Lipitor and kidney failure

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10996785 tn?1432816577 She told me that lipitor has a bad side effect that can permanently damage muscles in your body, that can lead to kidney failure. I'm not saying Lipitor is bad. It does have this side effect that can effect a small amount of people. However, I without a doubt, feel as if this is my problem. Lipitor and Trazodone have combined to almost stop me in my tracks. I realize that some people may not like the talking about lipitor in this way. Some people may not think my problems are as bad as I say.
Avatar n tn LIPITOR can cause serious muscle problems that may lead to kidney problems, including kidney failure. You have a higher chance of muscle problems if you are taking certain other medicines with LIPITOR Liver problems. LIPITOR can cause liver problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking LIPITOR, and while you take it.
1583640 tn?1296677630 I can't really say which one in the end caused it, although, I was on Vytorin at the time, but I had taken over the years Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor and the last Vytorin, however, not even close to the dosage dimi8 is taking.
Avatar n tn , dehydration, and kidney function, low urine output, UTI. They replaced fluids and removed a lot of the b.p. lowering meds, including isosorbide, due to the concern of the low b.p. When released, she had a lot of swelling in the ankles and difficult breathing. Although most of the swelling has gone down, she still has trouble breathing, just by doing small tasks, even as simple as getting up to get a drink. She takes 20mg of lasix and continues to have little urine output.
Avatar n tn People with class 4 heart failure have symtpoms just lying in bed and class 2 and 3 are between those two extremes. Your father would probably be considered class 2 or 3 depending on how short the distances are that he can walk without symptoms. In general individuals with heart failure are on sodium and fluid restrictions and the severity of these will depend on the degree of heart failure.
608207 tn?1220401578 Honestly I had this issue before I started on Hemo, my first 8 months with total renal failure (no urine output what so ever) sweating was the only thing that saved me before I left my non helpful HMO who kept telling me my kidneys were fine and went elsewhere and started on dialysis. Kidney disease affects the heart, and after all this time my sweating has become worse.. I started on Phoslo binders for phosphorus and to my horror I never realized the side effect of these..
Avatar n tn Thanks for the info
Avatar f tn Lipitor can cause serious muscle problems that can lead to kidney problems, including kidney failure. You have a higher chance for muscle problems if you are taking certain other medicines with Lipitor. Especially telling if there are muscle problems like weakness, tenderness, or pain that happen without a good reason, and if your husband also has a fever or feel more tired than usual.
Avatar n tn I would rather have fruit, veggies, and sweets, of course, but renal failure takes it toll on muscle mass, and the only way to combat it is to eat lots of protein. I don't eat eggs for reasons I won't go into, but all that leaves is meat, since cheese is too high sodium. I would love to bite into a huge piece of sausage pizza right now.
Avatar n tn If I do any physical activity my hands and feet will turn very red and be very hot and I can feel the heat radiating off my hands and feet. If I am outside and the weather is hot and I am wearing flipflops my feet will get beat red and so will my hands. I dont feel any pain but it is uncomfortable because i can feel something happening in my feet and even my legs. If i take a hot shower my feet and legs become beat red and my legs get blue even and I dont know why.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn My understanding is that the statins with the greatest LDL reducing effect are Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor, and Pravachol, in that order. I don’t mention Leschol and Mevacor since they appear to be rarely used since recently due to the aforementioned being more powerful. Do we have any available solid data on the effects of the various individual statins other than LDL reduction? For example, do we know which ones raise HDL the most? What about effects on particle size or Lp(a), etc.
Avatar n tn CPK is found in skeletal muscle and myocardium (heart muscle). Lipitor can cause various levels of elevation and associated symptoms like muscle aches, weakness and atrophy. The elevated CPK may be of no consequence or it may cause serious problems depending upon the degree of elevation and the symptoms. A severely elevated CPK can cause liver damage. I would consult with your physician to determine if this is a new finding.
1268551 tn?1270388066 An abnormality in handling uric acid and crystallization of these compounds in joints can cause attacks of painful arthritis, kidney stones, and blockage of the kidney filtering tubules with uric acid crystals, leading to kidney failure. .
1940497 tn?1323824306 Atenolol 50mg x 2, Lipitor 40mg x 1, Lisoprinil, and aspirin. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Any help would be good.
Avatar n tn Also, are there compounds similar to statin drugs in prinivil? ( I have taken lipitor and zocor for cholesterol and have had to forego statin drugs due to the severe muscle pain involved. )Thanks for your consideration.
Avatar n tn glybride and due to a hospital stay we were informed that he now has high pressure and he is in the beginning of kidney failure because his creatinine level was 5.2. Before we left the hospital the level came down to 4.6 and his blood pressure was down to 145/80. Now taking blood pressure medicine also but was taken off the metformin.
685623 tn?1283485207 Dogs, cats, birds and other small mammals (ferrets, gerbils and hamsters) may develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as kidney failure. 2) Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) When it comes to pain medications, acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) is certainly popular. Even though this drug is very safe, even for children, this is not true for pets—especially cats. One regular strength tablet of acetaminophen may cause damage to a cat’s red blood cells, limiting their ability to carry oxygen.
Avatar n tn I later restarted Lipitor at a lower dose because all research and studies strongly suggest statins, and especially Lipitor, have beneficial effects upon cardiac, vascular, and brain function, and at the lower dose I haven't had any ill effects... but again, I can't say (and my docs can't say) if my original symptoms were because of Lipitor or "adjusting" to a new metabolism or what... That's the total of my two cents... please give us an update and let us know how he's doing!
Avatar f tn Anyway, blaming it on Lipitor just seems too simple and if that were really the case why wasn't the prescribing doctor monitoring him closer. This type of thing doesn't happen over night. Didn't anyone notice his ascites or his yellow color before his admittance to the hospital? I am not trying to lay blame here but I am a bit reluctant to buy the Lipitor theory. He had to be getting prescriptions and he should have been monitored so that this type of thing wouldn't occur.
179856 tn?1333550962 If adopted by the Food and Drug Administration, the changes would lower the maximum over-the-counter Tylenol dose and would ban two narcotic painkillers, Vicodin and Percocet, which also contain acetaminophen. Yet another painkiller, propoxyphene, was the target of FDA action on Tuesday. Also sold as Darvon and in an acetaminophen combination called Darvocet, it has been linked to accidental overdoses and suicides.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Avatar m tn After a month or so I saw my primary care physian and he recommended that I stop taking Lipitor for a six week trial period to see if that drug had anything to do with this condition and also to have a mamogram. Had the mamogram, which came back with no sign of cancer but said I had developed fibrous tissue in the left breast. After six weeks without Lipitor no change in the tenderness or the slight swelling and am back taking it again. Is there anything I might do to alleviate this situation?
Avatar m tn Also remember that eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates , abusing laxatives, diuretics, taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills, pre menopause,kidney or liver pathologies, sodium retention and neuromuscular disorders can also cause such ankle edema. To prevent this ,restrict sodium intake in your diet,avoid prolonged standing,keep your legs elevated while sleeping and wear support socks or stockings.Also drink plenty of water.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
1306714 tn?1327260680 My daughter thank God brought me into the hospital and I was in complete Kidney failure. The kidney Dr. who seen me the next day told me that If my daughter didn't find me I would of died. My kidneys.(both) were working least than 20 percent. I never knew I had this problem so all this year has been a scary one. Also my Calcium and Possatium was deathly low. I was in and out of the hospital with blood work over 15 to 20 times and everything was going wako.
Avatar f tn He has now tested positive for kidney failure three years in a row and it has been getting worse, this past year his liver started showing distress. He went off Zocor and magically all his numbers got much better (from stage 3 to stage 2). So they put him on Lipitor. He was only on it for a month before he got what he and the doctors thought was a sines infection.
Avatar n tn My husband has now had 6 major heart attacks. Triple bypass and 2 stints not to mention kidney failure from the meds for his CHF. He has an internal defibulator that shocked him twice saturday. He was having ventricular arethmia every 3 seconds until the med Amiodrane was administered. He was in cicu for several days then stable enough to go to step down now home. He is on 400 mg of this med which I know is very toxic to other organs. His EF was at 25% in June now we are told it is at 20 %.
Avatar n tn My husband has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. He is 52 years old and has clear and evident symptoms of the syndrome. He had an aortic disection Jan 97. Complete from the arch down to the biforcation into the Iliac artery. Its largest diameter is just at the arch and measures 7cm. Renal, spinal, gastric arties are fed by the false lumen.
Avatar m tn My doctor stopped the Lipitor and said I was close to a kidney and liver failure. Could anyone tell me if they have had this problem with furosemide? I have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday, but if I go into this severe pain again tonight, I'm heading to the emergency room. It only comes on when I lay down and fall asleep. Any help???