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Atorvastatin

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Other Names: Lipitor

Pravastatin

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Other Names: Pravachol
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Terry
October 14, 2013
Terry wrote
Pravastatin vs Muscle Pain
It seems that I have as well have severe hip pain using Pravastatin with Allopurinol and some times the pain is very intense. Thank you for your post. I am going to see my Dr. today.
Nelson  |  April 1, 2014
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By EEM
October 11, 2013
EEM wrote
Lovestatin 40mg.
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What patients are saying about Atorvastatin vs. Pravastatin

209 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
from Simvastatin 40mg to either Atorvastatin 10 or 20mg,...
...changed from Simvastatin 40mg to either Atorvastatin 10 or...
tried Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin and suffered...
I have tried Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin and suffered months of agonising hand cramps. So bad I ...my cholesterol is fine. My diabetic nurse has told me...
has put me on Atorvastatin and in two days I am in such pain...
...after taking atorvastatin. History of being on pravastatin. Cholestrol 180, low ...has put me on Atorvastatin and in two days I am in such pain I cannot stand it. I was on pravastatin prior to t...
He then switched me to atorvastatin, also a disaster,...
...me to atorvastatin, ...pravastatin and so far no ...based on your recent column re possible help for constipation. It does seem to be helping, but an unexpected bonus is significant reduction...
on Pravastatin and again has no great problems (as a family...
...such as Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and Pravastatin. I take Lipitor and have never had any particular side effects, my father takes simvastatin and ...is on Pravastatin and again has no great problem...
this effect. I take atorvastatin and suffer from the same...
...I am a diabetic? Pravastatin in about 4% people ...to counter this effect. I take atorvastatin and suffer from the same symptoms, perhaps all statins do cause constipation as its common side...
not have any side effects so atorvastatin should not cause...
...for your query. What i would suggest is you stop taking atorvastatin for 1 week time, ...on pravastatin & did not have any side effects so atorvastatin should not cause any problem. If strict...
the hospital had prescribed atorvastatin. Our GP's practice...
...the hospital had prescribed atorvastatin. Our GP's practice ...mission and changed his prescribed drug to pravastatin early in January. The ...his behaviour, I stopped the pravastatin and...
6.5. I've been on Pravastatin and Atorvastatin for about...
...A1c was 6.5. I've been on Pravastatin and Atorvastatin for about 5 years now ...bring down. Even taking the Pravastatin it only went to 195 ...265). After 6 months on Atorvastatin it was a...
muscle aches. Now I'm on Pravastatin which doesn't seem too...
...taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin which was better - no cramps, but I still got muscle aches. Now I'm on Pravastatin which doesn't seem ...soluble statins (Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and other...
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