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On Provachol, developed high BP. Should I stop this medication ?

I ve been on provachol 20 mg for 4 mos and have developed higher blood pressure for me. I used to be on the low side of blood pressure....always 110/70 or 110/75 at the most. Now I am hitting the 141/80 or 138/79 or so. I want to stop taking this provachol. My cholesterol was 220 when I started taking this statin 4 mos ago. Is it ok to stop suddenly?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Your pressure is not high enough to cause concern
Pravachol is unlikely to cause pressure rise.... anything is co-incidental.
There is no problem in stopping it suddenly

There are alternative medicines in the same class / as also different classes of drugs.

Life style modifications (diet, exercise, weight reduction / stopping tobacco & alcohol / reduced tension) - are all important in the long run

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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