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High Cholesterol

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Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolism derangement that...
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Lipitor 3,821 Zocor 1,205 Crestor 1,146
114,591 conversations around the web about High Cholesterol to help you make a decision
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Atorvastatin
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Pravastatin
Other name: Lipitor (Lipitor)
Other name: Pravachol (Pravachol)
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5,071
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Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes Atheroma and prevents strokes through anti-infla...
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Pravastatin (marketed as Pravachol or Selektine) is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. Initially known as CS-514, it was originally identified in a bacterium called ''No...
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Top Concerns
Ato
Muscle Pain
10
Nausea
6
Headaches
6
RA
5
Dizzy
5
Tiredness
3
Weakness
2
Weight Loss
2
Cramping
2
Joint Pain
2
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Muscle Pain
9
Tiredness
4
Cramping
3
Weakness
3
Headaches
3
Weight Loss
2
Joint Pain
2
Nausea
2
Cardiovascular Disease
2
Muscle Problems
2
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About Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes Atheroma and prevents strokes through anti-infla...
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Atorvastatin
About Pravastatin
Pravastatin (marketed as Pravachol or Selektine) is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. Initially known as CS-514, it was originally identified in a bacterium called ''No...
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Post from
www.diabetes.co.uk
tried Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin and suffered...
" I have tried Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin and suffered months of agonising hand cramps. So bad I had to soak my hands ...my cholesterol is fine. My diabetic nurse has told me... "

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www.diabetes.co.uk
when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin...
" ...effects, then I started to get muscle pains and cramps. These disappeared when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin which was better ...muscle aches. Now I'm on Pravastatin which doesn... "

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usmleforum.com
whereas Lovostatin and Atorvastatin cause an increase hence...
" ...Atorvastatin cause an increase hence by switching to pravastatin atleast you would prevent a further increase and this patient needs a cholestrol lowering drug so... "

and developed extremely painful joints ( I have RA...
" ...are the side effects of pravastatin? I d been taking atorvastatin and developed extremely painful joints ( I have RA) and had to ...wants me to take 10 mg of pravastatin but I h... "

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- I was taking atorvastatin but I? I reacted to pravastatin...
" ...- My doctor recently prescribed pravastatin 20mg for me - I was taking atorvastatin ...I reacted to pravastatin like that. I have fibro and it made the pain and exhaustion 10 times worse. I'm... "

starting atorvastatin, I started to feel numbness in my...
" ...cardiologist recommended I switch from pravastatin which I had ...a week after starting atorvastatin, I started to feel numbness in my penis. Soon ...of this, I stopped taking atorvastatin be... "

of 80 mg daily. Within a week after starting atorvastatin...
" ...recommended I switch from pravastatin which I had taken for 5 months without any problems. Both drugs were taken in doses of 80 mg daily. Within a week after starting atorvastatin, I started... "

after taking atorvastatin. History of being on pravastatin....
" Severe pain after taking atorvastatin. History of being on pravastatin. Cholestrol 180, low Bp. Statin ...doctor has put me on Atorvastatin and in two days ...it. I was on pravastatin prior to t... "

i would suggest is you stop taking atorvastatin for 1 week...
" ...query. What i would suggest is you stop taking atorvastatin for 1 week ...you were already on pravastatin & did not have any side effects so atorvastatin should not cause any problem. If stri... "

atorvastatin) He is in my opinion much better without them...
" ...changed his prescribed drug to pravastatin early in ...behaviour, I stopped the pravastatin and spoke ...of restarting the atorvastatin) He is in my opinion much better without them anyway,... "

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