Difference between atorvastatin and pravastatin

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Was just switched from 5 mg atorvastatin to 10 mg pravastatin. 5 month after MI and stent. Have made major diet changes to only plant based foods and kept TC about 115 and LDL at about 60 as verified by three tests over this period. why would I be switched? what would be the advantage to pravastatin? I have had minor muslce pain in upper back over recent months but doctor does not think it is due to statin.
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After 12 months of follow up it was found that the LDL-C was around 76 +/- 23 and 110 +/- 30 mg/dl in the atorvastatin and pravastatin group respectively. There was a regression in the CIMT of –0.034+/-0.021 mm in the atorvastatin group whereas the CIMT remained stable in the pravastatin group. It was concluded that marked LDL reduction (<100 mg/dl) provides superior efficacy for atherosclerosis regression at 1 year. More to follow...........
The latest studies show that inflammation is an independent risk factor for heart disease that is much stronger than any measure of cholesterol.1 I cite a study of two statin drugs, atorvastatin and pravastatin, that was reported in the 2005 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
8%) patients, pravastatin in 40 (62.5%), fluvastatin in one (1.6%), atorvastatin in five (7.8%), and lovastatin in three (4.7%). Gemfibrozil, a fibric acid derivative, was employed as monotherapy in 10 (15.6%) of patients. There were five patients who received combination therapy with a fibric acid derivative, four (80%) with gemfibrozil + pravastatin, and one (20%) with gemfibrozil + simvastatin. Six patients studied had adverse effects, five (7.2%) with myalgia and one (1.4%) with myopathy.
The lipid modification effects appeared to be similar to pravastatin, simvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin, or fluvastatin. Compared with non-statin lipid lowering agents, RYR preparations appeared superior to nicotinate and fish oils, but equal to or less effective than fenofibrate and gemfibrozil. No significant difference in lipid profile was found between Xuezhikang and Zhibituo.
Statins such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin with the exception of Pravastatin which is unaffected.
The review, published online in The Lancet on June 7, includes all papers published between 1985 and 2006 on the safety, efficacy, and side effects of statins. Armitage notes that since statins were first approved in 1987, their ability to reduce the risks of vascular death, non-fatal MI, stroke, and the need for arterial revascularization has been shown by several large, high-quality randomized trials.
I fished commercially for salmon for many years, and I can tell you there is a huge difference between farmed and wild caught salmon. Controlling diabetes, Vytorin and fish oil so far are keeping my arteries from inflaming. For years I pole vaulted over mouse turds regarding statins, I was very wrong, in my opinion.
I explained that the pain I got was when I was sitting in the shower shaving my legs and depending on which way I twisted my body, I felt if I scrunched my abdomen to much, it felt like I an organ popped out between two ribs, under my right breast, and was being squeezed. It would be so painful, if I moved the pain only intensified.
I am a 53 year old male of average size and weight. In my case, the excruciating pain every morning between my shoulder blades and mid-spine area started about 3 months. It usually starts around 4 A.M. Sometimes it is so bad that the only way for me to cope with the pain is to get up walk around for an hour. There is no position change in bed or sitting that helps relieve this pain. (Sound familiar??) The pain disipates as the day goes on. By mid-day, the pain is a dull ache in my back.
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