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What to do for having diarrhea, vomiting with loose bowels after started pravastatin for cholesterol?

Have been on pravastatin for two weeks and have had diarrehea almost every night,and vomiting last with loose bowels. I am not feeling right with this medicine. Please tell me if I should discontinue and what other med might be better for high cholesterol. Thank you.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
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Hello,

If symptoms not improved you may consult your doctor he may advice other antihyperlipidemic lipidemic drugs.

Better to don't stop until you consult your doctor he will advise drugs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What to do for having diarrhea, vomiting with loose bowels after started pravastatin for cholesterol?

Hello, If symptoms not improved you may consult your doctor he may advice other antihyperlipidemic lipidemic drugs. Better to don t stop until you consult your doctor he will advise drugs. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist