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Paulex,

I have no idea what your numbers were before, but that combo does have your LDL in excellent range--though your HDL and triglycerides are not as hot. Maybe ask your physician why he/she did not combine a fibrate (like Tricor) or Niacin with your lipitor (if you tolerated that well before)? Fibrates and Niacin will give greater benefit to your HDL-c and triglycerides than statins will. The major effect to your lipids from statins is a reduction of the LDL-C.
It is not reccomended to mix statins and fibrates as this greatly increases the chances for muscle breakdown and other related problems . This is stated right on the side effects for tricor , it states the benefits does not outweigh the risks that mixing statins and fibrates causes .

[quote]Originally posted by ubernier:
[b]Paulex,

I have no idea what your numbers were before, but that combo does have your LDL in excellent range--though your HDL and triglycerides are not as hot. Maybe ask your physician why he/she did not combine a fibrate (like Tricor) or Niacin with your lipitor (if you tolerated that well before)? Fibrates and Niacin will give greater benefit to your HDL-c and triglycerides than statins will. The major effect to your lipids from statins is a reduction of the LDL-C.[/b][/quote]



[This message has been edited by vipergg22 (edited 03-30-2003).]





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