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Los Angeles TimesIt’s been known for a long time that eating grapefruit and taking certain prescription oral medications — including the cholesterol drugs atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin as well as some cancer and heart drugs — don’t mix. ...
The Medicine CabinetQ: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...
Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A powerful narcotic was the No. 1 prescribed drug among Medicare patients in West Virginia for 2010, and a Charleston neurologist was the top prescriber in the state. State doctors wrote 402,159 hydrocodone-acetaminophen...
Question: I have been on medications for my cholesterol but, so far, the improvement has not been enough. Now, my doctor wants to start me on Niacin. I have read a little about this but am worried about the possible side effects. Can you tell more about...
If your insurance has ever stopped covering a prescription drug or you don’t have coverage at all, you know how quickly costs can mount. Americans spent, on average, $758 out of pocket for medication in 2012, according to a recent Consumer Reports...
If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But are you saving as much as you should? Consumer Reports has discovered just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're...
Premium Health News ServiceWHY YOU STILL NEED PERTUSSIS VACCINATION You might have assumed that you no longer need to be vaccinated for diseases that normally strike in childhood, including pertussis, or whooping cough. Yet a recent study published in the December 2012 journal...
Q: Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in your answer. I have not taken Proscar for some time. I...
Q: I hate having to get up three or four times a night to urinate. Around 3 or 4 in the morning, I have trouble getting back to sleep. I have discovered that when I take ibuprofen for post-exercise soreness, I am much less likely to be awakened by my...
A manufacturer of a popular cholesterol-reducing medication has recalled more than 40 batches of the product after warning that they may contain small particles of glass. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it is calling back bottles of its 10-, 20- and...
KTLA NewsNEW JERSEY (KTLA) -- A generic form of the cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor has been recalled after some batches were found to contain pieces of glass. Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy announced the voluntary recall on their website Friday,...
Q: At age 71, my mother was taking medicine for diabetes, high cholesterol and a few other conditions. Her doctor changed her statin drug but didn't modify the dose. Within a few months she lost the ability to move from the neck down and was in the...
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