atorvastatin

atorvastatin

15 May: Top 5 Dangerous Foods to Avoid While Taking Atorvastatin

So, your doctor has prescribed you atorvastatin. You naughty, civilian. That means that your cholesterol levels aren’t quite where they should be, that you may be on a diet and that there are certain foods which interact in, let’s say, unsavory ways with your new medicine. Put your mind at rest. Anywhere from 11 million to 30 million people take statins to decrease unhealthy cholesterol in their bodies. You’re not alone, and we’re here to give you the tips you need. So which foods should you avoid so that you can steer clear of spontaneous combustion? (We’re kidding; no foods will make you explode because of a bad interaction . . . that we know of.) Read more to find…

26 Oct: Save money on popular meds as they go generic in 2010

We’re nearing the end of the year, and many people are already in open enrollment for next year’s health coverage, which means it is a great time to plan ahead for your 2010 drug expenditures. No, you can’t know every medication you are going to need, but if you are on a popular, patented maintenance drug such as Lipitor or Cozaar, you’ll be pleased to hear that their patents are expiring in 2010, opening the field for more-affordable U.S. generic versions. In the meantime, as you do your research, you will see that many are already available as generics, manufactured outside of the U.S. There is usually a considerable cost savings. Here are all the details of some of the…