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Getting Enough CoQ10 When On A Statin Cholesterol Management Drug

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You know by reading our blog forum that even reasonably healthy folks will likely be prescribed any number of pharmaceutical statins, courtesy of the new cholesterol treatment guidelines aggressively proposed by the American Heart Association. Nothing to fear, really. You should always be quite mindful of your own unique cholesterol levels. We say “unique” because cholesterol is a two-part number; …

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

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Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests. “Physicians need to be made aware of this newly described dangerous interaction …

Statin Use On The Rise According To CDC

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More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported recently. The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high cholesterol rose from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2003 and 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moreover, the use of statins increased from 18 percent to 26 percent, …