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  1. Pravachol and weight loss
    ... [QUOTE=Fred Moore]My wife took Pravachol for about 4 months, but has been off of it for about...

  2. Dizzy when turning head
    ... no longer cover it, so my doctor prescribed 20mg of Pravachol and in 3 months went up to 276. Now my doctor increased ... the dosage to 40mg of Pravachol and next week I'll be going in for another cholesterol...
    ... were 326 with LDL of 223. I had been taking 40mg of pravachol for 3-1/2 months. Now my doctor has increased the...

General Health board

  1. Statins\Lipitor
    ... long time, then started taking them. First I took Pravachol , had no problems but it didn't lower it enough. Then...

  2. Lipitor and Grapefruit
    ... When I was on Pravachol , Zocor, and Crestor, I asked the same question. My...

Arthritis board

  1. Husband has long suffered...now what?
    ... have an unbelievable Lipid Panel, considering he's on Pravachol 20 mg. It's never looked like this since the 5 years...

  2. Read This: Is it really RA?
    ... along with high triglycerides, LDL, etc. He's on Pravachol and in the last six months, all his numbers there...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. Flare Up?
    ... if i had worms crawling under my muscles. I am on pravachol for high cholesterol and aricept for memory. The...

Neuromuscular Diseases board

  1. Provacol
    ... interferes with your ability to metabolize the statin in Pravachol . This can also occur if you have any problems. If...

Neuropathy board

  1. Neuropathy, Pravachol, and legal action?
    ... take another look at Crestor, another statin like Pravachol . There is currently a class action suit for Crestor ... through Public Citizen about what is being done about Pravachol . I don't know if they are going after these top 7...

Spinal Cord Disorders board

  1. MRI with little findings, but strong symptoms...
    ... UGH meds: oxycodone, valium, flexeril, nexium, pravachol ...

  2. GETTING SCARED...cancel surgery???
    ... DIAGIONSED WITH 2 LEAKY HEART VALVES. HIGH CHOLESTROL- PRAVACHOL 40MG...

  3. Strange pulse feeling in back of neck.......
    ... DIAGIONSED WITH 2 LEAKY HEART VALVES. HIGH CHOLESTROL- PRAVACHOL 40MG...

Acid Reflux / GERD board

  1. Reflux and cholesterol
    ... medication having difficult with reflux? I was put on Pravachol several years ago and developed a relfux problem maybe...
    ... your post, I had to stop and think when i was put on Pravachol that is when I started having problems. Lump in throat...

Bowel Disorders board

  1. "Thin" stools with frequency?
    ... frequency. She did just start a new cholesterol med ( pravachol ), could that cause it? Do you think fiber will...

Digestive Disorders board

  1. ER to OR
    ... troubles with cholesterol meds, been on lipitor, zocor, pravachol , zetia. can't do any of them. i quit....

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. High T3/FT3 on Latest Labs & Low FT4...Any thoughts?
    ... was 3,000 iu of Vit. D3. I also took myself off of Pravachol (cholesterol lowering drug) 1 month ago to see if...

  2. Lab Results
    ... got much better. I took myself off my statin drug ( pravachol ) because I thought it may be contributing to the aches...

  3. Hypothyroidism and insomnia
    ... stopping Tricor, my cholesterol medication. I had taken Pravachol for years, but my cholesterol had increased. I really...

  4. Reasons for Bound T4?
    ... the way i'm 46 somewhat over weight and i'm on 80mg Pravachol and 40 mg protonix (acid reflex). Thanks you any...

  5. New, scared. Elevated FTI.. What does this mean??
    ... now have high cholesterol (LDL 179) and just started Pravachol to lower it. The thought of that cath test scares...

  6. Cholesterol and Hypothyroid
    ... TSH affecting my cholesterol? I am now on 20mg of Pravachol to help lower Cholesterol readings. I am due to go...

  7. Just switched to thyrolar....
    ... Meep, You hit on quite a few things. I had been on pravachol about 5 yrs ago because of a chol # of 360 and wound ... kept telling the ER Doc that I thought it was the Pravachol which he kept dismissing as impossible (GRRRR) He ... had a gun I'd have shot him ! anyway I stopped the Pravachol and all the symptoms stopped 2 days later. I now...
    ... Meep, You hit on quite a few things. I had been on pravachol about 5 yrs ago because of a chol # of 360 and wound ... kept telling the ER Doc that I thought it was the Pravachol which he kept dismissing as impossible (GRRRR) He ... had a gun I'd have shot him ! anyway I stopped the Pravachol and all the symptoms stopped 2 days later. I now ... blame on the chol drug. Your experience with Pravachol doesn't surprise me, and may be the root of the T3...

  8. Hi, I'm new, would like to talk
    ... pressure ( which was low until the starting of hypoT) and Pravachol 20mg to lower my cholestrol ( which was also low before...

  9. 8 yr. old boy test results
    ... length of time (umbilical cord not long enough?), is on Pravachol for cholesterol and is an ex-smoker. His son has...

  10. My Son's Thyroid Test Results!
    ... cholesterol (for which his crazy doctor put him on Pravachol ...it works, but why not fix the cause instead?), but...

  11. anxiety and hypothyroid
    ... his LDL cholesterol is over 200 and has to be on Pravachol to keep it lowered (another sign of hypo). Included...
    ... his LDL cholesterol is over 200 and has to be on Pravachol to keep it lowered (another sign of hypo). Included...

  12. whats happening
    ... problems were diagnosed, they tried me on Lipitor and Pravachol and I had terrible muscle pain and weakness almost...
    ... problems were diagnosed, they tried me on Lipitor and Pravachol and I had terrible muscle pain and weakness almost...

  13. Lipitor....high cholesterol
    ... the problems was a high cholesterol. My DH is on pravachol which for him works fine, but also for him it will...
    ... to stay on the the orig brand name (something like Pravachol ) it is now Pravastatin Sodium 20mg. That is most...

  14. How are you all spending your Holidays?
    ... issue, but also I think thyroid problems, DH is on pravachol and since that (6 years now) never takes a ant acid...

  15. half moon on nails - is it true?
    ... the nail beds were damaged when I was briefly on Pravachol and briefly on Lipitor. I only stayed on each one...

Angina board

  1. Constant Angina, how do you deal with it?
    ... offending artery once and for all this time...maybe the pravachol will help keep it open?...

Blood and Blood Vessel board

  1. Does heparin have to be started before taking coumadin?
    ... formation. So far I had a bad reaction to one drug ( Pravachol ), but they're trying another. We'll see. It's certainly...

Heart Disorders board

  1. Statins and arrhythmias??? HELP?
    ... If you had such horrible weakness and pain from pravachol , it is very likely that Crestor will do the same....

  2. HELP -input on my stress test PLEASE???
    ... was no way to decrease it i am on aspirin atenolol pravachol potassium and niaspian. how can i really decrease...

  3. my medications
    ... pravchol niaspan i was doing some research and it says pravachol and niaspan should not be used together is it really...

  4. Beta Blocker Side Effects?
    ... the 24 hr. pee in the bottle test. They tried me on Pravachol , for my cholesterol, and I thought I had turned to...

  5. Stents
    ... of being on the medication. Back again now trying Pravachol . Seemed to be the best tolerated. Still some aches...
    ... heart disease. I hope that is the reading BEFORE the Pravachol ...any idea of what it might be WITH the pravachol...
    ... Lenin.......Reading Was before Pravachol . After 2 months on 40 mg of Pravachol reading had ... order of 3.5, and that I should double my dose of Pravachol . I am on the Pravachol because I could not tolerate ... at charts which indicated that doubling the dose of Pravachol would ONLY decrease my total cholesterol by about ... 3%. Not a good trade off! So, back on the Pravachol [40mg], after a bad experience with Ezetrol [Zetia...

  6. Heart or Thyroid Problem?
    ... s Thyroiditis. Age 61 Rx: Tenormin, Synthroid, Pravachol , Niaspan, and Asprin In June I met with my new...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. Frustrated with Benicar Side Effects!
    ... medications I was taking at the time were BENICAR and PRAVACHOL . I strongly believe the BENICAR caused my GI issues...

  2. Magnesium Supplemenation Question
    ... cosnsits of a 5mg / 20mg CCB / ACE combo and 20mg of pravachol . About 5 months ago, I decided I "needed" to add...

  3. Benicar~made in Japan??!!
    ... are now being developed and made in JAPAN, including PRAVACHOL (Bristol Meyers) and other cardio drugs. Many drugs...

  4. Always Research The Medications Prescribed
    ... CARVEDILOL, NEBIVOLOL etc.. For cholesterol ZOCOR, PRAVACHOL and NIASPAN. For diabetes GLUCOPHAGE etc. Many...

  5. BYSTOLIC (Nebivolol) - New Hypertensive(Beta Blocker)Medication
    ... me to stop LIPITOR. He later switched me to 10mg of PRAVACHOL which worked better for me. Drug Interractions...
    ... multiple drugs. You don't get any muscle aches on Pravachol ? I'll do some reading about it. It seems to me that...
    ... Pravachol (at the 10 mg dose) did not give me the muscle aches ... . PRAVACHOL ZOCOR, LOVASTATIN are the only (NATURAL - Red yeast ... to reduce all cause mortality. The FDA has approved PRAVACHOL and ZOCOR for almost every CARDIO-RELATED problem ... push LIPITOR like crazy. CRESTOR is most similar to PRAVACHOL (except about 5 times more potent) when you add NIACIN...
    ... from Red Yeast Rice. Then ZOCOR (simvastatin) and PRAVACHOL (pravastatin) followed. They are all red yeast based ... (synthetic) medications. ZOCOR and PRAVACHOL are now being sold as generic drugs. Only LIPITOR...
    ... flowergirl2day;3419935] You don't get any muscle aches on Pravachol ? I'll do some reading about it. It seems to me that...
    ... medications are 4mg of Perindopril (ACEON), 20 mg of PRAVACHOL and 3000 mg of IR NIACIN....
    ... It's a double edged sword) Do you find that the Pravachol corrects your cholesterol levels? Is it worth taking...
    ... Cholesterol/LIPIDS and Liver checks to monitor the NIACIN/ PRAVACHOL . In regard to PRAVACHOL, Yes - It definitely ... cholesterol levels. To be honest, I do not always take the Pravachol daily (as prescribed). Especially, if I feel any sign ... doctor told me to stop the LIPITOR and suggested either PRAVACHOL or LESCOL. P.S. I have my next blood test in about ... 5 weeks. Let's see if my daily diligence to taking Pravachol lowers my sudden increase in cholesterol since starting...
    ... months and my TRIGS around 200. Taking NIACIN and PRAVACHOL without a beta blocker for the past few years my HDL...
    ... on Bystolic. Will you keep taking both Niacin and Pravachol and hope for best? What if they are not strong enough ... another medication or increase the dose of Niacin and Pravachol ? It seems that adjustments to our drug regimens are...

  6. What's for lunch, dinner or even breaksfast?
    ... 10mg / 40mg. Additionally, I was prescribed 40mg of pravachol . 30 Days into my diet, exercise, medication regimen...

  7. Antihypertensives and cholesterol levels
    ... first office visit, I was also prescribed 40MG of Pravachol . After the 2nd results, the Dr. stated that he believed...

  8. Anyone, after HBP diagnosis and lifestyle change, eliminate or drastically reduce med
    ... Glucose: 107 After those results, the Dr. added 40mg Pravachol . I just had another series of blood tests on 12...
    ... Glucose: 107 After those results, the Dr. added 40mg Pravachol . 220/130 must have scared the hell out of you! ...
    ... candy! My current meds are Lotrel 10 /40 and 40 mg Pravachol . My BP reading about 1/2 an hour ago was 102 /...

  9. The High Blood Pressure Hoax
    ... Pravachol , for one, was scientifically shown to reduce the chance...

  10. Grapefruit
    ... I note that the manufacturer's literature on Pravachol does NOT proscribe consumption of grapefruit ....

  11. Meds and Blood Glucose
    ... other searches. The meds I take are Dyazide 37.5, Pravachol 20mg, Norvasc 10mg---all 1x/day. Questions: Does...

  12. low blood pressure noticed after surgery
    ... high as 94/52 i do take heart medicines atenolol pravachol k-dur and niaspain also a few weeks ago i was in the...

  13. Worried
    ... Lisinopril, 40 mgs. a day, Skelaxin, 4 Hydrocodone a day, Pravachol , (for triglycerides, not cholesterol), Xanax, and...
    ... Lisinopril, 40 mgs. a day, Skelaxin, 4 Hydrocodone a day, Pravachol , (for triglycerides, not cholesterol), Xanax, and...

  14. Dr. appointment tomorrow, would like some input in dynacirc.
    ... terribly. I have had trouble with lipitor, zocor, and pravachol in the past so i assumed it might be the lescol. ...

  15. questions on home monitering
    ... returns in a few days. I've had trouble with lipitor, pravachol and another one i can't remember. I wish i could...

  16. Statins and Grapefruit... ?
    ... When I first took a statin, I asked for Pravachol because the "grapefruit warning" is not applicable...

  17. Quit my Diovan this week
    ... Diovan too. I am going to. I've already dropped Pravachol and Hctz (and I refused to go on the aspirin therapy...

  18. Has anyone dropped Diovan and done alright?
    ... I stopped taking Pravachol a few weeks ago after reading all the horror stories...
    ... I stopped taking Pravachol a few weeks ago after reading all the horror stories...
    ... I stopped taking Pravachol a few weeks ago after reading all the horror stories...
    ... cholesterol numbers before and after you started taking the Pravachol on the high cholesterol board and get opinions there...
    ... to see what is going on inside me ( I dropped the Pravachol about 7 weeks ago). You know what they say, "He who...
    ... is my 9th day without hctz and my 7th week without Pravachol . My heart did feel a bit funny at some points of...
    ... I will probably tell him that I have been off the pravachol since before Christmas. So, i will probably be needing...
    ... Cholesterol one to see how I am doing without the pravachol after about two months. And to see any changes without...

  19. Went to my cardio appt. today..need help!
    ... opinion. The only med I can associate with is the Pravachol , as that of course is a cholesterol drug, but never...

High Cholesterol board

  1. familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL?)
    ... I think the improvement was due to switching from Pravachol to Lipitor and adding the Ezetrol and omega) These...

  2. Muscle Pains
    ... aches though just like me and I am on only 20mg of pravachol and 1500mg Niaspan ( just started this after the bloodtest...

  3. My numbers and how to lower trigs
    ... LDL - 102 TOTAL - 187 TRIGS - 212 I am on 10mg pravachol and I also take 1000mg of Niaspan. I did a poor job...
    ... 37 LDL - 102 TOTAL - 187 TRIGS - 212 I am on 10mg pravachol and I also take 1000mg of Niaspan. I did a poor job...

  4. Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????
    ... Went to the Endo, she put me on 40mg of Pravachol anyone else take this? My GP wanted me to see the...

  5. muscle aches / statins
    ... Seven years ago I was put on pravachol for my cholesterol. It made my muscles in my back ... the possibilities of the Zocor affecting me like the Pravachol ? I'm skeptical about taking the Zocor because of this...
    ... tingling while taking statins? I have been taking pravachol for almost a year now, and have had worsening symptoms...

  6. Lipitor Vs Zorcor
    ... The one that was working best for me was 80mg of pravachol combined with 10mg of ezetrol. It got my comb chol ... blood from muscle breakdown. I was put onto 80 mg pravachol my chol rose to 7.1. Still had CPK. Went off all statins ... doses of zocor caused me chest pains . Low doses of pravachol had no noticible side effects but did little to lower...

  7. scared now that I know the numbers
    ... has been shown to reduce Plaque. I take 40mg of Pravachol and 750mg of Niaspan every day plus 2 baby aspirins...

  8. EBCT scan of your heart....
    ... between 40-45 percent. I am now taking Niaspan and Pravachol and will start the Ornish diet tomorrow. I also will...

  9. Statin causing fatigue and other health problems.
    ... last blood test, statin was reduced from daily 40mg pravachol to 20mg, BP meds were halved to 5/20 CCB / ACE. ...
    ... all of the comments. I just took my 20mg dose of pravachol about 20 minutes ago and the ache I get in my arm...

  10. Numbness and Pain in Arms/Hands w/ Statin
    ... clued into side effects. I started on 40mg of generic pravachol and dropped that to 20mg because I had a very significant...

  11. Crestor and muscle pain
    ... your feelings toward Dr's, however, when I'd been on Pravachol for about 3 months and complained of various aches...

  12. Niaspan and Gout?
    ... luck looking through old posts. I recently went off Pravachol due to muscle aches, so my doc had me try 500 mg of...

  13. Will 20mg of Pravachol Fix this??
    ... you muscle aches. I'm afraid I don't know how well Pravachol works, of if it's a good idea to even try it due to...
    ... back from. Statins scare me..but I understand that pravachol /pravastatin is a weaker statin.... and I'd be happy ... 10 mgs does not lower the numbers. I take 10 mg of PRAVACHOL before going to bed, and my cholesterol numbers are ... buttery PLANT STEROL spread) for my toast etc... P.S. Pravachol is better than all the other Statins (the most researched ... NIASPAN" which is now very popular. You may not need the PRAVACHOL at all, if your numbers are under control, though ... ARTERY plaque and cut MI rate. (Especially ZOCOR or PRAVACHOL ) NOTE: The NIASPAN is very expensive, but it is...

  14. Statins cause alarming reduction in coQ10?
    ... I was on Pravachol for three years and complained of muscle weakness ... family doc. He never mentioned it could be from the Pravachol . I also tore a muscle just running around and playing ... that off, too. After reading these posts, I feel the Pravachol had something to do with these problems. I have been ... off the Pravachol for 2 months and I don't have as many problems as...

  15. My latest numbers, comparison, opinions sought
    ... at Dr's office - 266# Prescribed daily dose 40mg Pravachol 12/10/07: TriG - 117, TC - 164, HDL - 39, LDL ... related, the Dr. immediately suggested withdrawing the Pravachol and substituting Lipitor at a 10mg dose. This surprised ... below any chronic point. We "settled" on reducing my Pravachol dose to 20mg daily and see where that leads. If I ... Lipitor suggestion and the efficacy of cutting the Pravachol dose in half. Thanks....
    ... will get side effects from all of them. Cutting the Pravachol in half sounds like a good idea. Or maybe you want...
    ... fast pace walk 1.6. Present statin dose is daily 20mg pravachol . My target weight is 185 -190 lbs,presently 228...

  16. Niaspan users please read
    ... help me raise my HDL and I am also going to be taking pravachol with it..10mg though my cholesterol is at 152 right...
    ... help me raise my HDL and I am also going to be taking pravachol with it..10mg though my cholesterol is at 152 right...
    ... help me raise my HDL and I am also going to be taking pravachol with it..10mg though my cholesterol is at 152 right...

  17. How Quickly Can Statins Go To Work?
    ... depends on a lot....but on average with say 20mg of Pravachol . Thanks....
    ... After 30 days on 40mg of pravachol , my tc went from 270 to 164, LDL from 181 to 102....

  18. 6 month results of Niacin therapy
    ... therapy? In another post, I related my numbers on Pravachol and part of what concerned me was the elevation in...
    ... therapy? In another post, I related my numbers on Pravachol and part of what concerned me was the elevation in...


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