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  1. familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL?)
    ... I think the improvement was due to switching from Pravachol to Lipitor and adding the Ezetrol and omega) These...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Lipitor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Zocor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Niaspan Toprol

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Ibuprofen Niaspan

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan Lipitor Pravastatin Zocor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Niaspan

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  19. Are statins effective and does cholesterol matter????
    ... 181 to 102. Starting on 10/29, I took 40mg daily of Pravachol , radically altered my diet and upped my exercise level...

  20. Low-carb cholesterol total: 347
    ... 164 HDL: 39 LDL: 102 I was prescribed 40 MG of Pravachol when my first results were available but I had also...
    ... That's confusing. What was your diet like before Pravachol ? I've yet to eat any grains, refined or otherwise...
    ... That's confusing. What was your diet like before Pravachol ? I've yet to eat any grains, refined or otherwise...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin

  21. Niacin - liver damage
    ... On 11/05/2007, I commenced taking a daily 40MG of Pravachol and continued with a diet I'd begun at the end of...

  22. Stress and blood lipids
    ... that in addition to BP medication, I take 40mg of Pravachol per day. My TC and LDL have declined very significantly...

  23. niaspan??, opinions please!
    ... Total Ch - 270 HDL - 37 LDL - 181 I take 40MB Pravachol in addition to Lotrel 10 / 40. I've changed my diet...
    ... supplement with fish oil, which I also do. I take 40MB Pravachol in addition to Lotrel 10 / 40. My numbers went ... niothing to do with the fish oil. I use to take Pravachol . I liked it best of the three statins I've tried ... -- Pravachol , Lipitor, and Baychol. It had the least side effects...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lotrel Niaspan Lipitor Lopid Tricor

  24. Diet for Borderline Cholesterol
    ... that I have tried over the last 16 years are Baychol, Pravachol , Lipitor, Whelcol, and Niaspan. Niaspan was the only...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Lipitor Niaspan

  25. My #'s and the possibilities for change.
    ... a high BP episode. Dr.'s response to this was 40mg Pravachol . I've gone from being a daily 6-9 mile runner 20...
    ... I took pravachol for 2 or 3 years. It seemed to have the least amount...
    ... [QUOTE=VentureMan;3292275]I took pravachol for 2 or 3 years. It seemed to have the least amount...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  26. niacin (advicor) dry mouth
    ... during the 6 years I took statins... and that includes Pravachol , Baychol, and Lipitor. Sounds like this is just...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Lovastatin Niaspan

  27. Statin side effects?
    ... husband, age 73, was on Lipitor for 3 years (previously pravachol ) and 4 months ago went on Zetia. He started having...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Lovastatin Zetia

  28. Could The Problem Be The Cinnamon?
    ... at about 70 with Lipitor). I have tried Zocor and Pravachol .....and Zetia. I passed on Welchol (sp?)...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia Zocor welchol

  29. Anyone successfully lower cholesterol by diet and exercise?
    ... years ago they were thinking to allow Mevacor or Pravachol as over the counter drugs! On diet control for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lovastatin Mevacor

  30. I am soooo confused!
    ... prescription only). Only consider statins (Lipitor, pravachol , zocor, etc) as a last resort. Been there, done that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan Zocor

  31. Extremely High Cholesterol
    ... TC/HDL Ratio: 6.5 The doctor has put me on Pravachol 40mg with recheck of cholesterol in six weeks. I...

  32. I'm new here with high cholesterol - please help
    ... Livostatin is derived from Red Yeast Rice... as well as Pravachol . Most of the newer drugs are synthetic statins...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Niaspan

  33. Zocor side effects
    ... tried 3 different statins for about two years each... Pravachol , Lipitor, and Baychol. I stopped each of them due...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  34. anyone experience side effects from lovastatin?
    ... Pravachol was the most tolerable statin for me. It's not as ... strong as the other statins, but studies have shown pravachol to reduce changes of a heart attack... and the ingrediants...

  35. New Numbers -And Another Drug Is Suggested By Dr.
    ... Lipitor and Zocor, odds are good that you'll hate Pravachol too. Dietwise, I think you can stop worrying about...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Questran Zocor welchol

  36. Fish Oil/cholesterol drugs
    ... to try again. I have quite a smorgasbord of them - pravachol , crestor, tricor and prescription fish oil. Thanks...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Tricor

  37. I have a panel question too
    ... high homocysteine and CRP. I tried both Lipitor and Pravachol but couldn't walk much or drive due to contracted...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Lipitor Zetia copaxone

  38. Which is better and safer Zetia or Zocor?
    ... something with the least side effects and she prescribed Pravachol . I will start that today. I did ok on Welchol but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor welchol

  39. Should I take cholesterol medicine?
    ... medical cholesterol control: Vytorin, Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol , and red yeast rice are statins....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor vytorin

  40. Truthtelling
    ... heard that before. I'm on a CCB, Verapamil. I was on Pravachol for a short period of time. Every time I took one...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Verapamil

  41. Framingham Risk Assessment for Men
    ... new study involving the statin pravastatin, known as Pravachol , proved otherwise. In the study, which compared the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Pravastatin

  42. Should EVERY statin be taken with CoQ-10 vitimin?
    ... suplements-but some don't. Are you saying that is because Pravachol is a weaker statin? Because I thought they all had...

  43. pravachol or crestor
    ... stella, Your numbers are very good on the pravachol . There is NO conceivable reason to switch to the MUCH ... something like "Crestor is better" or "Nobody is using pravachol anymore," repeat the word SPECIFICALLY! Tell him that ... levels. Messing with 6 years of very successful pravachol use is bad medical practive shading into MALpractice...
    ... Thank you Lenin i agree pravachol has worked for me why change it now...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor

  44. Provachol and swelling??
    ... correlation between swelling or soreness but using Pravachol I had some aches, pains and minor swelliing. I believe ... after 6 weeks on it. I have been on Zocor, Lipitor, Pravachol , Vytorin and... there was another one with Niacin ... Lipitor worked great but it raised my liver enzymes. Pravachol brought my cholesterol levels back up, the one with...
    ... of my lower legs and feet happened to me while on Pravachol . It was a sign of muscle and nerve damage (confirmed ... the effects. The signs began 2 months after starting Pravachol , prior to that I was fine. The muscle problems ... and that has cleared up by 75% since discontinuing Pravachol ....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Simvastatin Tricor Zetia Zocor vytorin

  45. New Numbers with Being Off Statins 7 Months
    ... were discontinued about 7 months ago. I agreed to TRY Pravachol to see if I could drive my LDL down lower. Here's ... lower than it has ever been. I'm to take 20mg of Pravachol and check back for more labs in 3 months. Personally ... Anyone agree....and think 20 mg of a weak statin like Pravachol will be enough? I will not take the stronger statins...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor

  46. Lovastatin Question
    ... pharmacopeia? It's very weak. Ask about Lipitor, Pravachol , Crestor. Alas, lovastatin is very cheap compared...
    ... pharmacopeia? It's very weak. Ask about Lipitor, Pravachol , Crestor. Alas, lovastatin is very cheap compared...
    ... pharmacopeia? It's very weak. Ask about Lipitor, Pravachol , Crestor. Alas, lovastatin is very cheap compared ... print, I can have any brand name (like Lipitor or Pravachol , etc for $30.) My plan (if my bloodwork comes back ... next week) is to ask my doctor to prescribe 20mg of Pravachol (thanks Lenin for the response earlier) and cut them...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lovastatin Simvastatin Zocor

  47. Moving towards syndrome x.....please help.
    ... with aching knees and hips from the zocor (have tried pravachol too with same problem) and swelling to ankles and...
    ... great info! And yes, those were the choles. numbers ON Pravachol and so I was switched to Vytorin hoping it would help...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Dyazide Norvasc Zocor vytorin Lisinopril

  48. Lovastatin/Mevocor the least side effects of all statins?
    ... as red yeast rice provides. Mmmm, I thought that Pravachol was the weakest?? No? After problems with Lipitor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lovastatin Nexium Zetia Zocor

  49. An Interesting Chinese Study
    ... approved in 1987 and got good sales in 1988. THus it and Pravachol are already out of patent. I usually think in terms...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atorvastatin Lovastatin Simvastatin

  50. Increased Provachol dose
    ... Grandpa, Pravachol is a pretty weak statin and you are on a low doseage...
    ... it takes is a look at the data! Specifically for Pravachol : Dose Response of PRAVACHOL Once Daily Administration...

  51. Continuing To Lose Weight Off Statins
    ... into a frown.....would offering to take maybe 5mg of Pravachol offer about the same protection-but at the same time...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia Zocor

  52. how are my results
    ... aspirin atenolol k-dur niaspan extented release 750 pravachol plus vitamins my last lab work is triglycerides...
    ... CoQ10? If you are taking a statin (which you are... Pravachol ), you really should be taking this as well....
    ... so pravachol will raise my lp (a) and if i drop pravachol and just take niaspan 750 i have a better chance of...
    ... so pravachol will raise my lp (a) and if i drop pravachol and just take niaspan 750 i have a better chance of ... lysine would help too[/QUO It has been proven that pravachol will raise lp(a)...which i consider absolutely counter...
    ... family history, you would be very foolish to stop the pravachol . It is giving you superb results. The fact that you...
    ... family history, you would be very foolish to stop the pravachol . It is giving you superb results. The fact that you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Atenolol K-dur Niaspan Folic

  53. Statin with least side effect
    ... handle the side effects. I may ask about Zocar and Pravachol . My Dad died of Heart disease, so that's why I asked...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  54. Lipitor Questions
    ... weakness in legs-he could barely walk-he's been on pravachol last 2-3 years-dr said let's deal with other symptom...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Levaquin Lipitor

  55. Is there any safe drug?
    ... for a patient, then i can offer using Pravastatin ( Pravachol ) which has the least side effects when compared by...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Pravastatin

  56. HDL Increase of 6 points in 7 weeks Using "One A Day-Cholesterol Plus" and BENECHOL
    ... I was taking 3,000 mg of NIACIN(ER), 10 mg of pravachol , 2 fish oil tablets, 2,000 mg of VITAMIN C, 50 mg...

  57. My First Week Off Statins-Big Improvement
    ... in.I am 30 years old. About 4 yrs ago I was put on pravachol for high cholesterol.My mom has heart disease and...
    ... I had the same problems with Pravachol including feeling detached, leg aches shoulder aches...

  58. Chest muscles also ache with statin use, normal?
    ... more muscle aches than any previous statins (Lescol, Pravachol or Zocor). To me it seems that since I've had all...
    ... more muscle aches than any previous statins (Lescol, Pravachol or Zocor). To me it seems that since I've had all...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lescol Lipitor Zocor Zetia

  59. Need help with lab report!
    ... It looks like Pravigard is just a combination of Pravachol and aspirin. What will they think of next?...
    ... It looks like Pravigard is just a combination of Pravachol and aspirin. What will they think of next? Yeah...
    ... per milligram, Lipitor is four times as strong as Pravachol . So, if she breaks the pill in half, she will only ... be taking 20mg Pravachol , which would be equivalent to just 5mg Lipitor....
    ... per milligram, Lipitor is four times as strong as Pravachol . So, if she breaks the pill in half, she will only ... be taking 20mg Pravachol , which would be equivalent to just 5mg Lipitor. ...
    ... thank u both for your help. Yes it is asprin and pravachol . Like i said my mom took lipitor for about three...
    ... thank u both for your help. Yes it is asprin and pravachol . Like i said my mom took lipitor for about three...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Pravastatin Lipitor Crestor Clonidine Zetia

  60. New meds to increase the HDL Level... Anyone know names?
    ... below 200, but my HDL was low, so my doc bumped my Pravachol from 40 to 80 mg. I'll be doing another test in 3...

  61. What is The WEAKEST & SAFER Statin
    ... I don't know if Pravachol qualifies as the "weakest" but I'll take a stab and ... with either drug. I believe that I have read that Pravachol has a lower incidence of side effects. It is...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  62. Statin Withdrawal Problems
    ... have been taking 20mg for a few years (and Zocor & Pravachol before that) and last week I thought I would cut back...
    ... have been taking 20mg for a few years (and Zocor & Pravachol before that) and last week I thought I would cut back...
    ... have been taking 20mg for a few years (and Zocor & Pravachol before that) and last week I thought I would cut back...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Lovastatin Zocor vytorin

  63. Anyone else have this? Eat better = LOWER HDL???
    ... you suggest? I'd love to reduce my daily intake of Pravachol (80 mg). wb...
    ... you suggest? I'd love to reduce my daily intake of Pravachol (80 mg). wb Whackedback, I am on a prescription ... CARLSON 500 mg. They are both Immediate release. P.S. Pravachol dosing should not exceed 40mg. Why are you prescribed...
    ... P.S. Pravachol dosing should not exceed 40mg. Why are you prescribed...
    ... HDL and you want to try niacin and cut back on your pravachol , I recommend ANY straight niacin, not niacinamide...
    ... you suggest? I'd love to reduce my daily intake of Pravachol (80 mg). wb Just ordinary immediate-release ... HDL, I really don't see the sense in increasing the Pravachol to 80mg. Perhaps you would be better off with just ... Another option which may be more beneficial than Pravachol would be Advicor. Advicor is a statin/niacin combo...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Niaspan

  64. I'm Going Off Lipitor-Too Many Issues 4 Me
    ... that I am going off of it. I've been on Zocor, and Pravachol in the past. I have been reading for hours each night...
    ... that I am going off of it. I've been on Zocor, and Pravachol in the past. I have been reading for hours each night...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zocor

  65. NIACIN...Pray for Me
    ... worried because I was also taking a statin (10 mg of pravachol ). My doctor said it was fine but he just needed to ... feel alot better. My doctor wants to up my pravachol to 20mg a day. (It never ends)...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Soma

  66. Questiion about Crestor, Scard of statins, Please help.
    ... viable option, or perhaps even a weaker statin like Pravachol . By the way, it would be helpful if you can find...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor vytorin

  67. Types of blood test.....
    ... humid for me also. As for the types of meds, Lescol, Pravachol and a few others that escaped my mind I bought the...
    ... humid for me also. As for the types of meds, Lescol, Pravachol and a few others that escaped my mind I bought the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lescol Zetia welchol

  68. Boosting HDL level
    ... Guys- I've been asked by my doctor to increase my Pravachol from 40 mg to 80 mg. Even thinking about it makes...
    ... were your various lipid numbers last time on 40 mg Pravachol - TC, LDL, HDL, trigs? Knowing that might give us...
    ... Guys- I've been asked by my doctor to increase my Pravachol from 40 mg to 80 mg. Even thinking about it makes...
    ... some kind of kickback for prescribing meds. That Pravachol is darn expensive for 40mg, and I can't imagine that...

  69. Upped to 80mg of Pravachol daily - HDL not high enough!
    ... statin in the past...resist your doctor on this. More pravachol won't make your HDL appreciably better. Try 2 or...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Simvastatin Zocor

  70. Opinions wanted
    ... after a blood work-up, it was recommended my wife take Pravachol and modify her diet. Six month screening showed little ... change in LDL levels and Pravachol (same dosage) was continued on Dr. recommendation ... . 1 year screening showed same, Pravachol (same dosage) continued. Then about 7-8 months ago ... my wife stopped taking the Pravachol , modified her diet more so and initiated supplements ... 6 month blood work-up. Now, after not taking the Pravachol for 7-8 months, she sees the Dr. for a routine check ... up and the doctor tells her she must continue the Pravachol (again, no blood work done). My questions... How ... does the Dr. know my wife needs the Pravachol when she has not had any blood work done in over a...
    ... Now, after not taking the Pravachol for 7-8 months, she sees the Dr. for a routine check ... up and the doctor tells her she must continue the Pravachol (again, no blood work done). My questions... How ... does the Dr. know my wife needs the Pravachol when she has not had any blood work done in over a ... for a long time. My doctor tries to get me to take Pravachol every time I go to him, but I've refused. I get nasty...

  71. Cholesterol Dilemma
    ... especially true for "Statin" drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol , Me****r, etc. which are taken to lower cholesterol...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Tylenol Zocor

  72. High LDL
    ... was completly gone in 2 wks. Then they tried me on Pravachol , but same reaction this time within 4 days. Now...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  73. Is tricor a statin?
    ... riglycerides. Statins, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, and Pravachol are used primarily to lower cholesterol....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Tricor Zocor

  74. six weeks on lipitor
    ... They have since given me three drugs to try, Zetia, Pravachol and Welchol. Zetia and Welchol are non statins so...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia welchol

  75. Lipitor and leg muscle pain
    ... months before I felt the attack was over. I took Pravachol for 3 years and the symptoms set in at about the mid...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor


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