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  • Potentially Dangerous Digoxin Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (November 2018)
    Read about the numerous medications that can interact with digoxin, a drug commonly prescribed for heart failure and atrial fibrillation. These interactions can result in either digoxin toxicity or decreased digoxin effectiveness depending on the other drug being used concomitantly.
  • Statins Frequently Cause Fatigue, Reduce Energy Levels [hide all summaries]
    (November 2012)
    Find out about the latest evidence that statins such as LIPITOR, LESCOL, ALTOPREV, MEVACOR, LIVALO, PRAVACHOL, CRESTOR and ZOCOR can cause fatigue and reduced energy levels, especially in women. The authors concluded that "These effects, germane to quality of life, merit consideration when prescribing or contemplating use of statins, particularly in groups without expected net morbidity/mortality benefit."
  • Fenofibric Acid (TRILIPIX) May Not Lower Heart Attack/Stroke Risk [hide all summaries]
    (February 2012)
    Over 15.2 million prescriptions were filled in 2010 for the brand-name or generic versions of two essentially identical drugs (fenofibrate [TRICOR] and fenofibric acid [TRILIPIX]) that clearly do not add any benefits to taking statin drugs alone but add to the risks.
  • Protecting Profits: Amlodipine With Atorvastatin (CADUET) For High Blood Pressure And High Cholesterol [hide all summaries]
    (August 2004)
    We can think of no medical reason why you should be taking Caduet unless you are being treated satisfactorily with doses of amlodipine and atorvastatin that are available as Caduet. If you have not been tried on more effective drugs for high blood pressure such as diuretics or beta-blockers, amlodipine is a poor choice.

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