Pravachol is taken for: High Cholesterol Heart Attack

Pravachol

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Other names: Pravastatin
Method of use: Pill
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Pravastatin (marketed as Pravachol or Selektine) is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol a...
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Pravachol for High Cholesterol
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My mother is 85 and in a nursing home. Her heart doctor had her on Crestor, but the GP who sees her in the nursing home changed her to Pravachol. Is there enough difference in the two medications for me to be concerned or intervene?

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switched me to Pravachol and all the problems went away
" ...Doctor cut the dosage in half, and the pain lessen somewhat, but I was still unable to sleep or do the most simple activities. Doctor switched me to Pravachol and... "

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hepatitis from taking Pravacol for high cholesterol...
" ...My husband has chemical hepatitis from taking Pravacol for high cholesterol . He has been off the drug since ...to be getting worse. He is severely jaundiced and can not get... "

was on pravacol for high cholestral i had a cpk leval that...
" i was on pravacol for high cholestral i had a cpk ...it and ckp levals went down but still get charlie horses i also have fibro am seeing a nero. now for nerve damage... "

inflamation and took my first pravachol last night. now...
" ...told yesterday that I have inflamation and took my first pravachol last night. now I'm afraid after reading this I will croak of a heart attack for taking this. What... "

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and has been taking Pravacol for about two years....
" My husband recently had a stress test. He has a history of high cholesterol and has been taking Pravacol for about two years. His cholesterol is now down to about 210. The stress test was just... "

I had been taking 40mg of pravachol for 3-1/2 months. Now...
" ...pravachol for 3-1/2 months. Now my doctor has increased the dosage to 80mg. If after 3 months my cholesterol doesn't come down, I'm going to recommend he put me on another type of medication to low... "

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asked my cardiologist if I could stop the Pravachol for...
" ...Neck and Shoulder Muscles w/Pravachol I have been on Pravachol for 4 years, had high Cholesterol , possible infarct. ...help. I finally asked my cardiologist if I could stop the Pravachol for a ... "

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serious and permanent nerve damage from taking Pravachol...
" ...2 here, and have serious and permanent nerve damage from taking Pravachol. I began having problems ...punishment? Being diabetic and having slightly elevated cholesterol. The recommendatio... "

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genetic. I was on Pravachol until I had a reaction to it...
" ...For me it's genetic. I was on Pravachol until I had a reaction to it after a few years of taking it and haven't taken anything for my high cholesterol in 3 years (due to TTC and... "

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My mother is 85 and in a nursing home. Her heart doctor had her on Crestor, but the GP who sees her in the nursing home changed her to Pravachol. Is there enough difference in the two medications for me to be concerned or intervene?

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www.webmd.com
switched me to Pravachol and all the problems went away
" ...Doctor cut the dosage in half, and the pain lessen somewhat, but I was still unable to sleep or do the most simple activities. Doctor switched me to Pravachol and... "

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www.medhelp.org
hepatitis from taking Pravacol for high cholesterol...
" ...My husband has chemical hepatitis from taking Pravacol for high cholesterol . He has been off the drug since ...to be getting worse. He is severely jaundiced and can not get... "

was on pravacol for high cholestral i had a cpk leval that...
" i was on pravacol for high cholestral i had a cpk ...it and ckp levals went down but still get charlie horses i also have fibro am seeing a nero. now for nerve damage... "

inflamation and took my first pravachol last night. now...
" ...told yesterday that I have inflamation and took my first pravachol last night. now I'm afraid after reading this I will croak of a heart attack for taking this. What... "

Post from
www.medhelp.org
and has been taking Pravacol for about two years....
" My husband recently had a stress test. He has a history of high cholesterol and has been taking Pravacol for about two years. His cholesterol is now down to about 210. The stress test was just... "

I had been taking 40mg of pravachol for 3-1/2 months. Now...
" ...pravachol for 3-1/2 months. Now my doctor has increased the dosage to 80mg. If after 3 months my cholesterol doesn't come down, I'm going to recommend he put me on another type of medication to low... "

Post from
www.medhelp.org
asked my cardiologist if I could stop the Pravachol for...
" ...Neck and Shoulder Muscles w/Pravachol I have been on Pravachol for 4 years, had high Cholesterol , possible infarct. ...help. I finally asked my cardiologist if I could stop the Pravachol for a ... "

Post from
www.spacedoc.net
serious and permanent nerve damage from taking Pravachol...
" ...2 here, and have serious and permanent nerve damage from taking Pravachol. I began having problems ...punishment? Being diabetic and having slightly elevated cholesterol. The recommendatio... "

Post from
pcoscommunity.com
genetic. I was on Pravachol until I had a reaction to it...
" ...For me it's genetic. I was on Pravachol until I had a reaction to it after a few years of taking it and haven't taken anything for my high cholesterol in 3 years (due to TTC and... "

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