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Doctor insights on: Pravastatin 20 Mg Side Effects

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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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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?

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?

Neither: 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

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What are the side effects of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

What are the side effects of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

Unknown: They are probably;y unknown as herbal medicines have not been extensively studied as prescription medicines. You should NOT take any herbs, vitamins, over the counter medications without the explicit consent of your doctor. Be careful. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed pravastatin sodium 20mg for cholesterol, I'm concerned about it's long term side effects I'm a diabetic.

I have been prescribed pravastatin sodium 20mg for cholesterol, I'm concerned about it's long term side effects I'm a diabetic.

Monitor: It's an effective medication and widely used. You should take it, especially as a diabetic. Just keep close follow up with your physician. ...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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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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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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Have severe pain in lower extrem x 2 mths. Dr switched me to atorvastin from pravastatin. Could this b side effect or fibromyalgia?

Have severe pain in lower extrem x 2 mths. Dr switched me to atorvastin from pravastatin. Could this b side effect or fibromyalgia?

Yes: A new symptom that occurs after a medication change certainly points to a possible cause-effect relationship. Speak to your doctor immediately as statin drugs often cause muscle pains (myalgia) and /or muscle inflammation (myositis). ...Read more

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What is the side effect of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

What is the side effect of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

None.: Green tea powder is a potent anti-oxidant and will not interfere with pravastatin or diltiazem. ...Read more

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What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

Confusion: Mental status changes can take place. Be sure to generate a list of all meds and herbals and street drugs to distribute to all of your physicians to make sure that no medication dosing takes place without all informed. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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