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I will soon switch from Pravachol to Crestor. In my mind, Crestor has no equal with regard to statin therapy at this point in time. I know there has been some "flack" on Crestor with regard to the 80 MG doses...DAH... :rolleyes: Crestor can be taken in MUCH lower doses with better results. I plan to take only 5 mg of Crestor which should EXCEED the LDL lowering of 40 MG of Pravachol...as well as 20 mg of Zocor and 10 mg of Lipitor. I'll post my personal results in a month or so.
Quote from Alistair:
What makes you say that Crestor is the top dog, if it was then why did your doctor not prescribe it in the first place. ?

Pravachol didn't work well (drop from 250 to 225), so I asked to try Crestor. So far..no problems. I'll post results soon.
Quote from rahod:
I will soon switch from Pravachol to Crestor. In my mind, Crestor has no equal with regard to statin therapy at this point in time. I know there has been some "flack" on Crestor with regard to the 80 MG doses...DAH... :rolleyes: Crestor can be taken in MUCH lower doses with better results. I plan to take only 5 mg of Crestor which should EXCEED the LDL lowering of 40 MG of Pravachol...as well as 20 mg of Zocor and 10 mg of Lipitor. I'll post my personal results in a month or so.



There is no 80mg of Crestor. It was never approved by the FDA because of safety issues. There are also precautions with the 40mg.. I would be careful using has not been out long and there have been many complaints
Quote from rahod:
I will soon switch from Pravachol to Crestor. In my mind, Crestor has no equal with regard to statin therapy at this point in time. I know there has been some "flack" on Crestor with regard to the 80 MG doses...DAH... :rolleyes: Crestor can be taken in MUCH lower doses with better results. I plan to take only 5 mg of Crestor which should EXCEED the LDL lowering of 40 MG of Pravachol...as well as 20 mg of Zocor and 10 mg of Lipitor. I'll post my personal results in a month or so.


Just got my test results.

ORGINAL # AFTER Pravachol (20mg) After Crestor (7mg ave)

TOTAL: 250 225 170
LDL : 151 145 96
HDL: 61 60 60
TRIG: 187 100 68