Pravastatin

What is Pravastatin?

Pravastatin is amember of drug class of statins,used in combination with diet,exercise, and weight loss for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardio vascular disease.

Questions and answers on "Pravastatin"

My husband takes pravastatin this is a new medicine for him and he is having a hard time with erections

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Statin does not directly cause impotence but can cause musclular issues..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM: I am not sure that his issues are directly related to the pravastatin, however, he may be having muscle weakness (myalgia/myositis) due to muscular breakdown and affecting his...

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Will pravastatin sodium create problems with blood pressure and being dizzy?
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dizziness may be caused

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Dizziness is a recognised side effect of Pravastatin whereas blood pressure changes are not.
Blood pressure is affected by a number of variables.
Best...

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Is there any negative drug reaction when taking Pravastatin and Methotrexate?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
they both may cause liver problems

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

methotrexate frequently causes liver problems with elevated liver function tests. Pravastatin also has some potential for liver damage. Using together two drugs that may cause liver problems increases the risk for side...

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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.

doctor1 MD

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...

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Can high blood pressure be caused by prevastatin? I have been taking for two months. Am allergic to Crestor

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Prevastatin does not increase blood pressure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank You for the query at HealthcareMagic

Pravastatin does not cause elevated blood pressure. On the contrary, pravastatin has shown to help decrease blood pressure.

If you are concerned about increased blood...

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How does taking pravastatin sodium effect people over 65 years, as far as developing serious muscle and kidney problems are concerned.
Also "sodium" - is this the same type of "sodium" that should be avoided by people with high blood pressure?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Pravastatin helps in reducing cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides levels. It also increased good lipid HDL levels. This reduces risk of atherosclerosis and hence cardiovascular disease.
2. In few people, renal impairment and...

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I am "suffering" from leg cramps & what feels like muscle spasms on the inner leg and lower left abdominal area. These can last 3 hours at a time. I have had a battery of tests including a colonoscopy, cystscopic exam, bladder tests and even a cat scan. Nothing seems to reveal the source. About the time all of this started, I was prescribed a higher dose of Pravastatin Sodium- 40 MG. Any chance this could be the source?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes. It causes muscle cramps

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

Yes, Pravastatin is known to sometimes cause muscle inflammation and hence pain and muscle cramps.

It will be advisable to keep well hydrated. Do daily brisk walking exercise. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and...

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I have developed throat pain in esaphagus while swallowing. I can feel this pain every time I swallow or drink liquid/ This pain started after eating pineapple and some cookies. Additionally for last 4 days I have started taking Pravastatin 10. What has triggered this pain and shall I just wait for few days before seeing a doctor?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Supportive care , needs work up and management.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Throat pain with difficulty swallowing for both solids and liquids followed by starting pineapple and cookies and history of pravastatin use for...

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Recent questions on  Pravastatin

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I recently had a heart attack and was prescribed three medications carvedilol, clonidine and pravastatin one of these bad boys is causing me to have troubles going to the bathroom. I need relief. heard about Colace is it ok for me to take and can I take it daily.

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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.

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I am a 62-year old healthy female who takes Pravastatin. My cholesterol level was 249 before being put on that drug, and I have no other health issues--not overweight, no hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, etc. Get plenty of exercise, have a good diet of protein and not many carbs or surgar. Triglycerides, etc. are fine, and my total cholesterol has dropped to 150 while on the drug. Recently a routine blood test revealed that my blood glucose level had risen to 104 after being 94 a year ago. Could this be due to the Pravastatin, and is there anything I should do?

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Hi, my husband was diagnosed with ventricular tachychardia. Lastnight he was experiencing dizziness and felt like the whole room was spinning around. He is also diabetic and has high blood pressure. He is currently taking the following meds. Nifedipine 10mg. generic for procardia (2 capsules 3x daily), Aspirin 325 mg.(1 tablet daily), Metroprolol 50mg. generic for Lopressor (1 capsule 2x daily) , Pravastatin 40mg. generic for Pravachol) (1 taken before bedtime), Lisonopril 40mg. generic for zestril ((2 tablets daily - 1 in a.m. and the other in p.m.) , and Metformin 500mg. generic for glucophage (1 tablet 1x daily) . The Nifedipine that his taking really makes him really drowsy, and sleep alot. What can I do? I m also thinking that what happened to him lastnight was partly due to his diabetes and possibly his blood pressure. I fed him turkey burger (plain), no salt only garlic and herb with lettuce on wheat bread. He is now currently sleeping. Would he be okay later?

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I have been taking pravastatin sodium 40mg for 6 years I take at night before bedtime and sometimes I wake up with a dry throat and now my hemroids are bothering me itching, bleeding I have try using hemroid medication . it hasn,t help.

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I have very high blood pressure that doctors (cardiologists, nephrologist , etc) have not been able to control. I take a lot of medications already and my blood pressure readings continue to be above the 200s. Right now my pressure was 213/76....

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I'm feeling a strange numbness in my inter upper thigh area. there is no pain or tenderness. I have type 2 diabetes and taking victoza, metformin , losartin, pravastatin . Same meds for about 10 years. Six weeks ago I lost my husband to a heart...

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