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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Diet for Borderline Cholesterol
    ... that I have tried over the last 16 years are Baychol, Pravachol , Lipitor, Whelcol, and Niaspan. Niaspan was the only...

  7. 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...

  8. niacin (advicor) dry mouth
    ... during the 6 years I took statins... and that includes Pravachol , Baychol, and Lipitor. Sounds like this is just...

  9. Statin side effects?
    ... husband, age 73, was on Lipitor for 3 years (previously pravachol ) and 4 months ago went on Zetia. He started having...

  10. Could The Problem Be The Cinnamon?
    ... at about 70 with Lipitor). I have tried Zocor and Pravachol .....and Zetia. I passed on Welchol (sp?)...

  11. 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...

  12. I am soooo confused!
    ... prescription only). Only consider statins (Lipitor, pravachol , zocor, etc) as a last resort. Been there, done that...

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

  14. 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...

  15. Zocor side effects
    ... tried 3 different statins for about two years each... Pravachol , Lipitor, and Baychol. I stopped each of them due...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Fish Oil/cholesterol drugs
    ... to try again. I have quite a smorgasbord of them - pravachol , crestor, tricor and prescription fish oil. Thanks...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. Should I take cholesterol medicine?
    ... medical cholesterol control: Vytorin, Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol , and red yeast rice are statins....

  22. 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...

  23. Framingham Risk Assessment for Men
    ... new study involving the statin pravastatin, known as Pravachol , proved otherwise. In the study, which compared the...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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 ....

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. Is there any safe drug?
    ... for a patient, then i can offer using Pravastatin ( Pravachol ) which has the least side effects when compared by...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. 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...

  44. 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...

  45. 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...

  46. 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...

  47. 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)...

  48. 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...

  49. 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...

  50. 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...

  51. 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...

  52. 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...

  53. Cholesterol Dilemma
    ... especially true for "Statin" drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol , Me****r, etc. which are taken to lower cholesterol...

  54. High LDL
    ... was completly gone in 2 wks. Then they tried me on Pravachol , but same reaction this time within 4 days. Now...

  55. Is tricor a statin?
    ... riglycerides. Statins, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, and Pravachol are used primarily to lower cholesterol....

  56. six weeks on lipitor
    ... They have since given me three drugs to try, Zetia, Pravachol and Welchol. Zetia and Welchol are non statins so...

  57. 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...

  58. Pravachol generic available yet?
    ... I believe Pravastatin is a generic of Pravachol . Do a web search on it. If this is the generic, it ... This is what I found: ********************* Pravachol is the brand name. Pravastatin is the generic name ... . Pravachol is the most studied statin (cholesterol-lowering drug ... the HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) level. Pravachol is also proven to reduce coronary heart disease events ... think I spoke too soon. Here is what it says under Pravachol : PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: No ...
    ... My pharmacist switched me last month from Pravachol to Pravastatin because my insurance will pay only...
    ... My pharmacist switched me last month from Pravachol to Pravastatin because my insurance will pay only ... related. I had the same problem. After being on Pravachol for over a year. I was given the generic, had muscle...

  59. Experiences with Niacin
    ... After lipitor my doctor switched me to 10mg of pravachol and approx.1000 mg of OTC niacin TOTAL = 190 LDL...
    ... After lipitor my doctor switched me to 10mg of pravachol and approx.1000 mg of OTC niacin TOTAL = 190 LDL ... ACE28, Are you saying that you have also been on Pravachol for the past 3 years, along with the niacin? Pravachol...

  60. Statins versus Red Rice Yeast - Need info!
    ... I was put on Pravachol over 3 years ago. The first couple of years were uneventful ... the bladder! another muscle! I'm taking you off your Pravachol TODAY!" Within 60 days, the pain had subsided ... head to the E.R. I can't help but wonder if the Pravachol had an adverse affect on my heart... after all, the...
    ... Waltzie, If you cannot take Pravachol (pravastatin) you absolutely should not take red yeast...
    ... been careful with my salt intake. When I was on Pravachol , Cliniril, and Protonix, I was swollen 7/24 - regardless...
    ... after discovering I was under 'muscle attack' from Pravachol . The new EKG revealed bundle branch block-left side...

  61. Vytorin
    ... Liver Enzimes were elevated. My doc switched to 20mg Pravachol and 6 weeks later my cholesterol was at 240, my doctor ... put me on 40 mg pravachol and 6 weeks later my TC was 205. I thought the ... 205 was good and that my doctor would keep me on Pravachol but my doctor decided to put me on Vytorin (10/20...
    ... Liver Enzimes were elevated. My doc switched to 20mg Pravachol and 6 weeks later my cholesterol was at 240, my doctor ... put me on 40 mg pravachol and 6 weeks later my TC was 205. I thought the ... 205 was good and that my doctor would keep me on Pravachol but my doctor decided to put me on Vytorin (10/20...
    ... Liver Enzimes were elevated. My doc switched to 20mg Pravachol and 6 weeks later my cholesterol was at 240, my doctor ... put me on 40 mg pravachol and 6 weeks later my TC was 205. I thought the ... 205 was good and that my doctor would keep me on Pravachol but my doctor decided to put me on Vytorin (10/20...
    ... I had severe side effects from Pravachol - muscle pain and weakness, bladder leakage, all sorts...

  62. I'm off of the Lipitor and here are my numbers.
    ... as if my joints had glue in them. I'm now taking Pravachol and so far, I haven't experienced that side effect...

  63. Help interpreting my numbers
    ... that I have improved a lot since I have been taking Pravachol , and my numbers just came back from the bloodwork...

  64. Vytorin and Tricor
    ... recommended in this combo are either Pravastatin ( Pravachol ) or Atorvostatin (Lipitor). I wish my doctor had...

  65. Vytorin and Peripheral Neuropathy
    ... that when I was suffering multiple side effects of Pravachol , there were many mornings when I could not feel my ... developing, eh?" Now, six months after discontinuing Pravachol , this no longer happens, but there are still times ... foot and toes. I felt terrific when I began taking Pravachol and my LDL dropped dramatically. I suffered NO symptoms ... from Pravachol for over a year and a half - which is why my doctor ... time that the muscles throughout my body were under Pravachol attack and I am left with that condition, even though ... effects and the awareness level needs to be raised. Pravachol took a serious toll on my body. Before taking cholesterol ... optimistic female; but after nearly three years on Pravachol , I was reduced to severe pain 7/24, lost bladder control...
    ... that when I was suffering multiple side effects of Pravachol , there were many mornings when I could not feel my ... developing, eh?" Now, six months after discontinuing Pravachol , this no longer happens, but there are still times ... foot and toes. I felt terrific when I began taking Pravachol and my LDL dropped dramatically. I suffered NO symptoms ... from Pravachol for over a year and a half - which is why my doctor ... time that the muscles throughout my body were under Pravachol attack and I am left with that condition, even though ... effects and the awareness level needs to be raised. Pravachol took a serious toll on my body. Before taking cholesterol ... optimistic female; but after nearly three years on Pravachol , I was reduced to severe pain 7/24, lost bladder control ... experiences. If U had such nasty side effects from Pravachol , I don't think the Vytorin is going to be much better...
    ... If U had such nasty side effects from Pravachol , I don't think the Vytorin is going to be much better...

  66. Crestor Safe ?
    ... aches and pains and memory loss. Dr says, "lets try Pravachol ." More aches and pains, but more severe this time...

  67. Statins cut the Risk of Cancer
    ... long. Most of them (95%) used the drugs pravastatin ( Pravachol ) or simvastatin (Zocor). Other types of cholesterol...

  68. Statin side effects are lasting
    ... I SAID NO! DOES IT RELIEVE THE PAIN? I TOOK 40 MG PRAVACHOL FOR 18 MONTHS WITH NO PROBLEMS. I WAS SWITCHED TO...

  69. Best ways to increase HDL??
    ... Strangely, last year I was on 1,000 mg NIACIN and 10 mg pravachol , and my HDL reached 55. When NIACIN was increased...

  70. Cholesterol and Heart Disease Managment
    ... better with a stronger statin but her being happy with Pravachol goes a long ways to keeping her on it. Nothing wrong...

  71. Any Info On Triglycerides??
    ... Science University, Statens such as Zocor, Lipitor, Pravachol etc do not have a great deal of effect on very high...

  72. A quote from Pfizer about Lipitor
    ... folks, I'm new to this board, but I believe only pravachol and zocor have been shown in clinical studies to prevent ... lipitor is a "synthetic" statin as is crestor.. pravachol /lovastatin and zocor are "natural"...

  73. ARIZONA73 - Question - Pauling therapy
    ... 3000 - 5000 mg (Immediate release Niacin) and 10 mg pravachol . The point is, these supplements are working through...

  74. New Numbers
    ... mg a day of immediate release Niacin and 10 mg of pravachol . My liver enzymes (which you should have monitored...

  75. Fish Oil Results
    ... Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin, and the least offensive was Pravachol . I have also tired every supplement/herb with little ... or no effect. I am going to try to go back on Pravachol 20mg which I had the least problems with and hope...
    ... perfectly safe and quite tasty. Worth a try! The Pravachol sounds like it might be your answer. Make sure you...


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