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Pravastatin

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/ 2,568 posts
Other Names: Pravachol

Simvastatin

Rx
/ 15,012 posts
Other Names: Zocor
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 2,568 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 15,012 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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Muscle Pain
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Tiredness
Cramping
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Muscle Pain
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Tiredness
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By Stev
September 21, 2014
Stev wrote
Careful simvistatin cholesterol and Epilipsy
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By agleamofhope
June 5, 2014
agleamofhope wrote
Muscle Pain
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By Stev
February 13, 2014
Stev wrote
Simvostatin , Lipotor cholesterol lowering drugs
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By Terry
October 14, 2013
Terry wrote
Pravastatin vs Muscle Pain
It seems that I have as well have severe hip pain using Pravastatin with Allopurinol and some times the pain is very intense. Thank you for your post. I am going to see my Dr. today.
Nelson  |  April 1, 2014
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What patients are saying about Pravastatin vs. Simvastatin

420 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
9 months ago and I have not noticed any adverse effects...
...on the instruction of an endocrinologist, I changed from Pravastatin 20mg to Simvastatin 40mg.   I also made some modest dietary changes.   That was about 9 months ago and I have not...
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.  ...
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 ? ...on simvastatin 40mg lowered to 10mg still got the same ide effects of weakness now doctor has put me on a tablet called pravastatin 10...
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...
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...
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...
on Pravastatin and again has no great problems (as a family...
...seem to be with simvastatin. This is ...Lipitor and have never had any particular side effects, my father takes simvastatin and is as ...is on Pravastatin and again has no great problems (as ...
(touch wood) no side effects from the Pravastatin. Cheers...
...quit Simvastatin because of side ...zombie when taking Simvastatin but so far (touch wood) no side effects fro...
using simvastatin before the pravastatin, but the sweating...
...aspirin, atenolol and pravastatin, this contributes to my sweating. Was using simvastatin before the pravastatin, but the...
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