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Does cholesterol medicine pravastatin make you gain weight?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not reported side ef: Interesting question. Not a reported side effect. A few studies have reported a decrease in androgen levels in both men and women on pravastatin. This could potentially lead to fat accumulation in the abdomen. I would however look for other more common causes and especially be sure to check the thyroid function.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Potentially: Per Drugs.Com - weight gain or loss may occur in 1 to 10% of patients.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2019

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