Pravachol Side Effects

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  1. link Extremelu
    scared to take meds
    im 43 and i just found out my cholestrol was 277 and my dr put me on pravastatin 20 mg ,i havent taken the first one even yet,because im trying to lower myself...i just cant force myself to take this dang pill,especially after reading all the bad blo - 21% more...
    Extremelu- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Pravachol
  2. link Fearn
    Pravachol liver enzymes, liver enzyme, sore muscles, arms and legs, zetia
    44 yr opld white male dx'd w total chol of 290. Rx'd 20 mgs of Pravachol per day. Had increased liver enzyme in blood and very sore muscles (esp arms and legs). Reduced dosage to 10mgs per day and ulitmately to 10mgs every other day in combination w - 40% more...
    Fearn- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Pravachol
  3. link Snuke
    I am a 56-yr. old female who was placed on 20 mg of Pravastatin, generic of Pravachol. Blood work showed cholesterol was 286. Dr. said increase Pravastatin to 40 mg. After 2-weeks, experienced sharp pain in left foot leaving me unable to work w/o a l - 62% more...
    Snuke- over a year ago
  4. link Painfully
    Pravachol vytorin, cholestrol, subluxation, muscle pain, four months
    Previously, I was on vytorin, and had bad muscle pain in my hands. I took myself off that medication, and tried to lower my cholesterol on my own. Unfortunately that did not work, and after a year, my doctor put me on Pravachol. I have been on it fou - 76% more...
    Painfully- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Pravachol
  5. link 777
    Good that you will stop taking this drug. . . all statins are DANGEROUS drugs and cause MANY side efects. The drs. and the drug co's are doing a SCAM . . .big $$$. Cholesterol is NOT the enemy . . the statins are. Your mind/body NEEDS cholesterol to - 18% more...
    777- over a year ago
  6. link Crazysheesh
    odd symtoms
    I took my 20 mg pravastatin aka pravachol pill for the first time today. after about 30 minutes i started feeling high like i was on marijuana or a pain pill i know it sounds crazy but has anyone else had this happen. I seem to be the only one. I do - 48% more...
    Crazysheesh- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  7. link Crazysheesh
    Pravachol pravastatin, marijuana, muscles, pain pill, cholesterol drugs
    ok I am 35 and just took my Pravastatin 20 mg. aka pravachol for the first time ever. This question is going to sound crazy because no one seems to ever have these symptoms so far that i have read. I took my pill and 39 minutes later i felt high like - 49% more...
    Crazysheesh- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  8. link Rn333
    Pravachol legs, diet, exercise, cholesterol drugs, dangerous drug
    Developed deep muscle aching and weakness in my legs to the point it was an effort to even get across the street. I quit taking Pravachol and never had the symptoms again. Not sure what I'm going to do next...maybe work harder on exercise and diet?
    Rn333- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Pravachol
  9. link 777
    Any statins can cause MANY side effects. Good that you stopped taking this dangerous drug. Unfortunately, the drs. and drug co's are doing a SCAM on anti-cholesterol drugs . . . .it is all about big $$ business. In reality, your mind/body needs chole - 11% more...
    777- over a year ago
  10. link Leonabrauser
    Pravachol leg and foot cramps, arthritis
    I had the most horrible leg and foot cramps and cramps in my hands from taking Pravachol. I stopped taking it about three weeks ago, but I still have very bad cramps in my hands. I think I must have arthritis.
    Leonabrauser- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  11. link Soneil2468
    Pravachol lower back and hip pain, knee and leg pain, pravocol, hind sight, heating pad
    I was prescribed Pravachol after experiencing a reaction to Zocor. In hind sight, this was probably the worst thing my doctor could have done to me. Only weeks on the Pravachol I began to experience lower back and hip pain. I blamed it on my mattress - 78% more...
    Soneil2468- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  12. link Drmike4777
    Pravachol congestive heart failure, lef org, citizen petition, american journal of cardiology, journal of cardiology
    I felt it important to share the following information with everyone adversely affected by statins, and hope it permits all to live life more abundantly. Please see the complete article in LifeExtension Magazine: *******/mag2008/feb2008_Alleviating-C - 94% more...
    Drmike4777- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  13. link Aneka4599
    What are the ingredients in pravacol?
    Aneka4599- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  14. link Flagal59
    Pravachol joint pain, chronic pain, arthritis, thumb, depression
    severe muscle pain and joint pain aching all over. My right thumb has started hurting and popping. Until reading everyones symptoms, I thought if was "old age" arthritis. I've been taking 20mg Pravachol until 1 yr. ago when it was increased - 45% more...
    Flagal59- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Pravachol
  15. link Bcwillard
    Yes, over 3 months ago my muscles became very stiff and sore. My thumb on my right hand started popping and has become very stiff and almost useless. I thought this was very strange. Surprised to find that someone else is having this same problem.
    Bcwillard- over a year ago
  16. link Medic1144
    Pravachol hips and thighs, prevachol, hip joints, diet weight loss, beloved brother
    My MD put me on Pravachol in August due to my elevated cholesterol, and the sudden, premature death of my beloved brother from a heart attack caused by his high cholesterol. I'm a very active, busy, 54 year old full time paramedic. So I'm no dummy in - 76% more...
    Medic1144- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  17. link Belco
    pain legs and feet
    I have been on Pravachol for a short time and am experiencing itching around my lower legs and foot pain that is keeping me from sleeping . The itching appears mostly at night with uneasy legs but the foot pain bothers me all day, I have tried new sh - 24% more...
    Belco- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  18. link Maryannefloyd
    Pravachol bones ache, vytorin, crestor, muscle pain, coq10
    My husband has been on Pravachol for 2 weeks now and the same thing is happening with this that has happened with Vytorin and Crestor. Headache, muscle pain, depression. The pain started after taking it 15 days. The pain even makes his bones ache. He - 9% more...
    Maryannefloyd- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  19. link Crocjt
    Pravachol heart palpitations, cholesterol, calf cramps, genetic predisposition, menopause
    I was on Pravachol 40mg for 4 years. It got my cholesterol down from a bad 7.8 to 4.8 and it was great. I was even able to eat my beloved dairy products with impunity. Then, the pain started in my legs about 9 months ago. Was also experiencing calf c - 89% more...
    Crocjt- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  20. link Susers
    Pravachol statin drugs, lower back pain, alertness, memory
    Since I have been on 20 mg of Pravachol, I have fallen once, feel wobly alot of the time and also have lower back pain. Worse in the middle of the night for some reason. Memory or alertness seems off also. Only been on Pravachol a little over two wee - 17% more...
    Susers- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  21. link Ebabb43
    Pravachol statin drugs, zocor, night sweats, cholesteral, lets try
    I am a 51 year old healthy male. Was on Vytorin for nine months, but finally noticed I was getting really lethargic, was weak ( I used to be able to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes at 6 mi/hr, but finally could barely muster 10 minutes), had bouts - 82% more...
    Ebabb43- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  22. link Jodigoike
    Pravachol numbness and tingling, tingling in fingers, osteoarthritis, brother, rt shoulder
    I have severe numbness and tingling in fingers to the point of problems sleeping due to the discomfort. Also have pain and popping in both thumbs only. I heard from a friend that her brother had same symptoms with Pravachol, which is what I take. She - 38% more...
    Jodigoike- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Pravachol
  23. link Hearthealthy
    I had the same popping in the thumb joints, as well as toes, and tingling in the fingers and arms that woke me at night. I cut back my pravachol to every other day to see if that would help. If it doesn't help, I will cut my pravachol pill into a sma - 22% more...
    Hearthealthy- over a year ago
  24. link Bjestes40
    WOW! I am being treated for severe osteoarthritis in my hands and rt shoulder. I have had flu like symptoms for 8 mons now with severe muscle pain in my rt arm and upper back & neck; no energy; and a fuzzy brain -- cannot concentrate. Lipitor and - 37% more...
    Bjestes40- over a year ago
  25. link Rgold40586
    pravacol side effect
    Is hair loss a side effect of this medecine?
    Rgold40586- over a year ago - in Pravachol
  26. link Boly
    Pravachol prostate problems
    I'm 57 years old, and I've been on Pravachol for a little over 2 weeks now. I've noticed some prostate problems. It feels like it's become enlarged; uncomfortable. I've not had any unination problems so far. When I wake up in the morning, I'm more or - 45% more...
    Boly- over a year ago - in Pravachol