What is pravachol prescribed for

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Avatar m tn There will be those that will tell you that studies such as the Jupiter Study were conducted or financed by big pharma companies, but that is not always the case nor does it place any doubt on the outcome. For me, I go with my experience with statins which have been very effective for me overall. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn It became progressively more frequent and intense, which led to the recent angiogram. My quest is for an approach that will limit the progress and reverse the tendency for the angina to become worse. Have been looking into the literature about various non-CABG, non-angioplasty options, since those appear to be unviable at this point.
Avatar n tn Thank you for the post. As of today, I am not taking any drug. I feel normal and "healthy". Except for the backache that came with Crestor. It looks like my muscle pain is diminishing though. I am afraid to go on zetia either. I am helpless not knowing what to do. My doctor said I have to atleast take the meds for 3 months before the blood test. But then even with this horrible muscle pain he did not ask me to get the CPK tested. Should I ask him? Thank you for the support.
Avatar n tn Have an appointment with another urologist next week. Could my problems stem from taking Pravachol? What are common causes for pain at the tip of the penis at the END of urination?
Avatar n tn This could be a medication problem. I have had some rosacea, I think for awhile, but that is not my worst problem. I am a 54 year old woman. My face feels awful! I am driving my co-workers crazy and my supervisor has told me to try to stop scratching my face. I have some OCD and am a bit on the autism spectrum so this is just adding to a problem I already have with not being able to settle down and concentrate on what I am supposed to.
Avatar n tn What could make it increase so quickly? Should I repeat the blood test right away thinking this is an outlier reading or just wait 6 months and re-test? Do you think I should change statins and if so any recommendations? Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn My doctor insists my cholesterols is dangerously high and prescribed Pravachol. Within two days the symptoms have returned. I now believe my RLS was in fact an early reaction to Lipitor and that my back and neck pain, etc. are an indication of increasing toxicity from statins. Is this an accurate assessment? I need to know what my next steps are. I can't tolerate taking statins any longer.
Avatar n tn Good morning and thanks for your time. Is one statin superior to another? For example Mevacor at one point was touted as possibly preventing heart attacks, whereas Lipitor is supposed to be stronger than Mevacor. What criteria do you use to determine which one to prescribe. Are statin side effects the same across the board, regardless of which one you use?
Avatar f tn The level of creatine phosphokinase enzyme should be checked. If this is raised then there is muscle injury and the drugs should b stopped. If CPK is normal, then the dose and exercise adjustment should help. Fat-soluble statins like Lipitor and Zocor cause more damage than water soluble statins like Pravachol and Crestor. Hence the latter should be tried at lower dose.
Avatar m tn Thanks for taking the time to answer Joan! Did you try the Niacin with aspirin to reduce side effects taken at bedtime? Yes, I was up to a gram or two/day but the one incident of severe facial, body, and throat swelling (allergic reaction) precluded me from continuing any niacin according to my family practitioner at the time. It also only raised my HDL 3 or 4 points.
1463256 tn?1286032581 As to the baseline EKG: Merck patent application #4,933,165 dated June 12, 1990 presents "A pharmaceutical composition and method of counter-acting HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor-associated myopathy is disclosed. The method comprises the adjunct administration of an effective amount of a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and an effective amount of Coenzyme Q10." HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor = statin. Myopathy: heart damage.
Avatar n tn Could you tell me more about coronary artery spasms? What is usually the treatment for them? What is the prognosis or how serious is this problem? Is there anything besides medications that may be helpful? Thank you very much.
Avatar n tn If this is possible, can the Nasal Wash Treatment that is explained in your website help with this situation, or what treatment would be the most appropiate for this scenarion (CPAP, BiPAP, nasal CPAP, etc.) I know that the polysomnography is the gold standard to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, but I wonder if someone with no risks for this syndrome (neck circumference too wide, obesity, age, etc.), but with post nasal drip and symptoms of OSA (fatigue, daytime sleepiness, etc.
Avatar n tn How long do I have to be off crestor to see if that is what is making me itch? I also get little red bumps, no blisters or anything like that, just tiny bumps and itch horribly. I am ready to scream. any ideas? Help...
Avatar n tn There is a very good book available for persons wanting to know the answers to proper diet and its effects on the heart. Should be at the library or nearest book store ... "Eat Right 4 Your Type" by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney. Hope this may help.
Avatar f tn On Coenzyme Q10: cardiologists in Japan use it as adjunctive therapy in cases of heart failure and they've been doing this for years. Q10 is a prescription drug there. Coenzyme Q10 is manufactured by the body. The switching back and forth between its two forms - ubiquinone and ubiquinole - results in the production of ATP (energy) at the end of the electron chain, which is in the mitochondria of cells. Without Q10, you and I would be dead.
343765 tn?1202526132 -) Those of us with arrhythmias may have inadvertently been forced into a better life style due to our heart’s virtual barometer of what is good and what is bad. I can’t imagine the abuse that some “normal” people subject their hearts to, alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, prolonged sleep deprivation, etc. I can’t even imagine doing these things to extremes, unless I want to significantly disturb my heart’s rhythm.
Avatar n tn how long have you been on pred (which is the likely culprit for the weight gain)? because 40 mgs is too high of a dose to be on for any length of time. I would strongly recommend getting a bone density (DEXA) scan to make sure your bones are still doing ok, since age, IBD and prednisone can really decrease your bone mass. and pred definitely causes depression and other emotional problems in many people. depression definitely goes hand in hand with bowel disease as with any chronic disease.
Avatar n tn Statins can be life saving for some people, I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't take them if you have been prescribed them. But there is discrepancy in the medical field about the numbers and what they really mean, and the use of statins. There is debate.
Avatar n tn do u have hepc and had a biopsy?? FATTY LIVER ---- What is fatty liver? What is fatty liver? Fatty liver is not a disease, but a pathological finding. A more appropriate term is fatty filtration of the liver. What causes fatty liver? Fatty liver can be caused by certain chemical compounds, nutritional or endocrine disorders, and by genetic factors.
Avatar n tn I received the results from a friend who works at the hospital but have not spoken with the G.I. spec. as of yet. My reason for concern is that the CRP level is 26.70 and the range states it should be between 0-7.9. I believe that I am in a very high risk category for heart problems because my mother was diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease when she was only 38 and had 2 quad bypass surgeries and 2 angioplasties.
967168 tn?1477588089 Anxiety drug usually works for me, somehow calms me down. I use Opamox but it is only for temprorary relief.
Avatar m tn Pristiq, compared with Effexor XR, should be seen for what it is — an evolution in an existing chemical compound, trying to address some of the concerns with the current drug. Time will tell whether the side effects are more tolerable than those associated with Effexor XR or not. Because unless Wyeth releases the drug at a lower price point than Effexor XR (which is highly unlikely), Pristiq will have to prove itself as more than just another antidepressant.
Avatar n tn If at all possible, Al, see if you can meet with the radiolgist a few minutes before your MRI to see exactly what he/she is going to do and what he/she is looking for and ask questions. Patients have that right. We pay good $$$ for these tests. Good Luck to you.
1583640 tn?1296677630 I would take one anyways to make sure my liver functions are good just in case it is the statin. Also, 80mg is a high dose and is associated with a higher incidence of side effects. Perhaps you could ask your doctor about lowering it to 40mg. Just curious, how high is your cholesterol that you need 80mg per day?
38309 tn?1270893703 Yes, Guy this is what I mean. I do not care for the Teaching Hospital setting. I do not care for a Fellow to come in the room first and I have to tell him my tale of woe. Then, he in turns leaves the room and tells the Big Doc my tale while losing half of it in translation )-: Then the Big Doc comes in with a nurse and there is four of us in a tiny exam room with hot lights overhead and I lose it!~! as now I have an audience and I freeze up.
Avatar n tn is that Doctors sometimes prescribe a statin to compliment the Lopid. Lopid is usually prescribed for those of us who have absolutely no luck whatsoever in lowering their triglycerides. Very high tri's can lead to pancreatitis (think that's how it's spelled). Could you provide the site that says it's "part of a statin"?
Avatar f tn Thanks for sharing the info. Will do AFP test every 3 month from now. As for the HbsAg test -- yes, this is what I heard, unfortunately it is not available in the US. But people send samples abroad for testing. Some people think that it is a conspiracy of pharmaceutical companies to sell the NUCs because HbsAg quant test is used to monitor interferon treatment...
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