Lipator | Lipitor – Common Statin Side Effects


It is well known that there is a positive correlation between the levels of cholesterol in the blood and the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The higher the cholesterol count, the higher the chances of the arteries in the body, especially those supplying the heart and the brain, getting clogged up with plaques, leading to narrowing of the lumen and subsequently death of the organ supplied by the vessels due to poor blood flow.

This problem of raised cholesterol in the blood, most of which is contributed to by synthesis of the substance in the liver (the balance being taken in through the diet as high cholesterol foods such as egg yolk, fatty meats and butter), is solved very well by the usage of potent chemical substances known collectively as statins. Statins function by inhibiting the enzyme HMG CoA reductase in the liver which is involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. As the production of cholesterol by the liver is a continual ongoing process, this results in the statin being recommended for continual long term use to lower high cholesterol.

Examples of statins in common use are: Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor or Lipator (atorvastatin), and Crestor (rosuvastatin). Currently the most popular statin in use in the world is Lipator.

All is not well in the world of treatment of high cholesterol levels with statins, however.

While statins are extremely effective in the treatment of cholesterol levels, the problem arises of statin side effects. These statin side effects are common to statins as a group, but can be more for certain members of the statin family, and less for others. The incidence of statin side effects also varies depending on the individual taking the statin, and whether the statin is taken alone or in conjunction with other drugs. Statin side effects, while minimal, can be sometimes potentially disturbing and can be serious enough to warrant discontinuation of the drug.

Following is the list of the most common statin side effects.

Muscle pain. This is said to be the most common side effect. This comes on as soreness, weakness or tiredness of your muscles. This may be so mild as to be a simple discomfort when walking or can be so severe that it causes pain when climbing stairs. Very rarely, the condition of rhabdomyolysis may occur, where there is severe muscle damage, leading to liver and kidney failure and death.

Liver Damage. Sometimes statins cause a rise in liver enzymes. If the increase is mild, it is said to be safe to continue the drug. Moderate rises usually can be reversed by discontinuing the drug. Because the effect is different in different people and in different statins, the doctor may recommend a different statin. Continued use of the drug in the face of a marked rise of liver enzymes may lead to liver damage. Liver damage may be totally asymptomatic. It is thus advisable for one to have liver function tests done about 6 week after starting a course of statins, and monitor these every 3 to 6 months or so.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms. The usual symptoms are nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea or constipation. These statin side effects, although very common as a whole for all users of all medicines, are said to be rather rare with statin therapy. It is suggested that statins be taking in the evening or nights to reduce the incidence of these side effects.

In view of the potential of getting the above side effects, should one then just avoid them altogether? The answer is no. Currently statins are by far the best and most effective treatment for the lowering of the blood cholesterol to normal cholesterol levels, far more than any other measure. If one weighs the pros and cons of statin treatment, it will be obvious that the risks of getting heart attacks and strokes in an untreated high cholesterol patient far outweigh the risks of side effects of statin therapy. It is thus suggested that statins be
recommended strongly still for the treatment of high cholesterol, but with the proviso that there be regular monitoring of blood for liver function tests as well as levels of creatine kinase, a rise of which indicates muscle damage. We find Lipator or Lipitor to have much less side effects compared to other statins.

Make Your Life Funnier With Marijuana Concentrates

The multiple complex forms, types, and textures of cannabis concentrates impress in its diversity and ease of production. These products differ in the extraction and purification processes, as well as the strain of marijuana used as the initial material. We will consider several ways of how to make marijuana concentrates, and each of them is unique by the process difficulty. The concentrate names are assigned according to the process or the final form of the concentrate. For instance, butane hash oil – BHO extract is similar to a piece of broken glass.

Methods of Making Marijuana Extracts:

  • The extraction of solvent-based marijuana is widely used for commercial production. Most of the ways based on this method require a purification process which is the last and most important stage of extraction overall. 
  • The process of solvent-free extraction includes three main steps – pressure, temperature, and filtration. At the last stage, you need to separate the essential active ingredients from marijuana. The equipment for such extraction is relatively affordable and secure at-home production. 

The Easiest Way: Solvent Based Extracts

Butane Oil (BHO) 

Compressed chemical solvents such as butane or propane are handled to primarily extract cannabis oils in a closed system. While other extraction methods may be harmful for the potential chemical composition, the BHO extraction usually keeps cannabinoids more native to your favorite way of consuming marijuana. Butane/propane extracts come in all conceivable consistencies and completely different price ranges. A standard THC-rich butane extract typically shows a range between 70-90% of all cannabinoids. These extracts are usually evaporated using the dabbing method.

CO2 Oil

CO2 oil is quite a popular way to use marijuana for medical purposes in vaporizers. The production of CO2 extracts you should familiarize yourself with all essential steps and precaution instructions. This process is based on putting carbon dioxide under extreme temperatures – decarboxylation. This chemical process occurs naturally when marijuana is burned in a tube, bong, or jamb, but not in a vaporizer because the temperature there is not high enough. Therefore, the most important task is to activate THC. This process is safe because the CO2 is non-combustible and is contained in the air. It is convenient to use anytime and at any place you want because the vaping pen consists of a lot of liquid and may last for a long time.

How to Make Marijuana Concentrates Wax at Home: Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Grind marijuana – leaves, branches, etc.;
  2. Ram it all into a long tube;
  3. Take a can of compressed butane and let the gas flow through this full tube for 30 seconds. This procedure saturates the plant with gas, which in turn contributes to the washing out of THC;
  4. After carrying out the entire indicated step, you should begin the extraction of THC in the form of a flowing out of a greenish inhomogeneous mass;
  5. Hold the tube over a small saucepan to a full confluence;
  6. We put this pan with THC in a water bath and wait for 15-20 minutes;
  7. Scrape the oil from the bottom into a glass bowl.

Now you are aware of the most popular methods of how to make a wax at home with very little effort. Any of them may be processed only if following the precautions instructions to prevent the accidental harm of yourself or anyone around you.