The following drugs should not be taken at the same time as a statin drug.They are listed, as contraindicated, in the manufacturer's package insert. The first column gives the name of the drug. The middle column gives the other names by which the drug is know. In some cases there are so many names that you have to do your own research. Often the drug is combined with another drug to form a new drug product. Alka-Seltzer and Beechams Powders, for example, contain aspirin and some other medicine. The last column lists some of the names of these combinations.
|Drug||Other Names||In combination with other drugs|
|Aspirin||Angettes, Micropirin, Caprin, Nu-Seals, Resprin, Ecotrin, Acetylsalicylic Acid, Arthritis Pain, Bayer Aspirin||Anadin, Beechams Powder, Migramax, Co-codaprin, Excedrin, Vanquish, Levacet, Painaid, Saleto, Exaprin, Axotal, Fiorinal, Anacin, Norgesic, Soma Compound, Alka-Seltzer, Adalat|
|Warfarin||Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Uniwarfin|
|Ketoconazole||Nizoral||Ketocon +, Xolegel|
|Erythromycin||Erythroped, Erythrocin, Emycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab, Ilosone, Ilotycin, Eyemycin, Roymycin, Erygel||Benzamycin, Pediazole, Eryzole, Sulfimycin|
|Fusidic Acid||Fucidin, Fucithalmic|
|Bezafibrate||Bezalip, Fibrazate, Zimbacol|
|Cyclosporine||Ciclosporin, Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune, Restasis|
|Verapamil||Cordilox, Securon, Univer, Verapress, Vertab, Calan,Isoptin, Verelan, Covera||Tarka|
|Diltiazem||Tildiem, Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac, Matzim, Dilt|
|Amlodipine||Norvasc, Istin||Tekamlo, Amturnide, Caduet, Lotrel, Amlobenz, Tribenzor, Exforge, Azor, Twynsta|
|Amiodarone||Amyben, Cordarone, Pacerone, Nexterone|
|Colchicine||Colcrys, Mitigare||Probenecid and Colchicine, Proben|
If you were prescribed a statin drug did your doctor tell you not to take these drugs? Did he tell you how dangerous it would be to continue taking them? Tell us your experiences.