Pravastatin information

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Avatar n tn I get very tight muscle cramps, the legs muscles are like knots, extremely tight, painful for the most time when I am lying down in bed, altho a few times just sitting in recliner with my feet down. I am 60 years of age and the meds. I on is Alendronate for bone density and Pravastatin for cholesterol control, and over the counter vitamin. could this be PAD?
317787 tn?1473362051 Concomitant administration of pravastatin with VICTRELIS increased exposure to pravastatin. Treatment with pravastatin can be initiated at the recommended dose when coadministered with VICTRELIS.
Avatar m tn I couldn't take it very long because it made me feel sick so the doctor switched me to Pravastatin. I soon switched doctors because he was making me uncomfortable with the things he was saying and my new doctor did a liver enzyme test. It came back elevated so she took me off of the Pravastatin to see if my enzymes would improve. They did start to level out and she even said that my cholesterol had also dropped down to 150. This made me very happy and I continued to exercise and eat healthy.
3539331 tn?1347558007 It is an injection of additional Cholesterol medication to the Pravastatin 40 mg I am taking now. I could get a plazebo or the real thing. So my question is..... Should I participate in this study even though I am not sure my palpitations have developed in something more serious? I do need the money and I am already on Pravastatin 40mg. I was hoping I would get an appointment with my doctor right away but couldn't. Thanks for reading.
Avatar n tn I was on 40mg of Pravastatin and now am on 80mg. Is my doc just being aggressive? Or is there another reason for the big increase?
Avatar f tn Dr had changed from Lipitor (generic) to Pravastatin 40 mg, but still horrible muscle pain. Dr wants to put on another statin( saying this has less side effects) and extremly expensive...But I would like to try a Non Statin is there is one on the market, or would there be supplements that are available and have good results? Mainly I would like names of non statins to research and discuss.
Avatar n tn Whoopi, I entered these drugs in my drug interaction website and this is the information that it printed out. I could not find the Lotrimin on the list. This includes interactions with food or beverages, too.
Avatar n tn It seems that the main problem was with fenofibrate and pravastatin. The level was pravastatin was greatly increased. But newer info with other statins shows no danger. Atorvastatin serum levels were actually decreased. Jack is very correct that any individual's response can vary a lot from the norm. > Any other natural suggestions on lowering [TG]? I've seen studies that low carb works best, but low Glycemic Index is not that far behind.
Avatar n tn Pravastatin v. Simor My cholesterol numbers have not decreased much since taking Pravastatin for over three years and prior to that other statins. My 30 year old son is taking Simcor and has numbers have dropped tremendously. Neither of us has blood pressure problems or heart problems; just hereditary cholestrol problems. We both exercise somewhat; not couch potatoes. Should I talk to my doctor re changing to Simcor?
Avatar n tn I am now on Pravastatin 10mg. Hope I do not have side effects from this one. I am starting at a low dose, and if I can adjust to it, I can always go up on the mg's in the future. My numbers will be rechecked in December.
Avatar m tn I haven't heard anything about this. But I have seen trial information on Tribavirin which is used like Ribavirin for influenza and appears to have less anemia side effects that it's Riba cousin.
881699 tn?1240523659 Im on Acto met Plus for Diabetes type 2 since Feb 20th 2009. My cardio Dr prescribed Pravastatin for minor high Cholesterol and I had a very bad reaction to the statin drug that I took for 5 days and stopped April 5th 2009. Bad pain all over in my joints and muscles. On April 13th the pain subsided in most of my body except in my Left kidney and left lower back region and traveling down thru my Hip, thigh, knee and ankle all on the left side only.
Avatar m tn Thank you for the information that you are providing. When they did the spine fusion on lower lumbar they used 2 plates and 4 screws. That was where the infection started from what I gather. My sutures were all healed when the infection underneath just busted thru the skin. They went back in and cleaned it up but did not go as deep as the hardware that thay thought was not infected. Then the infection started againg and MRI showed it was around the hardware.
Avatar f tn Hello Ed, and thank you for answering, I hope you are well. My blood pressure is always good because I take Lysinoprol everyday. I also take a whole aspirin & one Plavix (per doc orders) to prevent clotting. I am also taking a statin at night (Pravastatin) to keep things flowing & plauge down. My doctor (one) said it was too risky a surgery to do because it is right by the optic nerve, I could come out blind or paralized. No thanks.
Avatar n tn Again, thank you for the information, and your response. I'll make an appointment with my doctor tomorrow.
Avatar f tn I did have a heart attack with 1 stent placement and that's why I was in the hospital a couple of months ago. They started me on Plavix and Pravastatin while I was there. After 2 doses of both of these meds I started having bladder pain and urgency. I've had this off and on again problem for 2 months now. I did find out about a month ago that the Pravastatin can cause urinary problems, but I just found out a few days ago that the Plavix can too.
Avatar m tn The FDA has reviewed postmarketing data, cases from US registries of DILI as well as ALF, and other sources of information on statin-related hepatotoxicity, and has concluded that the risk of serious liver injury from all currently marketed statins is 'very low' (including a risk of less than or equal to just 2 per 1 million patient-years in the Adverse Event Reporting System database).
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Avatar n tn My diet is good but I do not exercise. It has been suggested that I could try Pravastatin as a last resort but if adverse symptoms occur, that will be the end of the statins for me. Should I even consider another statin as they all seem to have the same effects.
469720 tn?1388149949 What Is High Blood Cholesterol? Cholesterol levels are determined through chemical analysis of a blood sample taken from a finger ***** or from a vein in the arm. Home cholesterol kits, first approved in 1993, test only for total cholesterol levels but are as accurate as tests done in a doctor's office, says Steven Gutman, M.D., director of FDA's division of clinical laboratory devices.
Avatar m tn It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn my meds are.... benicar 20mg for blood preasure. 40mg pravastatin.. and 25 mg topral daily. my fear is with no blockages that i have a heart defect that is going undetected that could be serious. have history of heart disease on fathers side with grandfather although my dad is 81 and no problems i have no strong angina when this occurs just a little twinge and then followed my shortness of breath which passes if i let heartbeat lower down.
Avatar m tn Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Livalo (pitavastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). Combination products include: Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe).
Avatar m tn 25 mg 2x/d), and just switched from 5 mg lipitor to 10 mg pravastatin. About 8 weeks ago I started noticing a flutter or rapid heart rate when I woke. I haven't sleep well in several years so it has been common for me to rise around 3am with 4 to 5 hours sleep, and the time I have this rapid heart rate only occurs on waking. I do not feel any other symptoms. My blood pressure has generally been running around 120/75. sometime lower sometime higher.
Avatar f tn I am thrilled about this and it is my personal mission to bring the information to the public sooner. It takes too long for multiple studies to get published...and hopefully even read by your doctors. Also, narcotics should be a LAST resort...
Avatar n tn He thinks that my symptoms are due to my cholesterol in which he called me in a RX for pravastatin 20mg which I am skeptical to take. I'm only 29 and do not want to take this stuff forever plus all the side effects! I still feel like there is something else going on with my thyroid and the nurse said he probably will not do anymore testing on it!!!
Avatar n tn Yes, I do believe in the corruption of massive wealth and power and do believe that some drug companies will suppress damaging information to continue sales of hot drugs! I do not believe the incidence of muscle damage is "rare". (That my mom suffered massive muscle breakdown "rhabdomyolysis" on a statin contributes to this) Statins inhibit a very important biochemical pathway in the body.
Avatar n tn 400 IU a day of vitamin E and 1-2 mg/d of folic acid have been used in some clinical trials. For pravastatin (pravachol) in coronary artery disease, the data are very strong and 20-40 mg a day of this medication is generally used. The response to the medication is important in guiding the dosage. Hope this answers your question.
Avatar m tn • atorvastatin (Lipitor) • fluvastatin (Lescol) • lovastatin (Mevacor) • pravastatin (Pravachol) • simvastatin (Zocor) With increasing rates of obesity and associated metabolic conditions – both in HCV positive individuals and in the population as a whole – the statins have become one of the most widely prescribed classes of drugs Statins and HCV In the July 2006 issue of Hepatology, M.