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Pravachol Vs Zocor
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
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
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. ?
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
Generally yes but: Laboratory monitoring is required.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I have 270 in chlostrol, i take a zocor (simvastatin) tablet, is it have side effect , I have no gall blader?
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
Is niapsan %00mg ER anight time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But i don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?
Niaspan (niacin) :
Niaspan (niacin) is best taken in the morning with a low dose 81 mg aspirin. The Aspirin lessens the flushing that accompanies the niaspan (niacin).
Zocor is best taken in the evening, when it is 10% more effective due to the body's biorhythm. ...Read more
Reduces blood fats: This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when you take this drug. ...Read more
Zocor (simvastatin) & liver: Liver enzymes can be elevated, but rarely. ...Read more
Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise
zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities
all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug
clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause
drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even
heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more
Go to this site for more info.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000911/. ...Read more
Yes: yes - should be monitored and a dose reduction may be necessary. ...Read more
Probably O.K.: These medications are often prescribed in combination and there does not appear to be a significant interaction. ...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
Yes most of the time: Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations. Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine. ...Read more
Statins: The milligram for milligram potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is higher than that for simvastatin. There is some difference in the incidence of side effects but clinically these are not seen very often. Since Lipitor (atorvastatin) became generic it has become more popular. Rosuvastatin(crestor) not generic so expensive has become very popular tho' why given its cost/pill relative to the others is debatable. ...Read more
Very similar: Atorvastatin (lipitor) is a little more potent, milligram for milligram than Simvastatin (zocor). Both have good outcome data. Both are safe. But either can cause muscle aches (in up to 10% of people) which is dependent on the dose. If muscle aches occur, a lower dose should be tried. ...Read more