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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of pravastatin Oral.

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Condition: High Cholesterol
10/14/2008 3:58:25 PM

Reviewer: Barb, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
All statins have bothered me but effective with low doses. Zocar least amount of muscle discomfort but doc switched after the recent news about it not treating heart disease. 10mg of Pravastatin has brought me to my knees. Severe insomnia; ankle/joint pain; right hand nearly without function. Stopped for two weeks; little relief. Am now cutting 10mg. in half and will take till annual physical ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/27/2008 12:41:00 PM

Reviewer: jane180, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have tried Zocor and Prevastatin with similar results, Prevastatin was worse! Bad stomach aches, muscle aches, headaches, definitely not worth pain. Now wants me to take Wechel, 6 a day, $50 for a month for something that may have same results! Odd though is that total cholesterol is 155, hdl is 41, ldl is 95. I'm diabetic but I do have a good diet with lots of fiber, grains and vegetable. T ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/15/2008 11:53:25 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking this for 4 mos. yesterday I had to go to the er. Severe leg cramps and also severe abdominal pains. The leg pain is so bad I can barely walk today. The er said to stop taking it but I'm scared to try something else.

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/10/2008 9:39:41 PM

Reviewer: southerngirl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
my husband takes it and complains of fatigue (every day) and back aches and being stiff. Plus, his personality has changed. I would prefer he not take it. He may not live as long, but it would certainly be more pleasant!!

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/22/2008 1:45:54 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is the second cholesterol med I have been on and both have terrible side effects. I have been taking this for 2 weeks now and I have severe headaches, muscle aches, chest aches, lower back achs just about every inch of my body aches. I quit yesterday and will not subject my body to any more! What good is low cholesterol when I can't walk, dance do anything without being in pain. END OF ... Show Full Comment

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