Lipitor Side Effects: UTI, Nasal Inflammation, Joint Pain

Lipitor Side Effects: UTI, Nasal Inflammation, Joint Pain. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and the world, and having high cholesterol levels in your blood gives you a higher chance of getting it.

But how do you know that you have high blood cholesterol levels, when by itself, that condition poses no signs or symptoms? Without having yourself tested, you may not know that your cholesterol level is too high. And by the time you discover it, the condition may have reached the point where it has to be managed daily, to lessen its impact on your life. At this point, too, daily maintenance doses of drugs can strain your budget considerably.

Thankfully, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 30 approved the first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium tablets).

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Remicade Side Effects: Headache, Infections, Ulcerative Colitis

Remicade Side Effects. This month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is approving the use of Remicade (generic name: infliximab) to treat ulcerative colitis (UC) among children aged 6 years old and older “who have had inadequate response to conventional therapy.”

Says Donna Griebel, M.D., director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research: Continue reading

Mefenamic Acid Side Effects: Hives, Swelling, Blurred Vision

Mefenamic Acid Side Effects. Did you ever experience having constipation or diarrhea after you took in mefenamic acid? According to the National Institututes of Health both conditions are two of the common side effects of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug marketed as Ponstan, Ponstal, Dolfenal and a lot of other brand names*.

Other side effects listed for mefenamic acid are gas or bloating, headache, dizziness, nervousness, and ringing in the ears. Should you experience any of the aforementioned side effects and if the symptoms are severe and would not go away, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.

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