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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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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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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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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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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