'The Prescriber's Letter is information for physicians from a third party review board. It is intended for doctors only.'
Just so I understand completely, you want the patient to be 100% responsible for his or her care, but you don't want to share the independent information that he or she would need to make the best decisions. You only want the non-indpendent, drug company sourced information to be available to Mr. or Mrs, or Ms. patient, not the independent, non-drug company funded sourced infor. Is that correct?View Thread
I would like to see the entire Prescriber's Letter comments on Livalo, as the PL is independent of drug company funding. Entire,is the key word, and not selectively editing and posting.
I have seen that information, and while I am not a PL member and do not have access to that independent information, I have been told that it says that Livalo is only available in 1,2&4 mg dosages, because higher levels caused muscle problems in the original approval trials. That information would certainly be helpful for someone like myself, who has already had two bouts of statin induced myopathy.View Thread
The Prescriber's Letter (an independent site for medical professionals, independent of drug company funding), says that this expensive new statin is no better than the other statins, and further, that the reason it is available only in 1,2&4 mg, is that higher dosages caused muscle problems in the original approval trials. I would have posted a link here, but that site is for members only, and I of course, am not a member.View Thread
The Prescriber's Letter, a group of pharmacists, doctors and medical professionals, independent of drug companies (no funding or input from drug companies), says that Livalo is just another statin, and recommends that docs use one of the less expensive generic statins, if statins are needed. That same site also states that the reason the dosage is set at 1,2&4 mg, is that larger dosage caused muscle problems during the NDA trials approval process. I would have posted actual text from the site here, but that site requires professional membership, and I am not a member.View Thread
The Prescriber's Letter, an independent source of drug information for doctors and medical professionals, (independent of drug company input or funding), finds little difference between Livalo and the other 7 statin drugs now on the market, and recommends using one of the generic statins instead of this more expensive newer statin. They also explain that the reason that the dosage was set at 1,2&4 mg, is that during the New Drug Application trials, higher dosages resulted in muscle problems. I would have posted the actual text and a link, but that site requires membership, and I am not a member. If a medical professional with access to that site, would post the related information from the site here, it could well be helpful to those considering using the drug.View Thread
Thank you..........I have been reading those comments, and some patients who had muscle problems with other statins, still have problems with this statin. I want to see what Bobby says here, as I think his knowledge on this overall subject is superior to anything I have read anywhere else. The metabolic pathway is slightly different for Livalo, but not sure that will make any difference in the end.View Thread
..........and now Bobby, I have another question, and I do value your input. I recently saw the original Cardiologist again, and he now wants me to try Livalo at 2mg daily.He says that this Lily drug was developed for those patients with muscle problems with other statin drugs, patients just like me. For sure, I want to wait until all of original problem is washed out, and am slowly getting there. What advice would you give to me, given my past experience with statins. I want to do as iride has suggested, and practice medicine for myself, so am collecting advice and value your input. As you might guess, I am more than slightly hesitant to take this guys advice, without more information.View Thread