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ReMar Review
The goal of therapy is to lower __________ _______________ and
_________________.

Total cholesterol and triglycerides

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Why does cholesterol matter?

It's a big deal because the body naturally makes is onwn cholesterol!

So you don't necessarily need to add extra cholesterol to our system because the body has nowhere to store it so it puts it in the vessels
which leave us to have a cloggin and at risk for stroke

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LDL(Bad)=

HDL (Good)=

Total Cholesterol=

Triglycerides= __

LDL(Bad)= cholesterol in the liver ( we want this to be less than 100)

HDL (Good)= cholesterol/protective that protects the heart ( want this t be above 60)

Total Cholesterol= _want this to be less than 200

Triglycerides= __( fats in the blood and ; food) u want this this to be less than 150

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Zocor (Simvastatin)

Dyslipidemias

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Crestor (Rosuvastatin)

Dyslipidemias

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Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Dyslipidemias

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Side effects of statins

1. Liver toxicity

2. Muscle pain

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Niacin

is used in large doses for lipid-lowering properties.

can boost levels of good HDL cholesterol and lower triglycerides.

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Side effects of Niacin:

Side effects of Niacin: Flushing face

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Advicor (Niacin + Statin) side effects of both classes

Advicor (Niacin + Statin) side effects of both classes

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When client is in a Dyslipidemia u want to assess them for ???

rhabdomyolysis (this is a medical emergency involving your cholesterol lowering drugs

It's muscle destruction from these medications! So the medications will break down muscle tissue! So patient will complain of difficulty walk and climbing up stairs, muscle aches

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The muscle tissue will be excreted in the ?

Urine ! Will see protein in the urine

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statin drugs teaching

1. Take a bedtime

2. Never give with grapefruit juice

3. Tell pt to quit smoking

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How do u treat rhabdomyolosis?

Stop the medication

Flush the patient out with IV fluid to get meds out their system

Call the dr

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