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Pravachol Allergy In Children
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Definitely: Yes, you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dizziness upon arising has ceased since increasing dosage of pravachol (pravastatin) from 20 mg to 40mg. Is it possible there is a correlation between the two?
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
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
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 have been advised to receive 20 mg. Of pravachol (pravastatin) daily. I was previously on zocor (simvastatin). Which medicine is safer as to side effects?
They're very similar in structure, efficacy, and safety/side effect profile. But because they are slightly different, one may be better for you than the other.
Your doctor should be monitoring your progress on these meds. ...Read more
Can I take 2 pravachol (pravastatin) tablets 40mg tablets instead of 1 80mg. One? Thanks in advance.
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Which medicine (10 mg of pravachol (pravastatin) or 10 mg simvastatin) is safer and tolerated while taking 5 mg of amlodipine (ccb) at night. Thanks?
Pravostatin maybe: There is an interaction between amlodipine and statin drugs which can cause a breakdown in muscle tissues. It is more common with Simvastatin than pravachol (pravastatin). The recommendations say Simvastatin dose should be 20mg or less if taking amlodipine. So both of your choices are ok. But assume risk slightly higher with simvastatin. Note Simvastatin maybe more effective in lowering cholesterol. ...Read more
Does pravachol (pravastatin) 40 mg help lower trig.224 level increase HDL 27 level and solve the metabolic syndrome state my tall is 168 CM and 86 kg BP is 150/90?
Not Everything!: Pravachol (pravastatin) is a statin that is good for lowering LDL (bad chol) and increasing HDL (good chol). It does not do much for trig. Or metabolic syndrome. You may not want to hear it, but exercise and weight loss will help with metabolic syndrome. Exercise increases HDL and weight loss should help decrease trig and help with bs abnormalities. ...Read more
I read on line that it is safe to drink red grapefruit juice if your taking pravachol, (pravastatin) is it?
In moderation: Safer to eat red grapefruit, as you are less likely to eat 6, 12, 20, etc, than drink 1/2 gallon, which might cause drug metabolism issue with certain meds. Intermittent use (/eating or drinking) allows time for liver to process the meds and other things presented to it. ...Read more
My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. I'm taking pravachol (pravastatin) right now should I countinue taking it or can I stop?
Continue: Your labs are likely better because you are on medication. If you stop your cholesterol will go up again. ...Read more
My latest LDL 88 HDL 46 trgl 115 tc 153, would you consider taking cholesterol medicine for these numbers such as 10 mg pravachol (pravastatin).?
Depends on Particles: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to LDL (ldl-p) and HDL (hdl-p) particle number. Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable, ldl-c and hdl-c levels often disagree with ldl-p and hdl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. For high risk patients ldl-p goal is < 1000 (option < 800), otherwise goal is < 1300. ...Read more
I have micro colitis. Taking colestipol and Endicort. Does the colestipol affect the effectiveness of my valium? I take Endicort, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Pravachol first thing in am. Colestipol 1 hr later,
What is the peak time and half-life of amlodipine, pravachol, (pravastatin) and benicar/hct medicines respectively. Thanks for the help in advance.
LookOnline & Empower: Search engines, esp google, can rapidly find these answers for you (& me), e.g. Search "amlodipine t½" & go to nih, fda or edu websites. Keep in mind that chemical t½ life & physiologic t½ life may be very different, data is only a small group average & there are many variables. Also keep in mind that your primary medical decision maker (primary physician, if you will) is always you, no one else. ...Read more
My husband takes pravachol (pravastatin) his muscles hurt he also takes gabapentin for neuropathy not a diabetic he gets mood seings?
My mom's doctor told her to double up her Pravachol (pravastatin) to 80 my instead of 40mg now she is feeling hot, dizzy, and tingling sentations. Why?
Possible: Medication side effect given timing. Would stop taking for now and go to the emergency room to figure out what's going on. ...Read more
My lipid numbers are very good. Would 10 mg of pravachol (pravastatin) be better for heart and stroke protection (I have possible cad) than 10 mg simvastatin.?
Effective but...: Pravachol (pravastatin) below to the class of lipid lowering agents called Statins. Statins are effective in preventing heart disease, but a big component of effectiveness is in lowering inflammation and not just treating cholesterol. There are some downsides to Statins including liver abnormality, muscle ache and some cases of increasing diabetes risk. See Your Vibrant Heart book. ...Read more
I am taking simvastatin + beta blocker in the evening. It was ok, but pravachol (pravastatin) 10 mg + 5 mg amlodipine in the eveninggives nausea, fatigue and muscle pain. Any adjustments.?
Hard to know: Without knowing more information, it's hard to explain what is happening to you. I recommend going back to your doctor and let them know. You could take the medication at different time of the day or go back to the original regimen. Your current doctor would be the best to answer this question. ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more