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Doctor insights on: Alternatives Of Pravastatin

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Will grapefruit interfere with 40 mg pravastatin?

Will grapefruit interfere with 40 mg pravastatin?

Not really: No grapefruit juice does not interfere with pravastatin but it does with zocor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) the other commonly used statins. ...Read more

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Does pravastatin make you gain weight? Please, need some answers?

Does pravastatin make you gain weight? Please, need some answers?

No: Eating too much makes you gain weight. There is no association with Pravastatin or any other statin. ...Read more

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I am now taking pravastatin 40 mg the price just went up 10 fold. What dose of lobs station is the equivalent?

I am now taking pravastatin 40 mg the price just went up 10 fold. What dose of lobs station is the equivalent?

40 mg: The relative strength of Pravachol (pravastatin) and Mevacor (generic = lovastatin) are the same. They are metabolized in different ways so it varies from person to person. ...Read more

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Side effects of pravastatin?

Pravastatin: More serious side effects include:
unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;chest pain;swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and others perhaps less signficant. ...Read more

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Can't pravastatin effect erection dysfnction?

Can't pravastatin effect erection dysfnction?

Doubtful: Anything is possible but it's highly unlikely. The sad reality is that the equipment is just slower to work and is a bit less reliable at age 62. ...Read more

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Cholestrol level is 187 should I take pravastatin?

Ask your doctor: There are different levels that your cholesterol needs to be at for different health conditions. Your doctor knows you, so you should ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a postmenopausal woman I have been taking pravastatin 40 mg for two years. Can I just stop taking?

I am a postmenopausal woman I have been taking pravastatin 40 mg for two years. Can I just stop taking?

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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: pravachol (pravastatin)?

Please describe the medication: pravachol (pravastatin)?

Pravachol (pravastatin): Pravachol (pravastatin) is part of a class of drugs called statins or hmg co-a reductase inhibitors. They are used to treat high cholesterol to reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke or dying from a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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Does pravastatin lower CRP levels?

Yes: This was investigated in the prince trial, published in jama 2001. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/11434833/. ...Read more

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Can pravastatin cause excessively low triglycerides?

Can pravastatin cause excessively low triglycerides?

Not usually.: Pravastatin has a weak effect on lowering triglycerides. Not really sure that there is an excessively low trig. Some folks are born with a rather low baseline number. ...Read more

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Are pravastatin and fenofibrate available as generics?

Are pravastatin and fenofibrate available as generics?

Yes: Both are avalable as generic medications in the us. ...Read more

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Can I take pravachol (pravastatin) with morning my meds?

Can I take pravachol (pravastatin) with morning my meds?

Depends on meds: Generally yes, but avoid taking with drugs like fenofibrate, clofibrate, colchicine. Ask a pharmacist which drugs should not be taken together. ...Read more

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When should I take pravachol (pravastatin) 40mg...In the am or pm?

When should I take pravachol (pravastatin) 40mg...In the am or pm?

Either.: The best time to take it is when you will remember to take it. Am or pm doesn't really matter. The pharmacy will tell you pm, but it really doesn't matter. ...Read more

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Is pravastatin dosage of 80mg equal to a 5 mg dose of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Statins: Nope. Not in any way. The doses are nearly the same, so do not know where this myth is coming from. ...Read more

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Is pravachol (pravastatin) effective in lowering cholesterol?

Is pravachol (pravastatin) effective in lowering cholesterol?

LDLHDLnotCholesterol: Yes/some. But Cholesterol: a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell; building block of each cell membrane (enables fluidity & not tearing) fundamental to survival of every animal cell & animal movement. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. LDL ≤700 nmol/l & Large-HDL ≥9 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading. ...Read more

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Can you ake pravastatin with lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Can you ake pravastatin with lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Yes but.......: Taking both drugs can cause muscle and liver problems. Lopid (gemfibrozil) is an older drug. Better drugs available today that are safer. If you stay on both regular checks with labs to eval liver and muscle enzymes. ...Read more

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Pravachol (pravastatin) 40mg what are the side effect?

Pravastin: There are multiple side effects including liver abnormalities and / or muscle aches or pains. There should be a significant benefit for the medicine versus the risk of taking it. ...Read more

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Does cholesterol medicine pravastatin make you gain weight?

Does cholesterol medicine pravastatin make you gain weight?

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pravastatin if you had hepatitus b in the past?

Is it safe to take pravastatin if you had hepatitus b in the past?

Yes: Majority of adult acquired hepatitis b is spontaneously cleared. In patients with chronic hepatitis b, statins should be safe to use as long as there is no flare up of hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Can you eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you're taking pravastatin 20mg?

Can you eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you're taking pravastatin 20mg?

Grapefruit and stati: Generally you should significantly restrict your intake of grapefruit and its juice while taking statins because they reduce the breakdown of the drug and you can get toxicity and more side effects. The effect of ingesting grapefruit lasts the whole day. Statins most affected are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor. Pravastatin's interaction is thought to be less but caution is still generally advised. ...Read more

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Is it true you can't get muscle definition on strong dose of statins (40mgs pravastatin) - no matter how much you exersize?

Is it true you can't get muscle definition on strong dose of statins (40mgs pravastatin) - no matter how much you exersize?

Doubtful: I've heard of statins being blamed for all sorts of issues-but not that one! I doubt that allegation. However, like all meds certainly want to have clearcut indications for taking a statin. Please refer to webmd or the heart. Org for newest guidelines on statin therapy. Thanks for the question! ...Read more

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I have been taking pravastatin for 2 years and my triglycerides are over 4 times higher than before I started the statin drug. What do I do? 342

Consult your doc: Please discuss the matter with your doctor who is prescribing pravastatin. In general reducing triglycerides requires weight loss, reduction in the intake of fats and carbohydrates. Fish oil may help too. ...Read more

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Having some side effect. From 10 mg pravachol (pravastatin). Can I take it just 3 times a week and still get the benefits. What is pravachol (pravastatin) half life.?

Having some side effect. From 10 mg pravachol (pravastatin). Can I take it just 3 times a week and still get the benefits. What is pravachol (pravastatin) half life.?

Half Life is 1.8h: Not much benefit from thrice weekly pravastatin. The usual adult dose is 40mg, so 10mg is a very low dose to start with. One could withdraw the drug and keep an open mind as to whether the symptom is relieved. This could still happen by chance but is one way to separate "side effect" from other problem. ...Read more

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Can I take CoQ10 while on Pravastatin and aspirin for CVD?

Can I take CoQ10 while on Pravastatin and aspirin for CVD?

CoQ10: Most folks can take CoQ10. In fact we often use it to help minimize muscle aches from statins. Using it with pravastatin and asa would not be at all unusual. ...Read more

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Are the prescriptions benazepril and pravastatin blood thinners?

Are the prescriptions benazepril and pravastatin blood thinners?

No: Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme, or ace, inhibitor which is generally considered an ani-hyertensive (although it has many other beneficial effects). Pravatatin is a statin medication used to improve cholesterool and lipid profiles. ...Read more

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I am taking 20mg pravastatin 10mg amiodipine 2, 5mg bendroflumethiaz 4mg perindopril and 2mg clomipamine - my muscles ache badly. Is this normal?

I am taking 20mg pravastatin 10mg amiodipine 2, 5mg bendroflumethiaz 4mg perindopril and 2mg clomipamine - my muscles ache badly. Is this normal?

Can be a side effec.: Pravastatin can lead to muscle injury. Your doctor should be made aware of your muscle aches so he/she can examine you and possibly check a blood test to evaluate for muscle damage. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of pravastatin sodium?

Well tolerated: The majority of people on pravatatin don't even know they're taking it. Occasionally there is generalized muscle aching which improves on a smaller dose. Nausea, headache, rash fatigue, dizziness and stomach pain are listed as side effects but I rarely see them. If you think it's causing a side effect, the protocol is to stop it till the symptom resolves and then restart it to see if it returns. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pravastatin and lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Is it safe to take pravastatin and lopid (gemfibrozil)?

Safety pravastatn: Maybe. The safety must always be evaluated on an individual basis, and your doctor will be the best judge of the safety of these medications for you. ...Read more