FDA Approves Generic Cholesterol Medi...

FDA Approves Generic Cholesterol Medication

There are 46 comments on the WFMY-TV Greensboro story from Apr 25, 2006, titled FDA Approves Generic Cholesterol Medication. In it, WFMY-TV Greensboro reports that:

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Pravachol , an important step in the agency's effort to increase the availability of lower-cost generic medications.

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carmelita fish

Columbia, SC

#1 Apr 25, 2006
i am currenly taking pravachol for my cholesterol. i am very glad that the generc drug will soon come to save me more money .
Lynda

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 May 11, 2006
carmelita fish wrote:
i am currenly taking pravachol for my cholesterol. i am very glad that the generc drug will soon come to save me more money .
I got my first generic prescription of Pravachol today, but it still cost me $125.95. Still way too high.
Pat

Palm Desert, CA

#3 May 26, 2006
I tried to get the generic prescription of Pravachol yesterday and was told by my pharmacist that it was withdrawn from the market. I can't believe this is true after just being approved!
Jack

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Jun 12, 2006
My drug plan has told me Pravachol is no longer on the Preferred Drug List and a generic is available. What is the name of the generic drug for Pravachol?
Rick New York City

United States

#5 Jun 28, 2006
My drug plan just raised my co-pay for 90 days of Pravachol (one 40 mg tab per day) from $5 to $20, with the new generic available for $10. I called them and they said the rise was due to new generic being available. Pravachol did not go up 400%, and why should generic be twice the co-pay of the brand name?(naive question, forgive me)
Does anyone know the definitive story on the generic's approval/availability in the market as of 6/28/06?
Robert

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#6 Jul 12, 2006
A natural way to lower cholesterol is taking Omega3 pills (fish oil).

More information on cholesterol:
http://www40.brinkster.com/gastricbypass/gast...

Thanks
Carol Atlanta GA

Duluth, GA

#7 Dec 5, 2006
I had been on Pravachol without any side effects but 4 months ago I got switched to the generic, Pravastatin, and I started having severe muscle pain to the ppoint I could not lift stuff with my right arm.
My doctor had me go off of it and also told me he was having the same problem I described I was having.
Has anyone else had any severe side effects from the pravastatin?
Michael McDowell

Belleville, Canada

#8 Dec 6, 2006
Has anyone tried Bios Life Complete?

“Knowlege is power”

Since: Dec 06

NY NY

#9 Dec 8, 2006
Robert wrote:
A natural way to lower cholesterol is taking Omega3 pills (fish oil).
More information on cholesterol:
http://www40.brinkster.com/gastricbypass/gast...
Thanks
Good point
Joanne

Keene, NH

#10 Dec 11, 2006
I too was taking Pravachol without side effects having switched to it because of muscle pain and weakness with Lipitor. I started having muscle pain and weakness after about 6 months and when I looked back at the prescription information I noticed that the pharmacy had switched me to generic pravastatin around the time my symptoms started. I have stopped the pravastatin and the muscle symptoms have resolved. My doctor doesn't think the generic would cause the difference. I'm not convinced that he's right. I'm trying diet and natural supplements for now.
Beth Urban

North Bergen, NJ

#12 Jan 24, 2007
Michael McDowell wrote:
Has anyone tried Bios Life Complete?
Bios Life Complete is a very effective way to lower cholesterol, naturally and without harmful side effects. It can lower LDL up to 30% and raise HDL as well. It is a soluble fiber drink with phytosterols & plant stanols.

Go to bioslife.com and check it out.
ref id: 97675001
Joann Reese

Montgomery, AL

#13 Mar 5, 2007
Has anyone experienced hip and knee pain while taking Pravachol? I took it for 3 or 4 years without a problem. The pain went away after I stopped taking it. I then tried Liptior and had the same pain so I naturally stopped taking it and again the pain went away. My doctor said he had never heard of hip/knee pain with these medications. Any suggestions as to what is safe??
jackie

Angie, LA

#14 Mar 22, 2007
Joann Reese wrote:
Has anyone experienced hip and knee pain while taking Pravachol? I took it for 3 or 4 years without a problem. The pain went away after I stopped taking it. I then tried Liptior and had the same pain so I naturally stopped taking it and again the pain went away. My doctor said he had never heard of hip/knee pain with these medications. Any suggestions as to what is safe??
Yes, I have hip pain on generic pravachol and now lower leg pain, too. I was switched from Crestor and this stuff is worse. I think all statins are really awful. I am going to go the natural way.
Roberto

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 29, 2007
Do you think my elder people should take Bioslife complete. Their ages are 56 and 51.
Michael McDowell

Belleville, Canada

#16 Apr 4, 2007
Hi Roberto, everyone, any age can take Bios Life Complete.
I am 20 years old, and take it for prevention.
My mom is 54, she takes it.
Also my grandpa takes it instead of Lipitor and he is in his 80's.

If you would like some information on Bios Life, would like to talk or have any other questions feel free to email me: [email protected]

To good health!
Roberto wrote:
Do you think my elder people should take Bioslife complete. Their ages are 56 and 51.
Joann Reese

Montgomery, AL

#17 Apr 11, 2007
After having hip and knee pain with Pravachol, I was switched to Lipitor and experienced the same problem. My doctor has now put me on COQ10 50mg to take along with the Lipitor each day. After about a month, I have had no pain. Perhaps this is an answer.
Don

Henderson, NV

#18 Jul 31, 2007
I had the worst knee pain I've ever experienced due to pravastatin. My knees have never been the same since. I've been off it now for over a year.
John

Sarasota, FL

#19 Sep 5, 2007
Bios Life definitely works! Many people I know have used the product and seen great results.
You can visit http://www.bioshealth.com/ for more information

John

Since: Feb 07

Chapel Hill, NC

#20 Sep 6, 2007
Has anyone received safety alerts about their cholesterol medication before? I just started getting emails from this website www.iguard.org - it emails you the safety rating of your medicines. Pretty cool!
John

Sacramento, CA

#21 May 14, 2008
John wrote:
Bios Life definitely works! Many people I know have used the product and seen great results.
You can visit http://www.bioshealth.com/ for more information
John
I have recently been told that I need to start taking provastatin - and I am really scared of taking this drug. So, I am looking at other alternatives. Please let me know if you are taking Bios Health and is working for you. Thank you.

Dottie
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