Pravastatin compared to lipitor

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My doctor prescribed the generic pravastatin as a more afordable alternative to atorvastatin but also doubled the amount I take (from 20 mg of atorvastatin to 40 mg of pravastatin). Should I be concerned about the effectiveness of pravastatin?
In your opinion is one statin as good as another? (ie mevachor, zocor, lipitor etc.) or are there specific instances when one would be better than the other? Also, in your opinion do you regularly prescribe brand name statins, or are generic just the same. Thank you.
The group taking red yeast rice experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 43 points in a mere 12 weeks compared to just 11 points in the placebo group. Other research in China, which has been published in the American Journal of Cardiology and other scientific journals, has found that red yeast rice significantly reduces rates of heart attacks and deaths from heart disease.
and now that is gone. I have to go on a low fat diet and increase exercise! AS you know, Lipitor is not indicated for people with liver disease...so I'm going to have to do it I guess. Low fat? After doing treatment and becoming so used to ice cream and things like that it's going to be torture! I was wondering if anybody else had their cholesterol go up after treatment? If it was an after tx complication or just that I'm getting not so young anymore and would have happened anyway?
2 This was a single center, randomized clinical trial of 161 patients with mean age of 60 years and 46% with known cardiovascular disease. The effects of atorvastatin 80 mg/d and pravastatin 40 mg/d on CIMT were compared. Baseline CIMT and other characteristics were similar in both groups. 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.
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.
That is rather exciting, as it makes statins safe to take during SOC. If one is able to get a doc to prescribe fluvastatin on top of SOC..makes sense to me that that also increases one's chances. As well, if one is wanting to lower viral load prior to treatment, seems fluvastatin is a good option. I really want to know more about this. Gawd, I need more hours in a day.
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Suppliers were adding pravastatin to their product to heighten its cholesterol-reducing properties. This posed a health risk as the amount of statin people were taking unknowingly varied wildly. I recommend Nature's Plus Herbal Actives Red Yeast Rice Extended Release -- 600 mg You will have to work with your doctor to find the right dosage Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and vitamin B3 (niacin), remain the champions of the supplements.
Regarding sAg quantity, I am still trying to find out way to draw blood and send samples oversea for testing.... Compared to many of you, I have little knowledge on many of the new/updated approaches (including importance of sAg quantity monitoring; BTW, my doctor doesn't think it's helpful probably that's the opinion for most US doctors). I am still digging through the archieve to find out if sAg quantity is still important to monitor for people have hcc history.
Judy I know exactly the pain you speak of, as well as the positions you need to get in to simply make it subside. However, Ive mentioned it to my doctor as well and she knows nothing of what I speak of. Although, Im still trying to find out myself what is the cause of such symptoms. Im just here to share and am elated to know Im not the only one who shares such pain. But am looking into who might be able to point me into the direction of relief.
thats ok just want to know if i need to be concerned i don't have any insurance so thats why i haven't called a dr.
I have had MRI's done of the Cervical spine(neck region) and Lumbar spine (lower back) I have a lg hernated disc in my neck and degenetive disc disease with an annular tear in my lower back. I am going to also request my doctors to do an MRI of Thoracic spine (middle back) because they haven't done an MRI of that section yet. I am not sure if the mid back problems is caused by these issues I know I have. I would suggest you dig into the problem more.
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