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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs And Other Cholesterol Medication Side Effects

Any prescription medication will have side effects. Most of these are not good. The reasoning of why we put up with these side effects is that it is better to deal with them than the condition which the medication treats. The problem with that is that often medications are prescribed to deal with the side effects and the vicious cycle may never end.

Most of the popular drugs used to treat high cholesterol are in a class of drugs known as statins. These include popular brands such as Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and Pravachol. Common side effects are nausea and more severe side effects are muscle soreness that is a result of kidney malfunction. It is important to know and understand the risks of taking any prescription medication and how they interact with other drugs.

Read the following articles to know Cholesterol Medication Side Effects:

Are You In the Dark About Lower Cholesterol?
A common drug used to lower cholesterol may have you in the dark both figuratively and literally. Zocor, (generic name, Simvastatin) is often prescribed to lower cholesterol, but has the side effect of making skin highly sensitive to sun light exposure.

Rhabdomyolysis: A Serious Side-Effect of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
Your cholesterol reducing drugs may be causing more than mere muscle pain and soreness. The most popular class of cholesterol lowering drugs, known as statin drugs, come with the explicit warning to report any muscle pain or sore muscles to your doctor immediately.

Can Drugs to Lower Cholesterol Ward Off Alzheimer's?
There has been some news and much controversy lately about the effectiveness of cholesterol lowering drugs in also delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Using Lovastatin to Lower Cholesterol Could Lead to Dangerous Side Effects
atorvastatin. It is one of the top cholesterol lowering drugs on the market, but it may not come without the risk of serious side effects.

Vytorin Combines Two Drugs to Lower Cholesterol
Pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at new ways to combine drugs to lower cholesterol. One such result is the drug Vytorin which combines ezetimbe (brand name Zetia) with the statin drug, simvastatin (brand name Zocor).

Raising HDL Cholesterol with Torcetrapib May Also Raise Blood Pressure
Drug manufacturers are currently looking at the entire lower cholesterol picture as a new way to promote good heart health.

Using Fibrates to Lower Cholesterol Means Life Long Medication
Fibric acid derivatives also called fibrates are a class of drugs used in lowering overall cholesterol by targeting triglyceride problems and raising the good cholesterol or High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) in the blood.

Vanachol: Mega Vitamin Formula to Lower Cholesterol
The drug known as Vanachol is actually DHA/EPA/Policosanol/Vitamin B-12/Folic Acid/Vitamin B6. It is a long name for a drug long on serious side effects even as it is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Asians Beware: Crestor Carries Greater Risk in Lowering Cholesterol
Asians using Crestor to lower cholesterol need to be aware of the added dangers of side effects.

Lopid Used to Lower Cholesterol by Raising HDL
Lower cholesterol can be approached in different ways. One way is to raise the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol.

Prevalite Lowers Cholesterol but Raises Triglycerides
A popular drug used to lower cholesterol, Prevalite, is effective, but has many side effects including raising trigylceride levels.

CETP Inhibitors Raise Good Cholesterol and Lower Cholesterol Overall
There are two ways to lower cholesterol levels. One is to reduce the amount of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), which is produced by the liver.

Weighing the Risks of Statins to Lower Cholesterol
Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol are among the most effective drugs, but also carry some of the most serious side effects.

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs is Big Business
Drugs sales to lower cholesterol in the United States account for the number one type of drug sold. In 2002, lipid lowering drugs, which are the kind used to lower cholesterol, totaled $12.5 billion in U.S. sales.

Cholesterol Lowering Drug Crestor Rates Highest on Side Effects
A recent study on the side effects of cholesterol lowering drugs determined that Crestor, generic name, rosuvastatin, rated higher than any other drug used to lower cholesterol on the market today.

“Grapefruit Affect” is a Dangerous Side Effect for Cholesterol Drug Users

Lower cholesterol with certain drugs and you could be setting yourself up for some serious side effects.

CoQ10 Deficiencies Result from Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs
If you lower cholesterol using one of the drugs known as statin drugs, then you are also depleting your body of the essential nutrient CoQ10.

Drugs that Sabotage Your Efforts to Lower Cholesterol
If you take prescriptions of any kind there is a good chance one of them may be interfering with your best efforts to lower cholesterol.

Effectiveness of Statin Drugs to Lower Cholesterol Varies Widely
Statin drugs are one of the most common ways to lower cholesterol. These drugs are dispensed under a variety of brand names such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor, but many times it is a matter of trial and error to find which drugs will work.

Omacor Deals with Triglyceride Levels to Lower Cholesterol
Extremely high levels of triglycerides in the blood, those over 500 mg/dL, set the stage for high cholesterol. In order to help lower cholesterol, drug manufacturers, Pronova Biocare and Reliant Pharmaceuticals, have developed a new type of drug called Omacor®.

Canadian Drug Probucol Used to Lower Cholesterol
Drug manufacturers around the world are always looking for the best medication to help lower cholesterol. In Canada, those with high cholesterol levels are often prescribed Probucol.

How Does Paraoxonase Work
An enzyme, paraoxonase or PON1, has been found to help the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in lowering cholesterol overall.

Lipitor Information
Lower cholesterol is achievable with a drug called Lipitor, generically known as atorvastatin. It is one of the top cholesterol lowering drugs on the market, but it may not come without the risk of serious side effects.

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drug, Crestor
It is extremely important to lower cholesterol if you have been told by your doctor that your cholesterol is too high.

Side Effects of Pravachol Medication
You can significantly lower cholesterol with the use of a certain type of prescription drug called statin drugs and suffer with the side effects. Or you can choose a natural means where the only side effect is better health.

Lescol Side Effects
Lescol, a drug often prescribed for lowering cholesterol, is frequently accompanied by nasal inflammation, sore throat and even upper respiratory infection.

Bezafibrate is an effective cholesterol lowering drug that is sold under several brand names. It is primarily used to lower triglycerides, which when high is referred to as hyperlipidemia, and raise the good kind of cholesterol

Cholesterol and Mevacor: How Effective is Mevacor?
When trying for lowering cholesterol it shouldn’t take another drug to treat the side effects caused by the first one! That is exactly what could happen if you take Mevacor (generic name Lovastatin) to lower cholesterol.

Cholestyramine and Questran Side Effects
You can reduce cholesterol with a drug marketed as Questran (cholestyramine), but it may require combining it with other drugs, doubling the medication you need to do the job, in order to get the greatest benefits.

When Colestipol is used to Reduce Cholesterol…
It is extremely important to reduce cholesterol in order to prevent diseases of the arteries and heart. However, some common cholesterol reducing drugs can actually cause harmful vitamin deficiencies when used over time.

Side Effects of Welchol used to Reduce Cholesterol
You may be choosing between the lesser of two evils when taking Welchol (colesvelam) or other cholesterol reducing drugs that fall into a category of bile acid sequestrants.

Caduet for Reducing Cholesterol:
Caduet takes two types of drugs and combines them to both reduce the production of cholesterol by the liver and to widen blood vessels that can become narrow from the waxy build up of excess cholesterol.

Increasing Awareness of Side Effects of the Cholesterol Reducing Drugs
Statin drugs to reduce cholesterol are claimed by the drug industry to be the one of the most effective treatments of high cholesterol.

Prescription Drugs that Cause Liver Damage
Cholesterol reducing drugs in high doses have been shown in study after study to reduce cholesterol effectively and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Zocor Drug that can Reduce Cholesterol
Cholesterol reduction may be an easier objective for the British, and cost less, as consumers in that country now have the option of buying their cholesterol medicine over the counter.

How Effective is Lochect as a Cholesterol Reducing Medication
LoCholest is an oral powder medication used to reduce cholesterol. It is a form of cholestyramine that comes in granules or powder and is taken by dissolving it in a liquid or in soft, soupy foods such as applesauce, crushed fruit, or cereals.

Information About Cholesterol Reducing Drug, Atromid-S
Atromid-S is used to reduce cholesterol in two ways. First it blocks the production of HMG-CoA reductase which aids the liver in producing cholesterol.

Bile Acid Resins Used to Treat Cholesterol
A class of drug that is not actually absorbed by the body but works to alter the way the body processes cholesterol is known as a bile acid resin.

Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency
To lower cholesterol, doctors often prescribed drugs that are categorized as statin drugs. These drugs are effective in lowering cholesterol, but not without also depleting the body of an extremely important vitamin like substance, Coenzyme Q10.

Reverse Cholesterol Transport: Will it Prove Effective to Reduce Cholesterol?
Cholesterol reduction is a primary health concern for millions of Americans. That is because the build up of this waxy substance in the blood vessels is a precursor to other serious conditions including narrowing of the arteries and heart disease.

Zetia Impacts Cholesterol Absorption in Effort to Reduce Cholesterol
There are different ways and different drugs used to reduce cholesterol overall. Some impact the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver, while others work to keep the body from absorbing cholesterol that comes from food sources.

What Could Generic Statins Do to the Business of Reducing Cholesterol?
Statin drugs have long been used as a fast and effective way to reduce cholesterol. Most pharmacists and physicians see the class of statin drugs as pretty much interchangeable.

What it Takes to Bring A Cholesterol Reducing Medicine to Market
In the old days people didn’t think too much about reducing cholesterol. Diets were such that unless there was a family history of high cholesterol, people and the doctors who cared for them didn’t pay attention to what it was doing.

Drug Manufacturer Seeks to Lower Cholesterol Using Gene Method
Lower cholesterol may be more a matter of heredity than diet for millions of Americans. This knowledge is what led drug manufacturer, Isis Pharmaceuticals, to develop a new drug that interferes with a specific type of protein production that is involved in the manufacturing by the body of bad cholesterol.

Drug Manufacturers Continue to Look for New Ways to Reduce Cholesterol
Merck, one of the leading manufacturers of prescription drugs announced recently that it has two new drugs designed to reduce cholesterol close to readiness.

Statins Reduce Cholesterol but not Colon Cancer Risk
It was hypothesized by scientists that not only could statin drugs reduce cholesterol, but also the risk for colon cancer. However, after two studies combined followed more than 87,000 patients on statin drugs, the conclusion was that there was no positive impact on the incidents of colon cancer after prolonged use.

Bad News For New Drug to Reduce Cholesterol
What appears to be good news in laboratory mice isn’t always the same when it comes to human trials.

SP-1000 New Drug to Reduce Cholesterol From Blood
Many drugs have been designed and manufactured with one goal in mind – reduce cholesterol. In order to do this, the pharmaceuticals have focused on the source of cholesterol production in the body, which is the liver.

Fluvastatin Used to Reduce Cholesterol and Triglycerides
To reduce cholesterol and triglycerides doctors often prescribe the statin drug, Fluvastatin. It is sold under the brand name Lescol and is effective in lowering cholesterol from both food sources and that which the body produces itself

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