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Pravastatin Questions

Displaying 26 questions associated with Pravastatin.

What are the side effects of statins?

Do statins help treat COVID-19?

Diabetes, Type 2 - I would like to know if a blood sugar level of 136 can be treated with just diet?

... and exercise. I have COPD and I take Spiriva, Zyban and Albuterol and I am scared to take the medicines (Metformin 1000 mg and Pravastatin 40mg tabs) that my doctor gave me because of all of the side effects and drug interactions.

If I have aches and pains from taking several different statins will all statins affect me?

I have now taken 4 different statins, simvastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin and atorvastatin. They all caused me muscle and joint soreness, my hands ache so bad and I seem to have lost some strength in them. When I stopped the statins there was great improvement! Will all statins do this for me or... read more

How do you manage muscle pain with cholesterol drugs?

Pravachol and grapefruit? Why can't I eat grapefruit when taking pravastatin?

I was told that when I take my pravastatin that I should not eat grapefruit? Why not?

Does pravastatin cause hair loss?

I'm 61, aside from a little arthritis I am fit & healthy. Taking 40mg of Pravastatin (switched from Simvistatin about 4 months ago due to Pravastatin's lower cost). Last few months I have become increasingly upset about what seems to be significant hair thinning. I never had thick... read more

Alternatives to Pravastatin?

I have been taking 20 mg of Pravastatin for years and it worked fine. About a year ago, my doctor increased to my dosage to 40 mg. This past year I started having increased muscle stiffness, soreness and cramps. I stopped taking it recently and the muscle stiffness has gone away. What are the... read more

What should you know about "Statin" Medications?

Pravastatin VS. Crestor - what are equivalent doses?

I was taking 10mg of Crestor PO daily. I recently switched to Pravastatin and the MD ordered 40mg PO daily. I was wondering if Pravastatin is really that much less potent and is this the bottom dose?

Is it safe to take Lisinopril , metformin, pravastatin and Tamulosin together?

Also take 1 Alleve a day.

Pravastatin - does this cause weight gain?

I have put on almost half a stone for no apparent reason over the past few weeks, and have realised it coincides with starting Pravastatin. Is weight gain a known side effect? I also am breathless and have aches and pins and needles in my legs, though I also had the last two effects when I was on... read more

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