did not cause any significant problems. This page from the eMedTV site further explores the potential effects of an overdose and describes the various treatment options that are available.
  • Lovastatin Side Effects
    A few common lovastatin side effects include gas, nausea, and headache. This segment of the eMedTV library offers a more complete list of common and rare side effects, including information on symptoms you should report to your doctor right away.
  • Lovastatin Tablets
    Lovastatin tablets are used for the treatment of high cholesterol. This eMedTV resource explains how this generic drug works, lists some of its potential side effects, and offers general warnings for this medication.
  • Lovastin
    Lovastatin is used to prevent heart disease and to treat high cholesterol. This eMedTV page explains how lovastatin works, describes its effects, and lists its potential side effects. Lovastin is a common misspelling of lovastatin.
  • Lovaza
    Lovaza is a prescription drug used for treating very high triglycerides. This article from the eMedTV library describes the effects of this fish oil medication, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Lovaza (Fish Oil) Medication
    Did you know that fish oil comes in a medication? This eMedTV article takes a look at Lovaza, with information on how it compares to supplements and a link to learn even more about this product.
  • Lovaza (Omega-3-Acid)
    Containing two different omega-3 acids, Lovaza is a fish oil product that treats very high triglycerides. This eMedTV resource explores how Lovaza may work, explains how often it is taken, and lists some of the potential side effects.
  • Lovaza 1 Gram (gm)
    There is only one standard dosage for 1 gram (gm) Lovaza capsules, regardless of age or weight. As this eMedTV Web page explains, the recommended Lovaza dosage is 4 grams daily, taken either all at once or as two capsules twice a day.
  • Lovaza and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) will cause problems if it passes through breast milk. This eMedTV article includes more information on Lovaza and breastfeeding, and explains whether the drug is likely to pass through breast milk.
  • Lovaza and Pregnancy
    It is currently not known whether Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) is safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment offers more details on Lovaza and pregnancy, and explains what happened when the drug was given to pregnant rats.
  • Lovaza Capsules
    Available as a capsule, Lovaza is made from fish oil and used for treating very high triglycerides. This eMedTV article covers the advantages of Lovaza, describes how the medication works, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Lovaza Dosage
    The usual recommended Lovaza dosage for treating high triglycerides is 4 grams a day. As this page from the eMedTV archives explains, this Lovaza dose can be taken all at once (as four capsules) or twice daily (as two capsules).
  • Lovaza Drug Interactions
    Medications that "thin" the blood could cause potentially dangerous Lovaza drug interactions. As this eMedTV article explains, these drug interactions can increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding.
  • Lovaza Overdose
    An overdose of Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) may cause upset stomach or internal bleeding. This eMedTV Web page describes other possible Lovaza overdose effects and lists various treatment options that are available for an overdose.
  • Lovaza Side Effects
    Common Lovaza side effects include back pain, burping, and indigestion or heartburn. This eMedTV Web page lists other side effects that may occur with Lovaza, including other common side effects as well as rare but possible problems.
  • Lovaza Uses
    Lovaza is used for lowering very high triglycerides in adults. This section of the eMedTV Web site discusses Lovaza uses in more detail, describes how the drug works, and explains whether it is used off-label for treating other conditions.
  • Lovaza Versus Fish Oil
    Although Lovaza is made from fish oil, it is different from fish oil supplements. This eMedTV segment explores the difference between Lovaza versus fish oil products and offers more details on the drug's benefits, strengths, and possible side effects.
  • Lovaza Warnings and Precautions
    Since Lovaza is made from fish oil, people with fish allergies may be allergic to Lovaza. This eMedTV page includes other information you should be aware of before using Lovaza. Warnings and precautions on who should not use this drug are also listed.
  • Lovazza
    Lovaza is a fish oil product that is used to treat very high triglycerides. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Lovaza and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before taking this drug. Lovazza is a common misspelling of Lovaza.
  • Lovestatin
    Lovastatin is a prescription medicine licensed to treat high cholesterol in adults and children. This eMedTV article lists other lovastatin uses and explains how the drug works for these conditions. Lovestatin is a common misspelling of lovastatin.
  • Lovistatin
    Lovastatin is used for treating high cholesterol. This eMedTV article discusses lovastatin uses in more detail, explains how the drug works, and lists the various strengths available. Lovistatin is a common misspelling of lovastatin.
  • Lovostatin
    Lovastatin is a statin commonly used for treating high cholesterol. This eMedTV segment explores other lovastatin uses, describes how the medicine works, and lists the various drug strengths available. Lovostatin is a common misspelling of lovastatin.
  • Lovoza
    If you have very high triglycerides, your doctor may prescribe the fish oil product Lovaza. This eMedTV segment describes the advantages that Lovaza may have over non-prescription fish oil supplements. Lovoza is a common misspelling of Lovaza.
  • Low Chlosterol Diet
    This eMedTV page explains that by eating lots of plant-based products and limiting animal-based products, you can lower cholesterol. This page also offers a link to more information. Low chlosterol diet is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Low Cholesteral Diet
    This eMedTV article explains that a low cholesterol diet should include plenty of plant-based products (such as fruits and vegetables) and limited amounts of animal-based products. Low cholesteral diet is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Low Cholesteral Diet Foods
    Foods containing soluble fiber have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of cholesterol lowering foods. Low cholesteral diet foods is a common misspelling and variation of cholesterol lowering foods.
  • Low Cholesterol Diet
    Good choices for a low cholesterol diet include lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables. As this eMedTV page explains, the goals of a diet low in cholesterol are to eat more plant-based foods, cut back on animal protein, and reduce certain fats.
  • Low Cholesterol Food
    This page of the eMedTV Web site offers suggestions for incorporating low cholesterol food into a healthy diet. The best choices are cholesterol-free foods, including plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Low Cholesterol Foods
    Low-fat and fat-free dairy products, poultry, and most varieties of fish contain little cholesterol. This eMedTV segment provides examples of low cholesterol foods, including cholesterol-free foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
  • Low Cholestoral Diet
    Eating plant-based products is an important part of maintaining a low cholesterol diet. This eMedTV resource further explains what this type of diet should focus on. Low cholestoral diet is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Low Cholestoral Foods
    Plant-based products contain no cholesterol. This eMedTV Web page provides a list of other low cholesterol foods and explains the importance of limiting saturated and trans fats. Low cholestoral foods is a common misspelling of low cholesterol foods.
  • Low Cholestorol Foods
    A number of foods are low in cholesterol, including fruits, vegetables, and fish. This eMedTV article lists other low cholesterol foods, including popular meat substitutes. Low cholestorol foods is a common misspelling of low cholesterol foods.
  • Low Cholestral Diet
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, a low cholesterol diet should include plenty of plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and less animal-based foods and certain fats. Low cholestral diet is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Low Cholestral Foods
    Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are some of the foods that do not contain cholesterol. As this eMedTV segment explains, low cholesterol foods are mainly plant-based products. Low cholestral foods is a common misspelling of low cholesterol foods.
  • Low Cholestrol Diet
    This selection from the eMedTV library offers an overview of a low cholesterol diet, including tips on how to focus on eating plant-based foods rather than animal-based products. Low cholestrol diet is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Low Cholestrol Foods
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at several low cholesterol foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and anything that comes from plants. Low cholestrol foods is a common misspelling of low cholesterol foods.
  • Low Colesterol Diet
    As this portion of the eMedTV library explains, a person on a low cholesterol diet is encouraged to eat foods that are low in saturated fat and high in soluble fiber. Low colesterol diet is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Lower Chlosterol Foods
    This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of low cholesterol foods, such as fruits and vegetables. This page covers other things to consider when looking for low cholesterol foods. Lower chlosterol foods is a common misspelling of lower cholesterol foods.
  • Lower Cholesteral
    This eMedTV article lists lifestyle changes (like losing weight) that can help lower cholesterol and drugs (such as statins) that may be used when lifestyle changes alone are not enough. Lower cholesteral is a common misspelling of lower cholesterol.
  • Lower Cholesterol
    Working to lower cholesterol usually involves lifestyle changes, such as losing weight. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at how you can have a healthier cholesterol level through lifestyle changes, medications, or a combination of both.
  • Lower Cholestoral
    To lower cholesterol, it's important to make certain lifestyle changes. This eMedTV segment describes the goal of high cholesterol treatment and explains how to help lower cholesterol. Lower cholestoral is a common misspelling of lower cholesterol.
  • Lower Cholestorol Diets
    Foods that should be included in a low cholesterol diet include whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. This eMedTV page offers other tips for following a low cholesterol diet. Lower cholestorol diets is a common misspelling of low cholesterol diet.
  • Lower Cholestrol
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, lifestyle changes and certain medications can help lower cholesterol. This page also discusses how high cholesterol can cause serious problems. Lower cholestrol is a common misspelling of lower cholesterol.
  • Lower Triclycerides
    Alcohol consumption, weight, diet, and other medical problems can affect your triglyceride levels. This eMedTV resource discusses what a doctor may recommend to lower triglycerides. Lower triclycerides is a common misspelling of lower triglycerides.
  • Lower Triglicerides
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, making lifestyle changes and treating certain medical conditions can help lower triglycerides. This page also links to more information. Lower triglicerides is a common misspelling of lower triglycerides.
  • Lower Triglyserides
    To help lower triglycerides, a doctor may recommend certain medications or lifestyle changes. This eMedTV page covers some factors that can affect your triglyceride treatment plan. Lower triglyserides is a common misspelling of lower triglycerides.
  • Lower Tryglicerides
    If you want to lower triglycerides, it is important to make certain lifestyle changes. This article from the eMedTV library offers suggestions for lowering triglycerides. Lower tryglicerides is a common misspelling of lowering triglycerides.
  • Lowering Cholesteral
    Lowering cholesterol starts with making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight. As this eMedTV Web page explains, medication may also be necessary in some cases. Lowering cholesteral is a common misspelling of lowering cholesterol.
  • Lowering Cholesterol
    Decreasing cholesterol levels begins with lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and diet changes. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers detailed information about lowering cholesterol through lifestyle changes, medications, or a combination of both.
  • Lowering Cholesterol to Prevent Heart Disease
    Several studies have examined the value of lowering cholesterol to prevent heart disease. This page of the eMedTV library outlines the results of these studies, which show significant benefits to lowering cholesterol to reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering Cholestrol
    Lifestyle changes are an important part of lowering cholesterol. This eMedTV resource explains how you can lower cholesterol and explores the risks of having high cholesterol. Lowering cholestrol is a common misspelling of lowering cholesterol.
  • Lowering Triglicerides
    To lower triglycerides, weight loss and other lifestyle changes are often recommended. This part of the eMedTV site lists several options for reducing your triglyceride levels. Lowering triglicerides is a common misspelling of lowering triglycerides.
  • Lowering Triglycerides
    Losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption are often used to decrease triglycerides. This eMedTV Web page provides detailed information on these and other methods, such as medication and exercise, for lowering triglycerides.
  • Lowering Triglycerids Naturally
    In order to lower triglycerides, it's important to make certain lifestyle changes. This eMedTV page lists lifestyle changes for lowering triglycerides. Lowering triglycerids naturally is a common variation and misspelling of lowering triglycerides.
  • Lowering Tryglicerides
    Changing your diet and exercising are important steps in lowering triglycerides. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides more information on how to lower triglyceride levels. Lowering tryglicerides is a common misspelling of lowering triglycerides.
  • Lowering Tryglycerides
    Statins, fibrates, and nicotinic acid are some of the medications that can help lower triglyceride levels. This eMedTV segment discusses the topic in more detail. Lowering tryglycerides is a common misspelling of lowering triglycerides.
  • Lowvaza
    Lovaza is a medication that doctors often prescribe to treat very high triglycerides. This eMedTV segment describes Lovaza in more detail and explains how it may be better than other fish oil products. Lowvaza is a common misspelling of Lovaza.
  • Most Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol Medications
    There are many types of medications used to treat high cholesterol. This video clip describes the medications used to treat high cholesterol.
  • Naicin
    Niacin, a vitamin available in many different forms and strengths, is used to improve cholesterol levels. This eMedTV page explains what you should discuss with your doctor before trying any niacin products. Naicin is a common misspelling of niacin.
  • Names for Statins
    Several different statin medications are available in the United States. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at all of the names of statins that are currently on the market and provides links to more detailed information on each specific drug.
  • Neocine
    Niacin is known for its ability to improve good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV page describes various niacin products and lists potential side effects of these products. Neocine is a common misspelling of niacin.
  • Niacin
    Niacin is a type of B vitamin that is available in the form of prescription drugs and dietary supplements. This eMedTV page explores the benefits of niacin, offers dosing information for the product, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Niacin 250 mg
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, niacin 250 mg is the lowest strength available for the controlled-release supplements. This page describes general dosing guidelines for this strength of the vitamin, and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Niacin 500 mg Supplements
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, niacin 500 mg supplements are available in various forms, including immediate-release and controlled-release tablets. This article also discusses general niacin dosing guidelines and precautions.
  • Niacin and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if taking high doses of niacin can cause problems in a nursing infant. This eMedTV article provides more information on niacin and breastfeeding, and lists the recommended dietary allowance for lactating women.
  • Niacin and Pravachol
    Taking niacin and Pravachol together can increase the risk of developing serious muscle problems. This eMedTV segment further describes these severe muscle conditions and explains why a combination of the two drugs can increase the risks.
  • Niacin and Pregnancy
    Niacin (at high doses) has not been studied in pregnant animals or humans. This eMedTV Web page further discusses niacin and pregnancy, and explains what is considered to be a safe niacin dosage for pregnant women.
  • Niacin and Vytorin
    When niacin and Vytorin are used together, there is an increased risk of developing serious muscle problems. This eMedTV resource discusses the reaction between Vytorin and niacin in detail and describes the muscle problems that may occur.
  • Niacin and Zocor
    Taking niacin and Zocor together generally isn't recommended. This eMedTV page explains how taking these substances together can raise the risk of serious muscle problems. One of these problems, rhabdomyolysis, can lead to loss of life in some cases.
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