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Generic Pravastatin

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Generic Pravastatin

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Pravastatin does the job but with side effects.


from Mexia, AL

Comments about Generic Pravastatin:

My doctor prescribed Pravachol 40mg because my cholesterol level was over 240.  The  pharmacy filled the prescription giving me the generic brand, Pravastatin. I usually get generic when I can as it is cheaper.  The Pravastatin did lower my cholesterol down to 197 after 30 days.  The only problem I have with taking a statin drug is that it causes weakness in my leg muscles.  I told the doctor about it and he ran a test to see if the drug was depleting too much enzyme in my muscles, but it came back o.k.  I am still having problems with weakness in my legs.  Not having taken the name brand statin, I wonder if I would have reacted differently with it.  I wish the drug companies would study more on the natural remedies and quit pushing harmful chemicals.  There have been so many recalls on drugs that I am afraid to take anything other than natural remedies.  Overall, I would say the product is a good one because it does what it is supposed to do and it does not effect everyone the same way with the side effects.  I will continue to take it  until I go back to my doctor and talk to him about the increase of the muscle weakness.

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