Posts Tagged 'statins'

Study Urges Caution in Patients Taking Rifaximin with Statins

Patients taking Rifaximin to combat gastrointestinal distresses like traveler’s diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy should be pleased to know that a study published by the American Gastroenterological Association has found the drug to be “largely safe and well-tolerated.” However, the same study urges caution for those patients taking the drug with statins. Statins are used to treat high cholesterol and include commonly prescribed medications such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor.

Rifaximin, more commonly known as Xifaxan, is generally known ...

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4 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Lipitor Lawsuits

link established between lipitor and diabetesAs evidence continues to mount proving Lipitor’s role in causing Type II diabetes in women, questions continue to surface about how to file a Lipitor lawsuit.

The cholesterol-reduction drug has been on the market since 1996 and millions of prescriptions have been written each year since. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that the Food and Drug Administration began raising alarms about a possible link between Lipitor and diabetes, particularly among female patients.

There is ...

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Promising Statin Replacement Demonstrates Ability to Lower LDL Cholesterol

The 2014 Scientific Sessions at the American College of Cardiology highlighted a new class of cholesterol drugs aimed at lowering LDL. These drugs, called PSCK9 inhibitors, may be an effective substitute for widely used statins like Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. An article by the Cleveland Clinic notes that this class of drugs may prove promising for situations in which statins are either ineffective or not tolerated well by the patient.

An alternative to statins is especially relevant ...

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Does Lipitor Cause Diabetes?

Numerous lawsuits have been filed across the United States claiming that the highly popular medication Lipitor elevates blood sugar levels and causes diabetes in women. And women who developed diabetes while on Lipitor are now wondering whether the drug causes diabetes.

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor is a statin, which is a class of drugs that lowers a user’s cholesterol to help prevent stroke and heart disease. Although clinical studies have shown that Lipitor reduces the risk of stroke and ...

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Study Suggests Statin Use May Increase Risk of Cataracts

A new study has emerged that links statin medication to the risk of developing cataracts, according to US News and World Report.

Researchers with the VA North Texas Health System published study results in the online edition of JAMA Ophthalmology, in which they analyzed data from over 14,000 statin users. They found that statin users had a 27% greater risk of developing cataracts. Even after analyzing the data several different ways, the same association emerged: statin use was ...

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Health warnings issued for cholesterol drugs

In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers are advising doctors to avoid ordering certain antibiotics for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, which include Lipitor.

An article in U.S. News and World Report says statins don’t mix well with the antibiotics clarithromycin or erythromycin.

This isn’t the first time that health concerns have been raised about statins. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added warnings to ...

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