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Was given to much Lipitor because she had a stroke and now

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was given to much Lipitor because she had a stroke and now she is so weak she can't walk and she also was given to much Lasic to keep fluid down which I have been told both can make you weak and affect your appetite. Is there anything that can be done to improve this problem. She is hardly eating enough to keep her alive.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: It is not for me and she has been in the hospital and is now in a nursling home.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

I think you need to have your blood checked

1)basic metabolic panel to check for electrolytes and kidney function on the lasix

2)muscle enzymes to check to see if lipitor is breaking down muscle

3)ask to dose the meds every other day to help with side effects

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