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Doctor insights on: Pravastatin And Grapefruit

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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.

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Can you eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you're taking pravastatin 20mg?

Can you eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you're taking pravastatin 20mg?

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.

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I read on line that it is safe to drink red grapefruit juice if your taking pravachol, (pravastatin) is it?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is 80mg of pravastatin bad on the liver?

Is 80mg of pravastatin bad on the liver?

No: There is published data about safety at this dose.

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Please describe the medication: pravachol (pravastatin)?

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.

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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Can flaxseed oil & pravastatin tablets be taken together?

Pravastatin: Pravastatin and flax seed oil can be taken together.

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Can I take pravachol (pravastatin) with morning my meds?

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.

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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.

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