Help, I need some information from my peeps who have been there!
I searched for previous discussions but not a lot of concrete stuff there. I'm on 50 mg. Sprycel (after PE). I have records from 2002 and there is no doubt that my total cholesterol and LDLs are consistently high - 282 and 195 respectively. My HDL and Triglycerides are good - 68 and 73 consistently. My diet is good, changing that probably won't do much, and, I must admit, I'm not real inclined to change much.
Just how dangerous are my cholesterol and LDL levels? Am I protected enough with the other good counts? I have a scrip for either atorvastatin (generic Lipitor) or simvistatin (generic Zocor) low dose, 10 mg. per day. I don't like the interaction info between Sprycel and either of these drugs: http://www.drugs.com...1-1488,787-2439
Frank (Sneezy 12) mentioned pravastatin (generic Pravachol) doesn't have these interactions and they don't according to drugs.com. Neither do fluvastatin (Lescol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and pitavistatin (Livalo).
Anyone taking Sprycel on statins and which one? Anyone have a feel that one works better than the others? Lipitor seems to be the gold standard when you need help fast but I don't think that's my situation. Anyone have any dangerous side effects? My liver enzymes are rock steady now on Sprycel but I had a severe liver reaction to Gleevec that required the switch.
Thanks in advance for any wisdom or personal experience you'd share with me. I will be checking with my onc, but I like to hear from those who are living the life.