A 54-year-old female asked:
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i am a postmenopausal woman i have been taking pravastatin 40 mg for two years. can i just stop taking?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: Speak to your doctor before stopping your medications. Presumably there is a good reason why you are on a statin.
Answered on May 2, 2013
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There's no rebound, but understand that any benefit you received from taking the medicine for the last 2 years will soon be lost once you stop taking it.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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