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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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Atorvastatin vs Pravastatin

Atorvastatin
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Pravastatin
Other name: Lipitor (Lipitor)
Other name: Pravachol (Pravachol)
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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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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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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 ...my cholesterol is fine. My diabetic nurse has told me... "

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when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin...
" ...side effects, then I started to get muscle pains and cramps. These disappeared when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin which was better - ...got muscle aches. Now I'm on Pravastatin which... "

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whereas Lovostatin and Atorvastatin cause an increase hence...
" ...levels whereas Lovostatin and Atorvastatin cause an increase hence by switching to pravastatin atleast you would prevent a further increase and this patient needs a... "

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

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

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

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e to atorvastatin and I'm doing ok. I'm also taking c...
" Cholesterol - Has anyone had experience with pravastatin? My dr tried to ...to increase. My current dr changed me to atorvastatin and I'm doing o... "

f 80 mg daily.Within a week after starting atorvastatin, I...
" ...my cardiologist 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... "

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

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

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