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 3,966 Zocor 1,243 Crestor 1,196
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Pravastatin
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Simvastatin
Other name: Pravachol (Pravachol)
Other name: Zocor (Zocor)
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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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Simvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) (Zocor and generics) is a hypolipidemic agent used to control elevated cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. Simvastatin is a member of the statin class of pharmaceuticals, is a synthetic derivate of...
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Top Concerns
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Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
5
Cramping
4
Weakness
3
Headaches
3
Joint Pain
3
Weight Loss
3
Nausea
2
Dizzy
2
Cardiovascular Disease
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Muscle Pain
8
Tiredness
5
Cramping
3
Weakness
3
Weight Loss
3
Headaches
3
Depression
2
Joint Pain
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Dizzy
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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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Simvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) (Zocor and generics) is a hypolipidemic agent used to control elevated cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. Simvastatin is a member of the statin class of pharmaceuticals, is a synthetic derivate of...
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Simvastin, but am tolerating Pravastatin very well....
" Pravastatin is the weakest. It may not be strong enough ...was an eye opener for me, and helped me understand why I couldn't tolerate Simvastin, but am tolerating Pravastatin very well.... "

pravastatin and simvastatin which had sleep problems at 1%...
" ...Most docs have forgotten about the sleep problems and memory/dementia ...in favor of pravastatin and simvastatin which had sleep problems at 1% ...compound as lovastatin causes the same probl... "

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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 to soak my hands ...my cholesterol is fine. My diabetic nurse has told me... "

now doctor has put me on a tablet called pravastatin...
" ...take other than statins been on simvastatin ? what ...on simvastatin 40mg lowered to 10mg still got the same ide effects of weakness now doctor has put me on a tablet called pravastat... "

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so contacted dr. Switched me to Pravastatin this week. Will...
" ...Simvastatin approx 1 year with loose bowel movements, sore muscles, loss of feeling in left little pinkie, what appears to be arthritis in right hand so contacted dr. Switched me to Pravastatin... "

out of me. I had considerable pain and difficulty walking...
" ...Pravastatin or start on simvastatin. I chose ...back to pravastatin. The hip and leg pain was making a semi-invalid out of me. I had considerable pain and difficulty walking. But let's... "

and gassy, I changed doctor and she put me on Pravastatin...
" my doctor had put me on a statin Simvastatin for one year. I had side effects like stomach bloating and gassy, I changed doctor and she put me on Pravastatin was worse and I had... "

doctor put my on pravastatin (20 mg) and I did quite well...
" ...arms. I have since changed cardiologists. My internal medicine doctor put my on pravastatin (20 mg) and I did quite well. Then ...dose of simvastatin and back came the severe muscle problems... "

to pravastatin; also 80mgs. No change in symptoms so...
" ...been taking 80 mgs.of Simvastatin for more than a year. I have a lot of leg pain and very sensitive feet; ...I complained to the doc and he changed to pravastatin; also 80mgs. No change in sympt... "

to pravastatin 10mg as I was having bad dreams, I have...
" ...just been told I have the genetic condition high cholesterol, I have taken simvastatin 20mg for 2 weeks but changed to pravastatin 10mg as I was having bad dreams, I have noticed in... "

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