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Pravachol (Pravastatin) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Pravachol (Pravastatin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Pravachol has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Pravachol review by 58 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   LDL Cholesterol
Dosage & duration:   20 mg taken once daily for the period of 60 days
Other conditions:   asthma and digestive disorder
Other drugs taken:   Albuterol, Zantac
Reported Results
Benefits:   Initial LDL cholesterol reduced from 320 to 230 after 60 days. Continuing to take Pravastatin to further reduce LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is within normal range. Change in diet and weight reduction as recommended by Doctor is contributing to adjustment of cholesterol levels.
Side effects:   It is undetermined whether Pravastatin is responsible for the muscle pain and diarrhea I am experiencing daily. I had cronic back pain prior to taking Pravastatin and I am now having muscle cramps and significant joint pain. The chronic diarrhea began in 07/2009 before I started taking Pravastatin and lab testing has not revealed any cause for it.
Comments:   After taking Pravastatin for 60 days lab tests were performed to test liver function and cholesterol levels. After reviewing the test results I was told to continue taking Pravastatin for another 30 days and then get lab testing done again. My doctor also advised me to exercise more, loose some weight and eat more fruits and vegetables and less dairy and meat. I have lost 8 pounds and have committed to some regulation of my diet. I have eliminated eating from fast food restaurants.

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