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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Pravachol
Could Dermatitis Outbreak be the Result of Pravachol [posted 11/6/98]
Answer: This would be too rare to show up on most searches. I would contact the company's medical department-Bristol Meyers Squibb 609-252-3737.
Does Pravachol Cause a Deep Sleep [posted 10/29/98]
Answer: Not usually.
Pravachol & Alcohol [posted 10/13/98]
Answer: Alcohol is a known stimulant of HDL and is generally thought to be ok in cardiac patients if taken in moderation. There is no problem with pravachol unless you develop liver enzyme elevation-both drugs can raise liver enzymes and some think they are additive when taken together. However, check them regularly(which you should be doing with or without alcohol) and abstain is they rise. I'd decrease your weekend libations somewhat-the rest is ok.
Answer: Pravachol is a cholesterol lowering agent from the family of HMG-CoA inhibitors. This
is a class of drugs that works by inhibiting the enzyme in the liver responsible for turning on
and off cholesterol metabolism. By blocking this enzyme, the cholesterol manufacturing
capacity of the liver is decreased. 20 mg is a usual starting dose for this particular drug.