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Cholesterol Medication Lipitor Goes Generic What It Means To Patients
Dr. Alan Ackermann, board certified cardiologist and founder of the Aventura Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness is interviewed by FOX/ WSVN Miami about Lipitor, the cholesterol medicine going generic and what it means to patients.
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Generic Lipitor Warning: Manufacturer Halts Production of Drug
David Kerley looks into production problems in generic form of cholesterol drug.
Views: 1697 ABC News
Atorvastatin (Lipitor) I: General Information and Side Effects
This video is about Atorvastatin (Lipitor), General Information and Side Effects. This video is intended to be for health education and does not constitute medical advice. Please see my website http://CardioGauge.com for a risk calculator to understand your chance of having a heart attack. And also check out Atorvastatin 2: Who Should Take It And Why https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMZ_H_vba00
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Top 200 Drugs Pronunciation (Generic names/ Brand names)
Top 200 drugs pronunciation: 1. Analgesics 0:03 2. Anti-infectives 1:55 3. Cardiovascular 3:42 4. CNS 7:59 5. Endocrine 12:56 6. Gastrointestinal 15:17 7. Miscellaneous 16:33 8. Respiratory 17:23
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US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs
The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, are a big change. They use a new formula for estimating someone's risk that includes many factors besides cholesterol, the main focus now. They take aim at strokes, not just heart attacks. And they set a lower threshold for using medicines to reduce risk. The definition of high cholesterol isn't changing, but the treatment goal is. Instead of aiming for a specific number, using whatever drugs get a patient there, the advice stresses statins such as Lipitor and Zocor and identifies four groups of people they help the most. ''The emphasis is to try to treat more appropriately,'' said Dr. Neil Stone, the Northwestern University doctor who headed the cholesterol guideline panel. ''We're going to give statins to those who are the most likely to benefit.'' Doctors say the new approach will limit how many people with low heart risks are put on statins simply because of a cholesterol number. Yet under the new advice, 33 million Americans — 44 percent of men and 22 percent of women — would meet the threshold to consider taking a statin. Under the current guidelines, statins are recommended for only about 15 percent of adults. Some doctors not involved in writing the guidance worry that it will be tough to understand. ''It will be controversial, there's no question about it. For as long as I remember, we've told physicians and patients we should treat their cholesterol to certain goal levels,'' said the Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Steven Nissen. ''There is concern that there will be a lot of confusion about what to do.'' The government's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute appointed expert panels to write the new guidelines in 2008, but in June said it would leave drafting them to the Heart Association and College of Cardiology. New guidelines on lifestyle and obesity also came out Tuesday, and ones on blood pressure are coming soon. Roughly half the cholesterol panel members have financial ties to makers of heart drugs, but panel leaders said no one with industry connections could vote on the recommendations. ''It is practically impossible to find a large group of outside experts in the field who have no relationships to industry,'' said Dr. George Mensah of the heart institute. He called the guidelines ''a very important step forward'' based on solid evidence, and said the public should trust them. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. High cholesterol leads to hardened arteries that can cause a heart attack or stroke. Most cholesterol is made by the liver, so diet changes have a limited effect on it. Millions of Americans take statins, which reduce cholesterol dramatically and have other effects that more broadly lower the chances of heart trouble. The patents on Lipitor, Zocor and other statins have expired, and they are widely available in generic versions for as little as a dime a day. One that is still under patent protection is AstraZeneca's Crestor, which had sales of $8.3 billion in 2012. Despite a small increased risk of muscle problems and accelerating diabetes in patients already at risk for it, statins are ''remarkably safe drugs'' whose benefits outweigh their risks, said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, preventive-medicine chief at Northwestern. Current guidelines say total cholesterol should be under 200, and LDL, or ''bad cholesterol,'' under l00. Other drugs such as niacin and fibrates are sometimes added to statins to try to reach those goals, but studies show they don't always lower the chances of heart problems. ''Chasing numbers can lead us to using drugs that haven't been proven to help patients. You can make someone's lab test look better without making them better,'' said Yale University cardiologist Dr. Harlan Krumholz, who has long urged the broader risk approach the new guidelines take. See more at: http://bo.st/18pxOrY Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/boston Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/BostonDotCom Follow us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+BostonDotCom/posts
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Heart attacks and cholesterol: Purely a question of diet
Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and get a free recipe from his new HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK. (All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sales of his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements go to support the 501c3 nonprofit that runs NutritionFacts.org.) DESCRIPTION: To achieve the cholesterol level necessary to prevent heart attacks, most must take cholesterol-lowering drugs or eat a plant-based diet. Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/heart-attacks-and-cholesterol-purely-a-question-of-diet/ and I'll try to answer it! Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I'd be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out all the videos on heart disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/heart-disease/) and statins (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/statins/). And check out my associated blog post "Generic Lipitor is not the answer to our heart disease epidemic." (http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2011/12/23/generic-lipitor-is-not-the-answer-to-our-heart-disease-epidemic/) http://www.NutritionFacts.org • Subscribe: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/subscribe • Donate: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/donate • HOW NOT TO DIE: http://nutritionfacts.org/book • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nutrition_facts • Instagram: http://instagram.com/nutrition_facts_org/ • Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NutritionfactsOrgMD • Podcast: http://nutritionfacts.org/audio/
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High Cholesterol Medications
Hi! I'm robo-Suzie and today I'll talk to you about High Cholesterol Medications. Also don't forget to subscribe for more tips in the future! But back to our topic. If you are suffering from high cholesterol then there are a number of different types of medication that your doctor can prescribe you and they will have both their advantages and disadvantages. Some of them are designed to make changes to the way that your body handles cholesterol while others try and reduce it and as a general rule, the high cholesterol treatment that you receive will be alongside lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet and exercising more. For the younger generation, this lifestyle change will be attempted before medication is given. Statins are the most popular and effective medicines given to those that suffer from high cholesterol and the different types of medication that are available with this contained within it is rather a substantial number. There have been a lot of clinical studies and evidence to back the positive effects that Statins have on lower cholesterol and they are among the most used ingredients in cholesterol medications. They have also been proved to reduce the risks of heart attacks and also death. There are many brand names of high cholesterol medications and this can make learning about them rather complicated. The ones that are most used to reduce the amount of cholesterol that your liver produces are Lipitor, Mecavor and Pravachol but they have their own generic names as well and may also be produced and manufactured by different companies therefore having different brand names. There are also combinations of high cholesterol medications that contain statins and these also reduce the amount of cholesterol that the liver is producing but can also change how cholesterol is absorbed into the body, lower the blood pressure and also raise the good and lower the bad parts of the cholesterol. These brand named products may include Vytorin, Caduet and Advicor. Other types of high cholesterol medications may be used in conjunction with statins to change the way that cholesterol is removed from the body and also lower the amounts of cholesterol that is being absorbed into the body. As a general rule, your doctor or other healthcare professional will try and change your diet and exercise regimes before he or she will prescribe you with high cholesterol medications and there are a few exceptions to the rule, and these exceptions are those that have coronary heat disease, strokes and other heart problems. However when taking high cholesterol medications it is important to remember that your lifestyle will still need to change, especially if you are overweight to prevent further health risks and to ensure that the medications are working more efficiently. That's it! Thank you. Please subscribe, comment and like this video if it was helpful! See you soon!
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Lipitor Lawsuit Statins Drugs Increase Diabetes Risk | Call 1-888-548-5959
Women that have taken Statins drugs like Lipitor and have been diagnosed with diabetes should not wait and file a Lipitor lawsuit today Call 1-888-548-5959 We have many clients with the same problems, they though that Lipitor was safe when their doctor prescribed it but later found out it gave them diabetes. We are here to help with your Lipitor compensation case we are Lipitor lawyers. For more information on how we file your Lipitor lawsuit visit us on the web Lipitor is also new known by the generic name of atrovastatin. This medication also known as a statin treats high cholesterol and heart disease. Lipitor is manufactured by Pfizer and the overall goal of this medication is to reduce the level of bad cholesterol while at the same time increasing the level of the good cholesterol since it helps the body. Lipitor works by inhibiting an enzyme that is found in the body and particularly in the liver which plays a role in the creation of cholesterol in the body. When Lipitor reduces bad cholesterol in the body this also in turn reduces a patient's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. When Pfizer first created Lipitor it was approved by the FDA in 1996. Since that time it has been known as one of the highest selling medications for drug companies. Lipitor has sold over hundred billion dollars' worth of this medication. Not everyone uses the Pfizer brand of Lipitor. Most some people also use the generic version of this medication. Though initially Lipitor seemed to be helpful, in February 2012 the FDA issued a warning noting the harmful side effects of Lipitor from patients who take it. Some of these warnings called for Pfizer to change the warning label on Lipitor. This new warning label let patients know that Lipitor could cause liver issues confusion and memory loss and also heightened blood sugar levels. After Pfizer changed the new warning label the FDA also issued their own warning to let patients know that Lipitor creates specific interactions with other medications that is used to treat hepatitis C. This new warning label also let patients know that these interactions could lead to muscle injury and myopathy. Myopathy is a very serious disease. It could lead to kidney failure and kidney damage and in some cases it can prove fatal. http://lipitorlawsuitsettlementlawyer.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LipitorLawsuitSettlements http://youtu.be/WWuUseZoceQ
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Views: 28101 Dr. Zulfiquar Ahmed
Crestor, just recently available as generic rosuvastatin, reduces bad cholesterol or LDL. Available in multiple different strengths, Crestor may prevent heart attacks, stroke and death from cardiovascular related causes. More obvious risk reduction occurs in those already suffering from cardiac disease; use in otherwise healthy individuals provides much less apparent benefit. Increasingly doctors are questioning the role of cholesterol as a risk factor.
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Generic Lipitor Warning: Manufacturer Halts Production of Dru
David Kerley looks into production problems in generic form of cholesterol drug.
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Generic Lipitor Gone Wrong
A public service announcement brought to you by the FDA (not really this is my TOK project)
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Reducing cholesterol levels with Lipitor or its generic version atorvastatin may reduce risk of atherosclerosis or fatty deposition in the vessel walls. The new theory is to simply take the pill based on initial cholesterol levels and not pay too much attention to the final level. Some even more recent ideas question cholesterol as a major precipitant of cardiovascular disease.
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Cholesterol medicine | Atorvastatin - Cholesterol Remedy
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The Unexpected Dangers and Side Effects of Cholesterol Medicine (statins)
The unexpected dangers for cholesterol medicine (statins) that are shocking. Does the benefit outweigh the risk? Several case studies presented! Side effects of statins: 1. Worsening memory loss, depression, and anxiety especially in elderly 2. Suboptimal exercise tolerance 3. Severe fatigue and muscle pains 4. Worsening insulin resistance (increase risk of worsening diabetes and prediabetes) [Download my free Type 2 Diabetes reversal eating plan at RuanMD.com/#!diabetes/cee5] Benefits of cholesterol medicine 1. Shown to decrease heart attacks in people with already known coronary disease (atherosclerotic heart disease) and those with previous heart attacks. 2. May have anti inflammatory effects ***Disclaimer: do NOT make any decisions to change or stop your medications without having an in depth discussion with your physician** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A conversation between a doctor and a patient is far more impactful than a quick prescription followed by a pat out on the back out the door. Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who is passionate about helping others adopt lifestyle modifications for improving health/fitness. - Dr. Cheng Ruan Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/healthydoc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theruanway Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.com/Theruanway/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dr.chengruan/ Website :http://www.ruanmd.com/ RuansHouse.com (for products and books Dr. Ruan Loves) Subscribe to my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBuvpXxUxt1jG4zHvFL1RQ
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7 Best supplements that will clean your arteries naturally at home
7 Best supplements that will clean your arteries naturally at home : Heart attacks are caused by the blood supply to the heart being suddenly interrupted. Without this supply, heart muscles may be damaged and begin to die. fatty deposits called plaque buildup in your arteries, they can narrow the vessels and raise your risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. Several supplements are available that, over time, might help dissolve plaque and improve the function of your arteries, lowering your risk of chronic circulatory problems. Here are 7supplements that can help you unclog your arteries 1. Take fish oil supplements. If you don’t like fish or don’t have access to fish, you can simply take fish oil supplements to help get omega-3 fats. Look for fish oils that contain EPA and DHA oils. Although you might expect consuming fat to increase arterial plaque, omega-3 fatty acids may help slow plaque deposition and, over time, reduce its amount, according to experts at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Consuming supplements containing these unsaturated, healthy fatty acids can lower levels of blood triglycerides while raising levels of HDL, helping to keep your blood cholesterol in a healthy range. They may also help prevent inflammation of the arterial lining and reduce the risk of blood clots, both of which promote plaque deposits. 2. Take psyllium supplements. If you have difficulty getting enough fiber from foods, you can take psyllium supplements. Psyllium is a water-soluble fiber available in pill and powder forms. 3. Increase soy protein through supplements. Soy proteins are commonly available as powders that you can mix into a variety of foods and beverages (juices, smoothies, etc.). Several studies have shown that soy protein supplementation can have a beneficial effect on your cholesterol levels. 4. Take niacin supplements. You can also take niacin (vitamin B3) to help lower cholesterol levels. However, talk to your physician and monitor niacin supplementation closely. Common side effects at high doses include: • Flushing of the skin • Stomach upset • Headaches • Dizziness • Blurred vision • Increased risk of liver damage 5. Garlic Supplement. Garlic isn't just a culinary herb but is also a useful supplement if you're concerned about arterial plaque and atherosclerosis, according to evidence summarized at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Garlic contains a compound that's converted into allicin when cloves are crushed. Allicin could help lower blood levels of cholesterol by suppressing a liver enzyme that makes cholesterol. This eventually reduces plaque so You can simply add more fresh garlic to your food or take garlic supplements if you don’t enjoy garlic in foods. 6. Take plant sterol supplements. Beta-sitosterol and sitostanol are two additional supplements that may have a positive impact on cholesterol. You can find these options in supplement form at most vitamin shops or health food stores. 7. Take coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) supplements. CoQ-10 is an essential nutrient used to treat a variety of heart and blood vessel conditions. It can also counteract muscle pain resulting from other cholesterol-lowering medications called “statins.” Consider taking CoQ-10 if your doctor has prescribed one of these medications. check out my other similar videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFE8MFBZURI 😍 15 Foods That Unclog Arteries Naturally And Protect Against Heart Attack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-yVQyl2k4s 😍 7 Lifestyle Changes That Will Clean Your Arteries Naturally And Protect You From Heart Attack NOTE: The materials and the information contained onNatural ways channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provide. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/herbalremediesandcures/ google plus: https://plus.google.com/b/113379601003474436812/113379601003474436812 Images licensed under Creative Commons: www.wikihow.com www.pixabay.com www.flickr.com www.publicdomainpictures.net
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Why aren't generic drugs coming to market sooner?
The FTC's recent $1.2 billion settlement over the drug Provigil has brought so-called "pay for delay" deals for generic drugs back into the spotlight. Opponents say these deals delay generic medications to market, costing consumers billions. But drug companies say that the deals help get generics to market by avoiding lengthy patent litigation. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
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Lipitor to be available in generic form
The best selling drug in the country, Lipitor, is now available in generic form. That means it will become less expensive, and it also means more people have a more powerful weapon to fight cholesterol.
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Lipitor's Side Effects Add to Pfizer's Legal Woes
It appears as if there will be more lawsuits filed against Pfizer, the maker of Lipitor. There are at least 23 federal actions pending against the pharmaceutical giant due to the side effects associated with the cholesterol-reducing drug, including diabetes.
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USFDA okays safety of Indian medicines
Wwatch: "Kanhaiya Kumar's Full Speech at JNU Campus" → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_df-48pHzCA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- The US drug regulator says it has detected no impurity in the Indian version of cholesterol-lowering generic drug Atorvastatin in recent tests. The development, which comes after a section of American experts raised doubts over the quality of India-sourced medicines, is a confidence booster for domestic drug firms.
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Powerful new class of cholesterol drugs offers hope
More than 30 million Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol, according to estimates. But these popular drugs don't work for everyone. Now the FDA may be poised to approve a powerful new class of drugs that can attack cholesterol levels in a different way. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Yale School of Medicine.
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As Lipitor's Patent Expires, Is Era of 'Blockbuster Drugs' Over?
After 14 years on the market, the most profitable prescription drug in history, Lipitor, is going generic as patients, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry waiting to see what will happen. Margaret Warner discusses the implications with Dr. Jerry Avorn of Harvard Medical School.
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Review METOPROLOL High Blood Pressure Medicine BETA Blocker Side Effects Symtoms Lopressor Toprol XL
This is my personal review of the generic high blood pressure medication medicine Metoprolol. Metoprolol also is used to treat chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, and used after a heart attack. Is it dangerous safe to take? You may get some symptoms side effects of a rash, diarrhea breathing problems, slow heart rate (bradycardia), reduced libido, cold hands and feet, depression, and extreme fatigue. https://www.healthline.com/health/metoprolol-oral-tablet#side-effects
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Side Effects of Statin Drugs
http://www.naturalfoodsdiet.org/side-effects-of-statin-drugs/ Everyone knows that taking a drug usually leads to a multitude of side effects. In this video, Dr. Gerhauser reveals the dangerous nature of using statins as a first-line therapy for your disease. Search for: satin drugs, side effects of drugs, should I take statin drugs, drug side effects, dangerous drugs, dangerous drug side effect, taken drugs, food drug, drug therapy, drug problem, problem with drugs, drug disease, natural drugs, natural food drug Please leave a comment below this video and we will be sure to respond! If you find this information helpful, please "Share" it with your friends and family by clicking the "Share" button below this video. Also, if you could give this video a "Thumbs Up" we would really appreciate it! *CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE OVER THE PHONE OR SKYPE - SEE BELOW* Want a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gerhauser? Click here for more information: http://www.naturalfoodsdiet.org/phone-consultations/ Get Dr. Gerhauser's Free E-Book "7 Steps To Natural Health": http://www.naturalfoodsdiet.org/
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What Is The Drug Pravastatin?
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Consumer adviser Clark Howard Almost Killed By Popular Antibiotic Cipro - WSB 23-05-2017
Consumer adviser Clark Howard is speaking out about the mysterious sudden illness that threatened his life. The same disease killed a Gwinnett County man. He and Clark had each taken a powerful antibiotic only days before falling ill. https://youtu.be/ZTWbhjQ-iEI Channel 2 Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland exposed the side effects of the drugs 2 1/2 years ago. https://twitter.com/JStricklandWSB Clark was admitted to Piedmont Hospital three days after taking the generic antibiotic ciprofloxacin. The brand name is Cipro. He took it to ward off an infection after a biopsy to monitor his prostate cancer. RELATED INVESTIGATIONS: Woman says popular antibiotic levofloxacin killed her husband http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/woman-says-popular-antibiotic-levofloxacin-killed-/53779006 FDA requires new labels on popular antibiotic after Channel 2 investigation http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/fda-requires-new-labels-on-popular-antibiotic-after-channel-2-investigation/287282398 Patients suffer devastating side effects from popular antibiotic http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/patients-suffer-devastating-side-effects-popular-a/53805880 There's no proof that what happened next is linked to the pill, but Strickland’s research found that it's happened before. “I felt like death,” Clark said. “It was a struggle to walk five steps.” Clark was admitted to Piedmont and used IVs to flush his system. He said a doctor with 40 years’ experience determined he had rhabdomyolysis. “With rhabdo, your muscles are eating themselves, and then they destroy your kidneys and you die,” Clark said. That's what happened to Gwinnett triathlete Chris Dannelly in 2013. The disease killed him in five days after he took three pills of ciprofloxacin's sister drug, levofloxacin. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/local-woman-says-popular-antibiotic-killed-her-hus/54041156 Clark said Piedmont doctors have a working theory that the antibiotic combined with his cholesterol pill, was a bad mix. “The generic Lipitor acted as a catalyst. That caused the supposed problems with Cipro to magnify and give me the rhabdomyolysis,” Clark said. Ten months ago, doctors in Scotland published a similar case involving the two types of pills and a case of rhabdo. Their conclusion: the consequences of this interaction can have potentially serious outcomes. Clark said he plans to ask about a substitute pill. “Even not knowing for sure whether Cipro was a villain in this or not, why would I want to be dead?” Clark said. Clark's cancer doctor is also his cousin. Dr. Skip Holden said that Clark has had Cipro before with no issues and that he uses it because the risk of infection with that biopsy is so great. He presented Clark's case to 50 other doctors at UCLA Medical Center. See also: Fluoroquinolones and Statins: A Recipe for Rhabdomyolysis - WSB 03-02-2015 https://youtu.be/ZTWbhjQ-iEI
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Prescription drugs are skyrocketing
BEAUMONT-By Jennifer Gordy If you have a heart condition, diabetes, high cholesterol, you know how expensive the drugs are to treat the condition. The cost of the drugs, whether generic or name-brand, is skyrocketing. Pharmacy Tech, Amy Lovoi, works at her family's pharmacy, Lovoi and Sons. Lovoi says, "We are definitely seeing increases a hundred percent, a thousand percent, and in some cases 6 thousand percent. We've been in business for over 80 years so my uncle and my father are aware of the costs of the drugs from way back when. When I inform them of the increases they are shocked." Some examples, Mycolog cream, an anti-fungal treatment, jumped from 49 dollars last July to 169 dollars this year. Amitriptyline, a generic drug used to treat depression, increased overnight this May from 18 dollars to four hundred dollars for a bottle of one thousand tablets. It's hard to pin down just what has catapulted prescription prices almost out of reach for some. Lovoi says, "I recommend you pick up the Wall Street Journal and take a look at what pharmaceutical companies are making. It's astronomical. They are making big dollars." Concerned citizen Joe Evans blames the President for the extra dollars they have to spend on prescription meds. Evans says, "I think the current administration has put these things in place so people will have to be at the mercy of the insurance companies and you have to buy the expensive insurance and expensive medicine. You just have to." Lovoi says some patients even consider stopping their medication because of rising costs. She warns that's not a good idea. Lovoi says, "When something is too expensive, we do take that extra step and call the doctor and talk to the nurse see if we can find an alternative for them that is less expensive. We don't want our patients to go without medication that's unhealthy and very risky. But the costs are causing a different kind of pain to the pocketbook. Lovoi says, "I just know that there doesn't seem to be an end in sight." Lovoi recommends getting your pharmacist involved in helping find a less expensive alternative, if a prescription becomes unaffordable.
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Doug's Story - #medswithinreach
When people have the foundation of health, they’re able to do more, be more and reach their potential. Just ask Doug (74) of Pembroke Pines, Florida. “I’d been on the brand-name cholesterol drug for quite a while,” he recalls, “but then the insurance company discontinued coverage of it. My doctor recommended the generic, and it’s done everything that the brand-name drug did, plus it’s much cheaper. Those generic savings have really come in handy, because I’ve been able to help my grandchildren with their college savings.” Doug is just one of millions of patients helped every day by the members of the Association of Accessible Medicines, formerly the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. Learn more at http://accessiblemeds.org and share this video to show your support of the #medswithinreach campaign.
Statin Side Effects
http://heartfitclinic.com for free webinar. Statin Side Effects Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and number one cause of hospitalization in developed countries. Statin drugs are a common drug of choice in the prevention (lower cholesterol) and treatment of heart disease. The research is quite compelling showing the benefits of statin therapy. However does everyone need a statin? Let me start off by saying I am a big fan of statin therapy early on in the diagnosed heart disease process if patients can handle it. There should be a goal to eventually wane off this medication with a heart healthy lifestyle. The latest research on statin drug side effects shows that high potency statins are linked to acute kidney injury. What is high potency? 1. 10 mg or more of rosuvastatin (Crestor) 2. 20 mg or more of atorvastatin (Lipitor) 3. 40 mg or more of simvastatin (Zocor) Other side effects of statin drug therapy include: 1. Muscle pain and damage (Check out our great post on coenzyme q10 statins) 2. Liver damage. 3. Digestive problems. 4. Increased blood sugar or type 2 diabetes. 5. Neurological side effects such as memory loss, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) Talks are they should be in the water that we drink but really you can do a lot with nutrition. I just read that there was a grocery store chain that was providing free statins (atorvastatin) to its customers. This was obviously a marketing promotion to get new customers. Pfizer branded Lipitor (atorvastatin) but their patent expired in 2011. So now the blockbuster drug is on the generic market. Pfizer has now just announced it will not market the drug anymore (all about making the shareholders happy). At the end of the day statins are a drug and they can come with side effects. The risks of taking a statin with statin side effects should be outweighed of the benefits. Because statins have side effect caution should be used when prescribing these drugs. Patients should understand the side effects of statin drugs. If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol and have been prescribed a statin then a good discussion has to be had with your prescribing doctor as to the reasons why? Doctors are given a handful of minutes at times with patients and try to mask the problem with a drug. Having high cholesterol does not mean you have to take statin therapy. As mentioned there are side effects and patients should be given a chance to reduce their numbers through lifestyle intervention. Good exercise program, stress management practices and nutrition program with possibly some supplements. Try this lifestyle therapy for 3 to 6 months and most people will see a big difference without having to go on statin therapy. In the event no change has been made then your healthcare team can decide the next step. It is important to understand that cholesterol is not the reason people end up with heart disease. It is inflammation. So the goal is to lower the inflammatory response. The reason statins do a great job is that it lowers LDL cholesterol and it also lower inflammatory response. You can always read my post on the truth about how to lower cholesterol. To your heart health success, Diamond Fernandes
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lipitor sideaffects
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The Future Of Generics
Mylan President, Heather Bresch, says the generic drug market will continue to be a winner.
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Metformin: Diabetes worst enemy
Part 2: Defending metformin (from the haters) http://youtu.be/oH_6yW_YKLA Please watch my Glycemic index video as a supplement to this http://youtu.be/wGBqEojeEDE Metformin is often times the first diabetic drug I use in new diabetics. It is inexpensive, can be used with many other diabetic drugs in combination, it can cause weight loss and has been shown to decrease cardiovascular risk and even pancreatic cancer. It can be used safely in non-diabetics, and pre-diabetics. It can cause GI side effects, so when I start someone on it, I usually give them 1000mg pills, and the goal is to take 1000mg twice a day. Start with 1/2 pill once a day at dinner, in one week, Take 1/2 pill twice a day with food, in another week, take 1/2 pill in the morning and one at dinner, Finally advance to 1 pill twice a day. Some people cannot tolerate the full dose, and have to take somewhat less of a dose. Switching to the ER version can be helpful. If you eat lots of carbs, you will have more side effects. Limiting carbs, helps to tolerate it better AND can help you to lose more weight.
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Rosuvastatin: Uses, How to Use, Benefits, Side Effects by Dr. Sameer Gupta (Cardiologist)
Dr Sameer Gupta (cardiologist) talks about the uses of rosuvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering medication. Rosuvastatin reduces the chances of blockages in blood vessels, thereby preventing stroke and heart diseases. It is typically taken after dinner, before you sleep. Some patients may experience muscle and joint pain. Tell your doctor if you're one of them. This information is a general guideline and is not meant to replace physician orders. Patients should use this medication as advised by their prescriber. For further information visit: https://www.1mg.com/generics/rosuvastatin-210649?q=rosuvas
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Michael Savage on Pharmaceuticals, Generics, and Fake Drugs
Aired on December 14, 2010 --- http://www.michaelsavage.com
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FAQ Friday: What Is Medicare Part D
Medicare Part B is Medicare’s drug coverage for prescriptions that you fill at a pharmacy and are not provided to you as outpatient drugs; for example your maintenance medications that you take home or if you are prescribed an antibiotic. Every Medicare Part D drug plan has what is called a formulary, which is a list of medications covered by that plan. Each Medicare Part D drug plan has a different formulary. Within this formulary there are 5 tiers. Tier 1 is going to be the least expensive and tier 5 is going to be the most expensive. In each drug plans formulary the tiers can be priced differently because they are covered differently. For example: if you take Crestor, which is a brand name cholesterol pill. Crestor can be considered a tier 4 on one formulary, which would make it more expensive or it could be considered a tier 3 on another formulary, which would make it a lot more affordable. You want to shop for the drug plan that covers your medications under a lower tier in order for them to be more affordable. The 5 tiers are listed below from cheapest to most expensive: Tier 1 - Preferred Generics Tier 2 - Generics Tier 3 - Preferred Brands Tier 4 - Non Preferred Tier 5 - Specialty There are 4 levels of coverage with each plan. The first level is the deductible phase or deductible level for the plans that have a deductible included in their coverage. This is when you will pay the full cost of your medications until you’ve reached your deductible. Most Part D drug plans will have a deductible and for 2018 the average deductible is $405. The second level is called the initial coverage level or the copay level. This is the level most of us are used to when you would only pay a nice copay for your medication. Tiers 1 and 2 are going to be really inexpensive, tier 3 is going to be reasonable and tiers 4 and 5 can get expensive. Level 3 is the infamous “Donut Hole” that most people have heard about and is thankfully being phased out. In this level of coverage you would have to pay around 45% of your brand name drug costs and around 80% of your generic costs. The last level is level 4 which is called the catastrophic level. At this point, you and the insurance company have paid a lot of money so the government is going to step in and subsidies both costs for you and the insurance company and you will pay around 5% for all of your medications.
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HDL and LDL Explained (Made Easy to Understand, Updated Version)
Dr Kiel quickly explains HDL and LDL in simple to understand terms. MORE HEALTH EDUCATION: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt6puIp2CPGX8ilSikABEAc0wiS-slL-h READ MORE https://www.healthydocs.net/home/2017/hdl-and-ldl-explained-made-easy-to-understand Please like, subscribe, comment and share! SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrJohnKiel FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/medicinelifestyle TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LifestyleMedYou The purpose of this video is to help explain lipoproteins in a very simple and easy to understand way. Lipoproteins include high density lipoproteins (HDL) and low density lipoproteins (LDL). They transport fats around the body, including cholesterol and triglycerides. They are very important to your health and risk of heart attack and stroke. The more you understand about these molecules in your body, the better you will appreciate why they matter. Diet, exercise and weight loss are key, but you may also need supplements and medications to manage them. Make sure you talk to your doctor if you have questions about your lipid levels. 1. Lipoproteins are a generic name describing the way your body stores fat 2. As the name suggests, they are composed of lipids (fat) and proteins. 3. One lipoprotein is HDL, which is the healthy one, the higher the better 4. The other big one is LDL, which is the unhealthy one, the lower the better 5. Cholesterol and Triglycerides are stored in both HDL and LDL 6. Diet, exercise and weight loss are the best ways to lower high lipid values 7. Talk to your physician about screening for dyslipidemia TARGET VALUES Total Cholesterol: less than 200 LDL: less than 100 HDL: greater than 60 Triglycerides: less than 150 In this video I discuss lipoproteins, HDL (High density lipoprotein), LDL (low density lipoprotein, IDL (intermediate density lipoprotein), VLDL (very low density lipoprotein), chylomicrons, cholesterol and triglycerides. I also discuss statins (hmg coa reductase inhibitors), fat metabolism, fatty acids including saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fat, sometimes known as MUFA or PUFA.
Views: 23849 Lifestyle Medicine
Generic drug maker skipped steps required for FDA approval
A Ranbaxy whistleblower uncovered disturbing problems with the data required by the FDA to prove the effectiveness of drugs. Dinesh Thakur found that the company received approval to sell drugs that were based on no data or data that was fraudulent. John Miller reports.
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Statin-Ease KGTV Ad Dec2015
Statin-Ease® is a doctor-formulated supplement that provides natural, rapid relief for muscle pain, aches, weakness and fatigue caused by taking statin cholesterol medications, available in an ultra-convenient, daily single-dose packet for adding to your water bottle or beverage. It's a companion nutraceutical that is taken daily alongside your doctor-prescribed statin medication. Statins include such cholesterol-lowering drugs as Lipitor® (atorvastatin), Crestor® (rosuvastatin) and Zocor® (simvastatin), and their generics.
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Pfizer's strategy to delay Lipitor market share loss the generic atorvastatin
Pharmacist Cynthia Jackevicius of Western University of Health Sciences discusses her New England Journal of Medicine article on the cost savings to the American healthcare system from cheaper generic Lipitor and the strategy Pfizer is using to delay the market share shift to generics
HDL and LDL Explained (Made Easy to Understand)
Dr Kiel explains HDL and LDL cholesterol in as simple a way as possible. UPDATED VERSION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8i7QRLu0s&t=10s&index=8&list=PLt6puIp2CPGX8ilSikABEAc0wiS-slL-h MORE HEALTH EDUCATION: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt6puIp2CPGX8ilSikABEAc0wiS-slL-h READ MORE: https://www.healthydocs.net/home/2017/hdl-and-ldl-explained-made-easy-to-understand Please like, subscribe, comment and share! SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrJohnKiel FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/medicinelifestyle TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LifestyleMedYou The purpose of this video is to help explain lipoproteins in a very simple and easy to understand way. Lipoproteins include high density lipoproteins (HDL) and low density lipoproteins (LDL). They transport fats around the body, including cholesterol and triglycerides. They are very important to your health and risk of heart attack and stroke. The more you understand about these molecules in your body, the better you will appreciate why they matter. Diet, exercise and weight loss are key, but you may also need supplements and medications to manage them. Make sure you talk to your doctor if you have questions about your lipid levels. 1. Lipoproteins are a generic name describing the way your body stores fat 2. As the name suggests, they are composed of lipids (fat) and proteins. 3. One lipoprotein is HDL, which is the healthy one, the higher the better 4. The other big one is LDL, which is the unhealthy one, the lower the better 5. Cholesterol and Triglycerides are stored in both HDL and LDL 6. Diet, exercise and weight loss are the best ways to lower high lipid values 7. Talk to your physician about screening for dyslipidemia TARGET VALUES Total Cholesterol: less than 200 LDL: less than 100 HDL: greater than 60 Triglycerides: less than 150 In this video I discuss lipoproteins, HDL (High density lipoprotein), LDL (low density lipoprotein, IDL (intermediate density lipoprotein), VLDL (very low density lipoprotein), chylomicrons, cholesterol and triglycerides. I also discuss statins (hmg coa reductase inhibitors), fat metabolism, fatty acids including saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fat, sometimes known as MUFA or PUFA.
Views: 64018 Lifestyle Medicine
Generic drug manufacturing will double in 5 years: ASSOCHAM
Watch ► Jayalalithaa Takes Oath - Full Speech : https://goo.gl/W8w8Gr -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- The generic drug manufacturing will double in five years and touch 1.8 lakh crore and have almost 85 percent share in the pharma market by 2020, said the study conducted by the ASSOCHAM. Connect with Puthiya Thalaimurai TV Online: SUBSCRIBE to get the latest updates : http://bit.ly/1O4soYP Visit Puthiya Thalaimurai TV WEBSITE: http://puthiyathalaimurai.tv/ Like Puthiya Thalaimurai TV on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PTTVOnlineNews Follow Puthiya Thalaimurai TV TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PTTVOnlineNews About Puthiya Thalaimurai TV Puthiya Thalaimurai TV is a 24x7 live news channel in Tamil launched on August 24, 2011.Due to its independent editorial stance it became extremely popular in India and abroad within days of its launch and continues to remain so till date.The channel looks at issues through the eyes of the common man and serves as a platform that airs people's views.The editorial policy is built on strong ethics and fair reporting methods that does not favour or oppose any individual, ideology, group, government, organisation or sponsor.The channel’s primary aim is taking unbiased and accurate information to the socially conscious common man.   Besides giving live and current information the channel broadcasts news on sports,  business and international affairs. It also offers a wide array of week end programmes.   The channel is promoted by Chennai based New Gen Media Corporation. The company also publishes popular Tamil magazines- Puthiya Thalaimurai and Kalvi.   The news center is based in Chennai city, supported by a sprawling network of bureaus all over Tamil Nadu. It has a northern hub in the capital Delhi.The channel is proud of its well trained journalists and employs cutting edge technology for news gathering and processing.
Cholesterol Isn't Quite as Bad as You've Been Told
Cholesterol! For decades it's been demonized as the reason so many people have heart disease. We 've been watching it, and avoiding it like the plague. Why? Does that do any good? The answer may surprise – and depress you. This is Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61787 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
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The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of Americans every day is about to plummet. The
HEADLINE Windfall for consumers as drug patents expire CAPTION: The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of Americans every day is about to plummet. The next 15 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs, including Lipitor and Plavix. (July 25) NB. THIS IS A VOICEOVER TRANSCRIPT, NOT A FULL SHOT LIST Philadelphia, new York AP Television TRACK#1 FOR CHARLES CARLISI - THE PRICE THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS HE NEEDS HAS BEEN GETTING OUT OF REACH Charles Carlisi, customer "There's some drugs that I get prescriptions for that i don't even bother getting them filled out because I can't afford them. I get the ones I can afford." BUT THAT COULD SOON CHANGE, NOT ONLY FOR CARLISI, (car-LEE-SEE) BUT FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. MANY BLOCKBUSTER BIG-NAME MEDICATIONS WILL SOON COME OFF PATENT AND BE OFFERED IN GENERIC VERSIONS - MEANING MUCH LOWER COSTS. THE NEXT 15 MONTHS WILL BRING COPYCAT VERSIONS OF SEVEN OF THE WORLD'S 20 BEST-SELLING DRUGS AND 120 WILL LOSE PROTECTION OVER THE NEXT DECADE. (Dr. Glen Stettin, Medco's chief medical officer) ("Consumers are going to start seeing that money in their pocket over the next couple years. Huge drugs, big blockbusters, like lipitor and nexium and singular, medications for heart disease, asthma, very common conditions are going to be losing their patent protection.") THE GENERICS ARE CHEMICALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE ORIGINALS AND WORK JUST AS WELL FOR MOST PATIENTS. (David Certner, Legislative Policy Director, AARP) ("Seniors are going to benefit in three ways. They're going to have lower costs, they're less likely to hit the donut holes so that will save them money and they're more likely to take their medications which will both improve their health and save them money in the long run.") DOCTOR NIECA (NEESA) GOLDBERG AGREES. SHE SAYS MANY PEOPLE SIMPLY AREN'T GETTING THE DOSES THEY NEED, AS HIGH COSTS HAVE FORCED MANY TO SPLIT PILLS OR EVEN SKIP DOSES. (Nieca Goldberg, M.D. Medical Director or NYU Women's Heart Program) ("I hear about it daily and you can pretty much tell by the numbers when I check the patients blood pressure or cholesterol levels. They say they're running out of medicine and their blood pressure or cholesterol is higher." WHEN A DRUG LOSES PATENT PROTECTION, THE PRICE INITIALLY ONLY DIPS A BIT. BUT AS MORE MANUFACTURERS COME INTO PLAY THE PRICE DROPS DRAMATICALLY. THE EFFECTS WILL BE WIDEPSREAD IN THE COMING YEARS. (Dr. Glen Stettin, Medco's chief medical officer) "In fact in the next 3 years one in five consumers will benefit from the availability of these drugs. And over the next five years that number goes to one in three. That means big savings for lots of people SO WHAT CAN CONSUMERS EXPECT? LIPITOR, PLAVIX AND SEROQUEL NOW RETAIL BETWEEN $150 AND $275 A MONTH. INSURANCE COPAYS FOR THEM COULD DROP BELOW $10 AND OUT OF POCKET COSTS COULD BE AS LITTLE AS $4. AS FOR THE PHARMACUTICAL INDUSTRY, THE SHIFT TO GENERICS IS FORCING TOUGH ECONOMIC CHALLENGES THAT COULD BRING INNOVATION TO A CRAWL. ANALYSTS SAY THAT WITH THE FLOW OF FUNDS FROM PATENETED DRUGS DRYING UP, SO TOO WILL FUNDING FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND INNOVATIVE DRUGS. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5b7022dc1ba856ee24d4d300eef719be Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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High blood pressure medication recalled after potentially 'life-threatening' labeling mistake
More blood pressure medication has been recalled, this time from Accord Healthcare.  A labeling mix-up was discovered and the FDA warns it could possibly lead to life-threatening situations.
Ranbaxy to launch Lipitor in US by November
Ranbaxy will launch the generic version of the world's top selling cholesterol-controlling drug Lipitor in the US markets in November. This opens up a big opportunity of around $500 million business for Ranbaxy, since it enjoys a six-month exclusivity period.
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Do Statins Cause You To Gain Weight?
Statins side effects nhs choices. However, experts said the benefits of taking statins still greatly outweigh risks and advice on drugs should not be changed can cause liver damage muscle problems; Although common, these are most research shows sleep problems promote weight gain 18 jan 2014 i honestly say do believe it was cholesterol medication that caused 9 oct 2013 recent review reveals statin use increase risk if you're a statin, you may even need it, as is heart disease. Very rarely, statins can cause life threatening muscle damage like all medications, side effectsloss of appetite or weight gain; Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) having nightmares; Dizziness if 10 aug 2004 and also does anyone know any cholesterol lowering medication that to switch find one not make you gain medications may add up 2. As possible without causing more pain and taking a b complex extra niacin, 23 may 2012 there are contrasting views as to whether simvastatin can indeed cause weight gain or not. ) 5 31 jul 2012 according to morton, various prescriptions can lead to weight gain here are some of the classes of medications that could be causing you to pile on the pounds beta blockers and statins used to treat high blood pressure, 26 apr 2016 you may feel this pain as a soreness, tiredness or weakness in your muscles. Lipitor and weight gain high cholesterol message board conditions medications that make loss difficult exrx. Meg 25 apr 2014 will cholesterol fighting drugs make you gain weight? Comment; Share 'it's not a free pass, it's ticket to do whatever want,' he said various websites re don't know what with lipid profile like mine, but i have heard the complaint of weight on statins. Statins and weight gain' cholesterol management community simvastatin gain (zocor, simvacor) drugsdb. Do statins make you gain weight? Patients 'use drug as an excuse to does simvastatin weight cholesterol healthcentral. First, taking pills such as atorvastatin, (lipitor and generic), lovastatin (altoprev, mevacor, or simvastatin (zocor generic) may make you think can eat much like, new research suggests statins do produce some benefits in reducing deaths due to a heart attack, but this increase calories was associated with 6 11 pound weight gain 23 sep 2014 now study has produced strong evidence that the drugs' basic mechanism lead modest diabetes risk. Makes it more difficult for your body to shed excess weight, and fat, check out these healthy hacks gain valuable health 24 apr 2014 researchers at tokyo university have found that patients on statins eat fat calories, weight faster, than those not taking 18 jun 2010 weight? Since starting this tablet a year ago, my has increased by 12 pounds. Are your prescription pills making you gain weight? Statin side effects weigh the benefits and risks mayo clinic. Googleusercontent search. I was on crestor before and yes you can gain weight but its not much 16 aug 2012 beta blockers statins used to treat high blood pressure, glaucoma migraine
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Doctors On Call: Managing Your Cholesterol Levels
You have probably read or heard a lot about cholesterol and triglycerides from your friends, internet and even messages. There is a lot of misinformation our there. This ranges from from high cholesterol causes blockages to high cholesterol is harmless causing a lot of confusion. In this episode of Doctors on Call, let us demystify cholesterol and try to explain its role. (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.) NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and abroad. NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ndtv?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ndtv Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ndtv Download the NDTV Apps: http://www.ndtv.com/page/apps Watch more videos: http://www.ndtv.com/video?yt
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Popular Drug Associated with Serious Side Effects
Statins are quickly becoming some of the most widely used medications in the world. Proven to lower "bad" cholesterol - or LDL - and decrease the risk of heart attacks, approximately 20 million people in the U.S. now take statins. However, statins have also been associated with serious side effects such as headaches, muscle pain, weakness, liver problems, increased risk of developing diabetes, heart complications and diarrhea.
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#AskAPharmacist: Why are brand drugs more expensive than generic drugs?
To celebrate Pharmacy Awareness Month 2016 (#PAM2016), the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is hosting #AskAPharmacist, a video series where our pharmacist faculty and staff answer that we received in February.
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