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I wonder if you can safely take one every other day?
That was an awfully amazing drop from taking half a pill and missing some along the way!
Not sure about every other day. The Pravachol package insert suggest the half life is only about 2 hours but the effect on cholesterol is over a much longer period. When you had your cholesterol checked had you taken it just the day/night before or had it been the 2 days when you got the labs drawn?
14 hours before the lab......
So that makes it tough to say whether taking it every other day works. If you decide to keep taking it I would try to get the next labs done when you have not had it for a few days.
It worked VERY VERY well for me.
I stopped taking it because I ran out.
I noticed one *pain in the butt* side effect, but can't be 100% certain Crestor did it.
Anal leakage. Constant anal leakage.
Since I ran out, the anal leakage seemed to go away.
I see my endo next week to get new Rx's for everything. Sheesh. What a ton of money I get to spend...
I actually have ZERO side effects and I've been taking a statin since I was diagnosed (almost). I take one low dose of Crestor every other day (in addition to a daily baby aspirin). My lipid panel is really beautiful. I want to frame it sometimes.
My endo told me if I had any side effects to stop it. But so far so good.
If I had this intolerable side effect, I would sit in every seat in my doctors waiting room and make the doctor recognize the side effect.
For a very critical view of statins, check out the movie I just posted in the video section.