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Tuesday, June 09, 2009 summer, Community Member, asks

Q: How long does it take for Pravastatin to leave body after you stop taking it?

I have taken Pravastatin 40mg for 1 year.  I developed a throbbing in legs and arms and also tingling in legs.  Stopped taking Pravastatin approx 7 wks ago and symptoms have gotten better but are still there.

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6/10/09 5:32pm

Hi Summer,


Following a single dose of pravastatin, the half life of pravastatin along with its active metabolites is approximately 77 hours.  I recommend consulting your physician regarding your symptoms.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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