Atorvastatin vs Pravastatin

Atorvastatin
(Rx)
Pravastatin
(Rx)
Atorvastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Pravastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
2.2
Concern level
2.6
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
4.0
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,120 Discussions
3,825 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Heart Attack
#3 for Stroke
Atorvastatin is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is prescribed for High Cholesterol.
Condition
Number of posts
Pravastatin is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ato
Muscle Pain
8
Nausea
4
Headaches
4
Dizziness
4
RA
3
Tiredness
3
Depression
3
Weakness
2
Cramping
2
Weight Loss
2
Pra
Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
5
Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Weakness
3
Headaches
3
Nausea
2
Joint Pain
2
Muscle Problems
2
Weight Gain
2
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Atorvastatin
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Pravastatin
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Muscle Pain
Ato
Pra
8
10
Nausea
Ato
Pra
4
2
Headaches
Ato
Pra
4
3
Dizziness
Ato
Pra
4
0
RA
Ato
Pra
3
0
Tiredness
Ato
Pra
3
5
Depression
Ato
Pra
3
0
Weakness
Ato
Pra
2
3
Cramping
Ato
Pra
2
3
Weight Loss
Ato
Pra
2
3
Muscle Pain
Pra
Ato
10
8
Tiredness
Pra
Ato
5
3
Cramping
Pra
Ato
3
2
Weight Loss
Pra
Ato
3
2
Weakness
Pra
Ato
3
2
Headaches
Pra
Ato
3
4
Nausea
Pra
Ato
2
4
Joint Pain
Pra
Ato
2
0
Muscle Problems
Pra
Ato
2
0
Weight Gain
Pra
Ato
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Atorvastatin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Pravastatin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Atorvastatin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Pravastatin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Atorvastatin Calcium
Pravastatin Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Atorvastatin and Pravastatin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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