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Pravachol and Depression - Reducing Cholesterol

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  • Pravachol and Depression
    Depression is a side effect that occurs in less than 1 percent of people taking Pravachol. This eMedTV article discusses Pravachol and depression, including a list of possible symptoms, such as persistent sadness and decreased energy.
  • Pravachol and Joint Pain
    If you are taking Pravachol and joint pain occurs, there are at-home remedies you can use for pain relief. This eMedTV resource offers suggestions for treating joint pain, such as over-the-counter pain relief drugs, moist or dry heat, and cold packs.
  • Pravachol and Liver Problems
    Liver problems such as jaundice or hepatitis can occur as side effects of Pravachol and other statins. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Pravachol and liver problems, including a list of several symptoms that may indicate such problems exist.
  • Pravachol and Memory Loss
    Memory loss occurs in less than 1 percent of people taking Pravachol. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at Pravachol and memory loss, including information on the research that has been done on memory loss and statins.
  • Pravachol and Muscle Aches
    Muscle aches occur in more than 1 percent of patients taking Pravachol. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Pravachol and muscle aches, including a list of drug interactions that can increase your risk of developing serious muscle problems.
  • Pravachol and Muscle Pain
    Muscle pain is a common side effect of Pravachol. As this eMedTV segment explains, it occurs in about 3 percent of people taking the drug. This page offers detailed information on the link between muscle pain and Pravachol use.
  • Pravachol and Pregnancy
    Pravachol can pose serious risks to an unborn child, so it is not recommended during pregnancy. This eMedTV article offers detailed information on Pravachol and pregnancy, including an explanation of how the FDA's category system works.
  • Pravachol and Weight Gain
    Weight gain does not appear to be a side effect of Pravachol. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers information on Pravachol and weight gain, including tips on what to do if this problem occurs while taking the drug.
  • Pravachol Dosage
    As this eMedTV article explains, the average daily Pravachol dosage for the treatment of high cholesterol in adults is 10 mg to 80 mg. This page also offers dosing recommendations for children and offers tips and precautions for taking the medicine.
  • Pravachol Drug Interactions
    Several Pravachol drug interactions can cause serious side effects or complications. This eMedTV article contains a list of drugs (such as fibrates and niacin) that may interact with Pravachol and explains potentially negative consequences.
  • Pravachol Medication
    High cholesterol can be treated with the prescription drug Pravachol. This eMedTV Web page takes a quick look at this medication, including a description of potential side effects. A link to more detailed information on Pravachol is also provided.
  • Pravachol Overdose
    As this eMedTV page explains, a Pravachol overdose is likely to cause any of the usual side effects of the medication. However, an overdose could also cause liver damage, kidney failure, and serious breakdown of muscle.
  • Pravachol Precautions and Warnings
    As this eMedTV page explains, statins (such as Pravachol) have the potential to cause side effects, such as an increase in liver enzymes. This page covers other Pravachol precautions and warnings, including information on who shouldn't take the drug.
  • Pravachol Side Effects
    Common Pravachol side effects may include headache, common cold, and constipation. This eMedTV resource provides a list of common and uncommon side effects of this drug and also talks about the side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Pravachol Uses
    The treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides are among the approved Pravachol uses. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at these and other uses for this prescription drug, including the prevention of heart disease.
  • Pravchol
    The prescription drug Pravachol is used for treating high cholesterol or triglycerides. This eMedTV page explains what to talk to your doctor about before using Pravachol and describes the drug's effects. Pravchol is a common misspelling of Pravachol.
  • Pravochol
    Pravachol is a cholesterol medication approved for adults and children ages 8 to 18. This eMedTV article covers other Pravachol uses, explains how the drug works, and lists its potential side effects. Pravochol is a common misspelling of Pravachol.
  • Precautions and Warnings of Lovastatin
    If you have kidney damage and are taking lovastatin, you are at risk of developing serious muscle problems. This eMedTV page lists other precautions and warnings of lovastatin, including information on who should not take the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Cholestyramine
    This eMedTV page offers precautions and warnings with Cholestyramine, including potential side effects and who should not take the drug. People with hemorrhoids, constipation, or gallstones should tell their doctor before starting Cholestyramine.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Fenofibrate
    Those who have severe kidney or liver disease should not take fenofibrate. This eMedTV page offers other precautions and warnings with fenofibrate, including a list of people who are not suitable for the drug and possible side effects that may occur.
  • Pregnancy and Red Yeast Rice
    It may not be safe to use red yeast rice products during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource further discusses red yeast rice and pregnancy, explaining why a certain component of red yeast rice may cause birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy.
  • Prevachol
    Pravachol is a medicine approved to treat high cholesterol and prevent heart disease. This eMedTV page discusses these Pravachol uses in more detail and explains how the drug works for these conditions. Prevachol is a common misspelling of Pravachol.
  • Prevalite
    Prevalite is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol and itching caused by partial biliary obstruction. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works and offers information on its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Prevalite Alternatives
    Prevalite alternatives may include other bile acid sequestrants or other types of cholesterol medicines. As this eMedTV resource explains, other cholesterol drugs may include statins, fibrates, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, and niacin.
  • Prevalite and Pregnancy
    As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, the connection between Prevalite and pregnancy has not been studied in humans. In pregnant animal studies, however, the drug was shown to potentially cause harm to the fetus.
  • Prevalite Dosage
    This eMedTV segment offers Prevalite dosage guidelines and tips for taking the medicine. The suggested starting dose is one packet or one level scoopful once or twice a day, taken at the same time every day with meals.
  • Prevalite Drug Interactions
    Potential Prevalite drug interactions may include digoxin, thyroid medicines, and ezetimibe. As this eMedTV article explains, these interactions can cause the drugs to bind in the intestines and decrease their absorption into the body.
  • Prevalite Medicine
    A prescription medicine, Prevalite is approved to treat high cholesterol and relieve a certain type of itching. This article takes a quick look at this product and includes a link to more in-depth information.
  • Prevalite Precautions and Warnings
    The most commonly reported side effect of Prevalite is constipation. This page of the eMedTV library offers other Prevalite precautions and warnings, including other potential side effects that may occur and who should not take the medication.
  • Prevalite Side Effects
    Common Prevalite side effects may include gas, stomach discomfort, and diarrhea. This eMedTV page also lists serious side effects that require medical attention, as well as rare but possible problems that may occur, such as joint pain or weight loss.
  • Prevalite Uses
    Prevalite uses include the treatment of high cholesterol and itching caused by partial biliary obstruction. This eMedTV article explains these uses in more detail, discusses uses for the drug in children, and describes off-label uses.
  • Provachol
    Pravachol is a medication that can be prescribed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV Web page describes the benefits of Pravachol and explains how the drug works. Provachol is a common misspelling of Pravachol.
  • Provochol
    Your doctor may recommend Pravachol as part of your high cholesterol treatment. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Pravachol and lists side effects you should look out for while using this drug. Provochol is a common misspelling of Pravachol.
  • Raise HDL
    Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, can raise HDL (the "good cholesterol"). This eMedTV resource outlines lifestyle changes, such as exercising more, that can be used to raise this type of cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Raising HDL
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, raising HDL levels above 60 mg/dL can protect against heart disease and heart attack. This article highlights how lifestyle changes and certain medications can be effective in increasing HDL levels in the blood.
  • Rare (Unusual) and Negative Side Effects of Lipitor
    Some of the rare Lipitor side effects include depression, hair loss, and impotence. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of other rare (unusual) and negative side effects of Lipitor. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Reach for the Beano
    Don't misunderstand us. Beano doesn't lower cholesterol. But high-fiber foods, such beans, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, can help reduce cholesterol. If you'd like to go a more natural route and forgo the Beano, just start slowly with your fiber intake, gradually increasing it as your digestive system adjusts.
  • Red Rice Yeast
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that some red yeast rice products are considered "unapproved drugs" because they contain a potent cholesterol-lowering medicine called lovastatin. Red rice yeast is a common variation of red yeast rice.
  • Red Rice Yeast Alzheimers
    Red yeast rice appears to have cholesterol-lowering effects. This eMedTV page explains what the product is used for and describes how it's made. Red rice yeast alzheimers is a variation that may be used when looking for information on red yeast rice.
  • Red Rice Yeast Cholesterol
    Red yeast rice is often used to lower cholesterol. This eMedTV segment describes this product's effects and lists side effects that may occur. Red rice yeast cholesterol is a variation that may be used when looking for information on red yeast rice.
  • Red Rice Yeast Extract
    Red yeast rice is a product that can help lower cholesterol. This eMedTV page explains how the product is made and lists its potential side effects. Red rice yeast extract is a variation that may be used when looking for information on red yeast rice.
  • Red Rice Yeast Side Effects
    Some common side effects of red yeast rice include heartburn, gas, and dizziness. This eMedTV page also covers which side effects may require prompt medical care. Red rice yeast side effects is a common misspelling of red yeast rice side effects.
  • Red Yeast Rice
    Red yeast rice may help lower cholesterol because it can contain large amounts of lovastatin. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of red yeast rice, including information on how the product is fermented, possible side effects, and precautions.
  • Red Yeast Rice and Breastfeeding
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains that women should not take red yeast rice when breastfeeding. Red yeast rice may contain lovastatin, a prescription cholesterol medication that can cause serious problems when used while breastfeeding.
  • Red Yeast Rice Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the red yeast rice dosage that was used in studies for treating high cholesterol was 1200 mg twice daily. This page offers other red yeast rice dosing information, including why it may be unsafe to use this product.
  • Red Yeast Rice Drug Interactions
    Certain antibiotics, fibrates, and grapefruit juice can negatively interact with red yeast rice. This eMedTV resource lists other substances that can cause red yeast rice drug interactions and describes the complications these interactions may cause.
  • Red Yeast Rice Extract
    As this eMedTV segment explains, red yeast rice extract is a supplement that some people take to reduce cholesterol. This article gives a brief overview of this product and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Red Yeast Rice Overdose
    This eMedTV Web page explains that the exact effects of a red yeast rice overdose are not known. However, as this article discusses, red yeast rice products may contain contaminants that can cause serious problems in the case of an overdose.
  • Red Yeast Rice Side Effects
    Heartburn, gas, and dizziness are possible side effects that may occur when taking red yeast rice. This eMedTV resource discusses other possible red yeast rice side effects, including those that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Reduce Cholesterol
    Ways to reduce cholesterol discussed in this eMedTV resource include lifestyle changes, such as becoming more physically active and losing weight. This article also describes medications used to lower cholesterol, such as statins or fibrates.
  • Reducing Cholesteral
    Lowering your cholesterol can reduce your risk of having a heart attack. This eMedTV segment discusses several steps you can take to lower your cholesterol levels. Reducing cholesteral is a common misspelling and variation of lowering cholesterol.
  • Reducing Cholesterol
    Strategies to reduce cholesterol include lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or changing your diet. As this eMedTV page points out, several medications can help in reducing cholesterol as well, including statins, fibrates, and nicotinic acid.
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