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 3,900 Zocor 1,230 Crestor 1,172
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Pravastatin
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Rosuvastatin
Other name: Pravachol (Pravachol)
Other name: Crestor (Crestor)
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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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Rosuvastatin (marketed by AstraZeneca as Crestor & marketed by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. in India as 'R2') is a member of the medication class of statins, used to treat hypercholesterolemia and related conditions, and to prevent cardiovascular di...
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Top Concerns
Pra
Muscle Pain
8
Tiredness
4
Cramping
3
Weakness
3
Headaches
2
Joint Pain
2
Weight Loss
2
Nausea
2
Cardiovascular Disease
2
Dizzy
2
Top Concerns
Ros
Muscle Pain
10
Nausea
6
Headaches
5
Dizzy
5
Muscle Problems
2
Cramping
2
Tiredness
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
Weight Loss
2
Blood Clots
1
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Pravastatin
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Rosuvastatin
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Muscle Pain
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Ros
8
10
Tiredness
Pra
Ros
4
2
Cramping
Pra
Ros
3
2
Weakness
Pra
Ros
3
0
Headaches
Pra
Ros
2
5
Joint Pain
Pra
Ros
2
0
Weight Loss
Pra
Ros
2
2
Nausea
Pra
Ros
2
6
Cardiovascular Disease
Pra
Ros
2
0
Dizzy
Pra
Ros
2
5
Muscle Pain
Ros
Pra
10
8
Nausea
Ros
Pra
6
2
Headaches
Ros
Pra
5
2
Dizzy
Ros
Pra
5
2
Muscle Problems
Ros
Pra
2
0
Cramping
Ros
Pra
2
3
Tiredness
Ros
Pra
2
4
Rhabdomyolysis
Ros
Pra
2
0
Weight Loss
Ros
Pra
2
2
Blood Clots
Ros
Pra
1
0
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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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Pravastatin
About Rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin (marketed by AstraZeneca as Crestor & marketed by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. in India as 'R2') is a member of the medication class of statins, used to treat hypercholesterolemia and related conditions, and to prevent cardiovascular di...
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best choice. The problem with pravastatin is that it has...
" ...be the best choice. The problem with pravastatin is that it has very ...need significant LDL lowering, go with rosuvastatin... "

best choice. The problem with pravastatin is that it has...
" ...be the best choice. The problem with pravastatin is that it has very ...need significant LDL lowering, go with rosuvastatin... "

why hes put me on pravastatin as its more tolerable...
" ...been put on pravastatin sodium 20mg ...was originally put on 40mg simvastatin but taken ...why hes put me on pravastatin as its more tolerable ...someone told me about rosuvastatin is better ... "

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pains in my legs, elbows and upper back. Also feel tired...
" I stopped taking Pravastatin three months ago and still have pains in my legs, elbows and upper back. Also feel tired most days, although this ...now my GP is suggesting Rosuvastatin. I think all... "

a switch from rosuvastatin to pravastatin might be worth...
" ...having it, and it gets worse. I pretty much agree. Though a switch from rosuvastatin to pravastatin might be worth trying briefly if the absolute risk from heart disease is... "

on Pravastatin which made me a bit woozy at times. I was...
" ...one from the VA called Rosuvastatin CA 20mg that is suppose ...it works for me. Before that one I was on Pravastatin which made me a bit woozy at times. I was told then that our... "

grapefruit. Thankfully I'm on rosuvastatin, cuz I loves...
" ...your doc to consider changing your statin. Pravastatin and rosuvastatin are okay with grapefruit. Thankfully I'm on rosuvastatin, c... "

use rosuvastatin and pravastatin. I think some institutions...
" We use rosuvastatin and pravastatin. I think some institutions might switch, but it will be very interesting to... "

have been reported with rosuvastatin and pravastatin....
" ...determine muscular side effects. Cases of rhabdomyolysis have been reported with rosuvastatin and pravastatin. Measurement of CK is also important - if levels... "

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muscle aches. Now I'm on Pravastatin which doesn't seem too...
" ...started to get muscle pains and cramps. These disappeared when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin ...I'm on Pravastatin which ...soluble statins are supposedly better (Pravastatin... "

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