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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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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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Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The rise in colon cases among younger adults that’s been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by […]

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What to know about a low-protein diet

What to know about a low-protein diet

A low-protein diet puts less strain on the kidneys. As a result, this type of diet can benefit people with kidney-related disorders, such as kidney disease or phenylketonuria. When a person eats protein, the body produces a compound called urea. If the kidneys are not functioning well, urea can build up in the blood and […]

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Can a hot toddy help with a cold?

Can a hot toddy help with a cold?

Many people believe in the healing abilities of a hot toddy for colds and flu, but does this popular home remedy work? A hot toddy is a mixture of hot water, honey, lemon, and whiskey. Some of these ingredients may have beneficial effects, but research has not looked specifically at the effectiveness of hot toddies […]

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A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A low-carb diet can help people with diabetes better manage their blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates or carbs raise blood glucose more than other foods, meaning the body must produce more insulin to digest them. Reducing carb intake can help stabilize blood glucose. It may also counteract some other effects of diabetes, such as weight gain […]

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What to know about EEG tests

What to know about EEG tests

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that helps doctors diagnose problems with the brain’s electrical activity, such as seizures. An EEG test uses a special cap with electrodes to detect the electrical activity of the brain. The EEG test is one of the best diagnostic tools for epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Doctors may […]

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Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know

Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know

Second-degree burns, or partial thickness burns, are more severe than first-degree burns. They affect the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and part of the second layer of skin, called the dermis. Second-degree burns can be very painful and often take several weeks to heal. Burns that affect large areas of skin can cause […]

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What are the side effects of Adderall?

What are the side effects of Adderall?

Adderall is a drug that children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD can take to help relieve their symptoms. Some people may experience mild to severe side effects while taking Adderall. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause a lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Most people with ADHD receive their diagnosis before the age of […]