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Suggest dosage for Pravastatin

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Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Question: RE: Pravastatin lowest dosage. Because I felt I was getting joint pain I am considering reducing dosage to every other day or twice a week as I do need to keep tabs on my cholesterol. I cannot tolerate the other statins. Thank you.

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Answered by Dr. Rishu Saxena (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
40 mg per day sir.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for query.

Lowest effective dose of pravastatin is 40 mg once in a day.
It won't be effective if used alternative day or once or twice a week.
Statin should be taken once every 24 hours.
Nicotinic acid is a B vitamin that is available without a prescription as a vitamin supplement (niacin). The nicotinic acid form of niacin lowers cholesterol. So if you are having problems with statins you can opt for nicotinic acid also.

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Brief Answer: 40 mg per day sir. Detailed Answer: Hi there, Thanks for query. Lowest effective dose of pravastatin is 40 mg once in a day. It won't be effective if used alternative day or once or twice a week. Statin should be taken once every 24 hours. Nicotinic acid is a B vitamin that is available without a prescription as a vitamin supplement (niacin). The nicotinic acid form of niacin lowers cholesterol. So if you are having problems with statins you can opt for nicotinic acid also. Thanks.