Lipitor long term side effects

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Avatar n tn I was reading about numbness and tingling in hands and feet and you make several references to long term side effects from quinolones. What do you reccomend in lieu of these antibiotics? I have recently (today) been prescribed Levaquin..Originally prescribed Keflex, but I had an allergy to amoxicillin 1 year ago--1 hive and some facial swelling--post dental surgery.At that time, I was put on prednisone and amoxicillin post an extraction--per the oral surgeon -"it was routine".
Avatar n tn You are not alone, I too suffer from extreme exhaustion and lots of long term side effects. I agree that it's hard to fight the system but you have to keep trying! Keep checking with different least that's what I'm doing, it just is NOT normal for an HCV SVR to experience this much fatigue (there must be something else wrong). You sound like a very caring man and she is lucky to have you. My best to you and your wife.
Avatar f tn He insisted that I had arthritis Finally a friend suggested that I look up the side effects of lipitor on the net. It was all there and I had more than half of the symptoms on the list, severly. I have since taken my self off lipitor and have been off it now for ten weeks. I am much better but still not totally back to normal. This is potentially and dangerous drug. Beware of it and make sure that you have a good doctor. I have since changed mine.
Avatar n tn I know it needs to get saturated in all the tissues and organs for it to work 100%. Should I expect any other side effects after I'm off it? I've also noticed that my wheezing and shortness of breath stopped while after I stopped the Amiodarone. Another thing I'm thinking is that when I stopped the Amiodarone, I was then put on the Prednisone. So maybe this is why my wheezing and shortness of breath stopped. I'm writing in fear of having some kind of permanent lung side effect from Amiodarone.
Avatar f tn Unless you have experienced the full brunt of side effects from statins, you can not state "just stick it out". The side effects are unbearable. I finally asked my doctor if it was really healthier that i went from someone who worked out at the gym 5 days a week to someone gobbling pain medicine and laying on the couch. I had no life on the meds and so, I opted to take the risk.
Avatar m tn In fact, I read somewhere that something like 90% of the side effects of all drugs are not reported because doctors don't expect them to be side effects. So we have a vicious circle: certain side effects are almost never reported because they aren't on the list of known side effects and they aren't on the list of known side effects because they are almost never reported.
Avatar n tn I am fine on that dose, have much fewer side effects than I did on 150mg and am happy to continue long term. Everyone is different but I definitely found the gradual reduction approach MUCH better than just stopping all at once. Hope that helps.
Avatar n tn Or any other SSRI for that matter. I have had horrible side effects for almost 6 weeks that, in duration and intensity are like a roller coaster. Does anyone know how long this might last or if I will get better. I took the pill because I worked an overnight 12 hour shift and I had trouble sleeping in the daytime. I have never experienced these horrible symptoms before I took this pill.
Avatar n tn If you had high cholesterol, heart disease you will have to stay on cholesterol meds for the rest of your life just like with the BP meds. Once you stop the cholesterol meds your cholesterol will go back where it was or even higher.
Avatar n tn My grandmother had stroke and now shes talking crazy thins and cant recognize people.Im afraid if its a long term effect of stroke or Is this just tempory side effect ?
Avatar m tn The medications are your life line and you need to take them as prescribed by your doctor. Are you having current side effects from the medications? If the Metroprolol gives you side effects, there is a medication called "Coreg" which you can ask your doctor about. Coreg blocks two of the receptors.
1580318 tn?1492443745 Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. But this important information is often shrouded from public view, which intentionally perpetuates the myth that the benefits of FDA-approved drugs far outweigh any risks.
Avatar f tn My gastro interologist wants me to try Reglan but I am very worried about the side effects. As well, I am wondering if you cannot take that medication long term than what is the point of trying it in the first place. I have lost 30 pounds in 3 months from not eating which is stabilizing as I am supplementing with Boost and Ensure. Any advice is appreciated.
Avatar n tn Studies have found no links to incremental side effects with long term use. Your dosage is quite small, most all side effects occur with doses of 80 mg per day. Just make sure to get your blood tested annually to make sure there are no changes in your liver enzymes.
Avatar n tn It shouldn't just be lawyers fighting for females who have taken Lipitor and now suffer severe adverse effects. Men who have taken Lipitor and as a result now have the types of conditions you describe above should be allowed to sue for damages too. This is most unfair and unjust. Perhaps this may change. Your male friend should seek a lawyer who would be willing to sue for damages on his behalf.
1332213 tn?1275414941 If you do some searching around, you will find that other steroids such as cortef are much better as they will have less side effects, You will have to take them twice a day, but you will have less long term and short term side effects. In fact, there is another medication in developement called duo-cort which will be a long acting hydrocortisone so it can be taken once, but not have the effects of the dex or pred. Your dex has given you steroid induced cushing's on top of your LOCAH.
Avatar n tn The side effects of the 'statin' drugs such as pravachol include elevated liver enzymes and rarely myositis (muscle inflammation). There are no known long term side effects of these drugs after 12+ years of trials. The muscle soreness associated with myositis is severe and does not go away as the day progresses. Smoking of course is one of the major risk factors for developing heart disease and moderate drinking may actually reduce the risk slightly.
Avatar m tn It also has fewer side effects than Lipitor. However, supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so it is harder to be sure what you are getting when you buy them. Before deciding to use Red Rice Yeast instead of Lipitor, it would be worthwhile to talk to your doctor to formulate a plan -- for example, set a time frame during which you will be taking Red Rice Yeast, after which a repeat cholesterol panel will be checked, and if not at goal, then Lipitor can be added or substituted.
Avatar n tn I am really afraid that they could have detrimental effects that nobody knows about yet because they haven't been around that long, and they probably haven't been studied for long term harmful effects. My family is 0 for 3 on Lipitor. It caused severe muscle weakness in all three individuals. Now my mother is on Tricor, brother on Pravachol, aunt unknown. But I worry about the statins in general, and especially about their long-term effects on the liver or other systems.
Avatar n tn In addition, I take 15 mg of codine for an unrelated problem with my foot to control pain. I have been having many side effects and need some expert advice. I have the taste of blood in my mouth most of the time, I have actually spit up blood on one occasion, I have massive headaches that last for hours, my circulation is bad, I am always cold, my skin hurts to touch, I bruise easily, I am depressed all of the time, I have no ambition and so on. I saw my GP today.
Avatar n tn But this medication is not recommended to be taken by your own because you may miss some important side effects. Side effects include flushing, stomach upset, vomitings,headache, dizziness,liver damage in some cases.Niacin can also raise blood sugar levels in some cases. Taking the drug during or after the meals can help people to develop a tolerance to flushing and to sometimes decrease it. While you are on niacin, the effect of high blood pressure medicines may also be increased.
21064 tn?1309312333 I am trying to compile a list of common heart medications for one of the Health Pages. So many times someone asks for suggestions, about side effects, etc. It would be great to have a place closeby where we could provide a hyperlink to more information on medications common for heart patients. Will you please help me by letting me know what medication(s) you are currently taking, or what medication(s) you would like to know more about?
Avatar n tn Don't worry, I know how frustrating all this is about meds, long term effect, side effects. I've been on Minoxidil and the Clonidine patch for over one year. For Cholesterol I was put on Zocor 20mg three weeks ago, so far so good. I know what you mean about the "hairy" side effects of Minoxidil. About 6 weeks after I started taking it I grew a mustache and had to shave it also some facial hair, but this has gotton less and less and I hardly have to shave anymore.
Avatar n tn Don't worry about the Lipitor, it is a very safe drug and the chances of any serious side effects are very, very low where as the risk of heart disease from high cholesterol in a high risk individual is much worse. Sit with your doctor and ask about their concern.
620048 tn?1358021835 I haven't noticed any differences yet but I am hoping that is all it was. However the side effects can be pretty severe. I will wait maybe two more weeks and if there isn't any difference i will start them again. I also have a GP appt in two weeks. I will discuss this with him. Let me know if you have a difference.
Avatar m tn Stoke is a biggie for anyone however to me with our blood being too thin can cause some long term effects to our organs not to mention the issues w. the possiblity of bleeding out, bruising, nosebleeds, etc.
411459 tn?1222447375 there was no long term effects besides this anxiety. But now I have this obsesion that something is wrong with me. I cant even watch house which used to be my favorite show, cuz i have an anxiety attack and start thinking I have every symptom that they have. From the time I get up in the morning til the time I go to sleep ( which is hard to do ) I search for symptoms online and worry constantly that I have some cancer or diesase.
Avatar f tn There can be short term side effects in some people, however I would advice against taking this in the long term especially if you did not have any heart attack and you can control your Cholesterol and Tri-Glycerides by diet and exercise. Please see the side effects of Tonact (Statin drug) Also, my mom has been taking this for 20 years and she is manifesting some bad side effects now.