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My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. Im taking pravachol (pravastatin) right now should I countinue taking it or can I stop?
Can I take 2 pravachol (pravastatin) tablets 40mg tablets instead of 1 80mg. one? Thanks in advance.
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Dizziness upon arising has ceased since increasing dosage of pravachol (pravastatin) from 20 mg to 40mg. Is it possible there is a correlation between the two?
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
Which medicine (10 mg of pravachol (pravastatin) or 10 mg simvastatin) is safer and tolerated while taking 5 mg of amlodipine (ccb) at night.Thanks?
Pravostatin maybe: There is an interaction between amlodipine and statin drugs which can cause a breakdown in muscle tissues. It is more common with Simvastatin than pravachol (pravastatin). The recommendations say Simvastatin dose should be 20mg or less if taking amlodipine. So both of your choices are ok. But assume risk slightly higher with simvastatin. Note Simvastatin maybe more effective in lowering cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pravachol (pravastatin) 40 mg help lower trig.224 level increase HDL 27 level and solve the metabolic syndrome state my tall is 168 CM and 86 kg BP is 150/90 ?
Not Everything!: Pravachol (pravastatin) is a statin that is good for lowering LDL (bad chol) and increasing HDL (good chol). It does not do much for trig. Or metabolic syndrome. You may not want to hear it, but exercise and weight loss will help with metabolic syndrome. Exercise increases HDL and weight loss should help decrease trig and help with bs abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My latest LDL 88 HDL 46 trgl 115 tc 153, would you consider taking cholesterol medicine for these numbers such as 10 mg pravachol (pravastatin)..
Depends on Particles: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to LDL (ldl-p) and HDL (hdl-p) particle number. Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable, ldl-c and hdl-c levels often disagree with ldl-p and hdl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. For high risk patients ldl-p goal is < 1000 (option < 800), otherwise goal is < 1300. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have micro colitis. Taking colestipol and Endicort. Does the colestipol affect the effectiveness of my valium? I take Endicort, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Pravachol first thing in am. Colestipol 1 hr later,
What is the peak time and half-life of amlodipine, pravachol, (pravastatin) and benicar/hct medicines respectively. Thanks for the help in advance.
LookOnline & Empower: Search engines, esp google, can rapidly find these answers for you (& me), e.g. Search "amlodipine t½" & go to nih, fda or edu websites. Keep in mind that chemical t½ life & physiologic t½ life may be very different, data is only a small group average & there are many variables. Also keep in mind that your primary medical decision maker (primary physician, if you will) is always you, no one else. ...Read more
My husband takes pravachol (pravastatin) his muscles hurt he also takes gabapentin for neuropathy not a diabetic he gets mood seings ?
No interaction: There is no interaction between the two drugs. Pravachol (pravastatin) is a "statin" drug. Muscle pain is an adverse effect to be worried about with these drugs. I would call his prescribing doctor asap. The mood swings may be from his muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer