Danger Of Statins

Taking OTC Lipitor? Look for a Statin Alternative

…can’t tell you how dangerous this is. When people arrive at the Whitaker Wellness Institute taking a statin such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Mevacor, or Crestor, we stop it on sight. We don’t do this because of an irrational anti-drug bias. Some drugs are necessary. Statins, however, are terrible…

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High-Dose Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes

…I’ve been warning about the dangerous side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin medications. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage and even heart failure. Now, we can add another statin drug side effect to that list—diabetes…

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New Labels for Statin Medications Aren’t News

…end stage of myopathy). My Advice for Those on Statin Medications Folks, if you’re currently taking Zocor, Vytorin, Simcor or any other statin medication for that matter, at a minimum, you should take 200–400 mg of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) daily. Statins interfere with the body’s production of CoQ10…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…moderate-to-high doses of these expensive statin medications, which cost upward of $200 a month. The only thing missing from these new guidelines is a frank discussion of the dangers of statin drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that statin drug labels include warnings that they increase…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…also taking statin drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine if extended-release niacin was a good adjunct therapy for people on statins since it has been shown to raise HDL, which is something statins cannot do. As I’ve said many times before, statins are some of the most dangerous drugs on the…

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Be Aware of Grapefruit-Drug Interactions

dangerous, and potentially fatal, consequences I recommend that you do the following: * Check to see if your medication is on the grapefruit interaction list. For several years the grapefruit effect was believed to be limited to very few drugs: most calcium channel blockers, a couple of the statin

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7 Things Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know…

…nearly 43 million to the patient rolls of the “disease” of elevated cholesterol, boosting Big Pharma’s sale of statin drugs beyond imagination. 5. Pharmaceuticals are the most dangerous consumer products in modern society. Approximately 4.5 million visits to physicians’ offices and emergency rooms…

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