Does Taking Prevachol Sodium( Pravastatin) Raise Blood Pressure?

Question

Asked by Jim H

Does Taking Prevachol Sodium( Pravastatin) Raise Blood Pressure?

I have been taking Pravastatin Sodium 40mg for the last year and

have noticed a rise in my Blood pressure. Is this a side effect of this

drug?

Answer

Hi Jim,

Elevated blood pressure is not a typical side effect of pravastatin. There has actually been research conducted to see if pravastatin promoted a lower blood pressure. It was found that the medication had no effect on blood pressure. I recommend discussing with your physician to determine the cause of your increasing blood pressure.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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