What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Pravastatin?

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Asked by Granni Anni

What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Pravastatin?

I've been on 40 mg Pravastatin (can't use any OR drugs @Crestor, et al) for a while. I have been a walker all my life and now I have been chronically anemic since April 2011. My calves ache and the hip joints do too, making it difficult to continue walking and moving around. I also get shortness of breath with the pain. I've been on Pravastatin for over 3 yrs, and would be grateful for any advice.

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Hi Granni Anni:

Here is a link discussing common side effects of Pravastatin. Your pharmacist and doctor would be another resource for further information on the medication. I think with your other symptoms you are having, it wouldn't hurt to make a doctor's appointment to be evaluated.

Take care,

Tara