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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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Pravastatin vs Rosuvastatin

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
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Tiredness
4
Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Weakness
2
Joint Pain
2
Headaches
2
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Dizzy
2
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Muscle Pain
10
Nausea
5
Headaches
5
Dizzy
5
Muscle Problems
3
Cramping
2
Tiredness
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
Cough
2
Weight Loss
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Weakness
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Ros
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Ros
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Ros
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Ros
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Ros
Pra
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Tiredness
Ros
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Rhabdomyolysis
Ros
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Ros
Pra
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Ros
Pra
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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 ...40 mg. If you 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 ...40 mg. If you need significant LDL lowering, go with rosuvastatin... "

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am also now on Pravastatin( my GP insists vehemently t...
" ...and memory problems. The Rosuvastatin was probably the worst for me....memory was erratic and intermittent and muscles....argh...i felt like i had two broken toes(i know what that feels like because... "

y hes put me on pravastatin as its more tolerable .....
" ...Vic I ve been put on pravastatin sodium 20mg ...my last test ...6.5 ...i was originally put on 40mg simvastatin but taken off after ...GP ...thats why hes put me on pravastatin as its more tolerable... "

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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 ...and now my GP is suggesting Rosuvastatin. I think all... "

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of Pravastatin 10mg - not good!I am in the midst of making a...
" start of Pravastatin 10mg - not good! I am in the midst of making a similar decision, after my ...get a reaction so quickly..but I could be wrong. Rosuvastatin was the one I would classify as the most... "

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ose of rosuvastatin. This works because rosuvastatin stays i...
" ...the moment I'm persevering with a low dose of pravastatin despite a few dodgy symptoms returning. I followed up ...once a week dose of rosuvastatin. This works because rosuvastatin stays in the body about... "

to pravastatin might be worth trying briefly if the absol...
" ...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...
" ...the market. I'm using one from the VA called Rosuvastatin CA 20mg that is suppose to be the same ...Before that one I was on Pravastatin which made me a bit woozy at times. I was... "

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

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