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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

What drugs interact with Lipitor and Vytorin? Lipitor Decreased elimination of Lipitor could increase levels of Lipitor in the body and increase the risk of muscle toxicity from Lipitor. Therefore, Lipitor should not be combined with drugs that decrease its elimination. Examples of such drugs includes: Large quantities of grape fruit juice (>1.2 liters daily) […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor vs. Zetia: What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe) are used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Zetia belong to different drug classes. Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (a “statin” drug) and Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Side effects of Lipitor and Zetia that are similar include diarrhea and joint […]

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AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol at an early age. While scientists have determined FH is caused […]

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AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol – is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests. The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s […]

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Natural ways to lower cholesterol

Natural ways to lower cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that the liver produces. It is also present in animal-based foods. Cholesterol supports many essential bodily functions, but high levels can lead to health issues. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), unhealthful lifestyle choices are the leading cause of high cholesterol. However, genetics, certain medical […]

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Could Very Low ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

Could Very Low ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite years of being told that the lower your LDL cholesterol the better, is it possible that levels that are too low might harm you? Yes, say researchers who now report that women who have excessively low LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels […]