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Switching to generic Lipitor
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Or switching to nothing. Four years ago I switched to nothing. Since then memory has improved, pre-diabetes has stabilized, peripheral neuropathy has stabilized, muscle strength has returned and I feel as young at 66 as I’ve felt in the last twenty years. Cholesterol is currently 640, with LDL 540 and coronary arteries are whistle clean by EBCT. Stress ultrasound shows my heart is “like a 41 year old”. Nobody has a clue why, and I’ve found no cardiologist who is even particularly interested. Bottom line is don’t take any statin without understanding exactly how it is helping you. Ask why you should lower your cholesterol when some people have astronomical values and no plaque. Weak statistical correlations shouldn’t suffice.
Actos is produced by Takeda Industries and co-marketed by Eli Lilly.
Eli Lilly Zyprexa can *cause* diabetes.
I took Zyprexa olanzapine a powerful Lilly schizophrenic drug for 4 years it was prescribed to me off-label for post traumatic stress disorder was ineffective costly and gave me diabetes.
Eli Lilly’s #1 cash cow Zyprexa drug sale $65 billion dollars so far,has a ten times greater risk of causing type 2 diabetes over the non-user of Zyprexa. So,here we have a conflict of interest that this same company Eli Lilly also is a big profiteer of diabetes treatment.
(Actos works as an insulin *sensitizer*)
Sooooo,Eli Lilly pushes a drug (Zyprexa) that can cause diabetes…. then turn around sell you the drugs (Actos) to treat the diabetes that in turn can cause cancer!
What a terrible conflict of interest!
— Daniel Haszard
I need a price on lotipir with humana insurance and without insurance ..I got charged a copay of 38.00 at my pharmany today what if I dont have insurance what is the price with no insurance? its very confusing .thanks
Association Between Zyprexa olanzapine and Hyperglycemia.
There is concern Zyprexa,like other atypical antipsychotic drugs, has the potential to cause metabolic disorders, particularly hyperglycemia (excess sugar) and diabetes. Atypical antipsychotics cause the body to metabolize fat instead of carbohydrates, leading to insulin resistance to the excess carbohydrates. At the same time they promote fat accumulation.I was a patient back in 1996-2000 who was a subject of Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa ‘viva’ Zyprexa’ off label sales promotion.I was given it as an ineffective costly treatment for PTSD It gave me diabetes as a side effect.–Daniel Haszard
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