Pravastatin and diabetes

Common Questions and Answers about Pravastatin and diabetes

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3 months later my fbs was 101, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 3 months later it is now 108. Is it possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pravastatin</span> is causing my blood sugar to elevate? Although I have never had bld sugar problems , there is diabetes in my family. Is it possible the med may have triggered my sugar level to elevate? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/575556'>pravastatin and blood sugar</a>.
My father is over 80 years old, in relatively good shape, has had mild diabetes type II diagnosed when he was about 20 years old, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> good cholesterol levels. He is able to control his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> primarily through his diet. His physician just prescribed him pravastatin, presumably to prevent heart complications due to his diabetes. Is this routinely done?
//www.drugs.com/sfx/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pravastatin</span>-side-effects.html#consumer_pravastatin Have you discussed this with your doctor? If you take other drugs and/or supplements check with your pharmacist regarding drug interactions.
I was diagnosed with CHF, hypertension, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> 2. I am on Coreg, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pravastatin</span>,Glucophage,spironolactone,zetia,Diovan,Avapro, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lasix when needed. I am trying to get back in shape but I do not know what weight training or exercises I can safely do.
I had stents put into my RCA 6 months ago so I am taking care to keep lipids low by eating almost 100% plant base diet. My concern is that HDL is so low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the risk ratios of TC/HDL <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> especially TG/HDL has jumped significantly even with LDL low. Are these risk ratios as important when the LDL is low? Any advice?
I quit taking carvedilol and my statin as I thought I had my heart problems knocked, and soon afterwards, even though my cholesterol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> weight was normal, I had to have six more stents, a pacemaker, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> eventually bypass surgery. Today at age 72 I'm back taking the drugs, but I also have Congestive Heart Failure, and believe me, taking carvedilol and Plavix was much easier. I have to sleep in a chair because my lungs fill with water. I made a huge mistake by stopping the drugs.
I have high cholesterol my doctor recently started me on pravistatin it makes me so very tires so I have been cutting my 40 mg pills in half I have type 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have noticed that since I have been taking pravistatin my blood sugars are lower is this possible? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/575556'>pravastatin and blood sugar</a>.
28, 2012 -- Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> type 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> are possible side effects of the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, the FDA warns. Brand name and generic versions of statin drugs must carry these warnings on their labels, the FDA today announced.
On the other hand, pravastatin is used to reduce the risk of heart attack <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stroke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> to reduce the amount of cholesterol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> other fatty substances in the blood. It is best that you talk to your doctor about this and to discuss the management plan for type 2 diabetes. Regular monitoring of blood sugar is highly recommended. Take care and do keep us posted.
I don't understand the numbers, and I blame nobody as I have a strong family history of both heart disease <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span>. I just want to know in general how people manage both high cholestrol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> diabetes together? For my immediate concern, how can I stop my body from losing water? The more I drink, the more I urinate, and the more thirsty I am. Is this common for someone with high blood sugar level?
Liver damage Memory loss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> confusion Type 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> Muscle weakness (for certain statins) FDA Removes One Important Safety Warning Due to statins' potential to increase liver enzymes and cause liver damage, patients must be monitored for normal liver function. At least, that's what the label used to say.
I didn't know my grandfather had cirrhosis with portal hypertension. His primary doctor prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pravastatin</span> tab 40 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Losartan potassium tab 25mg. He has been taking this medication for about five months. He complained about muscles around his leg hurting ,started losing appetite , feeling tired and weak. Then his face complexion started turning yellow,started having diarrhea, and his urine color turning dark brown.
This morning I started to have pins and needles sensations in both feet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hands on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> off. No numbness, however---just pins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> needles. This has been very weird--once the vertigo stopped I started having tinnitus( although I did hit my head around the same time); once the worry of a tumor disappeared, the pins and needles began. All the while, dizziness remains, I'm a big guy(6'2" 265 and work out) and I have high blood pressure but take medication.
Exercise is key, and I too have a hard time exercising because for every 30 min walk, it takes me 2 days to recover since I have osteoarthritis of the knees <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the back pain I get is intolerable. I don't have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> or smoke or drink, but I have renal hypertension, so if I take an aleve, it elevates the bp.
I also use to suffer from extreme <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> constant fatigue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> loss of strength. I no longer have the fatigue problem <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my strength is back thanks to Testosterone Therapy having boosted my T levels to about 780. Even so I still suffer from the ED. I can achieve about a 3/4 errection but never a fully very hard erection. The one I do achieve require much effort on my part ,if not I will loose the errection as quick as it came.
Risk factors for kidney disease include <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span>, high blood pressure, family history <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> older age. Take care <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> keep us posted.
I’m a 53 year old male being treated for sleep apnea (CPAP), hypertension (Diovan/HCT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Verapamil) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> high cholesterol (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pravastatin</span>). They all seem to be fairly under control now – although BP averages around 155/88 and pulse 55. In the past couple of years I had experienced occasional irregular heartbeats. Had an echocardiogram 2 years ago and didn’t show any problems (at least none that were brought to my attention.
I have nothing better to focus on. I just want to go the doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> get a check up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> blood tests <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> an x-ray maybe to make sure there is nothing wrong with me. Even if there is something wrong with me it would be good to know what it is because I could get treatment for it. I have had people on both sides of my family get diabetes in the last two years so I have a family history of health problems.
Atherosclerosis Heart block Hypertension" The list below is from Wikipedia - Pulse Pressure: "Examples: (these are examples of WIDENING pulse pressure causes): Atherosclerosis Arteriovenous fistula Chronic aortic regurgitation Thyrotoxicosis Fever Anemia Pregnancy Anxiety Heart block Aortic dissection Endocarditis Raised intracranial pressure" *** This is an excerpt from WebMD on New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins: "Feb.
Light headedness could be due to postural hypotension, wherein upon standing blood pooling occurs in the legs and the brain is deprived of adequate blood supply <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> oxygenation. This is more common in the elderly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in people with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> mellitus. So, don't worry and discuss these options with your doctor. Regards.
Another reason CAN be due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> or peripheral neuropathy, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so your regular doc can check your blood sugars since diabetes can cause foot pain, and also see if your lower back has been compromised in some way. If the lower back has some abnormality or settling going on, the nerves that go into the legs and feet can end up with too much pressure on them, and you'll wind up with neuropathy, which is when the nerves get numb, tingling, and sometimes painful.
As for statins, i wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. I know three ladies who are on them. One has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the other two are pre diabetic. They mentioned to my mother they had no idea what they did to develop the condition. I can give them a clue. :) Excerpt from "New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins" - WebMD: "Feb.
There are always a lot of questions about the "art" or treating cholesterol. It's a good time to refresh everyone's minds about some common guidelines. Remember that they are just that...Guidelines. Discuss the options with your physician. Most of all, remember that a health lifestyle specifically a low fat diet can reverse many of these issues. What can cause high cholesterol?
I suffer from a very dry mouth <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> throat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it's especially bad at night. I'm need to take a couple of glasses of water to bed with me at night because I'm waking up throughout the night so thirsty. Just wonder if you're on any medication that might be causing it? I take 25mg of Amitriptyline at night for anxiety & pain plus pravastatin Sodium for high cholesterol. I know for definite a dry mouth can be symptom of Amitriptyline. Find that chewing gum during the day helps a lot.
I am currentlyI taking Metformin 500mg (take 1 table by mouth every morning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 2 tablets with supper), Glipizide 10mg (take 1 tablet by mouth twice a day), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pravastatin Sodium 20mg (take 1 tablet by mouth daily). Last night around 9pm I eat 2 pieces of fried chicken with red beans and white rice, season fries, coleslaw. I did not eat all day to I guess you can say I over did it.
In this setting, Lewis et al prospectively assessed the efficacy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> safety of using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pravastatin</span> in patients with hypercholesterolemia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> chronic liver disease (Hepatology 2007;46:1453–1463). Between March 5, 2003, and July 23, 2004, 630 subjects underwent initial screening.
He has a history of hypertension, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>diabetes</span> - type I, high cholesterol, depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> gastroparesis. Previous history - alcoholism. He most recent phosphorus He had a PET scan with adenosine this week that showed his EF was 35%.An echocardiogram was done today to verify the EF. He is presently being cleared for surgery for kidney transplant at a local University Hospital.. He also has a phosphorus 8.8, PTH 606, Potassium 5.7, and A1c of 6.11.
i lived near three mile island nuclear plant at the time of the accident in 1979. my mom has graves disease <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was treated with radiation a few years after that accident. i am currently on synthroid (.25).
i recently had fna biopsies done on two nodules on my thyroid. they are doing another one in 4 weeks because the results were inconclusive. right homogenous nodule, 7mm, lower inferior: rare thyroid follicle cells with hurthle cell features, blood, scant colloid. comment: hypocellularity precludes definitive classification. nonetheless, the presence of thyroid follicle cells with Hurthle cell change raises the possibility of a hurthle cell neoplasm.