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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
VS.
Rosuvastatin
Other name: Pravachol Pravachol
Other name: Crestor Crestor
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.7
Concern level
4.1
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
1.7
Concern level
3.7
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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
8
Tiredness
4
Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Headaches
2
Joint Pain
2
Nausea
2
Dizzy
2
Weight Gain
2
Leg Pain
2
Top Concerns
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Muscle Pain
10
Nausea
5
Headaches
5
Dizzy
4
Muscle Problems
3
Cramping
2
Tiredness
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
Weight Loss
2
Cough
2
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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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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... "

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best choice. The problem with pravastatin is that it has...
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" ...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...
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" ...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... "

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y hes put me on pravastatin as its more tolerable .....
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" ...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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nd pravastatin all had side effects...
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" ...body is falling apart i have been on rosuvastatin ,fenofibrate,simvastatin and pravastatin all had side effects im fed up with ...2 months all i take are opti omega 3 capsules . I have... "

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,loss of feeling in my arms ,leg cramp ,numbness ,tingling...
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" ...took simvastatin ,rosuvastatin and pravastatin and had swelling to knees ,ankles and back ,cramp ,bones sore, very low feeling useless,muscles very sore and limited with left arm ,loss of feeling in... "

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had terrible side effects from rosuvastatin ,simvastatin...
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" ...of being poisoned from statins as i have had terrible side effects from rosuvastatin ,simvastatin and pravastati... "

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rosuvastatin (Crestor) all without side effects. Dr. Soran...
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" ...(more than 20 years I think) firstly simvastatin, briefly pravastatin & for many years now rosuvastatin (Crestor) all without side effects. Dr. Soran stated that it is NOT NECESSARY... "

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pains in my legs, elbows and upper back. Also feel tired...
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" 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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to rosuvastatin and had the same side effect happen...
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" ...good alternative for me. I was on Lipitor for years then developed the muscle pain side effect. I was then switched to rosuvastatin and had the same side effect happen with this medication. My... "

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