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Zocor vs. Lipitor
Oct 29, 2006
... So.... he wants me to try lipitor 20. I'm wondering if this will be enough. My numbers without meds. are in the higher 400's tc, and high 300 ldl. Very bad. ... (1 replies)
Dec 24, 2004
... There's nothing *magical* about Vytorin...the big advantage is that the ZETIA (20mg Zocor +10mg Zetia) it contains allows one to use LESS statin to accomplish the same LDL lowering as a HIGHER statin dose alone. For example, 5mg Lipitor +Zetia is about as effective in lowering LDL as 20 mg Lipitor. Less Liptor=less side effects. Personally, I take 10 mg Crestor with a half... (3 replies)
Dec 24, 2004
... Hi, my Dr. switched me from Lipitor to Vytorin 10/20 2 weeks ago. Have noticed no side effects at all. (3 replies)

Lipitor vs Vytorin
May 12, 2007
... Both control cholesterol very well. I take Lipitor but would switch to Vytorin if the Lipitor started giving me problems. ... (3 replies)
Vytorin and Tricor
Jun 13, 2005
... GuineaPig, Your pharmacist is right - there is a potential problem with combining these 2 drugs!!! I would be VERY CAREFUL with this drug combo. I was put on Tricor along with my normal Lipitor (which I had been on for 7+years) and I got very serious muscle pains, weakness and exercise intolerance. Even when I stopped both drugs, it took a year to go away - and has not... (5 replies)
... In November, 2004 I met with my new cardiologist. He wanted my to try the latest statin Vytorin. I told him that I had tried Lipitor and Pravachol in the past and had leg pain with both. Regardless, he asked me to try Vytorin. ... (7 replies)
... n effort to lower them IMO. The lower dose of Lipitor, which worked for you before, might work again without troubles, now that you've had a break from it. The Vytorin that Lenin suggested might be a possibility. So far I've heard very few reports on this board of people unable to take it. ... (3 replies)
... A friend of mine was on Lipitor for 3 years, all the way to 80mgs. Her TC was about 300 but even the strong dose of Lipitor only got it down to 268. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Dave, Wow, Your been on the cholesterol lowering circuit !!! I abbreviated your info to highlight the good stuff (or bad stuff). Just so I understand what you're taking now......... You are taking only Advicor, right? Advicor is a combination of niacin and lovastatin (aka Mev a cor) (one tablet taken once a day at bedtime) (4 replies)
Dec 26, 2004
... I had leg pain with both Lipitor and Vytorin. The worst was while on Vytorin. I had similar results with Crestor and Pravachol. However, everyone is different and it may not bother you. ... (3 replies)
Lipitor or niacin?
Dec 25, 2004
... I'm not sure if you did the progression from Lipitor to Vytorin to Niacin, or if you are currently taking Vytorin AND niacin. If the latter make sure you tell your doctor and have frequent liver function tests. ... (17 replies)
Dec 24, 2004
... Hello all...HAPPY HOLIDAYS.. Remember me the whiner? I was worried about all the side effects of Lipitor.. well.. my doctor just put me on Vytorin. I didn't fill the prescription yet, I will after the holidays. To the point.. does anyone know about the side effects of Vytorin? I know I know I can go on their web site and read all about it, but I wanted to know if anyone... (3 replies)
... t having another cath done, but says if her dr. feels it is worth it, she will do it. Hopefully it will be as clean as the last one, and maybe if she switches to Lipitor again, she will feel better. She also said her legs kill her at nite when she is trying to sleep, like I said, alot more problems then when on Lipitor. ... (2 replies)
Lipitor or niacin?
Dec 24, 2004
... Hi, I'm on Niacin 500mgs. moving up to 1000mgs. next month. Have looked on the net. and itshows good results in case studies. I was also on Lipitor but was changed to Vytorin. Studies show it works better than Lipitor and doesn't effect the liver as much. Check out their web site www.vytorin. ... (17 replies)
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... Upon my recent visit (new doctor-internist), I was introduced to Vytorin. The dr. said that it was a good way to get down total and ldl with less statin (like Lenin said). I have to repeat my lab work in November so I'm sure he'll be wanting me to start on it. I'm taking Slo-Niacin 500 mg x 2 each day plus supplementing with COQ10. My prior doctor gave me a prescription... (6 replies)
... I started vytorin about 10 weeks ago after trying lipitor, tricor and lopid without much success. ... (3 replies)
... One the other hand, I took Lipitor which worked excellent and was well tolerated but it was the only Statin that has raised my liver enzymes. ... (11 replies)
... to see if he could lower the Triglycerides. He was surprised Vytorin didn't lower them at all. I'm not thrilled to change the medication as I thought my numbers were good enough. ... (4 replies)
Jul 9, 2005
... Dave, I am scheduled for blood work sometimes this week. Doc told me that if there are any problems he will call. IF he does not call I assume no problems. Then I will go over results with him in September is my next doc visit. Let you know. Otherwise doing super on a very small dose of Vytorin. I take 10/20 split in half which amounts to 5/10 and according to... (16 replies)

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