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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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