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Alternatives Of Pravastatin
No: Eating too much makes you gain weight. There is no association with Pravastatin or any other statin. ...Read more
I am now taking pravastatin 40 mg the price just went up 10 fold. What dose of lobs station is the equivalent?
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
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
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
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
Yes: Both are avalable as generic medications in the us. ...Read more
Pravastatin: Pravastatin and flax seed oil can be taken together. ...Read more
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
Statins: Nope. Not in any way. The doses are nearly the same, so do not know where this myth is coming from. ...Read more
Can I take 2 pravachol (pravastatin) tablets 40mg tablets instead of 1 80mg. One? Thanks in advance.
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: There should be no significant effect here. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
In general, can cholesterol reducing medication, such as, fenofibrate and pravastatin be prescribed concurrently?
Yes: Combination therapy is useful to grt to goal. ...Read more
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
Persons with hypertension may take more than one class drug type. Can people with high chloresterol be Rx'd different class drug plus pravastatin?
Yes: Yes, there are many options out there ...Read more
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
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
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
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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