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Doctor insights on: Pravastatin Sodium Warnings And Recalls

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What is the side effect of pravastatin sodium?

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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pravastatin Sodium (Definition)

Pravastatin sodium is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


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Can I have 3 glasses of wine while taking pravastatin sodium 20 mg?

Can I have 3 glasses of wine while taking pravastatin sodium 20 mg?

Caution: Excessive alcohol intake can potentially lead to liver dysfunction and/or damage. Pravastatin can potentially do the same. Taken together the risk increases. Alcohol consumption in moderation (couple of drinks a day) in individuals with no history of liver disease, while on statins, would be unlikely to cause a problem. Periodic monitoring of liver function should be done. ...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 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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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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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Pravachol (Definition)

Pravachol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more