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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 Simvastatin

Pravastatin
VS.
Simvastatin
Other name: Pravachol Pravachol
Other name: Zocor Zocor
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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1.9
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.7
Concern level
4.1
Concern level
for High Cholesterol
4.1
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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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Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
5
Cramping
4
Weight Loss
3
Headaches
3
Joint Pain
3
Nausea
3
Dizzy
2
Weight Gain
2
Leg Pain
2
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Tiredness
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Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Headaches
3
Depression
2
Dizzy
2
Leg Pain
2
Joint Pain
2
Weight Gain
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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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 for you, but it ...was an eye opener for me, and helped me understand why I couldn't tolerate Simvastin, but am tolerating Pravastatin very well.... "

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pravastatin and simvastatin which had sleep problems at 1% a...
" ...problem drug. Most docs have forgotten about the sleep problems and memory/dementia problems which ...using lovastatin in favor of pravastatin and simvastatin which had sleep problems at 1% and 5%... "

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

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so contacted dr. Switched me to Pravastatin this week. Will...
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" I have been on 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... "

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t of me. I had considerable pain and difficulty walking....
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" ...on the Pravastatin or start on simvastatin. I chose the latter ...days went back to pravastatin. The hip and leg pain was making a semi-invalid out of me. I had considerable pain and difficulty... "

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and gassy, I changed doctor and she put me on Pravastatin...
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" 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... "

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and gassy, I changed doctor and she put me on Pravastatin...
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" 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... "

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doctor put my on pravastatin (20 mg) and I did quite well...
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" ...even lift my arms. I have since changed cardiologists. My internal medicine doctor put my on pravastatin (20 mg) and I did quite well. Then my Part D ...went on a low dose of simvastatin and back... "

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o pravastatin; also 80mgs. No change in symptoms so I...
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" ...have 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 symptoms... "

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