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General Health board

  1. Please read if you consume grapefruit juice
    ... (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), lovastatin (Mevacor®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), and caffeine. You should realize that...

Vitamins & Supplements board

  1. Supplements and Rx meds
    ... Fluvastatin, Gemfibrozil, Lovastatin, Perphe****ne, Pravastatin , Propranolol, Simvastatin, Thioridazine, Timolol,...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. Lipitor....high cholesterol
    ... orig brand name (something like Pravachol) it is now Pravastatin Sodium 20mg. That is most interesting. The thing...

Heart Disorders board

  1. Lipitor
    ... when I stopped taking it, and switched to Provachol ( Pravastatin ), which is associated with fewer muscle problems....

  2. Amlodipine (norvasq) or Atorvastatin (lipitor) causing this problem?
    ... Thanks fathersson for your reply. The new statin is pravastatin but as i say i shall use it very cautiously once my...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. hydrochlorot for high systolic pressure
    ... combined with a beta blocker), lisinopril, losartan, pravastatin and simvastatin (cholesterol lowering drugs) spironolactone...

  2. BYSTOLIC (Nebivolol) - New Hypertensive(Beta Blocker)Medication
    ... Yeast Rice. Then ZOCOR (simvastatin) and PRAVACHOL ( pravastatin ) followed. They are all red yeast based (synthetic...

  3. ALLHAT trial results
    ... have further decreased the differences between the pravastatin and usual care groups. The findings of ALLHAT do...

High Cholesterol board

  1. Forgot Meds On Vacation
    ... I take 10mg of pravastatin right now for about 3 months, but have just started...

  2. Will 20mg of Pravachol Fix this??
    ... for cholesterol....but I do have a prescription for pravastatin that I can get filled. I was on statins a few years ... Statins scare me..but I understand that pravachol/ pravastatin is a weaker statin.... and I'd be happy to drop the...
    ... for cholesterol....but I do have a prescription for pravastatin that I can get filled. I was on statins a few years ... Statins scare me..but I understand that pravachol/ pravastatin is a weaker statin.... and I'd be happy to drop the...

  3. Question about Fish Oil Vitamin
    ... raise blood sugar. It can react unfavorably with Pravastatin and Simvastatin. Nutritional experts recommend washing...

  4. What is it with higher cholesterol once you stop the statin?
    ... Do you think that is enough? I'm back on 20mg of pravastatin to try and lower my LDL. It's now at 159....

  5. My drug plan
    ... they have listed are Simvastatin, Lovastatin, and Pravastatin . I dont have any side effects with Lipitor. IS...
    ... while off. I wouldn't consider the other choices ( pravastatin or lovastatin) because they are much weaker than the...

  6. High Triglycerides
    ... nistration of fenofibrate (equivalent to 145 mg TRICOR) and pravastatin (40 mg) once daily for 10 days increased the mean ... Cmax and AUC values for pravastatin by 36% (range from 69% decrease to 321% increase) ... increase), respectively, and for 3α-hydroxy-iso- pravastatin by 55% (range from 32% decrease to 314% increase)...

  7. Framingham Risk Assessment for Men
    ... holesterol levels, however a new study involving the statin pravastatin , known as Pravachol, proved otherwise. In the study ... , which compared the effects of pravastatin versus the usual care recommended by physicians on ... assess the drug’s effects. Results showed that pravastatin did indeed lower cholesterol, with a decrease of 17 ... had also dropped -- 28 percent among those taking pravastatin and 11 percent in the usual care group. However, ... stroke and heart attack, study participants who took pravastatin and those who received usual care showed the same...
    ... Results showed that pravastatin did indeed lower cholesterol, with a decrease of 17...

  8. Is anyone on Ezetimibe/Zetia
    ... I was on Statins (Atorvastatin, Simvastatin and Pravastatin ) but after muscle weakness, abdominal pains and memory...

  9. COQ10 Just what is this ?
    ... truly necessary? I've just started back on 20 mg of Pravastatin to lower my LDL number...and I'm still consuming 100mg...

  10. Lovastatin Question
    ... Imacarbuff, Both lovastatin and pravastatin (pravacol) are weak statins. From what people on the...

  11. I really could use some help about now!
    ... simvastatin (Zocor) which is somewhat less strong, or pravastatin or fluvastatin (Lescol) which are far weaker and thus...

  12. Medications that can lower Coq10
    ... cholesterol (atorvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin , simvastatin), fibric acid derivatives for cholesterol...

  13. a question about cholesterol
    ... conclusion was confirmed by the Long-term Intervention With Pravastatin in Ischemic Disease (LIPID) study, another secondary...

  14. Is there any safe drug?
    ... statins is a must for a patient, then i can offer using Pravastatin (Pravachol) which has the least side effects when...

  15. Need help with lab report!
    ... also reduces the formation of blood clots. • Pravastatin reduces total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein ... triglycerides in the blood. • Together, aspirin and pravastatin are used to slow the progression of atherosclerosis...

  16. muscular reaction to zocor
    ... nistration of fenofibrate (equivalent to 145 mg TRICOR) and pravastatin (40 mg) once daily for 10 days increased the mean ... Cmax and AUC values for pravastatin by 36% (range from 69% decrease to 321% increase) ... increase), respectively, and for 3α-hydroxy-iso- pravastatin by 55% (range from 32% decrease to 314% increase)...

  17. The latest reports on Statins.
    ... nonfatal heart attack and stroke when treated with pravastatin . By contrast, subjects with higher HDL levels derived ... in patients randomized to placebo or in those given pravastatin . "If statin therapy could be targeted to at-risk...

  18. Pravachol generic available yet?
    ... I believe Pravastatin is a generic of Pravachol. Do a web search on it. ... ******************* Pravachol is the brand name. Pravastatin is the generic name. Pravachol is the most studied...
    ... pharmacist switched me last month from Pravachol to Pravastatin because my insurance will pay only for a generic version ... developed severe muscle discomfort. I stopped the Pravastatin , and the muscle discomfort went away but still not...
    ... know what they are calling it other then "generic Pravastatin ". [[COLOR="Red"]removed]...
    ... the U.S. It's still $2 or $3 a pill. It's called " Pravastatin Sodium" BTW, Zocor just went generic as Simvastatin...
    ... pharmacist switched me last month from Pravachol to Pravastatin because my insurance will pay only for a generic version ... developed severe muscle discomfort. I stopped the Pravastatin , and the muscle discomfort went away but still not...

  19. Statins versus Red Rice Yeast - Need info!
    ... Waltzie, If you cannot take Pravachol ( pravastatin ) you absolutely should not take red yeast rice (lovastatin...

  20. Latest test results
    ... PROSPER (2002) PROSPER (Prospective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk) studied the effect of pravastatin ... cases (past or symptomatic cardiovascular disease).42 Pravastatin did not reduce total myocardial infarction or total ... and total serious adverse events were unchanged by pravastatin as compared to the placebo and those in the treatment...
    ... PROSPER (2002) PROSPER (Prospective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk) studied the effect of pravastatin ... cases (past or symptomatic cardiovascular disease).42 Pravastatin did not reduce total myocardial infarction or total ... and total serious adverse events were unchanged by pravastatin as compared to the placebo and those in the treatment...
    ... NOW, this is from the ALLHAT site: ALLHAT pravastatin and usual care groups both attained substantial cholesterol ... cardiovascular disease event rates (non-significant) for pravastatin compared with usual care and no difference in mortality...

  21. Vytorin and Tricor
    ... statins that are recommended in this combo are either Pravastatin (Pravachol) or Atorvostatin (Lipitor). I wish my...

  22. Statins cut the Risk of Cancer
    ... statins for that long. Most of them (95%) used the drugs pravastatin (Pravachol) or simvastatin (Zocor). Other types of...

  23. Concerned with questions.......
    ... coronary event, compared to only 46 of those taking pravastatin . However, no overall mortality figures were reported ... however. These showed that 180 people died in the pravastatin group, and 196 in the placebo group - a non-significant ... patient in the placebo group compared to 12 in the pravastatin group. The one instance of breast cancer in the placebo ... dismissed the far higher incidence of breast cancer in the pravastatin group as an "anomaly".(4) In the LIPID trial, 14 ... % of the placebo women and 12% of the pravastatin -taking women experienced either coronary death or...

  24. Total cholesterol too low?
    ... meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.[16] Pravastatin reduced fatal and nonfatal strokes by 20 to 30% compared...

  25. Hello...I have high LDL
    ... death rate for altorvastatin. The PROSPER trial on pravastatin showed no change in the all-cause death rate, and...

  26. How much COQ-10 and RYR is enough??
    ... statin drugs – including lovastatin (Me****r TM), pravastatin , and simvastatin – all lower levels of coenzyme...

  27. Lipitor/Muscle Aches
    ... lowering statin drugs – including lovastatin , pravastatin , and simvastatin – all lower levels of coenzyme...
    ... adults the concomitant administration of TRICOR and pravastatin resulted in no clinically important difference in ... the pharmacokinetics of fenofibric acid, pravastatin or its active metabolite 3a-hydroxy iso-pravastatin...

  28. Use and riskd of multiple stain drugs
    ... adults the concomitant administration of TRICOR and pravastatin resulted in no clinically important difference in ... the pharmacokinetics of fenofibric acid, pravastatin or its active metabolite 3a-hydroxy iso-pravastatin...

  29. Any difference between the statins?
    ... is also showing far more side effects at 10 mg than pravastatin or simvastatin would at 10 mg...or 20, or 40! Indeed...
    ... is also showing far more side effects at 10 mg than pravastatin or simvastatin would at 10 mg...or 20, or 40! Indeed...

  30. Pravigard..need help!
    ... daily dose of Pravigard PAC is 40 mg of Pravachol(R) ( pravastatin sodium) with either 81 mg or 325 mg of buffered aspirin...

  31. FDA Reviewer Says 5 Drugs Need Closer Scrutiny (including Crestor)
    ... first or second heart attack or stroke. Lovastatin, pravastatin , and simvastatin have shown such benefits to patients...

  32. Well, I tried everything, now I've gotta go back on Statins...
    ... statin drugs,” the most popular being lovastatin, pravastatin , simvastatin, and fluvastatin and fibrates. Their ... trial were taken either lovastatin (20-80 mg/day) or pravastatin (10-40 mg/day) over a period of 18 weeks (Mortensen ... total serum level of coenzyme Q10 was found in the pravastatin group In another study forty-seven patients were treated...
    ... statin drugs,” the most popular being lovastatin, pravastatin , simvastatin, and fluvastatin and fibrates. Their ... trial were taken either lovastatin (20-80 mg/day) or pravastatin (10-40 mg/day) over a period of 18 weeks (Mortensen ... total serum level of coenzyme Q10 was found in the pravastatin group In another study forty-seven patients were treated...

  33. Ed With Zocor
    ... reported by Halkin et al. where both lovastatin and pravastatin separately caused ED in a 57-year-old man. Jackson...

  34. Crestor Warning
    ... percent for simvastatin and fluvastatin, 3.0 percent for pravastatin and 2.2 percent for atorvastatin. There was no...

  35. New Numbers
    ... lovastatin, niacin, oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, pravastatin , and simvastatin Familial hyperalphalipoproteinemia...

  36. Low thyroid and Crestor - confused -
    ... warfarin, nefazodone, and macrolide antibiotics. (4,6,8) Pravastatin and fluvastatin, which are not metabolized by the...

  37. Lipitor / Statins Using Bad Statistics
    ... infarction, and it was shown that lowering cholesterol with pravastatin , which is another statin agent, decreased non-fatal ... atherosclerotic disease is gradual. The benefit of pravastatin in the West of Scotland is that after six months of...
    ... Wednesday 15th November 1995 LANDMARK STUDY : PRAVASTATIN RAPIDLY REDUCES RISK OF HEART ATTACKS AND SAVES LIVES ... per cent, by taking a widely prescribed drug called pravastatin sodium. This is the conclusion of a landmark study ... Prevention Study (WOSCOPS) found that treatment with pravastatin reduced the risk of first-time heart attack and death ... published in the journal Circulation demonstrated that pravastatin significantly reduces the risk of heart attack by ... West of Scotland extends the evidence to show that pravastatin provides early, sustained and significant reductions ... RESULTS "We can say now with confidence that pravastatin reduces the risk of heart attack and death in a broad ... one-third of expected heart attacks are avoided in pravastatin -treated patients. Treatment and five-year follow-up ... of heart attack, therefore, it is anticipated that pravastatin therapy will have a favourable impact on healthcare ... CARE) trial is currently looking at the impact of pravastatin on the occurence of heart attack or death from heart ... CARE is scheduled for completion in February 1996. Pravastatin is generally well tolerated. The most common side...
    ... hypercholesterolaemia: simvastatin, atorvastatin, pravastatin and fluvastatin. Each of the statins may cause myalgia...
    ... other approved statins which are lovastatin (Me****r), pravastatin (Pravachol), Zocor (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol) and...
    ... other approved statins which are lovastatin (Me****r), pravastatin (Pravachol), Zocor (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol) and...

  38. Is LDL of 100 low enough?
    ... it. The REGRESS study investigated the efficacy of pravastatin in reducing restenosis after PTCA. The study considered ... undergone PTCA. Patients were randomly selected to receive pravastatin or placebo. The pravastatin group showed a lower percentage ... blockage to artery diameter (32% vs 45%). In addition, pravastatin provided a 7% reduction in clinical restenosis over ... placebo. Pravastatin , therefore, is an effective treatment to prevent restenosis ... lowering levels to 100 mg/dl. This study compared pravastatin and atorvastatin, at different doses, on carotid intima ... cardiovascular disease were randomly divided into a pravastatin (40mg/d) group (n=82) and an atorvastatin (80 mg/d ... group (n=79). After one year the average LDL in the pravastatin group was 110 mg/dL and was 76 mg/dL in the atorvastatin ... group. The CIMT was stable in the pravastatin group while the atorvastatin group showed a regression ... which may in turn lead to fewer coronary events. Pravastatin in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events ... clearance of =75 mL/min. Patients were given either pravastatin or placebo. Pravastatin was associated with a lower ... of side effects was similar in patients receiving pravastatin to those receiving placebo. A significant finding ... kidney insufficiency and regardless of its severity. Pravastatin is therefore a safe and effective method of secondary ... erosclerosis progression. The study compared the effects of pravastatin (40 mg/d) and atorvastatin (80mg/d) among 161 patients...
    ... plaque in a given section of an artery) while the pravastatin group had a median 2.7% increase in total plaque volume...

  39. The Benefits of High Cholesterol?
    ... PROSPER trial on Medscape. In elderly people taking pravastatin , there was in fact a 25% higher incidence of new cases...
    ... increase in cancer cases among those who were receiving pravastatin . I don't think that number can be considered statistically ... insignificant. If the pravastatin did not in any way trigger the higher incidence of ... statistical difference between the control group versus the pravastatin group should not have been that far apart. But I'll ... and there were 25% less cases of cancer among the pravastatin group, then they no doubt would have made a big deal...

  40. Statins and colorectal cancer
    ... invasion and metastasis. 6. S Kawata et al. Effect of pravastatin on survival in patients with advanced hepatocellular...

  41. Help my cholesterol is high again
    ... LOW DOSE with another statin, perhaps simvastatin or pravastatin . They may cause you less grief than the more potent...
    ... LOW DOSE with another statin, perhaps simvastatin or pravastatin . They may cause you less grief than the more potent...
    ... LOW DOSE with another statin, perhaps simvastatin or pravastatin . They may cause you less grief than the more potent...

  42. OTC statin
    ... can look for is allowing one of these money-makers ( pravastatin I believe) to go GENERIC in 2006. American Drug Companies ... two years! "Ohhh, some people get sore knees with pravastatin !!!" or some such yammering excuse to disallow the...

  43. zocar -- what dosage are you taking?
    ... Ball Park estimate: I'd say 20 mg. Pravachol ( pravastatin ) = 10 mg. Zocor (simvastatin) = 5-8 mg Lipitor (atorvastati...

  44. Statins: Awfully compelling evidence...
    ... Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S), and pravastatin in the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) trial ... , Long-Term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease (LIPID) trial, and West of Scotland...
    ... Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S), and pravastatin in the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) trial ... , Long-Term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease (LIPID) trial, and West of Scotland...
    ... This study abstract discusses statin ( pravastatin ) use and all-cause mortality: [url]http://www.ncbi ... hypercholesterolemic, hypertensive patients randomized to pravastatin vs usual care: The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering ... groups..., with 6-year mortality rates of 14.9% for pravastatin vs 15.3% with usual care. CHD event rates were not ... groups..., with 6-year CHD event rates of 9.3% for pravastatin and 10.4% for usual care." Also from the study ... "CONCLUSIONS: Pravastatin did not reduce either all-cause mortality or CHD significan...
    ... were 3302 people in the study that were treated with pravastatin , and in 4.4 years they had 106 deaths from all causes...
    ... were 3302 people in the study that were treated with pravastatin , and in 4.4 years they had 106 deaths from all causes...

  45. Policosanol
    ... and comparative studies versus statins (lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin), fibrates (bezafibrate and gemfibrozil...
    ... drug performance: Food • mechanism: Taking pravastatin too close to meals can theoretically interfere with ... conclusively shown that the interaction between food and pravastatin significantly changes its therapeutic efficacy...

Stroke board

  1. stroke/head trauma
    ... leg pain seems to replace it. She is on zetia and pravastatin for choloestrol. I wonder if they could produce the...

Hepatitis board

  1. Cholesterol lowering drugs and HCV
    ... lowering drugs, (atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin), and their effect on lowering the...
    ... lowering drugs, (atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin), and their effect on lowering the...

Lyme Disease board

  1. dieoff toxins may get re-used by lyme
    ... **Avoid grapefruit juice with all statins, except Pravastatin . Pravastatin does not seem to be affected by grapefruit...