Vytorin may alter PSA labs

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   Posted 8/2/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
One of the side effects of Vytorin is listed as "Alteration of some laboratory blood tests".  Does this refer to the PSA test discussed above, or any other?

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   Posted 8/4/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Photonut, Welcome to HW, we are happy to have you.  I have to say that I havent ever heard of this side effect.  eyes   Your question relates to Vytorin and not cancer but I have a great link on PSA's and just thought I would pass this along so that you and anyone else who is interested may become more informed regarding this lab test.


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   Posted 8/6/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi I have done a lot of research on the statins and never heard that, but I personally did not like the vytorin, did not tolerate it well. One thing I would suggest is that you take coQ 10 at least 150mg per day, as all statins deplete your body of the ones it makes on its own.
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