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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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Atorvastatin vs Pravastatin

Atorvastatin
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Pravastatin
Other name: Lipitor Lipitor
Other name: Pravachol Pravachol
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Helpfulness
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1.3
Concern level
4.0
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.7
Concern level
4.1
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Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes Atheroma and prevents strokes through anti-infla...
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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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About Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes Atheroma and prevents strokes through anti-infla...
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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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and after 2 weeks I suddenly had severe pain in...
" ...to Atorvastatin. I was taking Pravastatin for 2 years then my GP changed me to Atorvastatin and after 2 weeks I suddenly had severe pain in my pelvic area... "

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tried Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin and suffered...
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" I have tried Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin and suffered months of agonising hand cramps. So bad I had ...my cholesterol is fine. My diabetic nurse has told me... "

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ompany tho, its a small oval tablet. I have no side effects...
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" Atorvastatin - Brand Name vs. Generic? I take atorvastatin. Its a different company tho, its a small oval tablet. I have no side effects and it works well. I was on pravastatin and had all those side... "

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when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin...
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" ...side effects, then I started to get muscle pains and cramps. These disappeared when I stopped taking it. Then I tried Atorvastatin which was better - ...got muscle aches. Now I'm on Pravastatin which... "

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whereas Lovostatin and Atorvastatin cause an increase hence...
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" ...levels whereas Lovostatin and Atorvastatin cause an increase hence by switching to pravastatin atleast you would prevent a further increase and this patient needs a... "

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and developed extremely painful joints ( I have RA...
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" what are the side effects of pravastatin? I d been taking atorvastatin and developed extremely painful joints ( I have RA) and had to stop ...neurologist wants me to take 10 mg of... "

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- I was taking atorvastatin but I?I reacted to pravastatin l...
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" Pravachol - My doctor recently prescribed pravastatin 20mg for me - I was taking atorvastatin but I? ...I reacted to pravastatin like that. I have fibro and it made the pain and exhaustion 10 times... "

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starting atorvastatin, I started to feel numbness in my...
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" ...my cardiologist recommended I switch from pravastatin which I had taken ...a week after starting atorvastatin, I started to feel numbness in my penis. Soon ...months of this, I stopped taking atorvastatin... "

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e to atorvastatin and I'm doing ok. I'm also taking c...
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" Cholesterol - Has anyone had experience with pravastatin? My dr tried to ...to increase. My current dr changed me to atorvastatin and I'm doing o... "

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f 80 mg daily.Within a week after starting atorvastatin, I...
" ...my cardiologist recommended I switch from pravastatin which I had taken for 5 months without any problems. Both drugs were taken in doses of 80 mg daily. Within a week after starting atorvastatin, I... "

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