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What is the side effect of pravastatin sodium?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
One other side effect of all the statins including pravastatin is liver toxicity which is not that common,and it is recommended to do liver functions to make sure there is no toxic effect on the liver.Commonest side effect is muscle pain
Dr. Bennett Werner
The incidence of serious liver toxicity is 1 in 100,000. The recommendation to check liver tests at 6 weeks has been withdrawn. Baseline liver tests are still recommended.
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